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Arkansas authorities say the death of a Missouri doctor who was found 11 months ago in a northwest Arkansas lake has been ruled a suicide. The Benton County, Arkansas, sheriff's department said in a … more
An Arkansas panel has prohibited election officials from accepting voter registration forms signed with an electronic signatures. The state Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously … more
LOWELL — A lawsuit claiming J.B. Hunt discriminated against a former employee was transferred from Washington County to U.S. District Court in Fayetteville on April 15. more
Bass Pro has laid off a total of 176 employees at three boat manufacturing facilities in the area. The company laid off 85 employees at the Tracker Marine manufacturing plant in Lebanon, Bolivar and Flippin, Arkansas more
ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division investigated an officer-involved shooting fatality that occurred Friday, March 1, 2024, in Eureka Springs. They presented their findings to the Prosecuting Attorney. more
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' office says the U.S. and state flags will be flown at half-staff to honor former U.S. Sen. David Pryor, who also served as governor of Arkansas. Pryor died of … more
BILOXI, MISS. — Arkansas State Police’s Interstate Criminal Patrol (ICP) once again dominated the annual Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area awards held earlier this week in Biloxi, Miss., winning three individual awards, Team of the Year and Officer of the Year. more
The Arkansas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is conducting a study to examine the right to counsel as provided through the state system of public defenders in Arkansas. more
Gov Brian Kemp is signing a law to give up to $6,500 a year to some Georgia families to pay for private school tuition or home-schooling expenses. It’s a victory for the Republican governor, whose … more
The head of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is asking the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to provide answers about the fatal raid at the home of the Little Rock airport … more
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has conceded defeat on his push to enact universal school vouchers this year, acknowledging there was “not a pathway for the bill” after months of Republican infighting. … more
Sexual Assault Awareness Month continues on the University of Arkansas campus this week with the 10th anniversary of the What Were You Wearing Exhibit (WWYW). more
An Arkansas teen is in custody on a first-degree murder charge after the fatal shooting of a high school senior outside a party following a high school prom. Donterious Stephens turned himself in to … more
A second former law enforcement officer from Arkansas has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a man he repeatedly punched during a violent arrest that was caught on video. Former Crawford … more
Son: Former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor dies in Little Rock of natural causes at age 89. more
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) produces a Weekly Viral Respiratory Diseases Report for clinicians. The report provides information on Influenza, COVID-19 and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity in the state. The report also compares activities in Arkansas to the U.S. ADH receives reports of only a fraction of COVID-19 cases and flu cases since it only requires reports of flu hospitalizations, deaths, and outbreaks. RSV is not a reportable disease in Arkansas. Therefore, it is important to understand that the information in the weekly update is representative of the timing and location of activity, but it does not reflect the overall disease burden. It is presumed that there are many more people actually affected than the report shows. Clinicians and policymakers may find the report helpful in terms of communicating to colleagues and patients about the current status of viral respiratory diseases in the state and nationwide. more
For the first time since voters passed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, more than 100,000 patients have been certified. On April 13, the Arkansas Department of Health posted the current medical marijuana patient count at 102,222.  more
Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up for select Deep South stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP's complete coverage of Deep South and the rest of the world, visit … more
LITTLE ROCK – If you’re looking for a reason to be happy this Tax Day, you might want to celebrate with one of Arkansas’s quirkiest outdoor occasions. Bullfrog season is open and will run through Dec. 31, 2024. more
The Oxford Handbook of Agricultural History, edited by Jeannie Whayne of the U of A Department of History, was recently published. Whayne says that agricultural history has enjoyed a rebirth in recent years, in part because of the way the agricultural enterprise promotes economic and cultural connections in an era that has become ever more globally focused. more
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