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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards Officially Take Effect

POCOLA, Okla. -- Medical marijuana cards went into effect on Friday in Arkansas. But card or not, the nearly 7,000 approved patients still don't have anywhere to buy it in Arkansas.


'Will U Marry Me?': Arkansas couple gets engaged at construction site

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but love is still very much in the air in central Arkansas. Clayton Bowers works for Baldwin & Shell Construction Company. When he told his co-workers he was ready to propose to his girlfriend Peyton Weaver, they came up with an idea to use Clayton’s love for const


Arkansas Mom Shot in Face with Crossbow While Protecting Family, Drives Herself to Hospital

After being shot in the face with a crossbow, a 40-year-old Arkansas mother drove herself to the hospital on Monday with the arrow still lodged in the left side of her face. Police confirm in a statement Janet Partain arrived at the hospital severely injured but aware and alert.


Lawmaker proposes bill to strip Confederate designation from Arkansas flag star

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — (KTHV) – 2023 will be 100 years since the last update the Arkansas state flag, but one Arkansas native wants to see something new. Graphic designer Jordan King has lived in Arkansas his entire life. He said he is proud of where he is from and how Arkansas is starting to attract n


Arkansas high school put on lockdown following 'credible threat,' officials say; no weapon found

Students and staff at a northeast Arkansas high school were behind bolt-locked doors Friday, following a nearly hour-long lockdown after students reported a “credible threat” to a teacher, officials at Hoxie Public Schools said.


Web Extra: Lost Arkansas black history uncovered

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Every February, we celebrate Black History Month. But this year particularly means a little more for Crystal Shurley, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), who is shedding light on the long-overlooked contributions of the black communities in Ark


On this day in Arkansas: February 15

On this day in 1905, a new horse racing track was opened on a pasture where previously horses races had taken place for many years prior by local farm boys. The track was called Oaklawn Park Racetrack and it was a hit place for local gambling which had already been happening in Hot Springs since the


Arkansas gas station clerk shoots, injures armed robber, police say

A central Arkansas store clerk shot and injured a would-be robber who brandished a gun and demanded cash Thursday evening in Jacksonville, authorities said. The robbery attempt happened just before 11:30 p.m. at an Express Mart at 1530 W. Main St., the Jacksonville Police Department said Friday.


Arkansas Colored Auxiliary Council

"If I hadn't found this - if I hadn't started doing this research," Shurley explains. "It could have been lost for a very long time before somebody dug it up."


Former Clarksdale bank officer sentenced after pleading guilty to embezzlement charge

CLARKSDALE, Miss. — A former Mississippi bank officer was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to charges of embezzlement. According to the Department of Justice, Southern Bancorp Bank in Clarksdale was one of the institutions that received money through the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Co


Good News Matters: Arkansas's oldest probation officer

BENTON, Ark.- Dorris Cook is the oldest probation officer in the state, and also one of the most loved. "It gives me something to do, and I enjoy doing it and working with people," says Cook.


2019 Arkansas Flower & Garden Show promises plants, programs, landscape designs and seminars — all in 'Living Color'

Our weather has been all over the place this month — highs in the 80s, lows in the upper teens. We have had thunder and lightning, hail, strong winds, with even a tornado in the northern part of the state — and this is February. Who knows what else is in store, but gardeners are ready to get growing


Two Arrested in String of Clarksdale Burglaries

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Clarksdale police have announced the arrests of two individuals charged with commercial burglary. 56-year-old Jerome Allen and 25-year-old James Persons were identified on surveillance video entering the First United Methodist Church on February 5th; both men were arres


2 more men held in Helena slaying

Two men wanted in the January fatal shooting of a man in Helena-West Helena were arrested Monday by the U.S. Marshals Service, authorities said. Dedrick Bragg, 27, and Vann Bragg, 30, were arrested shortly after 6:10 a.m. at a home in the 1000 block of College Street in Marvell, according to the Hel


Nearly 8,900 don't meet Arkansas Medicaid work requirement

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas officials say nearly 8,900 people didn't meet a work requirement for the state's Medicaid expansion in January and are at risk of losing coverage if they don't comply within two months.


Arkansas Dem introduces bill to honor Native Americans instead of Confederacy on state flag

A lawmaker in Arkansas introduced legislation on Friday to nix Confederate symbolism on the state's flag. State Rep. Charles Blake (D) filed a bill that would not alter the design of the flag, but would amend language in the state’s Constitution to mean a large star on the flag represents Native Ame


Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry dines on donation from snow goose event

STUTTGART — The first World Championship Snow Goose Conservation Hunt, organized by Mack’s Prairie Wings and held Feb. 9-10, raised $31,000 for charity, with a third of that going to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, a nonprofit that works with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and hunters to


Attorney, faith-based leaders ask Arkansas Racing Commission to slow casino-rules process

A Little Rock attorney and two faith-based leaders petitioned the state Racing Commission in a joint effort Friday to slow down the process of adopting rules governing casino operations in the state.


No Word Yet on Coahoma Tourism Audit Results

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — When the Coahoma County Tourism Commission met Wednesday executive director Bubba O’Keefe outlined his vision of marketing Clarksdale with one standard “Visit Clarksdale” logo. The first order of “Visit Clarksdale” car tags are nearly sold out so more will be coming


Tax measure for infrastructure raises stakes for Clarksdale voters in already big election year

CLARKSDALE – An Election Day oddity could await Coahoma County voters in the next general election. Imagine this: On Aug. 6, voters walk into their polling places ready to cast their ballots. After checking in with poll workers, they tread toward their voting machines. Instead of one machine, there