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Woman reported missing in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK) - (4/23/19) The Little Rock Police are looking for a woman who has been missing for nearly a week. The Little Rock Police Department says Penny Ellen Ramos (alias Penny Phagan), 45, was last heard from on April 16.


Little work done in Arkansas fields due to rain

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas, there were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 21. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 36 percent adequate, and 64 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 1


Jury acquits man of '16 rape, assault

A man accused of raping and assaulting a Roland woman who climbed a utility pole in 2016 -- resulting in a loss of power to 8,000 Little Rock residents and severe burns on about 30 percent of the woman's body -- is innocent, jurors decided Friday.


Arkansas Italian Food & Culture Festival goes up at the Clinton Presidential Center this weekend

Do you like carbs or wine? If you answered no to both, move along because you are clearly a robot. If you answered correctly, congratulations, because you’re a real human being who is going to have a great time at the Arkansas Italian Food & Culture Fest.


Firearms manufacturer CZ-USA chooses Little Rock for headquarters, production

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — CZ-USA, the U.S.-based affiliate of Czech firearms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), announced Tuesday, April 23 plans to locate their North American Headquarters and build a new manufacturing facility on approximately 73 acres at the Port of Little Rock.


Three missing Arkansas children found safe in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three children missing from Arkansas were found Monday night in Kansas City, Arkansas State police confirmed to FOX4. According to police, officers located the missing children and their vehicle around 11:30 p.m. They did not say specifically where officers found the three childre


2 officers, man ID'd following deadly gunfire exchange in west Little Rock

Little Rock police identified two officers and a 42-year-old man they fatally shot Sunday during an exchange of gunfire near a shopping center on the city’s west side. Officials said Monday that two Little Rock officers and Michael St. Clair of Pine Bluff began shooting at one another Sunday afterno


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.


Conway settles employee pay suit

CONWAY -- The Conway City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a proposed $1.15 million settlement between the city and more than 100 current and former police officers and firefighters over a salary dispute involving a tax approved in 2001.


Police working to identify suspect

Conway police are currently investigating a case involving counterfeit money and are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect. An unnamed man is suspected of stopping by multiple stores in Conway, passing off fake money to pay for merchandise at at least two locations, authorities said.


Sinkhole Closes road in North Little Rock

Due to a sinkhole in the area of Washington and Spruce in North Little Rock, the roadway will be closed to traffic until further notice. Please use an alternate route during this time.


Rally at state capitol for Little Rock officer-involved shooting

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT/KATV) - Dozens gathered at the state capitol on Monday to rally against prosecuting attorney’s decision in a fatal officer-involved shooting. Pulaski County prosecuting attorney Larry Jegley decided that Little Rock officer Charles Starks was justified in the shooting and killi


Police: 90-year-old killed after SUV slams into back of car on central Arkansas highway

An SUV slammed into the back of a car Monday night along a central Arkansas highway, killing the car's 90-year-old driver and injuring the other driver, authorities said. The Arkansas State Police said Audrey Heer, 90, of Bauxite was in a stopped vehicle in the outside lane of U.S. 70, about a mile


Czech gun company to open manufacturing plant in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas officials say a Czech gun manufacturer will open its North American headquarters in Little Rock at a production plant that the company says will ultimately hire 565 employees.


Czech firearms maker to build factory at Little Rock Port

A Czech firearms maker announced plans today to build a factory at the Little Rock Port that is expected to employ 565 people in six years. An Arkansas Economic Development Commission news release said CZ-USA, a subsidiary of Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod (CZUB), will make Little Rock its headqu


Program that helps released Arkansas inmates in need of donations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An exodus program that helps inmates get back on their feet needs your help to keep them out of jail. More than ten thousand men and women are released from prison in Arkansas every year.


Arkansas man sentenced to 50 years in sexual assaults

BENTONVILLE -- A Cave Springs man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting two girls. Justin Adams, 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault. The plea was under an agreement Kevin Lammers, Adams' attorney, reached with Tyler Williams, deputy prosecutor.


KARK wins regional Murrow Award for breaking news

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) - KARK is proud to announce the station has won a 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of Breaking News. KARK was one of 720 regional winners selected from among a record 4,600 entries.


North Little Rock residents looking to lift pitbull ban

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Last week Cabot lifted its ban on pit bulls. The dangerous stigma associated with the dogs is also shifting in North Little Rock. A Facebook poll created by a resident indicated over 80% of people want to revoke the current ban.


Arkansas Game and Fish Town Hall Meeting Tonight in Springdale

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold an open town hall-style meeting tonight in Springdale. The meeting will take place at the Jones Center from 6-8 p.m. tonight.