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Forecasters: Smaller part of state now under enhanced risk for severe weather

The enhanced risk for severe weather has been shifted to eastern Arkansas and a small part of northern Arkansas, though strong storms remain possible across the entire state. Continue reading...

Arkansas judge dismisses 11 suits connected to 2010 flood at campgrounds that left 20 dead

TEXARKANA — A Texarkana judge has dismissed 11 civil lawsuits connected to the historic 2010 flood at Albert Pike campgrounds in the Ouachita National Forest that took the lives of 20 men, women and children. Continue reading...

Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

LITTLE ROCK — One of eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month is asking the state's highest court to block his execution so evidence from his murder trial can be retested. Continue reading...

Arkansas panel advances bills outlining $5.5B budget

LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel has advanced bills outlining the nearly $5.5 billion Arkansas budget proposed for the coming year. Continue reading...

Forecast of storms in Arkansas includes chance for tornadoes

Subscriber onlyAnother round of storms forecast for the state this afternoon through Thursday has the potential for damaging winds, severe thunderstorms and hail, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in North Little Rock said. Continue reading...

Exceptions to Arkansas guns law advance; SEC's warning propels sports-venue tweak

Subscriber onlyThe Southeastern Conference on Tuesday released a statement saying a recently passed state law to allow guns in many public facilities, including those hosting college athletic events, "could negatively impact" Razorback athletics. Continue reading...

Manhandled, says disabled Little Rock man; city, officers sued

Subscriber onlyA civil-rights lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleges that the Little Rock Police Department has failed to train officers on how to "properly" interact with people with disabilities. Continue reading...

Couple's actions at party dominate first day of trial for man accused of killing Arkansas dispatcher

Subscriber onlyRed wine and Miller Lite beer dominated the testimony of state witnesses Tuesday on the first day of trial for a man accused of killing a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher more than five years ago. Continue reading...

Suit over Arkansas execution drug gets dismissal

Griffen: Justices stole men’s rights

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to lift a ban on the death penalty stole the rights of the nine convicted killers who filed suit to challenge the state's execution procedures, and it forces all state courts to continue that theft, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen said in a ruling Tuesday. Continue reading...

Pulaski County SWAT team arrests fugitive in standoff

Subscriber onlyA man with multiple arrest warrants barricaded himself inside his Pulaski County home Tuesday, prompting a call for a tactical team that ended in his arrest, a spokesman said. Continue reading...

Bill requiring pharmacists in Arkansas pot dispensaries passes in House

Subscriber onlyA bill that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to sell vaping equipment and employ pharmacists passed the House on Tuesday. Continue reading...

OBITUARY: Arkansas dentist gave care on 22 mission trips

Subscriber onlyDuring his 22 medical missions, Dr. J.D. Patterson of Searcy would sometimes need to go deep into a jungle and set up a dental extraction clinic on a riverbank where he would treat hundreds of patients on a two-week trip, his daughter remembered Tuesday. Continue reading...

Rare move sends amendment idea to floor of Arkansas Senate

Bid to curb constitution changes fails in vote, but 5 panelists sign a go-ahead

Subscriber onlyThanks to a rarely used procedure, a proposed constitutional amendment to limit future constitutional changes advanced to the Senate on Tuesday even though it received little support earlier in the day in committee. Continue reading...

6 Arkansas death row inmates sue, say clemency review rushed

Suit says execution schedule forced state to break rules

Subscriber onlySix of eight inmates scheduled to be executed in an 11-day period next month filed another lawsuit Tuesday, this time claiming violations of their due-process and equal-protection rights during clemency reviews. Continue reading...

Online-sales-tax measure gets 3rd strike from Arkansas panel

Subscriber onlyA bill aimed at persuading out-of-state companies to collect taxes on their sales to Arkansans and pay the money to the state failed to clear the House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Tuesday for the third time in the past month and a half. Continue reading...

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