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Man thrown into I-430 barricade during fatal west Little Rock wreck, police say
An Arkansas man was killed in a wreck along Interstate 430 in west Little Rock on Tuesday when his Suzuki went off the road, throwing him into a cable barrier, authorities said.
OK murder suspect arrested in southern Arkansas
EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of an Oklahoma City man has been arrested in southern Arkansas. Lt. Chris Lutman of the El Dorado Police Department said Wednesday 44-year-old Cheo McCoy was taken into custody about 11 p.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop in El
You Ask, We Investigate: Northwest Arkansas Off-Ramp is Designed to Federal Standards
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) - In this week's 'You Ask, We Investigate' report, KNWA's Katelynn Zoellner found out if an off-ramp in Northwest Arkansas is designed to federal standards.
Cabot Strawberry Festival starts Friday
CABOT — More games for kids to play will be a big highlight of the 17th annual Cabot Junior Auxiliary Strawberry Festival. The annual event will take place Friday and Saturday in downtown Cabot. Carnival rides will be open from 5-10 p.m. Thursday.
David Arquette shooting horror comedy in Arkansas
JONESBORO, Ark. — A new film starring David Arquette is being shot in Arkansas. The horror comedy 12 Hour Shift is about a group of nurses who steal organs and sell them on the black market. Production has begun in Jonesboro.
State police chase ends in 3-vehicle wreck, suspect in custody
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One man is in custody following a police chase that ended in a wreck on Tuesday. Reginald Andrews, 34, of Little Rock was taken into custody by Arkansas State Police around 10:45 a.m. at the intersection of 12th & Woodrow Street.
‘We're not going to quit’: U.S. Marshals continue search for man accused of killing ex-fiancé
CABOT, Ark. — Two years after their daughter’s murder, Randy and Judy West have a message for the man accused of killing her. “My message would be: ‘It's time. Man up. Take responsibility for your actions,’” Mr. West said.
Man wanted in connection to Oklahoma City homicide arrested in Arkansas
EL DORADO, Ark. – A man wanted in connection to an Oklahoma City homicide that happened earlier this year was arrested in Arkansas, officials say. On April 23, at around 11 p.m., officers in El Dorado, Arkansas, conducted a traffic stop in the 5500 block of North Smith St.
Two Arkansans arrested for Medicaid fraud
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of two Arkansans for Medicaid fraud. Jeffrey Grant Walker, 53, of Cabot, is accused of making false claims for payments of services provided to Medicaid recipients that were not rendered from April 2016 through Decemb
Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters. Wesley Burt with the West Memphis Animal Shelter says the treatment plant notified the shelter last Wednesday and by the end of ne
Double the recess means longer school days for some Arkansas elementary students
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK) - Next school year, many elementary students in Arkansas will get double the recess time. A new state law increases play time from 20 to 40 minutes a day.
Sinkhole closes traffic in North Little Rock near Arkansas River
The North Little Rock Police Department tweeted Tuesday morning that a sinkhole has closed traffic near the corner of Washington Avenue and Spruce Street. The sinkhole is less than a mile away from the Arkansas River.
South Arkansas teacher accused of sexual assaulting a student
PRESCOTT, AR (KSLA) - An Arkansas teacher was placed on administrative leave after authorities say she had sexual contact with a student. Leona Nivens, 33, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday at her home in Prescott, according to a news release from Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers.
Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties filming new movie in Jonesboro
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties are bringing the action to Region 8. A Region 8 News got an exclusive look on the movie set that’s right here in Jonesboro.
Arkansas warns police about dangers of drugs
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — High school students across Arkansas have been getting sick from a dangerous drug. In a release from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, law enforcement personnel across the state are being warned about a synthetic drug, similar to K2, that has sent students to the hospital afte
Beware when adventuring outdoors; Arkansas is home to 5 different species of ticks
Now that we are in full spring mode in Arkansas, we are not the only ones enjoying the warm weather. Blood-sucking ticks are waiting for their next meal and when a tick bites it could be carrying a disease.
Stomy weather ahead for South Arkansas
Rain and storms will become more widespread by late Wednesday through at least midday Thursday ahead of a cold front. The National Weather Service in Shreveport said some strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible Wednesday night into early Thursday morning as the storm system moves across the a
Rally at state capitol for Little Rock officer-involved shooting
LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) - Dozens gathered at the state capitol on Monday to rally against prosecuting attorney’s decision in a fatal officer-involved shooting. Pulaski County prosecuting attorney Larry Jegley decided that Little Rock officer Charles Starks was justified in the shooting and killi
State health department to reissue medical marijuana cards
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health has said it will automatically reissue its year-long medical marijuana cards to qualifying patients who have received them in the months before the drug could be sold.
About 300 face eviction as central Arkansas trailer park shutting
Hundreds of people are scrambling to find housing and moving money after the owner of a central Arkansas mobile home park told residents that he plans to shut down the 114-home facility, citing utility rate increases.