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Arkansas warns police about dangers of drugs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — High school students across Arkansas have been getting sick from a dangerous drug. In a release from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, law enforcement personnel across the state are being warned about a synthetic drug, similar to K2, that has sent students to the hospital afte


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


SW AR teacher accused of “improper sexual contact” with student

PRESCOTT, AR (KSLA) - An Arkansas teacher has been placed on administrative leave as authorities say she had sexual contact with a student. Leona Nivens, 33, of Prescott was taken into custody on Tuesday, April 23 at her home without incident, according to a news release from Prescott Police Chief J


David Arquette shooting horror comedy in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. — A new film starring David Arquette is being shot in Arkansas. The horror comedy 12 Hour Shift is about a group of nurses who steal organs and sell them on the black market. Production has begun in Jonesboro.


As Arkansas mobile home park prepares to close, evicting hundreds of residents, dozens of citations pile up

Hundreds of people are scrambling to find housing and raise money after the owner of a central Arkansas mobile home park told residents he plans to shut down the 114-home facility, citing utility rate hikes for the closure.


Beware when adventuring outdoors; Arkansas is home to 5 different species of ticks

Now that we are in full spring mode in Arkansas, we are not the only ones enjoying the warm weather. Blood-sucking ticks are waiting for their next meal and when a tick bites it could be carrying a disease.


Sinkhole closes traffic in North Little Rock near Arkansas River

The North Little Rock Police Department tweeted Tuesday morning that a sinkhole has closed traffic near the corner of Washington Avenue and Spruce Street. The sinkhole is less than a mile away from the Arkansas River.


Police: 90-year-old killed after SUV slams into back of car on central Arkansas highway

An SUV slammed into the back of a car Monday night along a central Arkansas highway, killing the car's 90-year-old driver and injuring the other driver, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said Audrey Heer, 90, of Bauxite was in a stopped vehicle in the outside lane of U.S. 70, about a mile


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino proposed for Arkansas

A proposal to build a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Pope County will be submitted to the Arkansas Racing Commission in May, a company partnering with the Hard Rock brand announced Tuesday.


Missing German shepherd reunited with owner in north Arkansas

YELLVILLE, Ark. -- Cynthia Nelson said her dog Pup Pup disappeared back in December in Boone County. "I let her out to go potty," Nelson said. "Went back to get her about 10 minutes later, and she was gone."


Three missing Arkansas children found safe in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three children missing from Arkansas were found Monday night in Kansas City, Arkansas State police confirmed to FOX4. According to police, officers located the missing children and their vehicle around 11:30 p.m. They did not say specifically where officers found the three childre


Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties filming new movie in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties are bringing the action to Region 8. A Region 8 News got an exclusive look on the movie set that’s right here in Jonesboro.


Jefferson St., Washington St. around Magnolia square to become one-way in July

Parking and travel changes are coming this summer to Magnolia’s square. The conversion of two of the city’s primary downtown access roads was first hinted at in January by Magnolia Mayor Parnell Vann and later confirmed at his March state of the city address, but no timetable on the project had been


Biden to announce 2020 bid Thursday

WASHINGTON—Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.


The first Miss UA Cossatot Scholarship Pageant is Saturday

UA Cossatot will be hosting the first annual Miss UA Cossatot Scholarship Pageant to be held at the historic UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The winner of the pageant will be crowned Miss UA Cossatot 2019 and will receive a full tuition waiver for one year wh


Justices seem to favor citizenship question

WASHINGTON—Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census in a case that could affect American elections for t


Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

WASHINGTON—The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns.


First Security Expands in Russellville; Southern Bancorp Makes Push Into Glenwood

First Security Bank is increasing its presence in Russellville. The new full-service branch at 209 W. Main St. will be its second location in the $1 billion-deposit market. First Security holds a 0.77% market share with nearly $8 million in deposits. That’s No. 9 among 10 lenders with offices in Rus


Daughters of the American Revolution gives out Good Citizen pins

Miguel Montero from De Queen, Katilynn Hanney from Nashville and Abigail Garner from Dierks, received the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen's pin. They wrote an essay about patriotism for the school counselor and were chosen to receive the DAR Good Citizen Award. Honorees received a


Area Roundup: Gentry homer, McGinn gem gives Ashdown girls boost in 15-0 win over Centerpoint

AMITY, Ark. — Ashdown blanked Centerpoint on Monday in their varsity softball match, 15-0. Angelina McGinn received the win in the circle for the Lady Panthers. She went five innings, gave up three hits, walked none and struck out four batters.