Rockabilly pioneer Sonny Burgess dies in Arkansas at 88

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:49

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — Albert "Sonny" Burgess, who was an early pioneer of what became known as rockabilly music, has died in his native Arkansas.

The Dillinger Funeral Home in Newport says Burgess died Friday in Little Rock. He was 88.

Burgess was among a group of singers in the mid...

What is the future of Confederate monuments in Arkansas?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:59

There are still a lot of questions on what will be the future of Arkansas’ Confederate monuments following unrest in major cities across the country as several local and state governments decide to remove confederate monuments off of their pedestals.

The public scrutiny of monuments...

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a...

It's not delivery. It's DiGiorno Pizza ... spilled on I-30

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 08:56

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza.

An 18-wheeler containing DiGiorno and Tombstone frozen pizzas scraped a bridge support and sliced open its trailer Wednesday, spilling...

Adam Driver to screen his film 'Patterson' at Arkansas fest

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 15:25

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Star Wars actor Adam Driver will screen and talk about his film, "Paterson," at a new film festival this month in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Cinema Society announced Wednesday that Driver is among the actors and filmmakers participating in the society's inaugural...

Arkansas officials not ready to OK 75 mph limit on highways

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:52

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — While a new Arkansas law that took effect Tuesday authorizes speeds of up to 75 mph on some major highways, state highway officials said, "Not so fast."

Engineers are still studying road designs and traffic patterns to determine whether Arkansas should join 18...

Inman says she'll run again for Arkansas secretary of state

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:17

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former state and local elections official says she's making another run for Arkansas secretary of state.

Susan Inman announced Tuesday she's seeking the Democratic nomination for the post, currently held by Republican Mark Martin. Martin was first elected to the...

Local elections first test for revived Arkansas voter ID law

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 13:44

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' revived law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot will be put to the test — and come under heightened scrutiny by opponents who fear the new measure could lead to disenfranchisement— when it takes effect this week.

Voters...

Arkansas State Fair ride company suspends Fireball ride

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 09:50

Opening night at the Ohio State Fair ended in tragedy Wednesday when a teenager was killed after a ride called the Fireball broke apart, flinging riders onto the concrete below. Seven others were injured, five in critical condition. Now, the Arkansas State Fair says the company that manages...

Heifer launches new partnership to aid Kenyan farmers

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 11:18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Heifer International is launching a new partnership that will provide more agricultural information to farmers in Kenya who don't have internet access.

The Little Rock-based nonprofit says it's partnering with London-based Wefarm, a free service that lets farmers...