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BREAKING: Former State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith dead of apparent gunshot wound

Multiple media outlets are reporting the death of former Arkansas State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. NEA Report says Collins-Smith was found dead at her home this evening with their sources stating the death was by gunshot and appeared "not to be possible by suicide." (Click...

Cotton speaks out against delay of electoral vote count; Trump responds

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Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and a possible 2024 Republican presidential candidate, is speaking out against an effort by a team of fellow Republicans to delay Wednesday's counting of certified electoral votes during a joint session of...

LISTEN: White River Now’s Gary B. visits with sister of missing Jonesboro woman

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A Jonesboro woman hasn't been seen in months, and her family is searching for answers to the disappearance. Lisa Ann Prescott, 53, was last seen Aug. 31 of this year. Her front door was unlocked, and her cell phone and purse were still in...

Arkansas reports record COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas saw a state record-setting 42 deaths and 861 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on the day a newly formed state coronavirus task force met for the first time. Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state had 1,308 new cases Monday....

BREAKING: US Capitol ‘secure’ after four-hour violent confrontation; one confirmed dead

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Above: Screenshot of Fox News coverage of US Capitol four-hour occupation Wednesday, 2:16 p.m. To follow live coverage via NewsNation.com, click here. UPDATE from the Associated Press: 4:50 p.m. Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after heavily armed police moved to end a nearly four-hour...

Feds sue Walmart over role in opioid crisis

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The Associated Press reports the Justice Department is suing Walmart, alleging the company unlawfully dispensed controlled substances through its pharmacies, helping to fuel the opioid crisis in America. The civil complaint being filed Tuesday points to the role Walmart’s pharmacies may have played in the...

UPDATE: Victim’s name released in Baxter County murder case

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UPDATE from Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m.: The murder victim in this case has been determined and confirmed to be Cody Benjamin Stradford, 35 of rural Mountain Home. The positive identification of the remains of the victim was made by the Arkansas State Medical Examiner's...

Suspects arrested after burned body found in car

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Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a burned body has been found in a burned car near Mountain Home, and three suspects are in custody after being arrested on first-degree murder warrants. Montgomery says the car with the unidentified body inside was found Wednesday. Montgomery...

Sheriff releases names of 37 arrested during second phase of meth investigation

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Screenshot from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office showing some of those arrested in today in phase two of Operation Lake Ice. A list of individuals arrested in today's round-up from Operation Lake Ice, a joint operation by the Cleburne County's Sheriff's Office and the 16th...

BREAKING: Trump condemns Capitol riot, acknowledges new administration

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Above image: Screenshot of President Donald Trump during his address on Thursday night. UPDATES BELOW Education head DeVos quits, cites Trump rhetoric Jan. 07, 2021, 8:07 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists: 8:05 p.m. Education...

Newport medical marijuana operation to move south to Pine Bluff

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Two hundred new jobs are expected to be brought to Pine Bluff thanks to a move made by the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission on Nov. 10. That's when the commission approved the sale of medical marijuana cultivator Natural State Wellness Enterprises of Newport to Good...