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...

Sculpture commemorates 1957 desegregation at Arkansas school

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 09:35

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality will go on display next month outside Little Rock Central High School to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its historic desegregation, officials announced Wednesday.

The statue...

Suspect faces felony charge in Ten Commandments' destruction

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 11:04

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor says he plans to charge a man accused of destroying a Ten Commandments monument outside the Arkansas Capitol with first-degree criminal mischief.

Larry Jegley told The Associated Press Monday that 32-year-old Michael Tate Reed faces up to 10 years in...

Hackers had access to millions of Social Security numbers

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 15:32

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn't include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the...