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Car crash in Garland County leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
A 20-year-old man died in a one-vehicle car crash on Tuesday just before 10:30 p.m., according to State Police. Michael B. Mayberry was driving a Chevy pickup truck headed west on Old Dallas Road, when he negotiated a left curve with a downhill grade, exited the north side of the road and overturned
Arkansas Women Charged With Elaborate Credit Card Theft Scheme
The Oxford Police Department arrested two women from Arkansas this week for allegedly being involved in an elaborate credit card theft scheme and any additional victims are being encouraged to come forward.
Man wanted out of Garland Co.
GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. - The Garland County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for Denzil Aaron Roland, 23, who has a warrant out for his arrest. He is possibly driving a red Ford Taurus with a license plate 204 XEJ.
Aerial methods used to remove feral hogs in southeast Arkansas
Weather permitting, portions of Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area, located just east of McGehee on the Mississippi River, may be closed to daytime public access on March 21-22. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in c
Woman dies after being shot during domestic fight, Arkansas sheriff says
A 21-year-old woman died after being shot during an apparent domestic fight with a man near Pine Bluff, authorities said Thursday. Jefferson County deputies responded just after 10 p.m. Wednesday to the 3000 block of Mae Drive following reports of a domestic disturbance, according to the sheriff’s o
The Lassis Inn: A landmark for Arkansas catfish lovers
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — It might have the best catfish in Arkansas -- but it remains something of a secret. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Columnist Rex Nelson joined Channel 7's Elicia Dover for a meal eat at the Lassis Inn.
Garland County Sheriff's Office searches for suspect, possibly with two children
GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. — The Garland County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who may possibly have two children with him. Authorities say Denzil Aaron Roland, 23, has valid warrants and may be driving a red Ford Taurus with the license plate 204 XEJ.
Arkansas River Trail being monitored closely as storm season approaches
The 17-mile Arkansas River Trail is being monitored closely as storm season approaches central Arkansas. It’s no secret that it’s a beautiful place to spend the up-coming months bike riding and exploring the outdoors.
2019 Session: Arkansas House green lights discount for certain used car customers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - When shopping for a used car, the price on the window isn't a buyer's bottom line. The vehicle also comes with a sales tax. However, some Arkansans in the market may not have to pay it for long.
Parolee arrested on multiple charges following traffic stop
A parolee was arrested on multiple felony charges following a traffic stop late Tuesday after he reportedly admitted to having a gun and drugs in his possession. Shawn Michael Obryant, 27, who lists a Randallwood Drive address, was taken into custody shortly after 10:30 p.m. and charged with simulta
Panel backs bill on low reading scores
The Senate Education Committee unanimously supported Wednesday a bill that would require state involvement in school districts where students perform poorly in reading. Beginning next school year, Senate Bill 349 by Sen. Alan Clark, R-Lonsdale, would require the state Department of Education to prov
Benton Police Department searching for vehicle break-in suspects
BENTON, Ark. (KATV) — The Benton Police Department is searching for suspects who broke into a vehicle on Stone Creek Drive on Tuesday. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Benton police at 501-778-1171, 501-776-5947, or text "BNPD" plus the text message to 274637.
Full casino operations expected by April 1 at Oaklawn and Southland
The state Racing Commission will meet Saturday and is expected to begin the licensing process for full-fledged casino operations at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs and Southland Park in West Memphis.
Man whose sentence was overturned gets 24 years on other charge
A convicted rapist whose 50-year prison sentence for sexual assault was overturned last year was sentenced to 24 years in prison Monday after a one-day trial in Garland County Circuit Court on a failure to appear charge.
Missouri men allegedly tried stealing Al Capone statue
Two Missouri men were arrested after they allegedly tried to steal a statue of Al Capone outside a bar in Arkansas during St. Patrick's Day weekend. Mason Potter Jr., 24, and Andrew Vaughn, 25, were arrested Saturday outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
Catherine starts year with new super
For the first time in a decade, Lake Catherine State Park started the year with a new superintendent, longtime Arkansas State Parks employee Cheryl Vincent. Late last year, Superintendent Richard W. Boyes II retired from Lake Catherine State Park after 10 years as superintendent, 35 years with the p
Hot Springs Police look for new leads in 2013 cold case
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Hot Springs police are revisiting a cold case from 6 years ago where a young woman was found dead in her apartment. Police can't say how 20-year-old Katie Lavender was killed but they know somebody is responsible for her death.
Two killed in separate traffic-related incidents less than 8 hours apart
Two people were killed in separate traffic-related incidents less than eight hours apart in Garland County on Tuesday, including a pedestrian who was struck by an SUV and a driver who was killed when his truck rolled over, according to preliminary fatal crash summaries from the Arkansas State Police
Pedestrian killed by SUV in Hot Springs
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A pedestrian was fatally struck by an SUV in Hot Springs on Tuesday, state police reported. Tammie Odom, 51, was walking east on Amity Road about 3:55 p.m. when a 2002 Cadillac Escalade traveling in the same direction approached. The driver of an SUV didn't notice Odom and wasn'
Man acquitted of rape charge
BENTON, AR — After being detained in the Saline County Detention Center for more than a year, a Saline County man was recently freed. Jason Mitchell, 36, of Haskell, was acquitted after a jury deliberated in Saline County Circuit Court for about two hours, according to Bobby Digby who served as Mitc