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Hutchinson signs near-total abortion ban into law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor has signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, but opponents plan to challenge the sweeping measure before it takes effect later this year. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed the measure that only...

UPDATE: Suspect in fatal NLR pizzeria shooting turns himself in

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a 21-year-old man has surrendered to police as their suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman outside a Little Rock-area pizzeria. A police statement says Marlon Marbley Jr. (pictured below), of Little Rock, surrendered Monday afternoon...

Arkansas expands vaccine eligibility to 180,000 more people

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is expanding eligibility for coronavirus vaccines to another 180,000 people. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said the state would fully open up the shots to the remainder of the 1B category under its vaccination plan. The vaccine will now be...

KARK: Woman killed at NLR Chuck E. Cheese Sunday night

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Little Rock television station KARK is reporting a woman was killed Sunday night in a disturbance in the parking lot of a North Little Rock restaurant. Police were called to the 4120 Landers Road location of Chuck E. Cheese in North Little Rock regarding an...

State Police arrest Mountain Home man on internet stalking charge

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The Arkansas State Police is continuing its investigation of a Mountain Home man following his arrest earlier today. Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division arrested Michael Adam Johnson, 35, after he is alleged to have set-up a meeting with a 14-year-old...

Boy shot at Arkansas junior high dies

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy who was shot at an Arkansas junior high school earlier this week has died. A Pine Bluff police spokesman says the boy, identified by his family and the Watson Chapel School District as Daylon Burnett, died Wednesday...

Arkansas governor signs Stand Your Ground bill into law

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a measure that eases the state’s restrictions on the use of deadly force in self-defense. The Republican governor signed the measure Wednesday that removes the duty to retreat before deadly force...

Gov. Hutchinson announces inclusion of food manufacturing workers into vaccine group 1-B

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced during his weekly COVID-19 briefing that Phase 1-B will be expanding effective March 2 to include food manufacturing workers. This expansion will cover an estimated 49,000 Arkansans. Arkansas will receive 24,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week in the initial shipment. This...

AP News: Shooting reported at Arkansas school; authorities say 1 hurt

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UPDATE: PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was seriously injured after being shot by another 15-year-old boy at an Arkansas junior high school. The suspect is being held at a juvenile detention facility. Police say the shooting happened as students were switching classes...

New medical marijuana dispensary annexed into Hardy

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Jonesboro's KAIT Region 8 News is reporting that the new medical marijuana dispensary in north Arkansas has been annexed into Hardy. Construction on the Spring River Dispensary finished at the end of last year in Fulton County, near Hardy. Since then, the City of Hardy...

Fanne Foxe, stripper involved in ’70s scandal with Arkansas Rep. Wilbur Mills, dies

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News comes from Florida that a colorful participant in a major Washington, D.C. scandal from the mid-70s involving a powerful Arkansas U.S. Congressman has recently died. Annabel Battistella, a stripper from Argentina, who performed under her more familiar stage name of Fanne Foxe, recently died. Foxe...