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Car crash leaves 1 dead , 2 injured in Desha County

DESHA COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — A car crash in Desha County left one person dead and two injured on Friday, State Police reported. Donald Douglas Mannings, 55, was driving a Lincoln south on Hwy. 65 when his vehicle hydroplaned, skid into the northbound traffic lane.


Fatal Flooding: Driver dies in high water in NE Arkansas

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. -- Authorities in Northeast Arkansas say a man died after driving around four barracides during flooding Friday evening. According to KAIT, the body was recovered along Highway 37 near Elgin.


One driver dead following wreck in Southeast Arkansas rain

Two vehicles collided in the rain on U.S. 65 in Desha County about 1:54 p.m. Friday, killing one driver and injuring two other people. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Donald Douglas Mannings, 55, of Wilmot was driving a 1994 Lincoln south on the highway near the Desha-Drew c


Only about 1,300 without power in Arkansas as storms move through state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — About 1,300 customers are without power in Arkansas according to the Entergy Arkansas Outage Map. White and Garland Counties appear to be most affected with 422 and 392 customers without power, respectively.


Arkansas County sheriff’s deputy guilty of extortion

A volunteer sheriff’s deputy with the Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office has been convicted of extorting confidential informants to steal an ATV and firearms. Cody Hiland, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Diane Upchurch, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Little Rock Field Off


State police: Wet roads kill 4, including 2 children, in Arkansas; at least 7 injured

At least four people were killed, including two children, and at least seven people were injured in crashes that took place on wet roads across Arkansas on Friday. In Carroll County, two children died and four more were injured after their vehicle left the road and crashed into several trees Friday


Mega Millions rolls over, three $2,000 winners in Arkansas

There was no grand prize winner of Friday’s Mega Millions lottery. According to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the numbers drawn were:. 18-24-31-34-55, Mega Ball 4, Megaplier 4x.


Forecasters: Chance for heavy winds, tornadoes, flooding today in parts of Arkansas

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop in the mid-to-late morning hours on Saturday across southern and southeast Arkansas, bringing threats of severe weather that include damaging winds, tornadoes, flash and area flooding and the possibility of hail, forecasters said.


Southeast Arkansas Bankruptcies for the week of 2-23-19

Hazel Childers, aka Hazel Freeman, aka Hazel Williams, aka Hazel Wilson and Calvin Childers, P.O. Box 224, DeWitt; filed Chapter 13 Feb. 11. Terry L. Wilson, 56 Crescent Park Drive, #A, DeWitt; filed Chapter 13 Feb. 11.


Dumas Student Arrested for Threatening School

DUMAS, AR (Ben Caxton) — Dumas Police arrested a 16-year-old student Wednesday after he allegedly posted threats against his school on the internet. According to a report posted at monticellolice.com, the boy could be charged as an adult in the case. The school issued a statement saying that the ano


Arkansas National Guard to monitor air near stump dump site

The 61st Civil Support Team from the Arkansas National Guard will begin conducting air monitoring tests at the Trafalgar Site in Bella Vista Tuesday, February 26. The team will monitor the air in the community immediately adjacent the site, according to a release from the Arkansas Department of Emer


Arkansas seeks $3.7M over botched contract

Arkansas is seeking more than $3.7 million in damages from a company over its botched execution of contracts to provide rides to the doctor and day care centers for Medicaid recipients in 32 counties.



RUSSELLVILLE —Kara Dickens, 18, of Cedarville was crowned the 64th Miss Tech on Friday night, Feb. 15, during the Miss Arkansas Tech University Scholarship Pageant at Witherspoon Auditorium. Placing the crown was Madison Oswalt of Harrison, Miss ATU 2018, with assistance from Claudia Raffo of Jonesb


Arkansas Bill Would Seal Criminal Records for Some Convicted Felons

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - Arkansas Legislators are bringing a bill to the table that would allow criminals of non-violent crimes to have their record automatically removed from public databases.


Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Health urge precautions against measles

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) are urging Arkansans to take advantage of safe and proven vaccines to prevent a possible outbreak of measles in the Natural State.


Arkansas, U.S. banks post $59.1 billion in fourth quarter profits

LITTLE ROCK — (TALK BUSINESS & POLITICS) Commercial banks and savings institutions insured in Arkansas and the U.S. saw a hefty boost in fourth quarter profits largely due to lower tax expenses related to the $1.8 trillion U.S. corporate tax cut package passed by Congress more than a year ago.


Grady student works with international conference

Faith Thomas of Grady is one of several University of Arkansas at Little Rock students who volunteered to help organize the High School Model Arab League Feb. 22-23. UA Little Rock students helped organize the conference. Thomas’ position was with the Council on Arab Social Affairs Ministers.


Shelby Trucker Badly Injured in Rosedale Crash

ROSEDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Shelby truckler was badly injured when the truck he was driving hydroplaned and crashed on Mississippi Highway 1 in Rosedale Tuesday morning. Terrence Johnson was driving a beer truck for Clark Distributing around 9:00 AM when the accident occurred. Rosedale Police Chie


Dossett On Rice: USDA’s Outlook For Rice Acres May Be A Stretch

The Port of Rosedale - Rosedale, Mississippi - Mississippi River ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography. Thai Rice prices have moved up $2 to $412 MT for White 5%. Vietnam price is $342 mt. Maybe that is why Iraq bought Vietnamese rice in the last tender. India rice is $370 mt.


Lady ‘Cats Go 1-1 at District Tourney

RISON – While it may not have been the ending she was hoping for, Rison Coach Shelby Ashcraft said she was pleased with the way her Lady Wildcats performed in their final two games of the season last week at the 8-3A District Tournament in Monticello.