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Arkansas governor’s nephew to quit state Senate amid charges

A nephew of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced he would resign from the state Senate after being charged with spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Oregon State wins College World Series, beating Arkansas 5-0

Freshman Kevin Abel threw a two-hitter for his record fourth victory in the College World Series, and Oregon State beat Arkansas 5-0 on Thursday night for its third national championship.


Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program’s launch

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge’s ruling that prevented officials from issuing the …


Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Sloth bear cub leaving Idaho zoo for species survival effort

Idaho Falls Zoo officials said their sloth bear cub will be leaving for an Arkansas zoo as part of a Species Survival Plan.


Two dead in suspected murder-suicide outside Arkansas plant

Two people died early Wednesday in a suspected murder-suicide outside of a cosmetics factory near Little Rock, police said.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

Monsanto moves to stop Arkansas from banning weed killer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing a proposal going before lawmakers next week that would ban the use of a weedkiller that …


Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

A former Arkansas County employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:37 p.m.

Monsanto asks Arkansas judge to halt state’s herbicide ban

A major agribusiness company asked an Arkansas judge Friday to halt the state’s plan to ban an herbicide that’s drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Arkansas court grants inmate’s bid to halt execution

Arkansas’ highest court on Tuesday halted this week’s planned execution of an inmate whose lawyers claim is severely mentally ill, while a state judge ordered officials to release more information …


Arkansas church named for martyred Oklahoma priest

A small Arkansas church has been named in honor of a martyred priest from Oklahoma.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

7 tigers, 6 lions and a leopard found in Arkansas barn

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says authorities are investigating the discovery of tigers, lions and a leopard in a barn in Arkansas.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 4:04 p.m.

Outgoing Miss America: We’re more alike than different

Now, with her reign to end in just about a week, Miss America Savvy Shields says the nation is not as divided as it may seem.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly …


UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 3:37 p.m.

Arkansas asks that city’s LGBT rights ordinance be blocked

Arkansas asked a judge Friday to block enforcement of a city ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, months after the state’s highest court ruled the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

28 injured after gunfire erupts at Little Rock nightclub

Clubgoers screamed and scrambled for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out during a rap concert in downtown Little Rock early Saturday, leaving 28 people injured from an 11-second melee …


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

A man yelled “Freedom!” as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas’ new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma’s monument …


Arkansas inmate recaptured after 32 years on the run

The mother of an Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades said she has been in contact with her son since soon after …


Arkansas execution autopsies don’t end debate over drugs

Arkansas’ chief medical examiner says nothing in autopsy reports suggest that four inmates put to death in April suffered while they died. But that won’t end the debate over whether …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:48 p.m.

State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas

Authorities have released the name of a 46-year-old sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot and found dead along with two other people in rural Arkansas on Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

U.S. executions: New troubles could resonate in upcoming case

Is unorthodox the same as cruel and unusual punishment? It’s the central question of the current U.S. death penalty debate, highlighted by the latest execution involving a disputed sedative that …


Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the …


Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

The Arkansas governor said Friday that he sees no reason for anything beyond a routine review of the state’s execution procedures after a condemned inmate lurched and convulsed 20 times …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Arkansas executes killer for fourth lethal injection in eight days

Arkansas wrapped up an aggressive execution schedule Thursday, putting to death its fourth inmate in eight days.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation’s first double execution since 2000, just days after the state …


Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

Arkansas’ push to put eight men to death in less than two weeks has so far resulted in just one lethal injection, and legal experts say that shows the risks …


Goodman: Arkansas’ rush to execute should be stopped

Three of the eight executions have been temporarily halted; the other five are scheduled to take place in what would be a rapid-fire flurry of executions unprecedented in modern U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:54 p.m.

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005

Arkansas overcame a flurry of court challenges Thursday that derailed three other executions, putting to death an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years as part of …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Arkansas faces two setbacks to plan for multiple executions

Arkansas suffered two more legal setbacks Wednesday in its bid to carry out multiple executions this month when the state Supreme Court spared one prisoner and a judge later ruled …


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

U.S. Supreme Court does not allow Arkansas execution

The U.S. Supreme Court spared the life of an Arkansas inmate minutes before his death warrant was set to expire Monday, scuttling efforts to resume the death penalty after nearly …