Boy dies after being pulled from northern Arkansas lake

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:25

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 20-month-old boy who was found in a lake in northern Arkansas has died.

Sharp County Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Presser said Monday that the sheriff's office was notified that the boy died Sunday night at a Little Rock hospital.

Presser...

Lawmaker, media technician to run for secretary of state

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 14:21

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two more candidates say they plan to run to become Arkansas' next secretary of state.

The announcements come from Republican Rep. Trevor Drown and Democrat Anthony Bland, a media technician for the Little Rock School District.

Drown says his time serving in...

Police: 2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Jacksonville

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 09:16

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in central Arkansas are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Police Department spokeswoman April Kiser says the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide. Jacksonville police had been called Sunday...

Little Rock police identify suspect in double slaying

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 14:33

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock police say a man found dead at a mobile home park Sunday is believed to have killed a woman and her daughter whose bodies were discovered the next day in southwest Little Rock.

Little Rock police spokesman Steve Moore says police believe that 35-year-...

Arkansas State University names new chancellor

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 15:31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University has named an official at the University of Oklahoma as the institution's new chancellor.

The Jonesboro school announced Wednesday that Dr. Kelly Damphousse, who has served as the dean at the University of Oklahoma's College of Arts and...

Northwest Arkansas pastor says he's running for Congress

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:30

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Fayetteville pastor said Wednesday he's challenging a northwest Arkansas congressman in the Republican primary next year, and he has the support of a group formed by former staffers and volunteers from Bernie Sanders' Democratic presidential campaign.

Robb...

Gas pipeline to be installed site of 2015 rift in Arkansas

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 14:08

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new pipeline to carry natural gas is set to be installed under the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock, close to the site where a similar pipeline ruptured about two years ago.

The 3,100-foot pipeline will be installed off property belonging...

Charges upgraded for couple whose child was found with 100 rat bites

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:53

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (KATV) — Charges have been upgraded for a Magnolia couple after their infant suffered 100 rat bites.

Erica Shryock, 19, and Charles Elliott, 18, were already behind bars in Columbia County for first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

The deputy prosecuting...

Arkansas shooting may have stemmed from earlier incident

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:16

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Investigators say a shooting in northeast Arkansas that killed one man and injured six people may have stemmed from an earlier altercation.

Investigators told a judge Tuesday that an incident occurred between four men, including two men now in custody, just before...

Ex-detention officers enter pleas in Arkansas assault case

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:48

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three former Arkansas juvenile detention officers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiring to assault at least four juvenile inmates.

26-year-old Will Ray, 47-year-old Thomas Farris and 42-year-old Jason Benton entered their pleas Tuesday in U.S....