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Prosecutor: No charges against Arkansas officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Prosecutors have declined to file charges against a Little Rock police officer who fatally shot a man by firing at least 15 times into the windshield as the car was in motion.


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.


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


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


Former Arkansas youth jailer sentenced to 7 years in prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A former youth detention officer in northeastern Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for what a judge called "sadistic and completely unjustified" actions in punishing disorderly juveniles.


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.


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


3 drivers killed in separate crashes on wet Arkansas highways

Three Arkansas drivers were killed Thursday in separate highway crashes, including two wrecks where vehicles veered off wet roads and another crash where the driver's car flipped over multiple times, authorities said.


Police: Man, 51, dies after suffering apparent medical emergency while being booked into Arkansas jail

A 51-year-old man died while in police custody Friday morning in western Arkansas after his arrest stemming from an early morning traffic stop, officials said. The Arkansas State Police said Darrell K. Hays, II died after suffering an apparent medical emergency while being booked into the Sebastian


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.


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.


Lindenwood-Belleville takes two from Williams Baptist

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The Williams Baptist softball team opened up their last homestand of the season Friday with a doubleheader against Lindenwood Univeristy-Belleville. The Eagles dropped game one 4-0 and fell in game two 4-3. They now move to 17-21 overall and 11-11 in conference play. They w


AEDC representative offers glimpse into Walnut Ridge

Steve Jones (right), building and sites coordinator with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, visits with Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp at Thursday's Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting at Citizen's Vault in downtown Walnut Ridge.


Walnut Ridge to start $250k overlay project

The Walnut Ridge City Council authorized Mayor Charles Snapp to sign settlement papers in the lawsuit of Adam Finley v. City of Walnut Ridge, et al. during a special meeting called Monday night prior to its regular session.


Hoxie to tip garbage at Waste Pro

The Hoxie City Council voted to start tipping garbage at Waste Pro in Hoxie during its April 9 meeting. Mayor Dennis Coggins will enter into a service agreement with Waste Pro for disposal of city garbage. Coggins said while tipping fees are higher at Waste Pro compared to the landfill, the gas, man


Dr. Eggensperger named new President of BRTC

POCAHONTAS, AR – On Tuesday, April 16 the Black River Technical College Board of Trustees voted in open forum to appoint Dr. Martin Eggensperger of Mountain Home, Arkansas, as the 5th BRTC president. The announcement follows a 4-month presidential search led by the 7-member board and assisted by 22-


Corning annihilates Hoxie in doubleheader at home

Friday, April 12 Corning hosted the Mustangs of Hoxie in a double header at home. Cole Guthrey got the call on the rubber for the Bobcats and he pitched three complete innings only giving up one earned run and earning the victory. Guthrey struck out five Hoxie batters and only walked one. The Bobcat


Pocahontas USBC Youth Bowling league

Julia Morgan, Jason Miller and Ethan DeYoung ( not pictured) placed first in the 2018-19 Saturday Junior Bowling League. Julia Morgan, Jason Miller and Ethan DeYoung, Ballers team placed first in the Saturday Junior League. Hunter Wicker, Jayden Wicker and Alex Wells finished the bowling season in s


Redskins split DH with Batesville, fall to Brookland

POCAHONTAS—The Redskin baseball team went 1-2 over the week to move to 13-6 overall and 8-4 in conference play. After splitting a doubleheader with Batesville Tuesday, April 9, the `Skins remained at home to host Brookland Thursday where they fell short by just a run.


Walnut Ridge to pay man $57,500 in officer assault case

The city of Walnut Ridge has reached a settlement with Adam Finley of Smithville, who filed a federal lawsuit that said he was "unlawfully arrested, assaulted and harassed" by a Walnut Ridge police officer in 2016.