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Johnson Co. leaders hope for casino that was planned for Pope Co.

The Arkansas Racing Commission has approved a rule that would require a letter of support for a casino from the current county judge and mayor. Johnson County leaders are hopeful for a casino that was planned to be built in Pope County. Residents in Pope County have voiced their concerns about a cas


Man shot and killed in Arkansas neighborhood

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood Wednesday evening. The shooting happened in Blytheville. Police were called to the 100 block of East Cherry Street around 6 p.m.


Skeletal remains found near I-40 in central Arkansas; police investigate whether they are those of man missing since 2015

Authorities in Central Arkansas said they are investigating whether human remains found off a Conway road are those of a man who went missing more than three years ago. A man discovered what appeared to be a human skull just before dark on Monday on the city’s north side, the Conway Police Departmen


Satanic Arkansas adopts mile of Highway 300, plans cleanup event in Little Rock

Satanic Arkansas, a free-standing religious group, has adopted a stretch of Highway 300 near Pinnacle Mountain and is participating in the Keep Arkansas Beautiful campaign. They also are planning a cleanup event on March 9 from 8 a.m. to noon for the 10th Annual City Wide Cleanup. The event will be


Large part of Arkansas under enhanced risk for severe storms on Saturday, forecasters say

More rainfall is expected in Arkansas before storms on Saturday that have the potential to turn severe, the National Weather Service said Thursday. The agency predicts heavy rainfall Thursday evening through Saturday, raising flooding concerns due to already elevated rivers from recent rains.


Arkansas Couple Arrested After DPS Discovers Over 4,000 Grams of Methamphetamine During I-30 Traffic Stop

Texas DPS officers arrested Victor and Amber Hernandez of Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon after discovering 4,003 grams of methamphetamine in their vehicle during a traffic stop on I-30.


Top Dems call for end to Medicaid work rules after 18,000 lose coverage in Arkansas

Top congressional Democrats are calling on the Trump administration to stop approving work requirements in Medicaid after more than 18,000 people lost coverage last year due to the requirements in Arkansas.


Shipley Donuts Ready To Hire On Arkansas Blvd.

It's been over a year since ground broke on the donuts of my dreams, Shipley Do-nuts, and it looks like we're getting close. Look there, in the window, it's a "Now Hiring" sign! I grew up in Houston where Shipley began, and I love 'em! I can only hope they live up to my memories.


Large amount of pot, THC oil, and ecstasy confiscated during Texarkana, Arkansas arrest

Texarkana, AR - Police in Texarkana, Arkansas take a large amount of drugs off the streets following an arrest on Tuesday evening. Police say Dewayne Franklin, of Wheatfield, Connecticut, and Jermany Tiswell, of Marianna, Arkansas, were taken into custody after authorities discovered 10 pounds of ma


Company urges Arkansas commission to follow casino amendment

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. — The company behind a proposed casino in Arkansas says the state's racing commission will be in breach of the state constitution if it doesn't follow a recently passed amendment and issue four casino licenses.


What to expect as scattered showers, chance of severe storms move through Arkansas

The rain has returned and will continue off and on through Saturday afternoon. Mainly light to moderate rain with a few rumbles of thunder are possible through Friday afternoon. Then a brief break from the rain on Friday night before the stronger storm system gets here on Saturday. Two to three inch


Arkansas man charged with forging LU documents

An Arkansas man has been charged with forging documents at Lincoln University. Robert Brown, 21, is charged with one count of felony forgery. Brown “knowingly altered personal information and identifications to apply to Lincoln as a student on two separate occasions,” according to a Lincoln Universi


Parolee sentenced to 6 years for ramming Arkansas State Police car

A parolee who rammed an Arkansas State Police unit last year while fleeing was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to felony charges in Garland County Circuit Court.


Northeast Arkansas high school student gets a perfect score on the ACT

JONESBORO, Ark. — It’s a great day for Arkansas! One of the state’s young minds is putting us on the map. Matt Sherman, 17, currently attends Jonesboro High School where he is a junior. And he just received a 36 on his ACT. That’s a perfect score! He also has a 4.22 GPA.


Flu activity widespread across Arkansas

Arkansas’ weekly influenza report indicates “widespread” activity, and a “high” rating for influenza like illness (ILI) for intensity. The report also compares influenza like illness (ILI) in Arkansas to activity in the U.S. ADH receives reports of only a fraction of flu cases. Therefore, it is impo


Arkansas Racing Commission to either accept or reject proposed casino rules at upcoming meeting

POPE COUNTY, Ark. — The rules on casinos in Arkansas could officially be in place as early as next week. More than 160 public comments were submitted and on Thursday, Feb. 20, the Arkansas Racing Commission will either accept or reject the proposed rules.


Arkansas highlights sites, events for Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and Arkansas has a prominent place on the stage of black heritage and culture, according to a news release from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Arkansas Tourism has compiled a list of sites and events that are significant pieces of black history in Arka


Passport fairs to be held in 3 Arkansas cities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Three Arkansas post offices are hosting events this month to help anyone who needs to get their passport. Since appointments are not required on passport fair days, customers are urged to show up early because applicants will be served on a first-come, first-served basis until th


Filing: 4 casino licenses means 4

The Arkansas Racing Commission must issue four casino licenses or be in breach of the state constitution, attorneys for a proposed multimillion-dollar casino in Pope County said in a document provided Tuesday.


Bill would curtail Arkansas inmates' last meals

Legislation was filed Wednesday to limit the last meals of prisoners on the night of their execution to food that is already available within the prison. The sponsor of the bill, state Rep. Rebecca Petty, R-Rogers, is a familiar name on death-penalty legislation. Her daughter, Andi, was killed in 19