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...

Arkansas DHS reveals breach of client personal information

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:49

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services says personal and health information of more than 26,000 Medicaid recipients has been breached.

DHS said Friday that the information includes Social Security numbers and Medicaid identification numbers that are on...

3 inmates hurt after 'disturbance' at Arkansas prison

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:34

GRADY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials say three inmates were injured in a "disturbance" at a state prison, the latest in a series of incidents that are now under investigation by Arkansas State Police.

Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves says inmates broke windows...

Arkansas man injured helping restore power after Irma

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 08:29

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Georgia Power Company says an Arkansas man was injured while helping restore power in Georgia following Hurricane Irma.

Georgia Power spokeswoman Ashley West said Thursday that the company's top priority is the safety of the workers and said...

Dolly Parton teams with local Arkansas artist on album

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:05

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Living in Alabama among a musical family, Debbie Cochran was a blonde-headed 7-year-old when her grandmother Lola Holland placed Debbie's young fingers on the piano keys and taught her how to make chords.

The old gospel tunes that she heard as a child has led...

Proposal bans marijuana use for Little Rock airport staff

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 13:21

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A proposed policy change for Little Rock's airport would ban medical marijuana use for all airport employees even if they qualify to use it.

The proposed change at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport comes in response to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana...

Arkansas insured rate on the rise

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:41

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A government agency survey says the percentage of Arkansas residents with health care insurance is on the rise, putting the state above national average.

According to the survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of uninsured residents dropped last...