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AP: Officer dies after being shot during Arkansas traffic stop

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Arkansas has died following a shooting during a traffic stop that also left a suspect wounded. The Hot Springs Police Department says Officer Brent Scrimshire conducted the traffic stop about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in...

Arkansas directs screening at nursing homes over virus

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials have told the state's nursing homes to screen staff and visitors over concerns about the new coronavirus. The state departments of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a directive laying out screening procedures for long-term care facilities. Arkansas...

Arkansas details state’s preparations for coronavirus threat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's told state agencies to develop contingency plans for a possible outbreak of the new coronavirus, though the state does not have any confirmed cases. Hutchinson on Friday briefed reporters on the state's preparations for...

AROUND ARKANSAS: Sunday alcohol sales in Mountain Home on ballot; violations upheld for medical pot dispensary

Voters in Mountain Home to consider Sunday alcohol sales Voters in Mountain Home will decide next week whether to allow the off-premises sales of alcohol on Sundays, as more and more cities and counties consider the loosening of alcohol restrictions throughout Arkansas. The Baxter Bulletin reports...

Arkansas AG Rutledge announces bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL

LITTLE ROCK– Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced joining a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs. The 39-state multistate coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content and statements about risks, safety and effectiveness as...

Candidate’s political ties targeted in Arkansas Supreme Court race

The campaign for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court features a candidate with deep Republican Party ties and is highlighting how the state’s nonpartisan high court races are becoming less so. One of the candidates, Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch who is currently serving as...

Arkansas State Police issue Missing/Endangered Child Advisory

UPDATE: The advisory has been canceled by the Arkansas State Police, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting she has been found safe. *** Kylie Dickerson (pictured above), 13, of Sherwood has been reported missing by a family member, according to a release tonight from the Arkansas...

AP: 7 injured after Arkansas school bus collides with trailer in Bono

BONO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say several people were injured after a school bus collided with a commercial trailer Friday morning in eastern Arkansas. Lawrence County School District Superintendent Terry Belcher tells Jonesboro TV station KAIT that 19 people were on the bus at the...

Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ author and Arkansas literary legend, passes

Arkansas Business reports legendary Arkansas author Charles Portis has passed away in Little Rock at the age of 86. The brother of Portis told the paper the writer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia in 2012. Portis, an El Dorado-born newspaper reporter who transitioned into the world...

Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

The 2020 election cycle for the Preferential Primary begins Tuesday with the opening of early vote polling sites in Batesville at the Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Center and in Southside at the new Southside City Hall building.  Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and...

July trial set for suit over Arkansas Ten Commandments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A trial seeking the removal of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds is set to begin this summer. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday ordered the trial over the privately funded monument to begin...