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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Proposed in Pope County

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (News release) - Warner Gaming, a hospitality and entertainment company operating resort properties throughout the western and midwestern United States, announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with the iconic Hard Rock brand to propose a new fully-integrated resort with casino gaming


AR woman accused of killing Memphis pastor faces judge in person for first time

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - There were strong emotions Tuesday afternoon in a local courtroom as the Arkansas woman charged with the deadly shooting of a Memphis pastor faced a judge for the first time in person.


About 300 face eviction as central Arkansas trailer park shutting

Hundreds of people are scrambling to find housing and moving money after the owner of a central Arkansas mobile home park told residents that he plans to shut down the 114-home facility, citing utility rate increases.


You Ask, We Investigate: Northwest Arkansas Off-Ramp is Designed to Federal Standards

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA) - In this week's 'You Ask, We Investigate' report, KNWA's Katelynn Zoellner found out if an off-ramp in Northwest Arkansas is designed to federal standards.


OK murder suspect arrested in southern Arkansas

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of an Oklahoma City man has been arrested in southern Arkansas. Lt. Chris Lutman of the El Dorado Police Department said Wednesday 44-year-old Cheo McCoy was taken into custody about 11 p.m. Tuesday following a traffic stop in El


David Arquette shooting horror comedy in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. — A new film starring David Arquette is being shot in Arkansas. The horror comedy 12 Hour Shift is about a group of nurses who steal organs and sell them on the black market. Production has begun in Jonesboro.


Stomy weather ahead for South Arkansas

Rain and storms will become more widespread by late Wednesday through at least midday Thursday ahead of a cold front. The National Weather Service in Shreveport said some strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible Wednesday night into early Thursday morning as the storm system moves across the a


Man wanted in connection to Oklahoma City homicide arrested in Arkansas

EL DORADO, Ark. – A man wanted in connection to an Oklahoma City homicide that happened earlier this year was arrested in Arkansas, officials say. On April 23, at around 11 p.m., officers in El Dorado, Arkansas, conducted a traffic stop in the 5500 block of North Smith St.


Man arrested in Russellville for stealing woman's underwear

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The story of a suspected underwear thief has invaded a tight-knit Russelville neighborhood. Police arrested Luis Alfredo Bernal-Lopez last weekend after authorities say he broke into a neighboring apartment and stole multiple pairs of women's undergarments.


Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties filming new movie in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties are bringing the action to Region 8. A Region 8 News got an exclusive look on the movie set that’s right here in Jonesboro.


South Arkansas teacher accused of sexual assaulting a student

PRESCOTT, AR (KSLA) - An Arkansas teacher was placed on administrative leave after authorities say she had sexual contact with a student. Leona Nivens, 33, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday at her home in Prescott, according to a news release from Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers.


Dozens of turtles rescued from Arkansas sewage plant

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – An east Arkansas animal shelter has rescued dozens of turtles from a wastewater treatment facility after they became trapped in sewage pond filters. Wesley Burt with the West Memphis Animal Shelter says the treatment plant notified the shelter last Wednesday and by the end of ne


N’Awlins, Arkansas looking to relocate to Lake City

LAKE CITY, AR (KAIT) - A restaurant that closed their doors on Main Street in Jonesboro is looking to relocate to Lake City. During Monday night’s city council meeting, John and Glenn Miller presented to the council plans of putting N’Awlins, Arkansas in Lake City.


Danville-based Chambers Bank strikes deal to buy River Town Bank

Danville-based Chambers Bancshares Inc., holding company for Chambers Bank, has reached a deal to acquire nearby Bank of Dardanelle Bankshares Inc., the parent company of River Town Bank. The acquisition will merge the two remaining banks chartered in Yell County.


Beware when adventuring outdoors; Arkansas is home to 5 different species of ticks

Now that we are in full spring mode in Arkansas, we are not the only ones enjoying the warm weather. Blood-sucking ticks are waiting for their next meal and when a tick bites it could be carrying a disease.


Casino sought by group in Vegas

A week away from the opening of the application window for two casino licenses in the state, a Las Vegas company announced Tuesday that it will toss its hat in the ring to compete for a Pope County location.


Chambers Bancshares to Acquire River Town Bank

Chambers Bancshares Inc. of Danville said Wednesday that has agreed to acquire Bank of Dardanelle Bankshares Inc., the parent company of River Town Bank. Financial terms of the transaction, set to close mid-summer, were not disclosed. The deal will merge the two remaining banks chartered in Yell Cou


Big Smith back at George's Majestic Lounge Saturday night

Well, it doesn’t get much more Ozarky than this: the venerable Big Smith at Fayetteville’s venerable George’s Majestic Lounge. Well, venerable with an asterisk for the band: Nineties scene darlings Big Smith are still rolling with the momentum generated from a 2016 reformation after a handful of dar


He says he went to a Houston doctor for one procedure, but left with a vasectomy. And now he's suing.

HOUSTON — A Houston man is suing a local doctor and medical facility after he says he received an accidental vasectomy. The plaintiff claims he was scheduled to have a cystoscopy with Dr. Russel Williams in August 2018 at the Man Center off the Katy Freeway but was instead administered the procedure


No pajamas, no shower caps: Houston high school enforces 'parent dress code'

HOUSTON — A parent dress code is being enforced at James Madison High School in south Houston. A letter from Principal Carlotta Outley Brown was posted on the school’s website earlier this month about what they will not be allowed to wear when they are on campus.