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Arkansas courts seek Marshallese interpreters

Arkansas court officials are looking for Marshallese language interpreters because a lack of qualified interpreters has courts turning to out-of-state help over the phone or video.

Blytheville fire crews battle vacant warehouse fire

Man accused of shooting 2 officers in Poplar Bluff, MO pleads guilty

Cost estimate rises for Arkansas stump dump fire cleanup

St. Louis man, soldier stationed in KY among Americans killed in Syria

Missouri Dept. of Conservation test results show more deer with deadly CWD

Home a total loss after early morning fire in Portageville, MO

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St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station set to open in late 2019

Police respond to incident near Dudley, MO

Another 1,200 dropped from Arkansas Medicaid over work rule

Man wanted in IL homicide investigation caught in Pemiscot Co., MO

Missouri lawmakers try to limit public access to records

Arkansas health official resigns over abortion clinic vote

Arkansas restaurant named ‘Best BBQ from coast to coast’ by Food Network

An Arkansas restaurant received a huge honor in the culinary world.

Police board up Poplar Bluff building after finding people in filthy living conditions

Poplar Bluff Police are conducting a search warrant at a vacant building where 30 to 40 people were found to be living inside.

Arkansas to issue February food stamps early due to shutdown

The Arkansas Department of Human Services says it will distribute February's food stamp benefits early as a result of the partial government shutdown.

Study criticizes high costs of air ambulances in Missouri

A state report says sick or injured Missourians who need air ambulance services often face steep medical bills, even if they have insurance

AR deputy fired after video surfaces of him shooting small dog

Study: AR is the 7th worst state to raise a family

Dept. of Human Services awarded $3.5 million grant

Judge holds hearing over Arkansas no-boycott pledge law

Arkansas won’t issue medical marijuana cards until February

State receives strong public opposition to guns in Capitol

Records show consultant worked with Greitens’ staff

Records obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show a political consultant directed state employees in the beginning of now-resigned Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' administration.

Arkansas revenue remained above forecast

Arkansas finance officials say a surge in corporate income tax collections kept the state's revenue above forecast last month, despite lower than expected sales and individual income tax collections.

Over 40 Arkansas farm families honored at Capitol

Arkansas families recognized by Governor.

Chief Elliot’s view on the Criminal Justice Reform Bill

It's been debated on Capitol Hill for years, and now, a bill that boosts prison rehabilitation efforts, has gotten the green light. While it's not yet law, local police have an opinion on how it will affect them if it passes.

Missouri begins to process toward medical marijuana

Missouri has begun the move toward medical marijuana, announcing start of the process for those who want to grow, make or sell marijuana products

Southeast MO twin brothers found with thousands of rounds of ammunition; allegedly planned attack

Twin men from Poplar Bluff, Missouri were arrested with thousands of rounds of ammunition and allegedly planned to kill multiple people.

Arkansas agency closes backlog of adult abuse investigations

A state agency that investigates reports of abused or neglected adults in Arkansas has closed its backlog of nearly 9,000 cases

Rutledge steps up fight against robocalls

Arkansas Attorney General fights robocalls.

Arkansas governor backs bid to cut concealed gun license fee

Arkansas' Republican governor is backing an effort to cut in half the license fees for carrying a concealed handgun.

More than 4,600 lose Medicaid in Arkansas over work rule

Arkansas officials say more than 4,600 people were kicked off the state's Medicaid expansion for not complying with a work requirement last month

Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch ‘Bambi’

A Missouri poacher has been ordered to repeatedly watch the movie "Bambi" as part of his sentence for illegally killing hundreds of deer.

No one hurt after Ferris wheel malfunctions in Conway

Authorities say all passengers were safely rescued after a Ferris wheel malfunctioned in downtown Conway.

Arkansas lawmakers eye more abortion restriction next year

Arkansas' predominantly Republican Legislature is preparing to take up new abortion restrictions when lawmakers convene next month

More than 2,800 wreaths placed on headstones at Bloomfield State Veterans Cemetery

The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield is again participating in the annual Wreaths Across America program.

Fort Smith eyes temporary tax to help Marshals Museum

Leaders in Fort Smith are considering whether to call a special election for a temporary tax increase that would help pay for the planned U.S. Marshals Museum.

Arkansas newspaper sues over no-boycott pledge for vendors

An Arkansas newspaper is asking a federal judge to strike down a state law that requires government contractors to pledge to not boycott Israel or reduce their fees by 20 percent

Poplar Bluff school named National Beta School of Distinction

Hard work has paid off for students involved in the Poplar Bluff High School Beta Club.

Man pleads guilty in torture killing of Arkansas woman

A man has pleaded guilty for his role in the torture and beating death of a Fayetteville woman in 2015.

Arkansas man sentenced to life for killing 3-month-old son

An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing his 3-month-old son.

Medical insurance help available

Representatives with Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace hosts sessions across the state to answer questions and help people enroll.

Missouri has the cheapest gas in the country, report says

A recent report from AAA said Missouri has some of the cheapest gas prices in the country.

Parents charged after 7 children found living in ‘inhumane conditions’

A couple are facing charges after police say they found seven children living in their feces-covered home.

Police chief of Helena-West Helena rescinds resignation

Chief James Smith said Friday he has rescinded his resignation following support for the community.

Senators support Arkansas Marshallese community

Marshallese population is supported by senators.

Le Bonheur reports increase in RSV cases

The hospital said Thursday they’re seeing an elevated number of cases right now just as flu season kicks into gear.

Arkansas hunters helping track CWD

Arkansas hunters help Arkansas Game and Fish gather information.

Lost: Campbell, MO water bills aren’t in the mail

This City of Campbell claims water bills for December were allegedly lost by the Post Office.

Pemiscot Co., MO sheriff warns of Social Security scam

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell is warning residents about a scam going around.

Former Dallas Cowboys player raises money for family of 9-year-old killed in bus crash

A former Dallas Cowboys player is raising money for the family of the 9-year-old boy killed in bus crash.

1 child dead, 45 injured in crash with bus carrying Memphis youth football teams

An Orange Mound Youth football team was involved in a serious crash in Arkansas Monday morning.

Charter bus company involved in deadly Arkansas crash has history of citations

The bus involved in Monday’s crash is owned by Scott Shuttle Services, based out of Somerville. It's been involved in at least one previous crash and has a history of citations.

Coach describes moment charter bus crashed, killing 9-year-old boy

With a little more than two hours from home, Coach Damous Hailey remembers hearing the sound of the driver correcting the wheels.

SC Correctional Officer arrested for having romantic relationship with inmate, accepting gifts

A South Carolina Department of Corrections Correctional Officer has been arrested after officials say she had a romantic relationship with an inmate and accepted monetary gifts.

Hutchinson: No mandate needed on armed presence at schools

Arkansas' Republican governor says he doesn't think the state needs to require every school have an armed presence on campus but said districts should be able to use state facilities funding for security upgrades

SCS collecting money for families impacted by deadly bus crash

Shelby County Schools is collecting money for families involved in a deadly bus crash.

Could XFL bring a pro football team back to St. Louis? Sources say yes

According to a press release in January 2018, XFL is launching a ‘reimagined’ professional football league in early 2020 with eight teams, a 10-week regular schedule with two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.

Missouri changes execution media policy after lawsuit

Missouri will now leave it up to news organizations to pick which reporters bear witness to executions following a journalist's lawsuit

Police looking for suspect accused of killing man, wounding two others in home invasion

Helena-West Helena police are looking for a man accused of shooting and killing a man and wounding two more people on Nov. 21, according to a report by CNN content partner WREG in Memphis.

Rep. Gazaway reintroduces legislation to make eviction process simpler for landlords

A bill reintroduced in the Arkansas General Assembly by a Region 8 lawmakers would make it easier for landlords to evict tenants for not paying rent, while maintaining the tenants’ right to due process.

60 North Little Rock employees among Union Pacific layoffs

Around 200 positions, including 60 in North Little Rock, are being cut in a second wave of layoffs at Union Pacific.

Scam aimed at Arkansans

A new scam aimed at Arkansans.

Early morning accident is fatal

Fatal accident in Missouri

Duck boat owner settles with Missouri family over accident

The company that owns the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, in July, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed over the accident

Menace from the sky: Black vultures attacking calves

Farmers and ranchers in parts of the Midwest are fending off a new menace - black vultures.

Arkansas institute part of successful peanut allergy study

A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success.

1 dead, 2 injured in Helena-West Helena home invasion

Police found 46-year-old Marvin Perry beaten to death around 9 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Memphis Street.

Deadline set in Ameren MO fuel and purchased power adjustment charge cases

According to the PSC, Ameren Missouri has filed two requests with their office to adjust the FAC on the bills of its electric customers.

Three Rivers College holds bi-annual mass casualty training

TRCC EMS Program Director Tami Cunningham said this training is very important for the students so they are prepared for real world scenarios.

State denies permit to hog farm near Buffalo River

An Arkansas environmental regulatory agency has denied a permit for a hog farm because of concerns that pig waste might be contaminating the nearby Buffalo River.

Arkansas AG asks court to reconsider competency law ruling

Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state's highest court to reconsider its decisions striking down a law that gave the state's prison director authority to determine whether an inmate is mentally competent to be executed

2-year Arkansas college looks to merge with larger systems

A two-year college in central Arkansas is considering merging with the University of Arkansas or the Arkansas State University systems.

Hoxie woman killed in Monday crash

A Hoxie woman died when the car she was riding in collided with a pickup truck.

Arkansas looks for alternatives to fund I-49 project

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is exploring funding alternatives for the construction and operation of a section of Interstate 49 after a study found that using tolls wouldn't raise the needed revenue.

House fire under investigation in Poplar Bluff, MO

The home was vacant with no running utilities. Fire crews got the fire put out around 4:30 a.m

Drivers stranded for 9 hours on I-40, as more crashes are reported

Drivers in central Arkansas were stranded for over 9 hours due to an icy bridge on I-40.

Busted pipe leads to courthouse relocation, possible asbestos

A busted water pipe in the Jackson County courthouse has forced offices to relocate.

Arkansas governor’s budget includes teacher raises, tax cut

Arkansas' governor has proposed a $5.7 billion budget for the coming year that sets aside money for raising the minimum salaries for public school teachers and for his tax cut plan

Arkansas governor says highway funding a priority next year

Arkansas' governor says he believes it's possible to find consensus for raising additional money for the state's highways but is stopping short of endorsing a specific plan yet to do so