NRA drops support of Arkansas campus guns bill after changes

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:38

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The National Rifle Association is dropping its support of a bill allowing concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses after it was limited to people 25 and older who have gone through active shooter training.

The NRA said in a statement Wednesday that it can...

Arkansas House passes plan to voter ID resolution

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:26

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has passed a resolution that, if approved by voters, would require residents to present photographic identification in order to vote.
A proposed constitutional amendment by Republican Rep. Robin Lundstrum would also require the state to issue IDs...

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 (http://bit.ly/2kMoXCq ) 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...