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Man faces capital murder charge in shooting at Arkansas carwash that left 1 dead, 1 hurt

Subscriber onlyA 27-year-old man was charged Thursday with capital murder after a Sept. 10 shooting at a Pine Bluff carwash left one man dead and another wounded. Continue reading...

Arkansas man previously convicted of murder charged in friend's shooting death

Subscriber onlyJames Lee Frost told Brinkley police "something just came over him" when he saw his friend and his girlfriend leave her apartment early on the morning of Jan. 4. Continue reading...

Black ice feared in snow's wake; Arkansas motorists warned morning’s commute could be slippery

Subscriber onlyThe white snow that blanketed half of Arkansas on Tuesday could become black ice on roads today as temperatures remain below freezing in most of the state until Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading...

Snow collects in Arkansas as bitter cold sets in

Subscriber onlyA cold front plunged Arkansas into a deep freeze Monday and was expected to dump as much as 4 inches of snow on some parts of south Arkansas overnight. Continue reading...

10-year-old Arkansas boy has a line on official state fish

He reels in support for alligator gar

Subscriber onlyA 10-year-old Fayetteville boy has been lobbying for an Arkansas state fish. Continue reading...

2 women working at Arkansas prison, inmate had sex, letter says

Contractors face charges of assault

Subscriber onlyTwo women who were "contracted health providers" at an Arkansas prison were charged Thursday with sexual assault of an inmate. Continue reading...

Man pleads no contest in threats to kill gays at Arkansas restaurant

Subscriber onlyA Berryville man pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges that he threatened to kill his wife and gays at the Eureka Springs restaurant where she worked in 2016. Continue reading...

Arkansas man charged in wife's killing; she changed channel, police told

Subscriber onlyA Carlisle man was charged Monday with capital murder after he told police he stabbed his wife to death after she changed the television channel while he was outside having a smoke. Continue reading...

Researchers discover new plant hybrid in state

Thoroughwort variety never before been documented

Subscriber onlyA new thoroughwort plant variety has been found in south Arkansas. Continue reading...

New U.S. attorney in district sworn in

Kees takes oath, immediately starts

Subscriber onlyDuane A. Kees, known as Dak, was sworn in Friday as the United States attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Man found outside Arkansas hair salon froze to death, police say

Subscriber onlyA man whose body was found Sunday morning in Fort Smith died of hypothermia, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Continue reading...

Ozark officer shoots, kills gunman after disturbance call

Subscriber onlyAn officer with the Ozark Police Department shot and killed an armed man Tuesday night, according to a news release from the Arkansas State Police. Continue reading...

Arctic cold sets records in state; thaw in forecast

Subscriber onlyArctic air has plunged Arkansas and much of the nation into a prolonged deep freeze, but temperatures will rise to 40 degrees in much of the state by Friday or Saturday. Continue reading...

Ouachitas overlooked in state lore, films; Ozarks get all the attention, experts say

Subscriber onlyThe Ouachita Mountains gave us True Grit, Lum & Abner, Dizzy Dean and Bill Clinton. Continue reading...

Arkansas' governor touts benefits of $1.2 million mapping effort

Subscriber onlyFor 19 days in January and February, five airplanes flew 19,000 feet above Arkansas, shooting 30,066 digital images of the entire state's terrain. Continue reading...