Arkansas bid to collect online sales taxes fails 2nd try

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 13:58

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to force online retailers to start collecting state sales taxes has failed for a second time before an Arkansas House panel.
The proposal to require out-of-state companies without a physical presence in the state to begin collecting sales taxes or send...

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes city's LGBT protections

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 11:44

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional....

1 dead after multiple car collison in Conway

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:03

CONWAY (KATV) — Authorities say one person is dead after a head-on collision in Conway Thursday morning.

Officials said the accident occurred on I-40 Eastbound near mile marker 128.

Channel 7 is told multiple cars were involved, including a state trooper.

No other...

Truck carrying explosives crashes, catches fire on I-40 near Ozark

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:44

OZARK (KATV) — Drivers are facing major delays on Interstate 40 near Ozark due to an accident Wednesday afternoon.

I-40 was closed at exit 32 at Ozark and traffic is being routed to Highway 64 or Highway 23, the "Pig Trail."

I-40 was closed at exit 32 at Ozark and traffic is being...

Arkansas panel endorses effort to collect online sales taxes

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:28

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.
The Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee on Wednesday advanced the House-passed proposal...

Amazon resists request for Echo info in Arkansas slaying

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:52

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker, saying authorities haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.
The issue...

Arkansas commission approves medical marijuana rules

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:49

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission has approved a final set of rules on how businesses can cultivate and sell the drug.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ( ) reports the rules approved Tuesday will now go up...

Woman robbed at Park Plaza Mall

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 09:29

Monday night a woman was robbed after a shopping trip at Park Plaza Mall, according to Little Rock Police. It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the east entrance to Dillard’s.

The woman told detectives she left the store, got in the driver’s seat of her car, then a man got...

Wal-Mart keeps working to make inroads against Amazon

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:25

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retailer keeps working to make headway against the largest online seller.
Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its online sales soared 29 percent in the fourth quarter, which covers the critical holiday shopping...

US Supreme Court rejects Arkansas' 9 death row challengers

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:28

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Arkansas inmates to stop their executions over claims that their deaths would be "intolerably painful."

The nine inmates asked the justices to review an Arkansas Supreme Court decision upholding a law that keeps...