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Wonder Boys travel to Monticello this weekend
RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech baseball travels to Monticello, Ark. this weekend to play in its final road games of the regular season. The Wonder Boys will face off against No. 13 Arkansas-Monticello. The series will begin with a nine-inning game on Friday, April 19 at 3 p.m. followed by a doublehead
1 killed, 2 injured in Arkansas highway wreck, police say
A woman was killed and two others injured after a driver crossed into the path of another vehicle along an Arkansas highway, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said Alyssa Anderson, 25, of Rison was at the intersection of Arkansas 530 and 114 just before noon Wednesday when she failed to yi
AG conducts law enforcement event at UAM
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge visited the University of Arkansas at Monticello April 5 for a regional law enforcement training hosted by her office. Rutledge and dozens of law enforcement officers were on site as part of the first training event of its kind hosted in south Arkansas, acco
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.
Drew County Man Arrested for Attempted Kidnapping
DREW COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — A Drew County man has been arrested on assault and attempted kidnapping charges. The Drew County Sheriff’s Office reports that they responded to a 9-1-1 call last Thursday from Yolanda White claiming that she had been assaulted, forced into a black BMW and taken agains
Rison Woman Killed in Southeast Arkansas Accident
LINCOLN COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — One woman is dead and two others injured after a two-car crash in Lincoln County, Arkansas. The Arkansas State Patrol reports that 25-year-old Alyssa Anderson of Rison was traveling west on Arkansas 114 Wednesday morning just before noon when she failed to yield at
2 wanted in connection with Texas homicide arrested in Arkansas
Two men wanted in connection with a recent homicide in Texas “were acting strange” before an Arkansas police officer flagged their car as stolen and arrested them, authorities said Thursday.
Bald eagle shot and killed, $6K reward offered for information
MONTICELLO, Ark. (WFLA) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are conducting a joint investigation into the death of a mature bald eagle found in Drew County March 28.
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.
Multiple Arkansas school districts closed due to serve flooding
AVILLA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY -- CLOSED DUE TO FLOODING. BRYANT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- CLOSED TODAY TO FLOODING - AMI DAY. PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTIRCT -- CLOSED TODAY TO FLOODING - AMI DAY.
Heavy rain triggers flash flooding in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Rainfall across Arkansas on Thursday triggered flash flooding in some locations. The central part of the state was hard-hit and it became evident as people began to get on the roads Thursday morning.
Arkansas Supreme Court: Bella Vista Man to Get New Murder Trial
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - A Bella Vista man, who was sentenced to death for killing his six-year-old son, will get a new trial, a ruling made by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, April 18.
Wanted suspect caught in Arkansas
DeSoto County officials stated Thursday morning a man taken into custody in Osceola, Arkansas is a person the Sheriff’s Department has been seeking on sexual battery charges.
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.
Tonight's weather timeline: When, where storms will hit central Arkansas
ARKANSAS, USA — Tonight's thunderstorms will begin to push into the state (south and west) as early as 9 p.m. bringing mainly very heavy rain, some damaging wind and some hail. Currently, the tornado threat is low. Storms will then spread and affect most of southern Arkansas overnight.
Third Tunica County casino closes since 2014, company cites Arkansas competition
TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. (localmemphis.com) -- Another casino company in Tunica County is folding, causing job losses in what was a booming industry in the 1990s. This is the third one to close since 2014 in that area, taking along with it 200 jobs. It’s the latest concern for the county that’s already
Identities of three people murdered in Earle, Arkansas, released
EARLE, Ark. (localmemphis.com) There’s new information in a triple murder investigation in Crittenden County, Arkansas. A child and two adults who were found dead this week have been identified.
Commission approves road bid for Lincoln County
The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for roadway work in Lincoln County, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT.) Crews will replace a bridge structure on State Highway 54 over Mills Bayou, northeast of Garrett Bridge. River Bridge Construction, LLC of Newkirk,
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.
Police arrest suspect in McDowell murder
An investigation that began when police were called to a homicide at the intersection of Iris Street and Howard Drive on April 8 has resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man on probable cause of capital murder.