Boxer Jermain Taylor fails to appear at court hearing

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 13:12

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ruled in favor of the cousin of world champion boxer Jermain Taylor regarding a 2014 shooting incident after the former Olympian didn't appear at a court hearing.

Taylor is currently serving a six-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty...

Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:54

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing a sheriff's deputy and two other people last month.

Little Rock television station KATV reports James Arthur Bowden was sentenced Friday after taking a plea deal...

Arkansas closer to adopting voter ID law

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:45

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislators have approved rules necessary to implement a new voter-identification law that could go into effect as early as September.

The state Board of Election Commissioners approved the rules Wednesday for a new law that says voters should show photo...

Much of Arkansas university exempt from guns on campus law

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 10:42

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Because of a charter high school, much of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus will be exempt from a law allowing guns on college campuses in the state.

The state law goes into effect Sept. 1 and allows persons with concealed-carry licenses who take...

Sheriff: Crews recover body of man, 18, in Arkansas River

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:55

BARLING, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the body of an 18-year-old who drowned in the Arkansas River in western Arkansas while trying to help other swimmers who were struggling in the water.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says the man was pulled under the water Saturday...

Arkansas man sentenced for health care fraud

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 16:12

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An Arkansas man who owned a medical imagining business was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.5 million in restitution for health care fraud.

U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release that 39-year-old Cody Lee West, of...

Arkansas lawmakers criticize Trump shifting Cuba policy

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 15:37

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to restore some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration's historic easing.

Republican Rep. Rick Crawford on Friday...

Virtual weigh station gauges trucks in western Arkansas

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:48

ALMA, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' first virtual weigh station that gauges highway trucks in motion is now operating, after years of planning.

The station has been installed on eastbound U.S. 64 in Alma. The station monitors drivers of overweight trucks who might avoid the brick-and-mortar weigh...

Settlement reached in Arkansas oil spill case

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 14:42

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Exxon Mobil has settled a lawsuit over a 2013 pipeline spill that dumped tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into an Arkansas neighborhood.

Attorneys representing 64 families announced the settlement Thursday. They say terms will remain confidential.

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No 1. courthouse problem: People urinating in the elevator

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:41

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Officials in an Arkansas county have a plea for courthouse visitors: Please stop urinating in our elevator.

Craighead County officials hope new security cameras will deter the steady stream of culprits who have been relieving themselves in the courthouse elevator in...