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Yell County explosion destroys house

YELL COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — Yell County authorities say a house outside of Dardanelle exposed around noon on Wednesday. Police say the explosion at the 13163 Country Loop house is believed to been caused by a propane leak.


Large amount of pot, THC oil, and ecstasy confiscated during Texarkana, Arkansas arrest

Texarkana, AR - Police in Texarkana, Arkansas take a large amount of drugs off the streets following an arrest on Tuesday evening. Police say Dewayne Franklin, of Wheatfield, Connecticut, and Jermany Tiswell, of Marianna, Arkansas, were taken into custody after authorities discovered 10 pounds of ma


Yell Co. home explodes after propane leak, sheriff's office says

YELL COUNTY, Ark.- The Yell County Sheriff's Office says a home exploded Wednesday after a propane leak. The explosion happened at a home on the 13100 block of Country Loop Road.


Arkansas senator proposes bill to cut school lunches to improve reading

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — One Arkansas lawmaker wants to get more students reading by putting money on the line—specifically, their lunch money. Rep. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale) proposed a bill that would cut lunch funding in schools that struggle with reading, and he is working to get others to support the


Northeast Arkansas man arrested in connection with woman's fatal shooting

A Blytheville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police said he was found in the same residence as a murdered woman. Officers with the Blytheville Police Department said they were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Hearn Street in reference to a shooting, Blytheville Police Department


Collapsed Yell County Bridge, Semi Still Submerged In Petit Jean River

YELL COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) — A historic bridge north of Ola was destroyed on Thursday (Jan. 31) when a semi drove over it, causing the bridge to collapse. Two weeks later, both the bridge and semi are still submerged in the Petit Jean River.


53-year-old inmate found dead at Arkansas jail

A Baxter County jail inmate was found dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Frank Salvadore Compton, a 53-year-old Harrison man, was found unresponsive by jailers during a cell check shortly before 3:20 a.m., a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John F. Montgomery states.


Former Yell County EMS Director sentenced to prison at revocation hearing

DARDANELLE, Ark. - The former EMS director for Yell County has been sentenced to a term in state prison. Our content partner River Valley Now reports that Sidney Lee Ward, 72 of Belleville was sentenced just after 11 a.m. Monday after appearing in a revocation hearing.


Northeast Arkansas high school student gets a perfect score on the ACT

JONESBORO, Ark. — It’s a great day for Arkansas! One of the state’s young minds is putting us on the map. Matt Sherman, 17, currently attends Jonesboro High School where he is a junior. And he just received a 36 on his ACT. That’s a perfect score! He also has a 4.22 GPA.


Arkansas Racing Commission to either accept or reject proposed casino rules at upcoming meeting

POPE COUNTY, Ark. — The rules on casinos in Arkansas could officially be in place as early as next week. More than 160 public comments were submitted and on Thursday, Feb. 20, the Arkansas Racing Commission will either accept or reject the proposed rules.


Girl, 9, in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in central Arkansas

A 9-year-old girl was in critical condition on Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle the night before in Benton, authorities said. The girl was struck shortly after 7 p.m. near Alcoa Boulevard and Benton Parkway, the Benton Police Department said in a statement. The girl's 15-year-old sister was al


Mumps identified on University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has identified three confirmed cases and one suspect case of mumps on University of Arkansas at Fayetteville campus during the last few weeks.


Suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Missouri arrested in Arkansas, authorities say

A man wanted in Missouri on a charge tied to a hit-and-run earlier this month that killed a woman was arrested Tuesday in Arkansas, according to authorities. Zachary Davis, 23, is accused of fleeing the scene of a Feb. 4 crash along Missouri 53 near Poplar Bluff that killed Wendy Dumas, said Mark Do


True crime subculture experiences atmospheric rise into mainstream, even in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TV shows, documentaries and books have long told the real-life stories of good versus evil. But now more than ever, people are learning the ins and outs of true crime cases through their headphones and car stereos.


Bill filed to limit last meals for Arkansas prisoners

Legislation was filed Wednesday to limit the last meals of prisoners on the night of their execution to food that is already available within the prison. The sponsor of the bill, state Rep. Rebecca Petty, R-Rogers, is a familiar name on death-penalty legislation. Her daughter, Andi, was killed in 19


DPS: Arkansas man killed in Cass County crash

An Arkansas man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Cass County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, around 2 p.m., Tuesday, troopers responded wreck located on US Highway 59 in Cass County, just north of Linden.


Arkansas National Guard returns for more sandbag delivery; Jackson Co. levee

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - After several visits, the Arkansas National Guard helicopters returned to Jackson County Wednesday to place more sandbags on the levee. Jackson County Judge Jeff Phillips said he was on a conference call Wednesday with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas National G


An Arkansas “Trigger” Abortion Ban Will Go Into Effect If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned

One more state is poised to criminalize abortion if the Supreme Court ever overturns its ruling that's been in effect almost five decades. On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Arkansas passed a "trigger" abortion ban that will go into effect if Roe v. Wade were ever overturned — something


On this day in Arkansas history: February 20

On this day in 1959, the town of Foreman incorporated. The town of about 1,000 people is located in Little River County. In the early 1900s, the main crop of the area was cotton. However, city leaders wanting to use the resources around them built a cement factory. City leaders saw the industrial po


New bill would get rid of daylight saving time in Arkansas

HARRISON, AR (KAIT) -A new bill in Arkansas could eliminate Daylight Savings Time altogether. According to a report from NBC affiliate KY3, House Bill 1368, filed by State Rep. Sarah Capp, would put the state on standard time permanently.