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  • Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

    Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-04-28 14:08:24 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-04-28 14:08:24 GMT
    The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for an investigation after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney.
    The last of four Arkansas executions over an eight-day period has prompted calls for an investigation after the inmate lurched and convulsed while strapped to the gurney.
  • 4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

    4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

    Friday, April 28 2017 4:10 AM EDT2017-04-28 08:10:35 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 4:10 AM EDT2017-04-28 08:10:35 GMT

    State officials have declared the three already completed executions a success, using terms like "closure" for the victims' families, as they prepare for a fourth.

    State officials have declared the three already completed executions a success, using terms like "closure" for the victims' families, as they prepare for a fourth.

  • The Latest: Official: Condemned inmate shook for 10 seconds

    The Latest: Official: Condemned inmate shook for 10 seconds

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:25:33 GMT
    The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):
    The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):
  • breaking

    Arkansas executes Williams

    Arkansas executes Williams

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:11:12 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:13:49 GMT
    Kenneth Williams (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)Kenneth Williams (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)

    According to the Associated Press, Kenneth Williams received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for killing a former deputy warden after he escaped from prison in 1999.

    According to the Associated Press, Kenneth Williams received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for killing a former deputy warden after he escaped from prison in 1999.

  • Three year anniversary of deadly tornado

    Three year anniversary of deadly tornado

    Thursday, April 27 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-04-28 00:49:51 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:26:30 GMT
    Tornado damage in Vilonia, AR (Source: KAIT)Tornado damage in Vilonia, AR (Source: KAIT)

    Thursday was the third anniversary of a tornado that killed four people and devastated a town in central Arkansas. 

    Thursday was the third anniversary of a tornado that killed four people and devastated a town in central Arkansas. 

  • Man on parole arrested for Motel 6 homicide

    Man on parole arrested for Motel 6 homicide

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:59:14 GMT
    Roderick Parrish (Source: WMPD)Roderick Parrish (Source: WMPD)

    A man was arrested after a homicide at Motel 6 in West Memphis.

    A man was arrested after a homicide at Motel 6 in West Memphis.

  • Arkansas road agency looks to raise funds with initiated act

    Arkansas road agency looks to raise funds with initiated act

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:26:26 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Highway Commission is being proactive in their quest to raise more funds through an initiated act.

    The Arkansas Highway Commission is being proactive in their quest to raise more funds through an initiated act.

  • Arkansas seeks cuts to expanded Medicaid program

    Arkansas seeks cuts to expanded Medicaid program

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:12:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say a plan to move more than 60,000 residents off of Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program, Arkansas Works, will save the state at least $66 million over the next four years while increasing premiums in the state's market for individual insurance plans.

    Arkansas Department of Human Services officials say a plan to move more than 60,000 residents off of Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program, Arkansas Works, will save the state at least $66 million over the next four years while increasing premiums in the state's market for individual insurance plans.

  • Presentation set for Arkansas Ten Commandments monument plan

    Presentation set for Arkansas Ten Commandments monument plan

    Thursday, April 27 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-27 19:06:54 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A panel tasked with approving the design and location of a Ten Commandments monument will consider a group's plans for building the statue outside the Arkansas Capitol.

    A panel tasked with approving the design and location of a Ten Commandments monument will consider a group's plans for building the statue outside the Arkansas Capitol.

  • UPDATE: Body found in western Arkansas identified as Lavaca man

    UPDATE: Body found in western Arkansas identified as Lavaca man

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:42:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities say a body has been found near the Arkansas River in a public access area in western Arkansas.

    Authorities say a body has been found near the Arkansas River in a public access area in western Arkansas.

  • Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

    Family buy plane tickets for condemned inmate's daughter

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-04-27 02:38:13 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:58:23 GMT

    Relatives of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas death row inmate Kenneth Williams say they forgive him and to show it they bought plane tickets for some of his family members to visit him.

    Relatives of a man whose death was caused by Arkansas death row inmate Kenneth Williams say they forgive him and to show it they bought plane tickets for some of his family members to visit him.

  • Driver sought after suspected homicide at Motel 6

    Driver sought after suspected homicide at Motel 6

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:45:10 GMT
    If you recognize this vehicle, please contact WMPD (Source: West Memphis Police Department)If you recognize this vehicle, please contact WMPD (Source: West Memphis Police Department)

    One person died at the West Memphis Motel 6, according to West Memphis Police Department. 

    One person died at the West Memphis Motel 6, according to West Memphis Police Department. 

  • Ruling: No evidence that execution was torture

    Ruling: No evidence that execution was torture

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:06:31 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    A court transcript shows a federal judge ruled that witnesses describing a condemned killer opening and closing his mouth during his lethal injection wasn't enough evidence to find that his execution amounted to inhumane torture. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker allowed Monday night's e...

    A court transcript shows a federal judge ruled that witnesses describing a condemned killer opening and closing his mouth during his lethal injection wasn't enough evidence to find that his execution amounted to inhumane torture. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker allowed Monday night's e...

  • Arkansas panel backs reinstatement in judge's DWI case

    Arkansas panel backs reinstatement in judge's DWI case

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:48:35 GMT
    Bill Pearson (Source: Arkansas.gov)Bill Pearson (Source: Arkansas.gov)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judicial commission is planning to recommend that a circuit judge arrested in January on drunken driving charges be reinstated.      The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission says Circuit Judge William Pearson is taking action to avoid such behavior again.      Executive Director David Sachar tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2pznvW3 ) the commission plans to file a motion Wednesday wi...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judicial commission is planning to recommend that a circuit judge arrested in January on drunken driving charges be reinstated.      The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission says Circuit Judge William Pearson is taking action to avoid such behavior again.      Executive Director David Sachar tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2pznvW3 ) the commission plans to file a motion Wednesday wi...
  • Arkansas police chief responds to call, shot in leg

    Arkansas police chief responds to call, shot in leg

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:45:03 GMT
    Raycom MediaRaycom Media
    BOONEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say Booneville's police chief was injured in a shooting while responding to a call about a suicidal person.      The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2oJPEET ) reports police chief Albert Brown was shot early Wednesday morning. Logan County sheriff Boyd Hicks says Brown was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.      Hicks says Brown and other officers responded to the call at a Booneville home. Accor...
    BOONEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say Booneville's police chief was injured in a shooting while responding to a call about a suicidal person.      The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2oJPEET ) reports police chief Albert Brown was shot early Wednesday morning. Logan County sheriff Boyd Hicks says Brown was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.      Hicks says Brown and other officers responded to the call at a Booneville home. Accor...
  • New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

    New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:07 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:07:08 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    The nation's first double execution in 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

    The nation's first double execution in 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

  • AR police investigate credit card skimming incident

    AR police investigate credit card skimming incident

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:13:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:45:13 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    If you've recently filled your vehicle up with gas in Little Rock, you may want to check your bank statements.

    If you've recently filled your vehicle up with gas in Little Rock, you may want to check your bank statements.

  • Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

    Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:30:02 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-04-26 07:30:02 GMT

    After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days, including two in one night.

    After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days, including two in one night.

  • Business owner cited after promising free mimosas

    Business owner cited after promising free mimosas

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-04-25 16:40:36 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:22:17 GMT
    A screengrab showing The Refinery's LLC, registered in 1985 by John Gunter, in Good Standing. (Source: Arkansas Secretary of State website)A screengrab showing The Refinery's LLC, registered in 1985 by John Gunter, in Good Standing. (Source: Arkansas Secretary of State website)

    A promise of free mimosas led to a visit from police for one Jonesboro business.

    A promise of free mimosas led to a visit from police for one Jonesboro business.

  • Arkansas won't pursue McGehee execution

    Arkansas won't pursue McGehee execution

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-04-25 21:59:26 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. earlier this month put the execution on hold after the state Parole Board recommended that Gov. Asa Hutchinson grant him clemency.

    U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall Jr. earlier this month put the execution on hold after the state Parole Board recommended that Gov. Asa Hutchinson grant him clemency.

  • School board in Arkansas opts to open meetings with prayer

    School board in Arkansas opts to open meetings with prayer

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:27:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One of two northern Arkansas school boards has opted to pray before meetings after receiving a letter of complaint from a foundation that monitors matters regarding church and state.

    One of two northern Arkansas school boards has opted to pray before meetings after receiving a letter of complaint from a foundation that monitors matters regarding church and state.

  • Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

    Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-04-25 06:06:51 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:06 AM EDT2017-04-25 06:06:51 GMT

    Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections.

    Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections.

  • breaking

    Arkansas executes Marcel Williams

    Arkansas executes Marcel Williams

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:37:39 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:41:12 GMT
    Marcel Williams (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)Marcel Williams (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)

    According to the Associated Press, Arkansas has put to death Marcel Williams, completing nation's first double execution since 2000.

    According to the Associated Press, Arkansas has put to death Marcel Williams, completing nation's first double execution since 2000.

  • Luke Bryan to perform at Verizon Arena this summer

    Luke Bryan to perform at Verizon Arena this summer

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:26:44 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:08:04 GMT
    Luke Bryan (Source: Luke Bryan Facebook Page)Luke Bryan (Source: Luke Bryan Facebook Page)

    The man who sings the songs "Rain is a Good Thing" and "All My Friends Say" will head to North Little Rock later this year. 

    The man who sings the songs "Rain is a Good Thing" and "All My Friends Say" will head to North Little Rock later this year. 

  • Jail fights drug smuggling

    Jail fights drug smuggling

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:08:17 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 9:22 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:22:44 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Surveillance video shows inmates at an Arkansas jail smuggling drugs inside while also revealing a larger problem.

    Surveillance video shows inmates at an Arkansas jail smuggling drugs inside while also revealing a larger problem.

  • Home destroyed in early-morning fire

    Home destroyed in early-morning fire

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:51 AM EDT2017-04-24 09:51:08 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-04-24 10:45:42 GMT
    Scene of Fire (Source: Marion Fire Department/Facebook)Scene of Fire (Source: Marion Fire Department/Facebook)

    The Marion Fire Department battled an early-morning blaze Monday.

    The Marion Fire Department battled an early-morning blaze Monday.

  • Rescuer talks about saving girl who fell out of bus

    Rescuer talks about saving girl who fell out of bus

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:04:55 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:17:53 GMT

     Ryan Ciampoli, a hero volunteer firefighter, is talking about how he helped a little girl who fell out of the back of a bus.

     Ryan Ciampoli, a hero volunteer firefighter, is talking about how he helped a little girl who fell out of the back of a bus.

  • Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

    Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-04-23 15:52:29 GMT
    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-04-23 15:52:29 GMT
    President Donald Trump says young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy.".
    President Donald Trump says young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can "rest easy.".
  • Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

    Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:11:38 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:11 AM EDT2017-04-22 09:11:38 GMT

    Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly 12 years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers.

    Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly 12 years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers.

  • breaking

    Crews dispatched to structure fire in Egypt

    Crews dispatched to structure fire in Egypt

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:45:22 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:55:14 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Several fire departments were dispatched to a fully involved structure fire near Egypt.

    Several fire departments were dispatched to a fully involved structure fire near Egypt.

  • Arkansas governor calls executions ‘necessary’

    Arkansas governor calls executions ‘necessary’

    Friday, April 21 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-04-22 01:40:23 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is speaking out on the state's plan to execute more death row inmates before the end of the month. 

    Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is speaking out on the state's plan to execute more death row inmates before the end of the month. 

  • Arkansas Supreme Court to release 1963 cold case file

    Arkansas Supreme Court to release 1963 cold case file

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:59:49 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    After a nearly four-year battle, a woman has gained access to the file of the Arkansas State Police investigation into her grandmother's 1963 abduction and killing.

    After a nearly four-year battle, a woman has gained access to the file of the Arkansas State Police investigation into her grandmother's 1963 abduction and killing.

  • Former Arkansas US Rep. Jay Dickey dies at 77

    Former Arkansas US Rep. Jay Dickey dies at 77

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:53:53 GMT

    Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey has died at the age of 77.

    Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey has died at the age of 77.

  • Arkansas man killed in motorcycle crash

    Arkansas man killed in motorcycle crash

    Friday, April 21 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:19:13 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-04-21 12:33:49 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A man died following a motorcycle crash in Crittenden County Thursday night.

    A man died following a motorcycle crash in Crittenden County Thursday night.

  • Arkansas Death row inmate Ledell Lee has been executed

    Arkansas Death row inmate Ledell Lee has been executed

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-04-21 05:12:48 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 6:24 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:24:04 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    Arkansas has executed an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years as part of its plan to execute several inmates before a drug expires April 30, despite court rulings that have already spared three men.

    Arkansas has executed an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years as part of its plan to execute several inmates before a drug expires April 30, despite court rulings that have already spared three men.

  • Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

    Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-04-21 08:00:29 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-04-21 08:00:29 GMT
    (Stephen B. Thornton/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP). In this Monday evening, April 17, 2017 photo, the sun sets behind clouds over an Arkansas State Police command post outside the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction near Varner...(Stephen B. Thornton/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP). In this Monday evening, April 17, 2017 photo, the sun sets behind clouds over an Arkansas State Police command post outside the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction near Varner...

    While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

    While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

  • Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

    Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan

    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-04-20 05:38:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:38 AM EDT2017-04-20 05:38:23 GMT

    Arkansas officials are vowing to press ahead with the Thursday executions despite the setback to plans to resume capital punishment after a 12-year hiatus.

    Arkansas officials are vowing to press ahead with the Thursday executions despite the setback to plans to resume capital punishment after a 12-year hiatus.

  • Authorities search for missing radioactive material, case

    Authorities search for missing radioactive material, case

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:40:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:03:02 GMT
    A carrying case to carry a radioactive gauge. (Source: Arkansas Department of Health)A carrying case to carry a radioactive gauge. (Source: Arkansas Department of Health)

    State authorities are looking for a gauge with radioactive material, and transport case, reportedly stolen from a Hot Springs business.

    State authorities are looking for a gauge with radioactive material, and transport case, reportedly stolen from a Hot Springs business.

  • BREAKING

    AR Supreme Court stays execution of SWAR death row inmate

    AR Supreme Court stays execution of SWAR death row inmate

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:28:57 GMT
    Stacey Eugene Johnson, of DeQueen, Ark. (Source: Sevier County, Ark., Sheriff's Department)Stacey Eugene Johnson, of DeQueen, Ark. (Source: Sevier County, Ark., Sheriff's Department)

    Court filings recently picked up throughout the state trying to block the executions of Stacey Eugene Johnson and seven other Arkansas death row inmates.

    Court filings recently picked up throughout the state trying to block the executions of Stacey Eugene Johnson and seven other Arkansas death row inmates.

  • Arkansas judge: Order guided by law, not execution views

    Arkansas judge: Order guided by law, not execution views

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-04-19 16:38:36 GMT
    Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)

    An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his...

    An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration after issuing an order blocking the state's executions is defending the move, saying his ruling was guided by property law and not his views on...

  • Arkansas man dies after striking vehicle, ditch

    Arkansas man dies after striking vehicle, ditch

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:32 AM EDT2017-04-19 08:32:39 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:52 AM EDT2017-04-19 10:52:21 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Forrest City man died after running into a vehicle and then crashing into a ditch Tuesday night.

    A Forrest City man died after running into a vehicle and then crashing into a ditch Tuesday night.

  • Arkansas inmates try variety of arguments to avoid death

    Arkansas inmates try variety of arguments to avoid death

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-04-19 05:17:52 GMT
    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-04-19 05:17:52 GMT

    Arkansas officials say they're determined to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court scuttled the state's plan to resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly 12 years.

    Arkansas officials say they're determined to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court scuttled the state's plan to resume capital punishment for the first time in nearly 12 years.

  • 2 charged with Capital Murder in killing of Arkansas 15-year-old

    2 charged with Capital Murder in killing of Arkansas 15-year-old

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:08:37 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    Two people face murder charges following the death of a 15-year-old on Easter Sunday.

    Two people face murder charges following the death of a 15-year-old on Easter Sunday.

  • University of Arkansas considers metal detectors for stadium

    University of Arkansas considers metal detectors for stadium

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 2:22 PM EDT2017-04-18 18:22:27 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is looking to add metal detectors at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

    The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville is looking to add metal detectors at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

  • Arkansas attorney general again rejects casino proposal

    Arkansas attorney general again rejects casino proposal

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:19:28 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters to approve gambling in the state.

    Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters to approve gambling in the state.

  • breaking

    US Supreme Court won't block Arkansas execution

    US Supreme Court won't block Arkansas execution

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:17:26 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:20:56 GMT
    Kenneth Williams (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)Kenneth Williams (Source: Arkansas Department of Correction)

    According to the Associated Press, the United States Supreme Court will not block the execution of Kenneth Williams, setting up the fourth execution in eight days in Arkansas.

    According to the Associated Press, the United States Supreme Court will not block the execution of Kenneth Williams, setting up the fourth execution in eight days in Arkansas.

  • Police: Woman fatally shot in Little Rock in-home daycare

    Police: Woman fatally shot in Little Rock in-home daycare

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:24:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:27:09 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Police say a woman was fatally shot at an in-home daycare in an apparent drive-by shooting in Little Rock.

    Police say a woman was fatally shot at an in-home daycare in an apparent drive-by shooting in Little Rock.

  • Police: Arkansas teen fatally shot during attempted robbery

    Police: Arkansas teen fatally shot during attempted robbery

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:18:10 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Police say a 17-year-old boy was killed and a second 17-year-old was wounded in a shooting that occurred when they reportedly tried to rob a man at an apartment complex in Little Rock.

    Police say a 17-year-old boy was killed and a second 17-year-old was wounded in a shooting that occurred when they reportedly tried to rob a man at an apartment complex in Little Rock.

  • Search on for 2 Arkansas children after mother found dead

    Search on for 2 Arkansas children after mother found dead

    Thursday, April 27 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-04-27 23:15:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities in Arkansas are searching for two young children whose mother was found dead in a creek.

    Authorities in Arkansas are searching for two young children whose mother was found dead in a creek.

  • AG: Don't fall for pet ransom

    AG: Don't fall for pet ransom

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-04-26 20:22:16 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-04-26 21:57:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is urging pet owners to beware of ransom scams.

    Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is urging pet owners to beware of ransom scams.

  • Arkansas battery plant locks out employees amid negotiations

    Arkansas battery plant locks out employees amid negotiations

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-04-26 21:28:35 GMT
    Exide Technologies (Source: http://www.exide.com)Exide Technologies (Source: http://www.exide.com)

    A battery plant in Arkansas has locked out its employees following a deadlock in union contract negotiations with employee representatives of IBEW Local 7000.

    A battery plant in Arkansas has locked out its employees following a deadlock in union contract negotiations with employee representatives of IBEW Local 7000.

  • Arkansas judge pulled from death penalty cases seeks probe

    Arkansas judge pulled from death penalty cases seeks probe

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-04-26 21:25:29 GMT
    Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)Wendell Griffen (Source: Arkansas Judiciary)

    An Arkansas judge who blocked the state's executions the same day he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration is asking two state panels to investigate the attorney general's office and the state Supreme...

    An Arkansas judge who blocked the state's executions the same day he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration is asking two state panels to investigate the attorney general's office and the state Supreme...

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  • Woman killed in Pemiscot Co. crash

    Woman killed in Pemiscot Co. crash

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:38:51 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-04-28 13:28:30 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    A Missouri woman was killed following a crash that involved three vehicles.

    A Missouri woman was killed following a crash that involved three vehicles.

  • breaking

    A-State student cut by unknown suspect while off campus

    A-State student cut by unknown suspect while off campus

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:37:32 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:01:41 GMT
    Raycom MediaRaycom Media

    Arkansas State University alerted students to an assault that happened off campus.

    Arkansas State University alerted students to an assault that happened off campus.

  • breaking

    Crash takes out traffic signal control box

    Crash takes out traffic signal control box

    Friday, April 28 2017 7:09 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:09:53 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 7:15 AM EDT2017-04-28 11:15:06 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Craighead County Dispatch reports that a traffic light control box was taken out after a crash.

    Craighead County Dispatch reports that a traffic light control box was taken out after a crash.

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