Williams Baptist College to alter name starting fall 2018

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:08

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A private, four-year school in northeastern Arkansas has changed its name to include the term "university" rather than "college."

Williams Baptist College President Tom Jones announced Wednesday that the school officially will be called Williams Baptist...

Netflix doc. chronicles plight of LR Nine; ongoing issues with U.S. public school system

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:51

LITTLE ROCK (Talk Business & Politics) — Elizabeth Eckford only had one concern before her first day of school. She wanted to make sure her white dress was finished so she could wear it. The next morning she was wearing the dress as her father paced back and forth in the hallway. She took a...

Old Arkansas barn becomes project for architecture students

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:30

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Architecture students from Louisiana will come up with plans to redesign a historic Arkansas stagecoach stop.

Twenty three graduate students from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will spend the fall semester working on adaptive reuse plans for Fitzgerald...

Man critically wounded in shooting by Arkansas law officers

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 08:21

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a man was critically wounded when he was shot by police officers in central Arkansas.

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner says the man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive after being shot early Thursday in southwest Little Rock....

Panel recommends rules oversight for Arkansas Game and Fish

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:33

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are recommending the state's Game and Fish Commission be required to seek the state Legislative Council's review and approval of proposed commission rules.

Bureau of Legislative Research Director Marty Garrity says the council will consider the...

Arkansas: Adverse ruling may halt access to execution drugs

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:04

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Government lawyers want Arkansas' highest court to reverse a ruling that requires prison officials to reveal more information about their execution drugs, saying further disclosure would make it impossible for the state to acquire lethal injection drugs.

Attorneys...

Police investigating inmate's head injury at Arkansas prison

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:28

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say an inmate was hospitalized with a head injury and the incident is being investigated by state police.

The Department of Correction said the inmate, 34-year-old James Walker, was taken by ambulance from the Cummins Unit in Grady to an...

Arkansas inmate recaptured after second escape

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:37

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas inmate has been captured after escaping for the second time in about five weeks.

Forty-three-year-old Bryan Baldwin was found hiding in the attic of a residence in Wynne after escaping from the Cross County jail on Friday.

Sheriff J.R. Smith says...

Arkansas deputy arrested on battery, assault, threat charges

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:38

BENTON, Ark. (AP) — A central Arkansas deputy sheriff has been arrested on battery, assault and terroristic threatening charges.

Saline County jail records show Pulaski County Deputy Daniel Cantwell was booked into jail shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

Jail records show he remained...

Ex-financial adviser ordered to pay McFadden attorney fees

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:06

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former financial adviser to Dallas Cowboy Darren McFadden is being ordered to pay McFadden's attorneys because he failed to provide court-ordered information in a lawsuit by McFadden.

McFadden, a former Arkansas Razorback, is suing Michael Vick in federal...