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...

Former Arkansas Senate president released from prison

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:18

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas Senate president who admitted spending more than $150,000 of campaign funds on personal items has been released from federal prison.

Former Sen. Paul Bookout was released from federal prison earlier this month and will complete the remainder of his...

Riverfest suspending event after 40 years in Little Rock

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:08

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's annual music festival, Riverfest, is suspending operations after four decades.

The Riverfest, Inc., board of directors announced Tuesday that 2017 was the last year for the music festival in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The festival's...

Boxer Jermain Taylor arrested on battery, terroristic threatening charges

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:07

MAUMELLE (KATV) — Maumelle Police have arrested former Middleweight Boxing Champion Jermain Taylor after responding to a domestic disturbance on Tuesday.

Police say they were called out to the 100 block of Lily Drive for a domestic disturbance in progress.

Upon arrival, officers...

Former Arkansas judge ordered to start prison sentence

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:00

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A former Arkansas judge was ordered to begin serving his 10-year prison sentence after an appeals court upheld his bribery conviction.

Former circuit judge Michael Maggio was ordered Monday to surrender to federal authorities before 2 p.m. Wednesday to begin...

Summer heat to rise above normal in Oklahoma, Arkansas

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 09:07

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas are bracing for some of the hottest temperatures so far this summer.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures during the upcoming work week will rise to above normal levels for this time of year, with the hottest conditions...

Governor names new Arkansas Drug Director

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:45

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named the Benton police chief as the state's new drug director.

Hutchinson said in a news release Wednesday that Chief Kirk Lane will replace former Arkansas Drug Director Denny Altes. Altes resigned in May.

Hutchinson says...

Arkansas judge accused of not paying state, federal taxes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:20

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Arkansas judge accused of failing to pay state and federal income taxes.

Saline County Circuty Court Judge Bobby McCallister faces four felony charges of failing to pay taxes.

The charges were filed by a...

FBI: Arkansas had 1,853 reports of cybercrime in 2016

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:22

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The FBI says there were nearly 1,900 instances of internet crime in Arkansas for 2016, from nonpayment scams to cyberattacks on state agencies.

The FBI says Arkansas' attacks are a small percentage of the nearly 300,000 cyberattacks tracked nationwide in 2016. But...

Arkansas governor announces task force to combat violence

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced the creation of a multiagency partnership to combat violence in Little Rock, just days after a nightclub shooting left 28 people injured.

The task force will consist of agents and officers from agencies including...