WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a 2-year-old girl who was reported kidnapped in Georgia has been recovered by a trooper in West Memphis. Officials said yesterday the girl was believed to have been kidnapped earlier in the day from Sandy Springs, Georgia. The 30-year-old suspect, whose name wasn't released, is being held in the Crittenden County Jail.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say a morning traffic crash in Memphis, Tennessee injured children who were ejected from a vehicle. A Memphis Fire Department spokesman says six children and two adults were taken to hospitals with injuries that were not critical after yesterday's crash between two cars. The crash took place near a school in the Raleigh-Frayser community in northwest Memphis.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a request to temporarily block enforcement of a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted a motion yesterday for a preliminary injunction against the ban, set to take effect in August. The state's Republican-led Legislature enacted the ban in March by overriding a veto from Democratic Governor Mike Beebe.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 7.1% in April, a drop of 1-tenth of a percentage point. Data released yesterday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services also shows the state posted an increase of 1,700 employed people, the first gain in that category since April 2012.
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