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Arkansas senator proposes bill to cut school lunches to improve reading

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — One Arkansas lawmaker wants to get more students reading by putting money on the line—specifically, their lunch money. Rep. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale) proposed a bill that would cut lunch funding in schools that struggle with reading, and he is working to get others to support the


Suspect in custody after Little Rock SWAT call-out

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — One person is in custody following a SWAT call-out Wednesday morning. LRPD says they received a call around 7:30 a.m. after someone spotted a person at Northwest Hills Apartments who they said wasn't supposed to be there.


High Court won't hear anti-death penalty Arkansas judge suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision dismissing a lawsuit filed by a judge in Arkansas who was barred from overseeing execution-related cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration.


Mumps identified on University of Arkansas Fayetteville campus

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has identified three confirmed cases and one suspect case of mumps on University of Arkansas at Fayetteville campus during the last few weeks.


Pulaski County's election panel gets two new members

Two new members have joined the three-person Pulaski County Election Commission, which oversees voting in the area. Republican Commissioner Evelyn Gomez and Democratic Commissioner Joshua Price joined Republican Pat Hays on the committee. The new members replaced Leonard Boyle Sr. and Jason Davis.


Man charged after shooting at older brother in Little Rock, police said

A man’s car was shot after an apparent argument with his younger brother Tuesday afternoon at their mother’s Little Rock home, police said. The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. in the 10400 block of Chicot Road after the men began arguing, according to a Little Rock Police Department report.


Kansas, Colcord advance to regionals

The Kansas boys and girls basketball teams both were victorious last Friday in the Oklahoma Class 3A Area IV District 8 Tournament held at the Kansas Event Center. The Lady Comets defeated Salina 63-42, while the Comets defeated Salina 54-41 in the boys game.


Lightning strikes worker loading plane at Clinton National Airport

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A lightning strike at Clinton National Airport late Tuesday evening knocked a man unconscious. A Little Rock Police Department report says it happened around 11:45 p.m. as Darin Campbell, 52, of Alexander, loaded a UPS plane.


SWAT team called to LR Apartment Complex

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Little Rock Police Department SWAT unit has been called to an apartment complex on the city's west side. Police confirmed shortly before 10 a.m. Wednedsay that officers had been sent to 11701 Mara Lynn Road.


53-year-old inmate found dead at Arkansas jail

A Baxter County jail inmate was found dead early Wednesday, authorities said. Frank Salvadore Compton, a 53-year-old Harrison man, was found unresponsive by jailers during a cell check shortly before 3:20 a.m., a news release from Baxter County Sheriff John F. Montgomery states.


'True Detective' episode 7 recap: Penultimate payoff

The sight of two broad-shouldered black Cadillacs in front of Wayne Hays’ house, and of a chicken tycoon phoning him to come outside, is the cliffhanger from the next-to-last episode of "True Detective’s" third season. The show has been feeding us breadcrumbs so long it almost feels as if we’ve made


Bill filed to limit last meals for Arkansas prisoners

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


WATCH: Rival high school basketball teams feud, cut net off hoop after game

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - You can see a Hall High School basketball player sweeping the court, not for cleaning purposes, after beating their rival minutes before. "I think it's boys being boys," says a Little Rock School District graduate.


City of Little Rock to host Police Chief community forums

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The city of Little Rock will host community forums for the public to hear from the four finalists for police chief. Commander Todd Chamberlain (ret.) The forum for Chamberlain will be Monday, February 25 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


DPS: Arkansas man killed in Cass County crash

An Arkansas man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Cass County. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, around 2 p.m., Tuesday, troopers responded wreck located on US Highway 59 in Cass County, just north of Linden.


Conway police investigate after human remains found on Stone Road

CONWAY, Ark. — According to the Conway Police Department, human remains were found on Stone Road in Conway, Ark. Police believe the remains could be those of a man who hasn’t been heard from since 2015.


Update: Suspect wanted in LR officer-involved shooting arrested at hospital

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A man local police were looking for in a weekend officer-involved shooting has been found at a hospital. The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) said late Tuesday morning that Tyler Deshawn Ashford, 18, was in custody at Baptist Health.


Northeast Arkansas man arrested in connection with woman's fatal shooting

A Blytheville man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police said he was found in the same residence as a murdered woman. Officers with the Blytheville Police Department said they were called to a residence in the 1200 block of Hearn Street in reference to a shooting, Blytheville Police Department


An Arkansas “Trigger” Abortion Ban Will Go Into Effect If Roe V. Wade Is Overturned

One more state is poised to criminalize abortion if the Supreme Court ever overturns its ruling that's been in effect almost five decades. On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Arkansas passed a "trigger" abortion ban that will go into effect if Roe v. Wade were ever overturned — something


Girl, 9, in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in central Arkansas

A 9-year-old girl was in critical condition on Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle the night before in Benton, authorities said. The girl was struck shortly after 7 p.m. near Alcoa Boulevard and Benton Parkway, the Benton Police Department said in a statement. The girl's 15-year-old sister was al