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Latest Fourth of July Holiday Sparks Fireworks Debate in Russellville

State law allows firework sales from June 20 through July 10 and Dec. 10 through Jan. 5 every year, but an ordinance has prohibited the sale, storage and manufacturing of fireworks inside city limits for nearly 100 years.

KARK.COM - 2018-07-19 22:38:51

EXCLUSIVE: Husband of Murdered Conway Shopper Expresses Grief

CONWAY, Ark. - The husband of the Faulkner County woman Elvia Fragstein, who was kidnapped and murdered July 7, is speaking out for the first time.


Police: Gunfire that prompted lockdown of UCA in Conway was directed at man who stole drugs months earlier

The man told police he and some friends used Snapchat to lure a group of people to a gas station to steal their drugs, according to the report from the Conway Police Department. The victims had threatened and harassed him since the robbery occurred six months ago, the report noted.

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-07-20 03:44:00

Police: Doctor fatally shot while riding bike in Houston

HOUSTON — Houston police say a doctor was fatally shot as he rode his bicycle through the city's Texas Medical Center by an unidentified man who was also on a bike.Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner says the shooting happened around 9 a.m. Friday as the doctor was riding north thro

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-07-20 02:59:00

ATU Program Named Most Affordable in America

By employing a methodology that evaluates programs on quality, reputation, affordability, value and satisfaction, College Choice critiqued programs in the related fields of homeland security, cybersecurity, emergency management and public safety to determine which one provided its graduates with the

KARK.COM - 2018-07-19 16:46:48

EPA sues over 2013 oil spill near Magnolia

The March 9, 2013 leak from a pump station and tank farm (formerly Lion Oil) spilled some 5,890 barrels that ran into Little Cornie Creek. By comparison, the March 29, 2013 Mayflower oil spill from an Exxon Mobil pipeline break gushed about 3,190 barrels on a residential subdivision and nearby wet

ARKANSAS TIMES - 2018-07-21 00:00:00

Murder counts added for teens

Robert Lee Smith Jr., 16, and Tacori D. Mackrell, 18, appeared by video before District Judge David Reynolds.


Pastor's Wife Finds AR Jail Escapee Hiding Inside Church

Margaret Sutterfield, of Marshall, says there's one game she loves to play, and that's exactly what she was doing late Monday night.


Bail Bondsman Jailed in Little Rock

Jacob Stephen Foster, 57, of Houston (Perry County), was booked into the PCRDF early Monday afternoon.


Teens held in abduction of woman found dead

Robert Lee Smith Jr., 16, and Tacori D. Mackrell, 19, were arrested Monday evening and charged with kidnapping and theft of property in the abduction of Elvia Fragstein, 71. Their addresses were not available.


Arrests in Kiddnapping-Murder of Faulkner Co. Woman

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Restaurant transitions: Two Chi’s combine; Jimmy’s open downtown and Freddy's open in Conway; McDonald's delivering via Uber Eats

The now-closed Chi's Dim Sum & Bistro, 6 Shackleford Drive, Little Rock, has now been supposedly fully consolidated with its younger sibling,Chi's Fine Chinese Cuisine, 17200 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, or at least as much as is practical. Some portions of the menu have made the move -- and managem


Woman discovers runaway inmate in church in Searcy County, Arkansas

MARSHALL, Ark. -Margaret Sutterfield said there's one game she loves to play in Marshall, and that's exactly what she was doing late Monday night."I was playing Pokemon," she said. "There's not a lot to do here so we play Pokemon. And anyway I stopped by the church, and I went and put the key in the


Vilonia woman admits stealing from ARORA

A Vilonia woman, already on her way to federal prison for embezzling $88,000 from a Russellville employer, admitted on Monday to stealing more than $5,000 from the Little Rock company that next hired her, the nonprofit agency that coordinates organ transplants in Arkansas.


Innocent in sex case, ex-teacher tells court

Jessica Kaplan, who was a teacher at Mayflower High School when she was arrested, is accused of starting an "inappropriate relationship" with one of her students, according to court documents. A male student, who was 17 years old, had text messages with Kaplan on his phone, police said in a statemen


‘Come on, Get Happy!’ with the Greenbrier Police Department’s lip-sync challenge

GREENBRIER, Ark. (KTHV) – And the law enforcement lip-sync challenge videos just keep rolling in for Arkansas. This time, it’s theGreenbrier Police Department.


Capital Murder Charge Added for Teens in Fragstein Case

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office says Tacori Mackrell, 18, of Pine Bluff and Robert Smith, Jr., 16, will be in court today. They were arrested Monday on charges of kidnapping and theft of property in the Elvia Fragstein case. Both are charged as adults and are being held at the Faulkner County J


Police: Social media rumor regarding Fragstein case false

"The Conway Police Department and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office have been as upfront as possible with the public without jeopardizing the prosecution of this case. There is NO evidence to support what is written in that post. We care deeply about the wellbeing of the people in our community.


UCA police respond to 'serious incident'

The post, made on the department's website and social media, did not specify what sparked the alert.


Money for Faulkner Co. animal shelter returned from sheriff's office

A large group of animal rescue volunteers attended the meeting, as they have many prior, and modestly celebrated the outcome.