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    Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt 4 double executions

    Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt 4 double executions

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:44:34 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The eight Arkansas inmates scheduled for lethal injection next month are asking a federal judge to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

    The eight Arkansas inmates scheduled for lethal injection next month are asking a federal judge to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

  • Police ID man shot by officers in downtown Little Rock

    Police ID man shot by officers in downtown Little Rock

    Sunday, March 26 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-03-26 20:43:47 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Little Rock police are investigating after multiple officers fatally shot a man who they say pointed a gun at them following a foot chase down an alley.

    Little Rock police have identified the man who was shot and killed by officers over the weekend in the city's downtown entertainment district.

  • Arkansas panel doesn't advance birth certificate bill

    Arkansas panel doesn't advance birth certificate bill

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:02 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:02:50 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A bill that would allow married gay couples in Arkansas to list both spouses' names on their children's birth certificates without a court order has failed to advance out of a Senate committee.

    A bill that would allow married gay couples in Arkansas to list both spouses' names on their children's birth certificates without a court order has failed to advance out of a Senate committee.

  • The Latest: Arkansas reconsiders concealed guns in stadiums

    The Latest: Arkansas reconsiders concealed guns in stadiums

    Thursday, March 23 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-03-23 18:57:17 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Latest on the concealed weapons bill in Arkansas (all times local):

    The Latest on the concealed weapons bill in Arkansas (all times local):

  • Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

    Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-03-22 13:44:29 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period.

    After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period.

  • Man suspected of firing several shots at AR officer in police custody

    Man suspected of firing several shots at AR officer in police custody

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:08 AM EDT2017-03-22 10:08:46 GMT
    The man suspected of shooting at a police officer in SWAR has been arrested. (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)The man suspected of shooting at a police officer in SWAR has been arrested. (Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)

    Police in southwest Arkansas have found a Dallas man who they believe fired several shots at an officer Monday night.

    Police in southwest Arkansas have found a Dallas man who they believe fired several shots at an officer Monday night.

  • Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

    Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-03-21 18:32:09 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period.

    After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period.

  • Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-03-21 18:11:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 2 Arkansas school boards cease prayer after complaints

    2 Arkansas school boards cease prayer after complaints

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-03-21 15:07:09 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Two northern Arkansas school boards have temporarily ceased prayer before meetings.

    Two northern Arkansas school boards have temporarily ceased prayer before meetings.

  • Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday

    Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday

    Friday, March 17 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-03-17 21:05:38 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

    Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Arkansas inmate says religious rights were violated

    Arkansas inmate says religious rights were violated

    Friday, March 17 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-03-17 19:37:24 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Arkansas Supreme Court has sent a religious freedom case back to Jefferson County.

    The Arkansas Supreme Court has sent a religious freedom case back to Jefferson County.

  • Trump's budget plan cuts agency boosting Arkansas Delta area

    Trump's budget plan cuts agency boosting Arkansas Delta area

    Friday, March 17 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-03-17 18:08:08 GMT
    (Source: Delta Regional Authority Facebook page)(Source: Delta Regional Authority Facebook page)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget plan includes cutting funds for a government agency that promotes economic development in eastern Arkansas and other parts of the Mississippi Delta.      The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2mALVZk ) reports the Delta Regional Authority is one of nearly 20 independent agencies marked for closure under a 2018 budget plan released by Trump's administration Thursday.      The move faces opposi...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget plan includes cutting funds for a government agency that promotes economic development in eastern Arkansas and other parts of the Mississippi Delta.      The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2mALVZk ) reports the Delta Regional Authority is one of nearly 20 independent agencies marked for closure under a 2018 budget plan released by Trump's administration Thursday.      The move faces opposi...
  • Arkansas House wants to increase speed limit to 75 mph

    Arkansas House wants to increase speed limit to 75 mph

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:21:55 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas drivers could soon reach their destinations a little faster.

    Arkansas drivers could soon reach their destinations a little faster.

  • Fayetteville library cleared to build expansion nearby

    Fayetteville library cleared to build expansion nearby

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:27:25 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas Supreme Court ruling will let the Fayetteville Public Library expand onto property next door.      The justices on Thursday said the Washington Regional Medical Center owned the site of the old City Hospital south of the library and could sell it to the library. A family that had owned the land a century ago had tried to stop the $2 million sale, but the court says they have no legal standing to sue.      The Northwest...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas Supreme Court ruling will let the Fayetteville Public Library expand onto property next door.      The justices on Thursday said the Washington Regional Medical Center owned the site of the old City Hospital south of the library and could sell it to the library. A family that had owned the land a century ago had tried to stop the $2 million sale, but the court says they have no legal standing to sue.      The Northwest...
  • Arkansas lawmakers vote to allow suits over secret videos

    Arkansas lawmakers vote to allow suits over secret videos

    Friday, March 17 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-03-17 17:25:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a bill opposed by animal-welfare groups that would let companies sue anyone, including employees, if they share a secretly made videotape aimed at harming a business owner.      The House voted 77-1 Friday in favor of the measure, which was set up to target agricultural practices but opponents warn could threaten nearly all whistleblowers. The House had approved a previous version of the measure bu...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a bill opposed by animal-welfare groups that would let companies sue anyone, including employees, if they share a secretly made videotape aimed at harming a business owner.      The House voted 77-1 Friday in favor of the measure, which was set up to target agricultural practices but opponents warn could threaten nearly all whistleblowers. The House had approved a previous version of the measure bu...
  • Two J.C. Penney stores to close in Arkansas

    Two J.C. Penney stores to close in Arkansas

    Friday, March 17 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-03-17 14:23:13 GMT
    Friday, March 17 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-03-17 15:43:41 GMT

    Two J.C. Penney stores are closing in Arkansas according to a newly released list from the company.

    Two J.C. Penney stores are closing in Arkansas according to a newly released list from the company.

  • Teen finds 7.44 carat 'Superman's Diamond' at state park

    Teen finds 7.44 carat 'Superman's Diamond' at state park

    Thursday, March 16 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-03-16 16:22:21 GMT
    Thursday, March 16 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-03-16 20:43:30 GMT
    Kalel Langford with the 7.44 carat diamond he found. (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park)Kalel Langford with the 7.44 carat diamond he found. (Source: Crater of Diamonds State Park)

    When a 14-year-old baseball player traveled to south Arkansas to play on a diamond, little did he know he would leave with one.

    When a 14-year-old baseball player traveled to south Arkansas to play on a diamond, little did he know he would leave with one.

  • Guns on campus bill passes; expected to be signed by Gov.

    Guns on campus bill passes; expected to be signed by Gov.

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-16 03:35:04 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Concealed carry permit holders with eight additional hours of training with be allowed to carry a weapon on college campuses.

    Concealed carry permit holders with eight additional hours of training with be allowed to carry a weapon on college campuses.

  • Judge orders imprisoned Arkansas doctor's guns to be sold

    Judge orders imprisoned Arkansas doctor's guns to be sold

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-03-15 17:04:24 GMT
    Randeep Mann (Source: Associated Press)Randeep Mann (Source: Associated Press)

    A federal judge says all proceeds from an imprisoned doctor's high-end gun collection will be given to a man severely injured by the 2009 explosion that sent the doctor to prison.

    A federal judge says all proceeds from an imprisoned doctor's high-end gun collection will be given to a man severely injured by the 2009 explosion that sent the doctor to prison.

  • Arkansas teens arrested after gun fires in school bathroom

    2 Arkansas teens arrested after gun fires in school bathroom

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 9:15 AM EDT2017-03-15 13:15:46 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Authorities say two teenagers in south Arkansas face charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on school property after a gun accidentally discharged in a bathroom at Prescott High School last week....

    Authorities say two teenagers in south Arkansas face charges of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on school property after a gun accidentally discharged in a bathroom at Prescott High School last week. No one...

  • Arkansas House passes juvenile sentencing bill

    Arkansas House passes juvenile sentencing bill

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 9:15 AM EDT2017-03-15 13:15:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas House has passed a bill that would eliminate mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.

    The Arkansas House has passed a bill that would eliminate mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles.

  • 5 Fayetteville school workers on leave after student's death

    5 Fayetteville school workers on leave after student's death

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-03-14 20:25:57 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    Officials with Fayetteville Public Schools say five employees have been placed on administrative leave after a 6-year-old boy went missing from a school playground and later died after being found unresponsive in a...

    Officials with Fayetteville Public Schools say five employees have been placed on administrative leave after a 6-year-old boy went missing from a school playground and later died after being found unresponsive in a nearby...

  • Arkansas House panel advances campus gun bill

    Arkansas House panel advances campus gun bill

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-03-14 18:03:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A bill that would allow people with a concealed carry license to carry their firearms at Arkansas colleges, some bars and many state buildings if they undergo additional training has advanced out of a House committee.

    A bill that would allow people with a concealed carry license to carry their firearms at Arkansas colleges, some bars and many state buildings if they undergo additional training has advanced out of a House committee.

  • Inmate identified in attack that claimed jail employee's life

    Inmate identified in attack that claimed jail employee's life

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 7:07 AM EST2016-12-20 12:07:49 GMT
    Tramell Hunter, 28 (Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12)Tramell Hunter, 28 (Source: Fred Gamble/ KSLA News 12)

    A Miller County inmate is facing capital murder charges for an attack that claimed the life of a correctional officer and injured another. The man has been identified as 28-year-old Tramell Hunter.

    A Miller County inmate is facing capital murder charges for an attack that claimed the life of a correctional officer and injured another. The man has been identified as 28-year-old Tramell Hunter.

  • Arkansas Senate rejects medical marijuana smoking ban

    Arkansas Senate rejects medical marijuana smoking ban

    Monday, March 13 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-03-13 20:28:20 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Senate has again rejected an effort to ban smoking medical marijuana after opponents said the move undermines a voter-approved initiative that legalized the drug for people with certain ailments.

    The Arkansas Senate has again rejected an effort to ban smoking medical marijuana after opponents said the move undermines a voter-approved initiative that legalized the drug for people with certain ailments.

  • Arkansas bill on concealed guns in parked cars advances

    Arkansas bill on concealed guns in parked cars advances

    Monday, March 13 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-03-13 18:22:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A proposal requiring private employers to allow their workers to keep handguns locked in their cars is heading to the Arkansas Senate for a vote.      The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday endorsed the bill that would prohibit employers from preventing employees from keeping their handguns locked in their vehicle on the employer's parking lot. The measure would apply to employees with a concealed handgun license who keep the gun locked in the...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A proposal requiring private employers to allow their workers to keep handguns locked in their cars is heading to the Arkansas Senate for a vote.      The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday endorsed the bill that would prohibit employers from preventing employees from keeping their handguns locked in their vehicle on the employer's parking lot. The measure would apply to employees with a concealed handgun license who keep the gun locked in the...
  • Arkansas official: State has drugs to conduct 8 executions

    Arkansas official: State has drugs to conduct 8 executions

    Monday, March 13 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-03-13 16:48:01 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Arkansas has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that expired earlier this year, a prison spokesman said Monday, clearing the way for the state to move forward with eight executions scheduled next month.

    Arkansas has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that expired earlier this year, a prison spokesman said Monday, clearing the way for the state to move forward with eight executions scheduled next month.

  • Arkansas' jobless rate continues slow decline

    Arkansas' jobless rate continues slow decline

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-03-13 15:37:07 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    Arkansas officials say the state's unemployment rate ticked down by one-tenth of a percentage point in January to 3.8 percent.

    Arkansas officials say the state's unemployment rate ticked down by one-tenth of a percentage point in January to 3.8 percent.

  • Proposed Arkansas highway funding plan includes fuel tax

    Proposed Arkansas highway funding plan includes fuel tax

    Friday, March 10 2017 5:14 PM EST2017-03-10 22:14:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    An Arkansas House committee has approved and sent to the full House bills intended to fund highway construction, maintenance and improvements and to raise the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel by 6.5 percent to pay for the bonds.

    An Arkansas House committee has approved and sent to the full House bills intended to fund highway construction, maintenance and improvements and to raise the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel by 6.5 percent to pay for the bonds.

  • Little Rock officers cleared in August in-custody death

    Little Rock officers cleared in August in-custody death

    Friday, March 10 2017 1:10 PM EST2017-03-10 18:10:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Little Rock police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the August death of a man who died while in police custody.      According to Little Rock police, an autopsy found that 22-year-old Marcus Robert Doyle Sexton died Aug. 4 from methamphetamine intoxication. Police say Officers Eric Hollister and Stephen Lichti encountered Sexton when they were responding to a report of a man breaking into homes.      Police say ...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Two Little Rock police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the August death of a man who died while in police custody.      According to Little Rock police, an autopsy found that 22-year-old Marcus Robert Doyle Sexton died Aug. 4 from methamphetamine intoxication. Police say Officers Eric Hollister and Stephen Lichti encountered Sexton when they were responding to a report of a man breaking into homes.      Police say ...
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  • Sears: Going...going...gone

    Sears: Going...going...gone

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:36:57 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 2:47 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:47:03 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    If you planned to drop by Sears to pick up some last-minute going-out-of-business bargains, you missed your chance.

    If you planned to drop by Sears to pick up some last-minute going-out-of-business bargains, you missed your chance.

  • Woman cited after leaving kids in car

    Woman cited after leaving kids in car

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:04:03 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:22:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Jonesboro police cited a woman after she left five kids in a car while she shopped.

    Jonesboro police cited a woman after she left five kids in a car while she shopped.

  • BREAKING

    NWS: EF0 tornado caused damage in Marmaduke

    NWS: EF0 tornado caused damage in Marmaduke

    Monday, March 27 2017 1:34 PM EDT2017-03-27 17:34:19 GMT
    Monday, March 27 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-03-27 17:55:20 GMT

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado moved through Greene County early Saturday morning.

    The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado moved through Greene County early Saturday morning.

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