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Arkansas State Trooper rear-ended on I-40 near Mayflower, police say trooper taken to hospital

According to an Arkansas State Police spokesperson, it is confirmed that a state trooper was hit on I-40 westbound, north of Mayflower. Police say the trooper was sitting stationary on the inside shoulder, not on a traffic stop, when the trooper's vehicle was rear-ended. The driver of the other car


Woodruff County breaks ground on new jail

AUGUSTA — The residents of Woodruff County approved a 1-cent sales tax in August 2017 for the construction and maintenance of a new county detention facility. After more than a year of getting the plans together, along with securing financing, ground was broken for the jail on Jan. 18.


One dead, two injured in White County crash

WHITE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A White County man was killed and two others were hurt Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 5, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police.


Proposed bill would remove Confederate commemoration from Arkansas flag

A proposed bill would change the language in state law that commemorates the Confederate States of America when describing the design of the Arkansas flag. House Bill 1487, filed Friday by Rep. Charles Blake (D-Little Rock), would not alter the design of the flag, but would change the designation of


160 knife-makers from around the world compete at 26th Annual Arkansas Knife Show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Around 160 knife-makers from around the world shared space at the convention center. Awide array of blades -- from swords to daggers, hunting knives, and even kitchen knives -- were on display during the 26th Annual Arkansas Knife Show.


Boone County accident injures two Arkansas residents

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — A single-vehicle accident in Boone County early Sunday morning left two Arkansas residents injured. According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by Tyler S. Baker, 22, or Van Buren, AR was traveling northbound on US – 63 near Dripping Spr


Down in the dumps: How to find rabbits in Arkansas

When I first saw the cottontail, its head was sticking out of the burner on the kitchen stove. But almost as soon as it appeared, it withdrew into the stove again, disappearing like a rabbit in a magician’s hat trick.


Trauma coordinator named to state nursing board

Jasper Fultz said that when he decided to become a nurse while serving in the Army, he wanted to help people. After more than 35 years, Fultz will help mold policies for nursing in Arkansas.


Taxes and spending: Arkansas leads country in sales tax toll while state starves services to cater to rich and special interests

A reader sends a link to a stunning top 10 compilation by salestaxhandbook.com: A ranking of local sales tax burdens shows Arkansas cities occupy 12 of the top 17 places on the list, with Gould leading the nation with a combined sales tax rate of 11.5 percent.


Traveling Arkansas: Dog Show in Camden

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 22!. East Arkansas Community College presents an evening of classic hits with The Platters, The Drifters, and The Coasters.


Searcy advances in small-business contest

Searcy is in it to win it. The city made the cut Tuesday to the top six in the Small Business Revolution-Main Street online contest and is in the running to win $500,000 for six small businesses and be featured on the eight-part online and Hulu series.


Jackson County residents experience flooding in higher risk flood areas

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -As rain continues, flooding will continue to create issues for some Jackson County residents especially those that live in an area on Highway 14. Some of the homes are in a higher risk flood area.


Levee still holding rising waters as officials inspect damages in northeast Arkansas

Officials in northeast Arkansas were inspecting an eroded flood levee that's holding back an elevated river Thursday following heavy downpours this week with more rain potentially on its way.


County officials and crew temporarily secure levee until helicopters return in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Earlier Friday, Jackson County Judge Jeff Phillips confirmed that two Arkansas National Guard helicopters have been requested to return. Phillips said the helicopters will return in the early morning on Feb. 16.


Top 5 Good News stories for Feb. 10-16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Because Good News Matters, every Saturday, we'll take a look back at our Top 5 News moments of the week. In our number five Good News story of the week, we meet the state's oldest probation officer, who inspires many. Dorris Cook loves what she does, and at 89 years old, she doesn


Starting a Revolution in Searcy

VOTE NOTE: Before you read any further, go to GoSearcy.com and vote! And then vote again with your other email addresses on your other devices! Right now! Then do it again Monday and again by 10 p.m. Tuesday, too.


Donut Dash to benefit CASA of White County

SEARCY — Something sweet is coming to Searcy for this year’s big fundraiser for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of White County. The 2019 Donut Dash will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 in Bison Park at Harding University.


Hands-on food industry learning at Newport High School

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - Students at Newport High School interested in the food industry now have the option to learn about the food business and work in an actual food industry. Started five years ago, the Hungry Hound Cafe provides students with an opportunity to learn how to work in the food industry


Mom protecting teens takes arrow to face, drives self to hospital; suspect arrested, police say

An Arkansas woman was hit in the face with a crossbow arrow Monday by a man whom she claimed was stealing her property, police said. Janet Partain said she was confronting 34-year-old Joseph Avellino at his Wynne, Ark., home. An argument escalated and he allegedly fired a crossbow arrow at her 14-ye


Arkansas Arts Center's "Pop! Out of the Vault" exhibit centers on Warhol's Little Red Book

"POP! Out of the Vault," featuring more than 50 works from the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection by pop art creators including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Mel Ramos, will be on display Tuesday-July 7 at the Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce street