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The casino political fun continues with Pope County judge op-ed

The Arkansas Racing Commission is preparing to take applications for casino permits in Pope and Jefferson Counties, but the high-powered politicking is already well underway in Pope County as evidenced by a seeming shift in tone from Pope County Judge Ben Cross.


Governor says lawmakers should pull bill that would change how Arkansas farms get permits

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants state lawmakers to pull a bill that would change how hog farms and other farms are permitted. In a meeting with reporters on Monday afternoon, Hutchinson cited concerns about the government transition process and a letter last week from U.S. Environmental P


Arkansas house destroyed in fire

The Osceola Fire Department took to Facebook to share photos of a home that was burned to the ground. Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood.


Arkansas Board of Education takes over Lee County district, removes superintendent, school board

The state Board of Education on Monday voted to remove the superintendent and school board in the Lee County School District. The vote followed the state board's decision to place the school district and Lee County High School on probation for violating state standards on the maintenance of accurate


One Dead Four Injured in Arkansas Delta Accidcent

BRADLEY COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — A Saturday afternoon traffic accident in Bradley County, Arkansas, left one teenager dead, and four otehrs injured. The crash occured on County Road 25 when 26-year-old Salvador Romero of Warren lost control of the car he was driving which then overturned ejecting a


Teen faces manslaughter charge in shooting that killed 15-year-old in Northwest Arkansas

A 17-year-old fatally shot another teenager after accidentally firing a gun at him while they were in a parked car, authorities in Northwest Arkansas said Monday. Springdale Police said the two teens were in a parked car along Singletree Avenue on Friday when the shooting happened. The 15-year-old d


Arkansas lawmakers respond to Mueller report

WASHINGTON - Special Counsel Robert Mueller did not find President Donald Trump's presidential campaign conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. Summarizing Mueller's main conclusions, Attorney General William Barr said Mueller also didn't have sufficient evidence to prosecute the president f


Progress noted in chemical-fire cleanup

HOUSTON -- An emergency dike has been repaired and a fire-damaged petrochemical tank stabilized during cleanup of leaking oil products that closed part of the Houston Ship Channel, the operator of the complex said Sunday.


Racing Commission: Casino licenses to be in place by April 1 for Oaklawn, Southland Park

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Licenses to allow casino gaming at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis are expected to be delivered by the end of this month.


Casino panel to vote on start of operations

A draft of the proposed application form for casino licenses in the state does not include a caveat that the constitutionally required endorsements must be from current local government officials, according to documents obtained Friday from the state Department of Finance and Administration.


Moments that make us Americans

Recently Vertis and I took a nearly six-hour drive to Houston, where I attended a trade show. As I drove south, I was reminded that Texas has better roads than Arkansas and Louisiana. If Louisiana doesn't spend some money on Interstate 20 into Shreveport, you're going to see cars bounce off the road


Texas fire's chemical leak clogs shipping channel

HOUSTON -- Officials have no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest commercial waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm, a Coast Guard commander said Saturd


HIGH PROFILE: Perry Lee Wilson, a corporate lawyer who is chairman of the board of trustees at Lyon College and its biggest advocate

Lives are told in stories. Here’s a small story from Perry Wilson, who also has plenty of big stories at the ripe young age of 45. He was a student at University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law, and clerking for Larry Jegley, then and now prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial Di


Wonder Boys drop series finale to Oklahoma Baptist

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – A seven-run seventh inning blew open the series finale between the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys baseball team (20-10, 14-4 Great American Conference) and Oklahoma Baptist (17-11, 12-6), as the Bison came away with a 13-2 win over the Wonder Boys on Saturday at Carl Baswell Field.


New walkway built for Russellville homeless camp thanks to volunteers

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Some people in the River Valley spent their spring break building a walkway to and from a homeless camp. Volunteers with the Russ Bus say the wet winter we've had caused the homeless camp to get muddy.


ATU teams advance in Governor’s Cup

RUSSELLVILLE — Nicholas Grice of Western Grove is among five Arkansas Tech University students selected to present their business ideas during the next stage of competition for the 2019 Donald W. Reynolds Arkansas Governor’s Cup.


Traffic light upgrades in Downtown Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Traffic troubles will come to a halt in Russellville. The city will soon upgrade the lights in the downtown area because backup is causing a headache for drivers.


LR housing board picks top-job finalists in secret

Members of the Little Rock housing authority board in a closed session Thursday chose three finalists for the agency's next leader. All three of the finalists live out of state now, but have connections to Arkansas, said Leta Anthony, the chairman for the board of the Metropolitan Housing Alliance.


Texans near fire told to stay inside

HOUSTON -- Authorities on Thursday ordered people to stay indoors for several hours after high levels of benzene were detected in the air near a petrochemical storage facility outside Houston where a fire sent black smoke into the air for days.


Sophomore a force Cougars can't stop

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas guard Chelsea Dungee has made big shot after big shot all season, and that didn't change Thursday night in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The 5-11 sophomore poured in a game-high 37 points to help the Razorbacks shake off a determined Houston team and secure an