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Shooting victim walks into Little Rock hospital, police say

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A shooting victim who walked into a local hospital for help is expected to survive. That's according to the Little Rock Police Department, which says the case is under investigation.


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.


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.


Record-setting rain brought flood of problems across central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Though rain has exited the state and much of the water has receded, the Arkansas Department of Transportation warns that some roads could stay flooded for several days.


Economy called key in union's Georgia contract with Tyson

The union representing hundreds of poultry plant workers in south Georgia recently negotiated a better pay and benefits deal with Tyson Foods, a move the union's president said helps the processing plant's 1,800 workers and potentially helps thousands more workers in the region and, eventually, othe


Asbestos concerns linger in NLR Dixie Neighborhood

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Asbestos concerns still linger in a North Little Rock neighborhood years after it was discovered. The EPA says asbestos was found in the Dixie Neighborhood back in 2011 from a vermiculite processing plant in operation from 1953 to 1989.


Supreme Court overturns contempt order against DHS for at-home services rule

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed an order from a Pulaski County judge who had held the state Department of Human Services in contempt of court. Last May, Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen found DHS in contempt due to its “deliberate and calculated disobedience” regarding the agency’


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.


North Little Rock man arrested on charge of rape

A North Little Rock man was arrested Monday on charges of rape after a woman found strange text messages on her juvenile daughter's phone, court documents said. North Little Rock police officers arrested Deshown A. Engram, 28, on two charges of rape Monday, two weeks after officers responded to Bapt


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


New trial ordered for man convicted in son's death

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a new trial Thursday for a death row inmate who was convicted in the killing of his 6-year-old son, whom investigators say died from an infection caused by the father sexually assaulting him with a stick.


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


“No-knock exception” warrants appear to be rule, not exception with Little Rock police

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) - The vast majority of drug-related warrants served by Little Rock police over the past 10 years have been considered “no-knock” warrants, according to a report from Little Rock television station KATV.


New Arkansas law changes the state's marriage age

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (localmemphis.com) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation that raises the state's marriage age to 17. Previously, a 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy could get married with the consent of their parents. If the girl was pregnant, a judge could approve a marriage r


Little Rock Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Heavy rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening. Breezy until afternoon and mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.


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.


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.


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.


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.