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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino proposed for Arkansas

A proposal to build a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Pope County will be submitted to the Arkansas Racing Commission in May, a company partnering with the Hard Rock brand announced Tuesday.


South Arkansas teacher accused of sexual assaulting a student

PRESCOTT, AR (KSLA) - An Arkansas teacher was placed on administrative leave after authorities say she had sexual contact with a student. Leona Nivens, 33, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday at her home in Prescott, according to a news release from Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers.


Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties filming new movie in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties are bringing the action to Region 8. A Region 8 News got an exclusive look on the movie set that’s right here in Jonesboro.


Arkansas family’s missing puppy found hanging in woods behind their home

MONTE NE, Ark. — An Arkansas family is calling for justice after finding their missing puppy hanging from a noose in the woods behind their home. The family said they searched everywhere they could think of, including local animal shelters, after their beagle mix Chevy went missing from their yard d


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


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.


Sinkhole closes traffic in North Little Rock near Arkansas River

The North Little Rock Police Department tweeted Tuesday morning that a sinkhole has closed traffic near the corner of Washington Avenue and Spruce Street. The sinkhole is less than a mile away from the Arkansas River.


Fish fry held to raise money for single parent college students

The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Sevier County had its annual fundraising fish fry at Cossatot Community College UA on Thursday, April 18. This event helps the organization raise funds to give out Sevier County College Bound Single Parents to receive scholarship. Any single parent who is a resi


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.


Arredondo double lifts Lady Rabbits over DeKalb

ATLANTA, Texas — Dani Arredondo broke a 7-7 tie with a two-run double in the sixth, and Atlanta defeated DeKalb, 11-7, on Friday in a varsity softball game. Arredondo led the Lady Rabbs at the dish as she drove in four runs and went 3 for 4.


Ashley Dykes wins Rotary Club's Crystal Award

On April 22, the De Queen Rotary Club presented their annual Crystal Award to Ashley Dykes. Dykes is a senior at De Queen High School and has a 4.0 GPA. As a Lady Leopard basketball player, she was selected as All-State twice and All-Conference three times. In track, she was honored as All-conferenc


David Arquette shooting horror comedy in Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. — A new film starring David Arquette is being shot in Arkansas. The horror comedy 12 Hour Shift is about a group of nurses who steal organs and sell them on the black market. Production has begun in Jonesboro.


Jury selection Tuesday in sex abuse trial of former New Boston substitute teacher

A final pretrial hearing, jury selection and opening statements are expected Tuesday in the trial of a former New Boston, Texas, substitute teacher accused of sexual misconduct with several female middle school students.


As Arkansas mobile home park prepares to close, evicting hundreds of residents, dozens of citations pile up

Hundreds of people are scrambling to find housing and raise money after the owner of a central Arkansas mobile home park told residents he plans to shut down the 114-home facility, citing utility rate hikes for the closure.


Arkansas warns police about dangers of drugs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — High school students across Arkansas have been getting sick from a dangerous drug. In a release from the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, law enforcement personnel across the state are being warned about a synthetic drug, similar to K2, that has sent students to the hospital afte


Hispanic Night at UA Cossatot

UA Cossatot will be hosting their fifth annual Hispanic Night event honoring the academic achievement among Latinos on April 25 at 6 p.m. This event will be held at the De Queen campus in the Weyerhaeuser Room inside the Skilled Trades building. UA Cossatot students, high school seniors, UA Cossatot


The first Miss UA Cossatot Scholarship Pageant is Saturday

UA Cossatot will be hosting the first annual Miss UA Cossatot Scholarship Pageant to be held at the historic UA Cossatot Bank of Lockesburg Gymnasium on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. The winner of the pageant will be crowned Miss UA Cossatot 2019 and will receive a full tuition waiver for one year wh


Cindy Rueda awarded an $80,000 scholarship

De Queen honor graduate Cindy Rueda has been awarded an $80,000 scholarship from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. as well as the CBU Maurelian Scholarship worth $52,000.


Texarkana man who allegedly called police on himself pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

A Texarkana man who allegedly initiated contact with police because he wanted to confess a crime pleaded not guilty Monday to the continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a crime that carries a minimum 25-year punishment.


Efforts to save area hospital continue

DeQUEEN, Ark.—A Circuit Judge in Sevier County extended a receivership Friday for the county's much needed hospital. The order inked Friday by Circuit Judge Tom Cooper stems from legal action filed on behalf of Sevier County, Lisa Moser, Ashley Knittig and Chad Klitz by Little Rock lawyer Bruce Tidw