- 2 killed in head-on collision on Interstate 40 exit ramp Updated: Aug-29-15 11:08 am
LONOKE, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say two people were killed when their vehicles collided head-on on an Interstate 40 exit ramp near Lonoke.
- Arkansas attorney general: Law allows 'open carry' of guns Updated: Aug-28-15 6:29 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A 2013 Arkansas law allows people to openly carry handguns if they don't plan on using them illegally against someone, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Friday, contrasting with her Democratic predecessor's stance.
- Highway department to award $3 million to UCA Updated: Aug-27-15 9:28 am
CONWAY, Arkansas - The University of Central Arkansas is receiving a $3 million award to create an endowed faculty position that will focus on the trucking industry.
- Hutchinson names law professor as new chief justice Updated: Aug-25-15 2:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A law professor who specializes in judicial ethics and has taught two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court will serve as chief justice through the end of next year, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.
- Eldridge says he's looking at US Senate race in Arkansas Updated: Aug-24-15 5:23 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former federal prosecutor Conner Eldridge said Monday he's considering challenging Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman in Arkansas next year and plans to make a decision in the coming weeks.
- Arkansas advances 5-year ban on new hog farms along river Updated: Aug-21-15 6:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A proposal to ban new hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed is advancing to an Arkansas regulatory panel after an effort by opponents to kill the regulation they've said infringes on property owners rights was rejected.
- Pine Bluff Democrat announces switch to Republican Party Updated: Aug-20-15 6:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - State Rep. Mike Holcomb said Thursday he's switching to the Republican Party, criticizing Democrats for their support of Planned Parenthood as part of the reason why he became the first Arkansas legislator to leave the party since a GOP sweep in November.
- Arkansas launches program to prevent disability fraud Updated: Aug-18-15 5:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A new partnership between state and federal officials will help Arkansas investigate and prevent attempts to fraudulently obtain Social Security disability benefits before money is paid out, officials said Tuesday.
- Haskell officer arrested on sexual assault allegations Updated: Aug-18-15 4:52 pm
HASKELL, Arkansas - A Haskell police officer was fired after being arrested on a complaint of second-degree sexual assault involving a minor.
- Arkansas lawmakers OK plan to tap more money for prisons Updated: Aug-18-15 12:08 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to tap an additional $7.4 million from Arkansas reserve funds to open 200 more prison beds.
- 2 Springdale residents killed in 2-vehicle collision Updated: Aug-17-15 9:37 am
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say two Springdale residents were killed in a two-vehicle collision.
- Piggott man killed when vehicle is struck by train Updated: Aug-17-15 8:25 am
PIGGOTT, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say a Piggott man was killed when the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train.
- Details on Arkansas crash that killed Louisiana Tech student Updated: Aug-16-15 7:25 pm
MOUNT IDA, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police have released details about a head-on collision that killed a track-and-field athlete and engineering major at Louisiana Tech University - someone friends and coaches remember as a deeply religious person who lived to serve.
- Police say Bigelow man killed in motorcycle crash Updated: Aug-15-15 6:49 pm
BIGELOW, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say a Bigelow man has been killed in a motorcycle crash.
- Rutledge joins other attorneys general to ask for EPA stay Updated: Aug-14-15 7:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined 15 other state attorneys general in asking the U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. Circuit to issue an emergency stay on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
- Arkansas ending Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood Updated: Aug-14-15 6:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas is ending its Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday, despite warnings federal officials have given other states that such a move could violate the law.
- Hannah resigning as Arkansas chief justice at end of month Updated: Aug-13-15 7:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah said Thursday he's resigning at the end of August because of health problems, months after accusing other justices of unnecessarily delaying proceedings in a gay marriage case.
- Arkansas man dies during chase after pulling gun on trooper Updated: Aug-13-15 5:05 pm
WIDENER, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say a Forrest City man died in a traffic accident after pointing a gun at a trooper and then fleeing.
- Bridge work to cause Interstate 40 lane closures in Conway Updated: Aug-13-15 7:59 am
CONWAY, Arkansas - Construction of a bridge over Interstate 40 in Conway will require the closing of lanes of the interstate.
- Arkansas AG issues consumer alert for military families Updated: Aug-13-15 3:08 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a consumer alert to educate Arkansas's active-duty servicemen and women and their families about the safeguards that are in place if they own a home or plan to buy one.
- Cruz enlists help of religious objections law's sponsor Updated: Aug-12-15 5:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz enlisted the help of the legislator behind Arkansas' religious objections law on Wednesday as the Republican presidential hopeful tried to rally support in rival Mike Huckabee's home state.
- State says judge's suit over age rule should be thrown out Updated: Aug-11-15 2:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas attorney general's office contends that a Union County circuit judge has no grounds to sue over judicial retirement statutes and says his lawsuit should be thrown out.
- Arkansas lawmakers promote schools with resolution Updated: Aug-10-15 5:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas lawmakers on Monday encouraged schools around the state to plan events aimed at encouraging legislators to spend more time in classrooms next month.
- Lawmaker questions Arkansas Municipal League executive's pay Updated: Aug-09-15 2:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An Arkansas lawmaker is questioning the pay received by the executive director of the Arkansas Municipal League, who also receives state retirement benefits.
- Arkansas legislator eyes changes to religious objections law Updated: Aug-07-15 5:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An opponent of Arkansas' religious objections law said Friday he's looking at proposing changing it to include protections for gays and lesbians, as well as making clear religious leaders aren't required to perform same-sex weddings.