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Arkansas family loses everything after escaping fire

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — Eight members of a Cross County, Arkansas family escaped a devastating fire Monday morning. The fire destroyed their home and everything they own. It happened in the small community of Cherry Valley located a few miles from Harrisburg. On Thursday, one of the survivors told us a

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Man shot and killed in Arkansas neighborhood

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in Blytheville. Police were called to the 100 block of East Cherry Street around 6 p.m.

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Clark County authorities, Arkansas State Police and FBI investigate bank robbery

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.(KATV) — An Arkadelphia branch bank was robbed on Thursday around 9:25 a.m. Police say an unidentified Hispanic male described as possibly being around 30-years-old, was wearing a black hooded coat and black ball cap, blue jeans, and white shoes.

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Top Dems call for end to Medicaid work rules after 18,000 lose coverage in Arkansas

Top congressional Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to stop approving work requirements in Medicaid after more than 18,000 people lost coverage last year due to the requirements in Arkansas.

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Arkansas lawmaker files bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A lawmaker wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die. Representative (R) Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option Act. According to his bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering te

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Texarkana Arkansas Police Could Use Your Help Identifying Mailbox Thief

Have you seen this car, or the person driving it in your neighborhood? The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department would love to find this person that has been allegedly stealing from mailboxes.

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Arkansas Couple Arrested After DPS Discovers Over 4,000 Grams of Methamphetamine During I-30 Traffic Stop

Texas DPS officers arrested Victor and Amber Hernandez of Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon after discovering 4,003 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on I-30.

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Southern Poverty Law Center finds 14 hate groups in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — After a sweeping indictment led to the arrests ofArkansas-based members of an alleged white supremacist group on Feb. 12, others accused white supremacist, were arrested in Oklahoma.

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Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed, a move backed by a coalition that says it would give people a second chance after serving their sentence.

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Skeletal remains found near I-40 in central Arkansas; police investigate whether they are those of man missing since 2015

Authorities in Central Arkansas said they are investigating whether human remains found off a Conway road are those of a man who went missing more than three years ago. A man discovered what appeared to be a human skull just before dark on Monday on the city’s north side, the Conway Police Departmen

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Watch for falling trees, debris as storms move through Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Expected high winds and rain over the weekend in central Arkansas means everyone needs to be alert for potential dangers. Uprooted trees still remain outside Michael Jones' home, after strong winds blew through Little rock two weeks ago.

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Shipley Donuts Ready To Hire On Arkansas Blvd.

It's been over a year since ground broke on the donuts of my dreams, Shipley Do-nuts, and it looks like we're getting close. Look there, in the window, it's a "Now Hiring" sign! I grew up in Houston where Shipley began, and I love 'em! I can only hope they live up to my memories.

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Retirement party thrown for Arkansas Highway Police corporal in viral video

A final radio call heard by people across the country. After 31 years of service for the Arkansas Highway Police in Harrison, Cpl. Roy Martin retired. "It wasn't always about giving someone a ticket or doing that,” Martin said. “There's a lot of times out here on the highway that you can help people

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Passport fairs to be held in 3 Arkansas cities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Three Arkansas post offices are hosting events this month to help anyone who needs to get their passport. Since appointments are not required on passport fair days, customers are urged to show up early because applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until th

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Arkansas may consider allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for terminal patients

ARKANSAS - (2/22/19) Representative Dan Douglas' Death With Dignity Bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine for you to end your life, if you prove to be clear of mind.

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On this day in Arkansas history: Feburary 19

On this day in 1879, Paris incorporated. The town with a population of 3,532 is one of Logan County's two seats. in 1874, voters chose the site located in the North Central part of the county to be the county seat. According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas one of the commissioners admired Paris, Fra

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Female-mutiliation measure advances to Arkansas House

Legislation that would make unlawful the genital mutilation of a minor female sailed through the Senate on Thursday. The Senate's 34-0 vote sent Senate Bill 318 by Sen. Breanne Davis, R-Russellville, to the House.

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Sheriff’s office used in scam attempt

On Feb. 10 the Logan County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen stating that the citizen’s wife had received a call from the sheriff’s office main telephone number stating that the citizen’s wife had failed to appear in court and the person now has a warrant.

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Authorities search for Arkansas man in connection with Johnson County homicide

Authorities in west-central Arkansas said they’re searching for a 29-year-old wanted in connection with a weekend homicide in Johnson County. A person was killed around 7 p.m. on Saturday west of Arkansas 352, according to a Johnson County sheriff's office statement. A specific address or details ab

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Road to Miss Arkansas 2019: Miss Arkansas State University Ellie Stafford

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Miss Arkansas State University, Ellie Stafford, is from Jonesboro. She is a Junior at Arkansas State University, majoring in Strategic Communications and minoring in Marketing.

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