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Central Arkansas Hit By Flooding; Little Rock Breaks Daily Record For Rain

LITTLE ROCK — The storm system that moved through Northwest Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma early Thursday, dropping heavy rain and hail, moved on to cause chaos in central Arkansas, as torrents of rain flooded highways and closed schools.


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


Little Rock police chief asks protesters to remain 'civil' in first news conference

Little Rock’s new police chief Keith Humphrey said Thursday that he knew there would be civil disobedience as citizens protest the officer-involved shooting of Bradley Blackshire, but asked that those protests remain nonviolent.


North Little Rock police investigating after child hit by vehicle

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A three-year-old child is injured after being hit by a vehicle, according to police. The extent of the child's injuries have not been released. It happened in the 300 block of Prothro Street, police say the vehicle left the scene.


Lightning strike catches tree on fire in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - During powerful overnight storms, a tree in Little Rock caught fire. A witness says a lightning strike caught the tree on fire. The flames were caught on camera.


Working 4 You: IRS back taxes scam

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - With the tax filing deadline passing earlier this week, the Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about potential calls from someone pretending to be with the IRS. According to the BBB, scammers are calling people and saying they owe back taxes.


Hit-and-run in North Little Rock sends 3-year-old to hospital, suspect not identified

A hit-and-run that took place at Prothro street in North Little Rock sent a 3-year-old to the hospital Wednesday evening. According to North Little Rock police, the accident took place sometime before 8 p.m.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, AR — New and exciting events are coming to the Little Rock area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events


Arkansas immigrants hold statewide prayer chain in response to new anti-sanctuary cities law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Holy Thursday, Arkansas immigrants and advocates banded together for a statewide prayer chain in response to the governor signing an anti-sanctuary cities bill into law Wednesday.


Arizona Mother Outraged After Saying Son Was Singled Out to Reenact Abuse Suffered by the ‘Little Rock Nine’

An Arizona mother is speaking out after she claims her 9-year-old son was paraded through class as his teachers and classmates yelled at, humiliated and berated him during a lesson on school segregation and the civil rights movement.


Chief Humphrey says citizens advisory committee in the works; encourages nonviolent protests

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, new LRPD Police Chief Keith Humphrey said he and Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will be talking to the U.S. Department of Justice about establishing a citizen review board or citizen advisory committee. He said he's "reviewing all policies" of the department, includi


Arkansas murder conviction overturned

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The conviction of a man for raping and killing his 6-year-old son was reversed by the Arkansas State Supreme Court in an opinion released Thursday morning.


Child Abuse Prevention Month rally in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Department of Human Services decked out the State Capitol in blue Thursday in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. The rally brought many together in the Capitol Rotunda to signify we all play a role in making great childhoods happen.


Flash flood warning area includes Little Rock metro; several districts cancel class

A flash flood warning is set for several counties in Arkansas, including the Little Rock metro area, as heavy rain continued to fall early Thursday. Bryant Schools, the Pulaski County Special School District, Bauxite Public Schools the Benton School District and the Sheridan School District canceled


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.


Dumas woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a Desha County woman has pleaded guilty to theft of property by deception for caring for her husband, the patient, which is conduct that would make her ineligible to be paid by the Medicaid program.


New Trial Ordered for Arkansas Man Convicted in Son's Death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a death row inmate who was convicted in the death of his 6-year-old son. Investigators say Mauricio Alejandro Torres used a stick to sexually assault the boy while the family was camping in Missouri. A medical examiner blamed


Former Pulaski Academy standout Luke Jones announces transfer to Arkansas

Pulaski Academy offensive lineman Luke Jones watches during warmups prior to a game against Bossier City (La.) Parkway on Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Little Rock. Former Pulaski Academy offensive lineman Luke Jones, who signed with Notre Dame in 2018, has announced his plans to transfer to Arkansas.


Police: 1 questioned after stabbing in parking lot of Popeyes in Little Rock

A man was taken in for questioning Wednesday afternoon after he stabbed a woman in the parking lot of a Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in Little Rock, authorities said. Witnesses flagged down a police officer at approximately 1 p.m. near the Popeyes at 3208 S. University Ave. and reported a stabbing in t


Price for Little Rock port's new dock at $5.2M

Bids to build a new dock at the Port of Little Rock came in higher than expected, but the port's top official said Wednesday that he believes he can work with the chosen contractor to reduce the $5.2 million price tag.