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Arkansas woman accused of cutting husband's throat

A Mountain Pine woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly cut her husband's throat with a knife during an argument at their home. Michelle Dawn Grimmett, 38, was taken into custody near her residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree domestic battery, a felony puni


Man gets 23 years for setting up drug buy with undercover Arkansas agents while in California prison

A federal judge sentenced a California prison inmate to more than 23 years in prison after authorities said he set up a drug buy with undercover agents in Northwest Arkansas. Prosecutors alleged that Larry Navarrete, 38, contacted an undercover informant from a cellphone he had in prison and arrange


Former Arkansas youth jailer sentenced to 7 years in prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified" actions in punishing disorderly juveniles.


Miller County woman charged with 16 counts animal cruelty

Earlier this month, authorities in Miller County seized more than 100 exotic animals, rats, puppies and dogs from a home on U.S. Highway 82 which reeked so strongly of ammonia that animal rescuers felt compelled to wear respirators while inside.


Hundreds of animals seized from Texarkana home

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas have seized hundreds of animals, including snakes, lizards and rats, from a Texarkana home as part of an animal cruelty investigation.


More than 100 exotic animals taken from Miller County home

A Miller County woman has been charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty after hundreds of exotic animals, including snakes, lizards and rats, were taken from her home. Franziska D. Santifer, 29, is scheduled to appear in court June 10, said Miller County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mark Lewis.


Tree falls on Arkansas house during storm, trapping man inside

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Stormy weather caused real damage in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday, including a tree falling on a home in Helena-West Helena and trapping a man inside.


Police: Man, 51, dies after suffering apparent medical emergency while being booked into Arkansas jail

A 51-year-old man died while in police custody Friday morning in western Arkansas after his arrest stemming from an early morning traffic stop, officials said. The Arkansas State Police said Darrell K. Hays, II died after suffering an apparent medical emergency while being booked into the Sebastian


25 workers laid off as Arkansas plant prepares to close; CEO cites Chinese trade practices

About 25 people have lost their jobs at a plywood manufacturing plant in Trumann, while a similar number will remain employed for a few more months. Columbia Forest Products, based in Greensboro, N.C., said it will cease all hardwood plywood production at the plant this fall. "The decision to close


Flash flooding prompts I-30 closure, water rescues in central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Flash flooding on Thursday morning resulted in Interstate 30, south of Little Rock, being closed. The area had three to five inches of rain within just a few hours, leading to the water not having anywhere to go except for the low-lying section across the highway.


Locals donate candy to Arkansas town after thief steals stash earmarked for Easter egg hunt

The town of Plainview, Ark., won’t let a candy-loving thief ruin its Easter plans. Community members and local organizations are donating candy for the town’s annual Easter egg hunt after a large stash of sweets intended for the hunt was stolen only days before Saturday’s event.


Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.


Human specimens found buried at Arkansas historic, haunted hotel

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KOLR) - The Crescent Hotel in Arkansas calls itself "America's Most Haunted Hotel." It has been featured nationally on shows like Ghost Hunters, and even offers "ghost tour tickets."


Heavy rainfall brings full waterfalls to Arkansas

With a very wet spring, it is the perfect time to check out the many spectacular waterfalls that can be found in the Natural State. The weather for the next few days is expected to be perfect for hiking, so pack up your bags and explore the outdoors, before it gets too hot and humid.


Man in wheelchair struck by vehicle, killed while crossing street in Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas — A man is dead after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street in his wheelchair in Texarkana on Thursday night. According to the Texarkana Police Department, officials responded to the 5300 block of North Stateline Avenue around 8:45 p.m.


Arkansas Raises Minimum Marriage Age

You won’t be hearing wedding bells chiming for anyone under the age of 17 in Arkansas anymore. Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law increasing the state’s minimum age to 17 for everyone.


McDonald’s rebuild to feature 2-lane drive-thru, more parking, new building design

McDonald’s in Magnolia is officially getting a rebuild — and it’s likely beginning in just over a month. The project has been in the works for years, but details have now emerged that the chain’s current E. Main Street site will be demolished later this spring and built anew as a dual-lane, totally


Pedestrian dead after crash on North State Line Avenue

A man in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle and killed as he was attempting to cross North State Line Avenue late Thursday night, according to police. Marvinv Weaver, 68, of Texarkana Ark., died as a result of his injuries, according to Shawn Vaughn, Texarkana, Texas, Police Department spokesman.


Bail at $1 million for suspect in fatal shooting

Bail has been set at $1 million for a man accused of fatally shooting a woman in the face early Wednes-day morning in the parking lot of a Texarkana, Ark., apartment complex. Markelle Demetrice Davis, 19, made an initial court appearance Thursday before District Judge Wren Autrey at the Miller Count


McDonalds demolition set for end of May, new restaurant will during summer

McDonalds restaurant in Magnolia will be demolished shortly after Memorial Day and a new, larger McDonalds will rise in its place. Residents may have to wait 90-120 days to satisfy any craving for a Big Mac.