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Bloomberg registers for 2020 ballot in Arkansas

Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas’ March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication the billionaire former New York mayor may seek the Democratic nomination.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019

Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare …

Heavy rainfall ends prolonged drought in Southern Plains

The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of lifting the Southern Plains out of a prolonged drought.

Record flooding causes levee breach in western Arkansas

A levee breached Friday along the Arkansas River, prompting a flash flood warning and evacuation of a rural area in western Arkansas.

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

Storms that caved in walls of apartment buildings in Arkansas are causing flooding and toppling trees in the Deep South

Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after it raced …

Arkansas deputy fired after shooting small barking dog

An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was fired after shooting a barking Chihuahua in the head Friday, an incident officials labeled “disheartening.”

Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article

An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website.

PAC won’t pull ad suggesting ‘lynching’ if Democrats win

A political action committee said Friday that it won’t pull a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …