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Arkansas Dispensaries to Start Selling in Less Than a Month

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA)--Arkansans have less than a month to wait before they can buy medical marijuana in the Natural State. According to the Medical Marijuana Commission, the first dispensary to open its doors will be "Doctors Orders" in Hot Springs, set to start selling around May 12th.


Tunica residents hope proposed water park will create new business, amid casino closing

TUNICA, Miss. - There is hope tonight that Tunica County can rebound after the announcement that Resorts Casino will close this summer. FOX13 found out that hope may lie in two long planned attractions that have not gotten off the ground yet.


Arkansas woman accused of cutting husband's throat

A Mountain Pine woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly cut her husband's throat with a knife during an argument at their home. Michelle Dawn Grimmett, 38, was taken into custody near her residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree domestic battery, a felony puni


Tree falls on Arkansas house during storm, trapping man inside

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Stormy weather caused real damage in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday, including a tree falling on a home in Helena-West Helena and trapping a man inside.


Central Arkansas can expect to see 'Pink' moon around 8 p.m.

You may have seen or heard that the full moon tonight is called the “Pink” moon, but don’t expect to go outside and look for a bubblegum-colored object in the sky. The moon will be a red or orange color at moonrise around 8:11 p.m. in Little Rock. However, this is not unique and it will not last lon


Man gets 23 years for setting up drug buy with undercover Arkansas agents while in California prison

A federal judge sentenced a California prison inmate to more than 23 years in prison after authorities said he set up a drug buy with undercover agents in Northwest Arkansas. Prosecutors alleged that Larry Navarrete, 38, contacted an undercover informant from a cellphone he had in prison and arrange


Former Arkansas youth jailer sentenced to 7 years in prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified" actions in punishing disorderly juveniles.


Police: Man, 51, dies after suffering apparent medical emergency while being booked into Arkansas jail

A 51-year-old man died while in police custody Friday morning in western Arkansas after his arrest stemming from an early morning traffic stop, officials said. The Arkansas State Police said Darrell K. Hays, II died after suffering an apparent medical emergency while being booked into the Sebastian


Snakes, lizards, rats among hundreds of animals seized from Arkansas home

Authorities in southwest Arkansas have seized hundreds of animals, including snakes, lizards and rats, from a Texarkana home as part of an animal cruelty investigation. The Texarkana Gazette reports the animals were seized after authorities received several calls from people concerned about the anim


Fire department leaving Tunica as casino revenue declines

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rural Metro Fire Department announced it will leave north Tunica County, Mississippi at the end of May, due to declining revenues from the casino industry in the county.


Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.


25 workers laid off as Arkansas plant prepares to close; CEO cites Chinese trade practices

About 25 people have lost their jobs at a plywood manufacturing plant in Trumann, while a similar number will remain employed for a few more months. Columbia Forest Products, based in Greensboro, N.C., said it will cease all hardwood plywood production at the plant this fall. "The decision to close


Lyon softball sweeps Hannibal-LaGrange Friday

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College softball team swept Hannibal-LaGrange University on Friday, 4-2 and 4-3. Lyon moves to 31-10 on the season, 17-5 in the AMC. Hannibal-LaGrange goes to 20-20 on the year, 10-12 in the AMC.


Seven Burglaries in Three Days in Clarksdale

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Between Monday and Wednesday Clarksdale police received five reports of auto burglaries and two residential burglaries. Nothing was reported taken in four of the five auto burglaries but a tablet was stolen from a vehicle on Sasse (sassy) Street, and several televisions


Two Hospitalized in Another Tunica Shooting

Two people are hospitalized following a shooting early Thursday morning in Tunica. Authorities received several calls of a shooting in the 1000 block of Edwards, just off of Highway 61. Two men were shot multiple times and airlifted to a Memphis hospital for treatment.


Nebraska Arrests Man Wanted for Clarksdale Murder

LINCOLN, NE (Ben Caxton) — A Clarksdale man wanted for a 2016 murder has been arrested 700 miles away in Nebraska. Authorities there took an interest in Stephon Clay after he was spotted acting suspiciously near a federal courthouse in Lincoln. Upon contacting police in Mississippi they discovered h


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


2 people rushed to hospital after shooting in north Mississippi, officials say

TUNICA, Miss. - Police are investigating after two people were shot in north Mississippi. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Prichard Road and Old Highway 61 in Tunica, according to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office.


Penn National Gaming to close Resorts Casino Tunica

Penn National leases the underlying real property associated with the two casinos from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. pursuant to the terms of the Company's existing Master Lease with GLPI.


Clarksdale Developer Complains Of Fake News

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — At the April 2nd meeting of the Clarksdale Quality of Life Commission, developer Dwan Brown spoke out about “untrue stories in the media” regarding the sports complex. Saying he has been working on the project since October 2017, Brown repeatedly said that he has not go