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Arkansas, nation see surge in citizenship sign-ups; state's 54% gain U.S.’ 4th-highest

Subscriber onlyApplications for U.S. citizenship have spiked in Arkansas -- and so has the backlog of unfinished cases -- amid a nationwide surge in legal permanent residents seeking citizenship through naturalization, a national report shows. Continue reading...

Hogs’ Little Rock games remain a possibility after 2018

Subscriber onlyNo one knows for certain if the Arkansas Razorbacks will continue playing games at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium after 2018. Continue reading...

Woman arrested in Arkansas after reporting domestic violence set to leave immigration jail

Subscriber onlyA 22-year-old Springdale woman detained since July after reporting domestic violence expects to leave an immigration jail today, when her husband posts an $8,500 bond set Tuesday morning by a federal judge, her attorney said. Continue reading...

Bail hearing reset in immigration case; Arkansas woman held after calling police for domestic-violence help

Subscriber onlyAn immigration bail hearing for the Salvadoran woman jailed since July after she called police to report domestic violence has been delayed by one week. Continue reading...

Call to police about domestic violence results in possible deportation for Salvadoran living in Arkansas

Illegal’s case snowballed after arrest

Subscriber onlyA 22-year-old Salvadoran woman living in Arkansas has been jailed since July and now faces the possibility of deportation after she called Springdale police to report domestic violence. Continue reading...

Arkansas man gets life without parole in salvage yard slayings, vows to appeal

Subscriber onlyTyler Barefield will appeal his capital murder conviction in the double slaying last year at his family's salvage yard, his attorney said Thursday after Barefield was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Continue reading...

Arkansas man guilty of slaying 2 thieves at salvage yard

Subscriber onlyA Pope County jury found Tyler Barefield guilty of two counts of capital murder Wednesday night in the shooting deaths of two men in his family's scrapyard last year. Continue reading...

Man accused of crushing 2 bodies at Arkansas junkyard won't take stand

Character witnesses testify ahead of today’s closing remarks in junkyard deaths

Subscriber onlyClosing arguments will begin today in the capital-murder trial of the man accused of gunning down two theft suspects last year in his family's junkyard and crushing their bodies in a car compactor. Continue reading...

Vote probe chargeless in Arkansas township

Subscriber onlyA voter-fraud investigation focused on a wet-dry election in the small northeast Arkansas township of Shady Grove has yielded no criminal charges, the prosecutor's office said Monday. Continue reading...

Footage of Arkansas junkyard shows suspect in killings

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- Jurors watched surveillance footage Friday that showed Tyler Barefield carrying two firearms on the night he is accused of killing two men in his Russellville scrap yard. Continue reading...

Arkansas advocates see roadblocks after refugees ban eased

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump has lifted a blanket ban on refugees resettling in the U.S., but many people seeking haven will "still be effectively blocked" from the country, an Arkansas advocate said. Continue reading...

Man suspected in 2 killings welcomed search at junkyard where bodies later found crushed, witnesses say

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- The man accused of shooting two men in the back and crushing their bodies at his scrapyard last year welcomed search efforts while they were missing and explained to the men's families that blood leaking from smashed cars belonged to animals, witnesses testified Tuesday. Continue reading...

Arkansas judge orders ex-dispatcher to pay $17.6M; she is liable for damages in suffering, death of boy

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County judge found a former Little Rock emergency call taker liable for $17.6 million related to the suffering and death of Le Yang, who in 2013 nearly drowned in an SUV submerged in a pond while he and his mom waited nearly an hour for rescue. Continue reading...

Salvadoran shot in 2015 by Arkansas State Police trooper pleads guilty to illegal U.S. entry

Subscriber onlyA 49-year-old Salvadoran man shot three times in 2015 by a state trooper pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally re-entering the United States after being previously deported. Continue reading...

Arts Center plans' debut delayed over revisions

Subscriber onlyThe anticipated first look Monday at how the Arkansas Arts Center will be remade was postponed -- for about two months -- so museum officials can work through revisions with the project's designers. Continue reading...