Stories tagged: Arkansas
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 …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
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 …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
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 …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
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 …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
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 …
Fri., April 21, 2017
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 …
Mon., April 17, 2017
Arkansas governor says execution plan just part of the job
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson comes across as a reluctant figure just carrying out the duties of his office when he discusses his extraordinary plan to execute eight inmates in 11 …
UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Arkansas inmates scheduled for execution ask court to review
Arkansas inmates who had been set for execution in a series of double executions this month said Sunday that a federal appeals court should take up their claim that the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Judges block Arkansas from carrying out series of executions
A federal judge dealt a serious blow Saturday to Arkansas’ unprecedented plan to execute eight inmates in an 11-day period, saying the men have the right to challenge a drug …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Two companies seek to prevent drugs’ use in Arkansas executions
Two pharmaceutical companies asked a federal judge Thursday to prevent Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates by the end of the month, saying they object to their …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Judge blocks execution of 1 of 8 Arkansas inmates
A judge on Thursday stopped one of eight Arkansas executions set for this month, but at least six remain on course despite the judge’s finding that the state broke some …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Arkansas hoping new-look defense brings improvement
Bret Bielema grew up playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive alignment before eventually moving to the defensive line and enjoying success there as a player at Iowa.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 3:19 p.m.
Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period
After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period – an unprecedented timetable the state says …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Teenager finds 7.44 carat diamond in Arkansas state park
MURFREESBORO, Ark. – A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwestern Arkansas. Officials at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro say the rock …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Arkansas official: State has drugs to conduct eight executions
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that expired earlier this year, a prison spokesman said Monday, clearing the way for the state …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastward
A spring-like storm system that killed at least three people as it spawned tornadoes and damaged dozens of homes in the central U.S. rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 5:09 a.m.
Arkansas bans common second-trimester abortion procedure
Arkansas is poised to become the third state to ban a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure under restrictions approved Thursday that are expected to face a legal challenge.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 10:24 p.m.
Boy, 3, out shopping with grandma dies in road rage shooting in Arkansas
Police say a 3-year-old boy being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother was killed in an Arkansas road rage shooting when a driver opened fire on the grandmother’s …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
Arkansas school board member called on to resign over blackface photo
The Arkansas NAACP and several residents are calling for the resignation of a school board member in eastern Arkansas after photos surfaced of him at a Halloween party in blackface …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Arkansas court throws out ruling on birth certificate law
Arkansas’ highest court has thrown out a judge’s ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children’s birth certificates without a …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Tyson announces plans for $150 million venture fund
Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc. announced plans Monday to create a venture fund aimed at developing innovations in food production.