• Prison terms set in FS meth case

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The final cases from a multistate drug investigation wrapped up this week when the final three defendants were sentenced to prison terms for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Phillip Knox was sentenced to 120 months in prison, Leslie Kaelin was sentenced to …

    Read More

  • Senator to try for anti-gay marriage resolution

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state senator will try again to win passage of a resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. In May, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled the state gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Over …

    Read More

  • Churchyard murderer convicted

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Blytheville man whose body was found in a Blytheville churchyard. Prosecutors said Jimmy Northern of Blytheville was convicted Thursday in the 2012 death of 23-year-old Thomas Essig …

    Read More

  • Beebe proposes $6.3M for prison beds

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says it has found $6.3 million in the budget to fund up to 600 additional prison beds. Beebe’s office said Thursday that the additional funding will relieve some backup of state prisoners in county jails, assuming it …

    Read More

  • Six-day overnight camp

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas youths ages 13-17 are invited to broaden their knowledge about government structure, develop leadership skills and become engaged citizens through a free six-day camp held Sunday through June 27 at Arkansas 4-H Center, located at 1 Four H Way in Little …

    Read More

  • ‘Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night’ set

    PARAGOULD — KASU-FM, the broadcasting service of Arkansas State University, will present “Arkansas Youth in Bluegrass Night” for its next Bluegrass Monday concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Collins Theatre, located at 120 W. Emerson St. in downtown Paragould. The Clark Family Trio and Clancey …

    Read More

  • Murder suspect found in Chicago

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal investigators say a suspect in a 2013 killing at Little Rock was found this week in a Chicago emergency room after seeking treatment for wounds suffered in a street fight. Cornelius Pittman, 25, was returned to Little Rock late Wednesday. …

    Read More

  • State unemployment rate dips

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Unemployment in Arkansas has dropped for the eighth consecutive month, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.4 in May. The Department of Workforce Services on Friday said the state unemployment rate was down more than a full percentage point from …

    Read More

  • Hit-and-run kills 1

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a Booneville woman. State police say 50-year-old Joy Duvall was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night as she walked along the shoulder of Arkansas 23 in Booneville. She was pronounced …

    Read More

  • Faulkner Co. to request temporary circuit judge

    CONWAY (AP) — Leaders in Faulkner County say they’ll ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a temporary judge to handle the caseload left by the vacancy of Circuit Judge Mike Maggio. Earlier this year, the high court removed cases from Maggio’s docket and assigned …

    Read More

  • CASA receives grants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Court Appointed Special Advocates organization is the recipient of two National CASA grant renewals totaling $70,000 to help serve children in rural counties of northeast Arkansas and older children statewide who have been taken into the foster care system. The …

    Read More

  • Open primary bill still a no-go

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot item that would allow top vote getters in primary elections, regardless of party affiliation, to advance to the general election. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office wrote Wednesday that …

    Read More