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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.

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Arkansas governor’s budget includes teacher raises, tax cut

Arkansas governor says highway funding a priority next year

3-year-old son of Arkansas officer fatally shoots himself

Arkansas court lifts death sentence for convicted murderer

Police: Suspect in 2 MO armed robberies in jail on murder charge in AR

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2 flown to hospital after car rolls over

Rollout of medical marijuana in Missouri will take several months

Police: Chase through 2 MO counties ends in crash

MoDOT to help grant Christmas wishes to families

Do red light cameras make drivers safer?

Thousands attend Pres. Trump rally in Cape Girardeau

Arkansas’ first Miss America, Donna Axum Whitworth, dies

The first Miss America to come from Arkansas, Donna Axum Whitworth, has died in Texas.

Officials: Saline County dam on verge of collapse

State officials say a dam at a central Arkansas lake has many safety issues that indicate a lack of maintenance and could cause the structure to collapse

Arkansas finance officials say revenue up in October

Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue in October was above expectations and the same month last year

Suspect wanted, woman found shot to death at rest area near Marston, MO

An investigation is underway after a woman found shot to death at a rest area near Marston, Mo.

MO Gov. Parson discusses election security, defending against cyber threats

Video shows apparent ‘fight club’ at day care center

2 found dead in wrecked car near highway in Arkansas Ozarks

Cabot school bus involved in accident

Victim identified in deadly Sikeston, MO house fire

Man charged with 2nd degree murder after alleged assault in Steele, MO

School bus driver who exited vehicle run over by own bus

Police in Little Rock say a school bus driver was run over and killed by his own bus after he stepped outside of the vehicle on Monday afternoon

Arkansas first lady reveals $817K governor’s mansion upgrade

Arkansas first lady Susan Hutchinson recently unveiled renovations made to the decades-old governor's mansion after the home received a nearly $817,000 overhaul

Bill to expand wilderness area would honor Arkansas lawmaker

Federal lawmakers are considering a measure to name an expansion of Arkansas' Flatside Wilderness area after former U.S. Rep. Ed Bethune

U.S. Corps of Engineers to study Black River levee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reexamine the Black River levee in Randolph County.

Arkansas governor names 7 special justices for ethics case

Arkansas' governor has named seven special justices to hear an effort by members of the state Supreme Court to halt ethics charges they face for disqualifying a judge from hearing execution-related cases

Truck fire ties up traffic on Highway 63

Multiple fire departments are responding to a truck fire on U.S. Highway 63 between Ravenden and Ozark Acres.

Authorities: Steele, MO man beats wife, leaves for work and reports incident

Cornelius Minor is believed to have committed the act of assault first degree, armed criminal action and tempering with evidence in Pemiscot Co.

Phillips County begins building new jail

A county in eastern Arkansas has begun construction on a new 100-bed jail about five years after the county jail shuttered due to deficient locks, overflowing drains and other unsafe conditions

Magnitude 3.2 earthquake rattles in TN

According to the USGS the magnitude 3.2 quake shook at 6:06 a.m.

Poplar Bluff PD looking for sex offender

Authorities in Poplar Bluff are looking for a sex offender who has not reported his new address.

Former Bauxite baseball players arrested following sexual assault, hazing investigation

Two former Bauxite baseball players have been arrested following a sexual assault, and hazing investigation from early April.

Court order stalls Arkansas hog farm permit decision

A judge has further delayed an Arkansas hog farm's permit application to operate near the Buffalo River watershed

Police seek fresh leads in girl’s 1975 killing in Missouri

Police are looking for fresh leads in the 43-year-old killing of a 9-year-old girl who was abducted while walking home in Springfield and later found in a shallow grave

ADEQ seeking Arkansans who put natural in the Natural State

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is now accepting applications for the 2019 Environmental Awards.

Additional casinos in Arkansas come up for vote

Additional casinos in Arkansas comes up for vote.

Small 2.1M quake hits southeast, MO near Caruthersville

A small magnitude 2.1 earthquake caused a bit of shaking in Southeast, Missouri early Thursday morning.

Newport industrial site selected as “Select Site”

Newport’s industrial site received special recognition from Entergy Arkansas on Wednesday.

Multi-state Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting five cases of multi-drug resistant Salmonella infantis illness.

Mountain Valley firm sold for $78.5 million

The chief financial officer of Mountain Valley Spring Co. says he expects operations to continue as normal after the Hot Springs-based company was sold this week

Arkansas Supreme Court upholds revised voter ID law

Arkansas' highest court has upheld a voter ID law that is nearly identical to a restriction struck down by the court four years ago.

Ex-college president reports to prison in corruption case

The former president of an Arkansas college has reported to a federal prison in Illinois for his role in a corruption case.

2.4M quake shakes in southeast MO

Around 6:39 a.m. a 2.4 magnitude quake rattled closest to Point Pleasant, Mo

Entergy crews to head to Georgia to help restore power

An Arkansas energy company says it will send relief crews to Georgia in the coming days to assist any areas which lose power in Hurricane Michael, which made landfall along the Florida Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm

Man allegedly posts video of how to remove an ankle monitor

A Springfield man is charged with a felony after he allegedly filmed himself removing an ankle monitor and then posted the video on Facebook.

Wednesday is voter registration deadline in Missouri

Missourians wanting to vote in the Nov. 6 election must be registered by Wednesday.

Kansas City fire captain charged with selling guns to felons

Federal officials say a 52-year-old Kansas City fire captain has been charged with illegally selling several firearms to people he allegedly knew were felons.

State police investigating officer-involved shooting

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting involving two Pemiscot County sheriff’s deputies.

Survey: Arkansas districts improving school security

A survey conducted by an Arkansas commission has found that the state's school districts are working to improve safety for students and staff.

Chancellor: Student center, research building top priorities

The chancellor of the University of Arkansas says two top priorities for the campus are construction of a new student center and also a research building that would increase the amount of federal money the school receives.

Man regains hearing, hears love of his life

Chad King was facing a difficult situation as he began to lose his hearing.

Dog owner’s last wish granted: Shell has a new home

A senior dog given to an animal rescue with a heartbreaking letter from her owner has been adopted.

3 Arkansas men killed in collision with Missouri school bus

Authorities say three Arkansas men are dead after a school bus overturned onto their pickup truck in Missouri.

Issues that will appear on the AR ballot

There are a handful of issues that will appear in the November ballot in Arkansas, but some votes won’t count.

Ark. woman sentenced for deadly 2016 wreck involving train

A 31-year-old Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving her SUV onto railroad tracks where it was struck by a train, causing the death of her son and injuries to three other children

Missouri AG reports 5,424 untested rape kits in the state

The Missouri attorney general's office says an 11-month audit determined that at least 5,424 rape kits remain untested across the state.

Judge raises concern about Missouri voter photo ID law

A judge hearing a challenge to a Missouri voter photo identification law is raising concerns about a sworn statement that people can sign to vote if they don't have photo IDs.

Missouri granted new Real ID extension

The Department of Homeland Security is granting a new extension in the use of the current Missouri identification through August 1, 2019.

Report: More than 1,200 registered sex offenders unaccounted for in MO

According to a new report from Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, 1,259 registered sex offenders have failed to follow the law.

Death of Dexter man found near home investigated as deadly crash

Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner said the body of Joshua Monroe was located near his home and investigation is underway to determine what happened.

Arkansas state prison inmate found unresponsive, dies

An Arkansas state prison inmate has died after being found unresponsive in his cell.

Chief justice issues plans for changes to state court system

The chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court has issued a set of long-term plans for changes to the state's judicial system.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission wants AG’s legal help

Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission wants the state attorney general's office to provide its legal advice instead of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

MO AG obtains $45K judgement against asphalt business

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley obtained a $45,467 for 11 Missourians who received poor or incomplete paving or sealing services.

Deadly boating collision case moves forward in Butler Co., MO

The defense attorney representing Braden Bollinger waived his preliminary hearing held in a Butler County courtroom on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Arkansas task force considers changing 2 tax credits

A tax overhaul task force is looking into whether Arkansas should change two tax credits authorized for insurance companies that cost the state about $77 million a year.

Paragould A&P Commission holds first meeting

Paragould’s Advertising and Promotion Commission held their first meeting tonight.

Arkansas city officials to draft ordinance banning pigs

City officials in northwest Arkansas are considering banning pigs after receiving complaints over a smell wafting from a residence where two pet potbellied pigs are kept.

Woman injures Blytheville officer making arrest

Blytheville police arrested a woman after she hit an officer trying to break up a fight.

College president apologizes for drinking from beer bong

The president of Southeast Missouri State University is apologizing after he was captured on video drinking from a beer bong at a tailgate party.

Review of Arkansas ballot proposals finds signature issues

Arkansas court officials say a proposal to shorten legislative term limits lacks the required signatures to stay on the ballot, but an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage should remain.

51 ill after eating at Fayetteville brewery and beer garden

Health officials have said they are investigating a currently unidentified outbreak after 51 people reported falling ill after a visit to a Fayetteville restaurant.

MO AG Hawley: Court should not dismiss Duck Boat case

Hawley says the court should not dismiss the duck boat case.

$250,000 bond set in Harrisburg homicide investigation

An ongoing homicide investigation is underway in Harrisburg after a man was found dead inside his home.

3 deaths found in investigation of impaired pathologist

A Veterans Affairs hospital official says investigators have discovered 11 significant errors and three deaths in more than 30,000 cases originally seen by a pathologist officials say was working while impaired.

Shooting kills 5-year-old child in Little Rock

Officers say the boy was critically injured when they arrived at the residence. The child was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Jury selected in Jessica Chambers retrial

Jury selection started Monday in the retrial of Quinton Tellis -- the man accused of killing and burning Jessica Chambers in Panola County.

New theater coming to Greensborough Village

Malco Theatres, Inc. of Memphis announced it will build its newest VIP Theatre in Greensborough Village

Year-long investigation results in multiple arrests in White County

The Central Arkansas Drug Task Force arrested multiple people involved in illegal use and distribution of drugs after a year-long investigation.