Arkansas' 4th execution set after stay request rejected

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 15:29

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' aggressive effort to execute condemned inmates is set to conclude Thursday after the state Supreme Court refused to stay the execution of a man who killed a former deputy prison warden following an escape.
Kenneth Williams, 38, was sentenced to death for...

Severe weather moving across Arkansas

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:16

Ark. (KATV) — Rain and thunderstorms will move across the state Wednesday from west to east. Some of the storms will be strong to severe with a moderate risk for much of southern Arkansas and an enhanced risk elsewhere.

The main threats will be hail and wind, but tornadoes will be...

School board in Arkansas opts to open meetings with prayer

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 08:53

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — One of two northern Arkansas school boards has opted to pray before meetings after receiving a letter of complaint from a foundation that monitors matters regarding church and state.

Tyson foods to buy AdvancePierre for $3.2 billion

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 14:19

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Foods will pay $3.2 billion to add packaged sandwich maker AdvancePierre to its stable of processed food brands.
Tyson will pay $40.25 per share, a 9.8 percent premium to AdvancePierre's closing share price Monday.
Tyson Foods Inc. will also assume about $1.1...

Police locate skimmer devices at Little Rock gas station

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:47


LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Little Rock Police are warning everyone to monitor their credit card transactions carefully.

Police say skimmer devices were found on gas pumps at the Exxon Station at Kanis and Barrow.

LRPD say they are unsure about other possible skimmers in the city...

Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:18

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.
Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart. It was the first...

New Arkansas marijuana laws include restrictions, but no reversal of November vote

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:22

Arkansas (Talk Business & Politics) — After 53% of Arkansas voters approved the state’s Medical Marijuana Amendment in November, legislators passed 24 laws that changed it. But none severely restricted the availability of the drug, said David Couch, sponsor of the amendment.

“They did...

Wildlife officers round up poachers, illegal hunters

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:23

Springdale residents arrested in elk-poaching case

Trout fishing seminar scheduled at Heber Springs visitor center

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 15:25

HEBER SPRINGS - Anglers looking to take their trout-fishing game to the next level are invited to a special intermediate trout-fishing seminar, hosted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 29.

Arkansas prepares for 1st double execution in US since 2000

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 09:31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two condemned Arkansas killers who admit they're guilty but fear their poor health could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections set for Monday might become the first inmates put to death in a double execution in the U.S. in more than 16 years.
Jack Jones and...