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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
Arkansas Racing Commission adopts casino gaming rules
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Pope County residents opposed to a casino in Russellville are breathing a collective sigh of relief - at least for now. The Arkansas State Racing Commission adopted its casino gaming rules on Thursday, including one that effectively stops plans already in place to build a casino
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.
Arkansas lawmaker files bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — A lawmaker wants to give patients in Arkansas the right to die. Representative (R) Dan Douglas calls his bill the Compassionate Care End-of-Life Option Act. According to his bill, physician-assisted suicide would become possible in Arkansas, but only for those suffering te
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.
Female-mutiliation measure advances to Arkansas House
Legislation that would make unlawful the genital mutilation of a minor female sailed through the Senate on Thursday. The Senate's 34-0 vote sent Senate Bill 318 by Sen. Breanne Davis, R-Russellville, to the House.
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.
Buffalo Wild Wings permanently closes Russellville location
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (River Valley Now) - The Russellville location of Buffalo Wild Wings has been closed permanently, according to River Valley Now. Store management confirmed with River Valley Now that the restaurant has closed its doors, but did not offer any reasoning behind the decision.
Southern Poverty Law Center finds 14 hate groups in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — After a sweeping indictment led to the arrests ofArkansas-based members of an alleged white supremacist group on Feb. 12, others accused white supremacist, were arrested in Oklahoma.
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
Multiple white supremacist gang members among 54 defendants charged in RICO indictment
RUSSELLVILLE — Dozens of members of a white supremacist gang allegedly responsible for multiple acts of violence were charged in a superseding indictment unsealed today. The indictment alleges that the New Aryan Empire (NAE) is a racketeering enterprise which committed violent acts—including attempt
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.
Arkansas family loses everything after escaping fire
CROSS COUNTY, Ark. — Eight members of a Cross County, Arkansas family escaped a devastating fire Monday morning. The fire destroyed their home and everything they own. It happened in the small community of Cherry Valley located a few miles from Harrisburg. On Thursday, one of the survivors told us a
Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed, a move backed by a coalition that says it would give people a second chance after serving their sentence.
Watch for falling trees, debris as storms move through Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Expected high winds and rain over the weekend in central Arkansas means everyone needs to be alert for potential dangers. Uprooted trees still remain outside Michael Jones' home, after strong winds blew through Little rock two weeks ago.
Clark County authorities, Arkansas State Police and FBI investigate bank robbery
ARKADELPHIA, Ark.(KATV) — An Arkadelphia branch bank was robbed on Thursday around 9:25 a.m. Police say an unidentified Hispanic male described as possibly being around 30-years-old, was wearing a black hooded coat and black ball cap, blue jeans, and white shoes.
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
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
Retirement party thrown for Arkansas Highway Police corporal in viral video
A final radio call heard by people across the country. After 31 years of service for the Arkansas Highway Police in Harrison, Cpl. Roy Martin retired. "It wasn't always about giving someone a ticket or doing that,” Martin said. “There's a lot of times out here on the highway that you can help people
Arkansas may consider allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication for terminal patients
ARKANSAS - (2/22/19) Representative Dan Douglas' Death With Dignity Bill would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medicine for you to end your life, if you prove to be clear of mind.