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Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin mid-May

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for state's first dispensaries.


Arkansas Dispensaries to Start Selling in Less Than a Month

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA)--Arkansans have less than a month to wait before they can buy medical marijuana in the Natural State. According to the Medical Marijuana Commission, the first dispensary to open its doors will be Doctors Orders in Hot Springs, set to start selling around May 12th.


Lawrence County celebrates JA Week

Junior Auxiliary of Lawrence County is celebrating National JA Week, April 7-13. This annual celebration pays tribute to the organization and its members who work year-round to make a positive difference in Lawrence County.


Traveling Arkansas: Black River Ramble between Davidsonville State Park and Powhatan

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of April 14!. Arkansas Derby Day at Oaklawn Gaming & Racing in Hot Springs.


Man gets 23 years for setting up drug buy with undercover Arkansas agents while in California prison

A federal judge sentenced a California prison inmate to more than 23 years in prison after authorities said he set up a drug buy with undercover agents in Northwest Arkansas. Prosecutors alleged that Larry Navarrete, 38, contacted an undercover informant from a cellphone he had in prison and arrange


Arkansas woman accused of cutting husband's throat

A Mountain Pine woman was arrested Wednesday evening after she allegedly cut her husband's throat with a knife during an argument at their home. Michelle Dawn Grimmett, 38, was taken into custody near her residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. and charged with first-degree domestic battery, a felony puni


Traveling Arkansas: Sultana Disaster and Civil War Lecture in Marion

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of April 26!. 4th Annual Sultana Disaster Conference and Civil War Lecture Series in Marion.


Central Arkansas can expect to see 'Pink' moon around 8 p.m.

You may have seen or heard that the full moon tonight is called the “Pink” moon, but don’t expect to go outside and look for a bubblegum-colored object in the sky. The moon will be a red or orange color at moonrise around 8:11 p.m. in Little Rock. However, this is not unique and it will not last lon


Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates is renewing a court fight over a sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death before a batch of the drug expired.


Tree falls on Arkansas house during storm, trapping man inside

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Stormy weather caused real damage in parts of the Mid-South on Thursday, including a tree falling on a home in Helena-West Helena and trapping a man inside.


Territorial Fair to celebrate the Arkansas Territorial Bicentennial

Historic Arkansas Museum (HAM) will host the 46th annual Territorial Fair on Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., on its historic grounds at 200 E. Third St., Little Rock. The event is free and open to the public.


Attorney reacts to possible settlement in lawsuit against the city of Walnut Ridge

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - A year since a federal lawsuit was filed against the City of Walnut Ridge, a possible settlement is on the table. “It’s kind of like high stakes poker,” Adam Finley’s attorney, Mark Rees, said.


Temporary road closures set for key intersection

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The construction work at a key intersection in Jonesboro will have state highway crews closing the roads temporarily over the next few weeks. According to a media release from ArDOT, construction at the intersection of Highway 63B (Nettleton Avenue) and Clark Street in Jonesbo


Scholarships presented to Arkansas college students majoring in agriculture

LITTLE ROCK — Governor Hutchinson, Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward, and State Plant Board Director Butch Calhoun presented $20,000 in scholarships at the State Capitol on Monday to students from four Arkansas universities with agricultural programs. The universities included Arkansas State U


Authorities investigate shooting in Randolph County

MAYNARD, AR (KAIT) - Randolph County authorities are currently searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting that injured a person. According to Randolph County Sheriff Kevin Bell, deputies went to the North Side Road area of Maynard Thursday evening about the shooting.


Heavy rainfall brings full waterfalls to Arkansas

With a very wet spring, it is the perfect time to check out the many spectacular waterfalls that can be found in the Natural State. The weather for the next few days is expected to be perfect for hiking, so pack up your bags and explore the outdoors, before it gets too hot and humid.


Northeast Arkansas man killed after slamming into back of tractor-trailer, police say

A 22-year-old driver was killed after his pickup struck the back of a tractor-trailer Wednesday night in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened around 10:20 p.m. near East Nettleton Avenue and East Parker Road in Jonesboro.


Medical marijuana cards to be reissued over delay, says doctor

JONESBORO, Ark. – Some welcome news for those who received their medical marijuana cards months ago but haven’t been able to use it: you’re going to get the full 12 months of use, or so.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Shots reported Friday night in downtown area

JONESBORO, Ark. – Five to seven gunshots were reported downtown by a citizen and a police presence is active in the area. There was some shots heard downtown, a desk sergeant with JPD confirmed to NEA Report. No active scene was apparent as of 11 PM.