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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported on Saturday its biggest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic began in 2020. The increase in hospitalizations comes as the state … more
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A University of Arkansas professor pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about patents he had for inventions in mainland China. Simon Saw-Teong Ang pleaded guilty … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas legislator who sponsored the state's voter ID law said Friday that he would run for state treasurer after withdrawing from the secretary of state's race. … more
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar has asked a federal judge for a new trial or an acquittal, a little over a month after he was convicted of receiving and possessing … more
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in Nevada and Arkansas in the fatal shooting of a man in a Scottsdale hotel parking lot, according to authorities. Scottsdale police … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican legislator who sponsored Arkansas' voter ID law said Wednesday that he was dropping out of the secretary of state race. State Rep. Mark Lowery said he was … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The city of Fayetteville has reinstated its requirement to wear a face mask in city-owned buildings as the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to surge in … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders raised $1.6 million in the final three months of last year in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Tuesday. … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A northeast Arkansas state lawmaker said Monday that he will not run for reelection to his state House seat. Republican Rep. Joe Jett of Success said in a statement … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three joint state and federal disaster centers are set to open in northeast Arkansas to assist those affected by tornadoes that killed two people in the area in December. … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Surplus gun ammunition for Arkansas’ state prison systems was taken and sold by a Department of Corrections employee, according to an auditor for the state. Arkansas … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Four inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail sued the facility and its doctor Thursday after they said were unknowingly prescribed ivermectin to treat COVID-19 despite health … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator has tested positive for COVID-19 and the state Capitol's cafeteria has closed because of the rising number of virus cases. State Sen. Clarke … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 44-year-old Pulaski County jail inmate has died after being found in his cell and needing unspecified medical assistance, according to the county sheriff's office. … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief is returning to duty, ending the paid leave for shooting at a woman accused of shooting another woman on New Year’s Eve. Mayor Frank Scott … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that a $3 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas could help the state lure the auto industry to the state. Hutchinson and … more
Greenwood Commonwealth. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Be Deliberate With Charter Schools A legislative watchdog group that analyzes the performance of state agencies recently released a … more
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A Springdale city official and former councilman has won the Republican nomination in a special election for a northwest Arkansas state Senate seat. Colby Fulfer … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Most Little Rock schools will return to in-person classes Wednesday, but several will continue virtual instruction because of the surge in COVID-19 cases and … more
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