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Arkansas high school put on lockdown following 'credible threat,' officials say; no weapon found

Students and staff at a northeast Arkansas high school were behind bolt-locked doors Friday, following a nearly hour-long lockdown after students reported a “credible threat” to a teacher, officials at Hoxie Public Schools said.


Appeals court affirms rape conviction

The Arkansas Court of Appeals has affirmed a rape conviction and 10-year sentence imposed last year on a Texarkana man following a jury trial in Miller County. Ulrick Hillman, 36, was found guilty last year of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance after climbing through a window into her bedroom


Web Extra: Lost Arkansas black history uncovered

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Every February, we celebrate Black History Month. But this year particularly means a little more for Crystal Shurley, a graduate student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), who is shedding light on the long-overlooked contributions of the black communities in Ark


Arkansas County sheriff’s deputy guilty of extortion

A volunteer sheriff’s deputy with the Arkansas County Sheriff’s Office has been convicted of extorting confidential informants to steal an ATV and firearms. Cody Hiland, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and Diane Upchurch, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Little Rock Field Off


Arkansas gas station clerk shoots, injures armed robber, police say

A central Arkansas store clerk shot and injured a would-be robber who brandished a gun and demanded cash Thursday evening in Jacksonville, authorities said. The robbery attempt happened just before 11:30 p.m. at an Express Mart at 1530 W. Main St., the Jacksonville Police Department said Friday.


Winter weather advisory covers large part of northern Arkansas

A winter weather advisory is in effect for more than a dozen counties in northern Arkansas for freezing rain that may cause slick conditions, the National Weather Service said.


Texarkana police looking for woman with robbery warrant

Texarkana, Texas Police have a robbery warrant for a local woman. Amanda Houston and another woman showed up at a house on Magnolia Street in April of 2018. A former girlfriend of the man Houston was dating was at the residence, according to police.


Icy roads possible in parts of Northwest Arkansas

The threat of wintry weather has prompted closings and cancellations in Northwest Arkansas. The National Weather Service in Tulsa issued a wintry weather advisory in effect until 6 p.m. Meteorologists predict a mixture of light freezing rain and freezing drizzle, with pockets of light sleet.


Arkansas House gives final OK to $97M tax cut plan

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to a $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate, handing the governor a victory on a key agenda item after initially facing resistance from some fellow Republicans over inaction on highway funding.


Bill would strip Confederate designation from Arkansas flag star

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that a star on the state's flag no longer represent the Confederacy, saying it should instead commemorate the contribution of Native Americans to the state.


Arkansas Mom Shot in Face with Crossbow While Protecting Family, Drives Herself to Hospital

After being shot in the face with a crossbow, a 40-year-old Arkansas mother drove herself to the hospital on Monday with the arrow still lodged in the left side of her face. Police confirm in a statement Janet Partain arrived at the hospital severely injured but aware and alert.


Good News Matters: Arkansas's oldest probation officer

BENTON, Ark.- Dorris Cook is the oldest probation officer in the state, and also one of the most loved. "It gives me something to do, and I enjoy doing it and working with people," says Cook.


Texarkana, Texas PD: Felony Friday Features Amanda Houston

This week's featured felon from the Texarkana Texas Police Department is Amanda Houston. It's Felony Friday and this week the TTPD is looking for Amanda Houston. Houston is wanted for Robbery.


Texarkana teen alleging police used excessive force recently plead guilty to a felony charge

A Texas High School student who alleges he has permanently lost vision in his left eye because of excessive force by police pleaded guilty to felony theft of a firearm last month in Bowie County.


Arkansas man gets life in prison in killing of infant stepson

A central Arkansas man accused of sitting on his 3-month-old stepson and causing his death was found guilty of murder by a Faulkner County jury on Thursday and received a life sentence.


Two sentenced to federal prison in East Texas

TEXARKANA, TEXAS - Two East Texas convicted felons have been sentenced for violating the terms of their supervised release in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.


U of A Hope-Texarkana TRiO Upward Bound Selects 2019 Hall of Fame Recipient

Diamond Holmes of Texarkana, Arkansas, has been selected as the 2019 TRiO Upward Bound Selects 2019 Hall of Fame Recipient at the University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana (UAHT). Holmes is the daughter of Tanyaka Conway. She is a senior at Arkansas High School and an active member of Lonoke Baptist Chu


Texas, Arkansas emergency responders train together

TEXARKANA, TEXAS - Texarkana firefighters on both sides of the state line are undergoing hazardous material training with the Civil Defense Agency out of Little Rock. The training allows emergency responders to learn about resources available to them, like a four hundred thousand dollar robot that c


Fight investigation leads to arrest of Blevins subjects

The investigation into a fight reportedly between a large group of Mineral Springs and Blevins adults and juveniles has so far resulted only in the arrests of Blevins residents, according to Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton.


Chili cook-off raises money to benefit veterans

TEXARKANA, TEXAS (KSLA) - If you like eating chili — The Truman Arnold building on the campus of Texarkana College was the place to be on Friday. This ws the location for the annual chili cook-off sponsored by the Texarkana Area Veterans council.