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USDA names 12 Arkansas counties as natural disaster areas

posted: 09/29/2016 5:53 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 12 Arkansas counties as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by heavy rain, flooding and high winds since April 1.

Caregiver in 'baby fight club' gets 33 months in jail

posted: 09/29/2016 4:27 p.m. Discuss

MANASSAS, Va. — A former daycare worker convicted of child cruelty in what prosecutors described as a "baby fight club" was sentenced to nearly three years in prison, the maximum term the judge could impose.

Federal judge blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood defunding

updated: 09/29/2016 5:51 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge Thursday temporarily prohibited Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood, expanding her order requiring the state to continue paying for services for three patients who had sued over the move.

Score predictions for this week's Arkansas high school football games

posted: 09/29/2016 3:53 p.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE — Rivalry or not, all of Springdale will be united when Springdale High travels across town to No. 1 Springdale Har-Ber on Friday night.

Pills stolen from pharmacy in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood, police say

posted: 09/29/2016 3:24 p.m. Discuss

A masked thief stole undisclosed amounts of hydrocodone and morphine pills early Thursday from a pharmacy in Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, police say.

Arkansas sets Red-White game for Oct. 23

posted: 09/29/2016 3:03 p.m. Discuss

Attendance for the event is free, although fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.

PHOTO: 2-headed rat snake gets new home at zoo

posted: 09/29/2016 2:36 p.m. Discuss

WACO, Texas — A two-headed rat snake found this month in a Central Texas yard has a new home at a zoo.

10 egrets found shot at national refuge in Arkansas; agencies investigating

posted: 09/29/2016 2:27 p.m. Discuss

Two wildlife protection agencies have opened an investigation after 10 federally protected birds were found dead earlier this week at a national refuge in White County.

Student arrested after wearing gorilla mask to Black Lives Matter protest, officials say

posted: 09/29/2016 2:02 p.m. Comments 9

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A student at East Tennessee State University has been arrested after disrupting a Black Lives Matter event on campus wearing a gorilla mask, carrying around a rope and trying to hand out bananas, officials say.

Arkansas man dies in crash; alcohol likely a factor, authorities say

posted: 09/29/2016 1:52 p.m. Discuss

Alcohol was likely a factor in a single-vehicle accident that left the car's driver dead early Thursday, law enforcement officials say.

ATM stolen from Little Rock nail salon, police say

posted: 09/29/2016 1:44 p.m. Discuss

An ATM was stolen from inside a Little Rock nail salon sometime between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Little Rock Police Department.

Man accused of trying to hide crash that killed girlfriend

posted: 09/29/2016 1:03 p.m. Discuss

VERNON, Ind. — Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

posted: 09/29/2016 12:56 p.m. Discuss

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states.

Afghan military student AWOL from Little Rock post

posted: 09/29/2016 12:46 p.m. Comments 5

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Officials say seven Afghan military students in four different states, including Arkansas, have been absent without leave since earlier this month.

Police: Jacksonville teen says she was robbed of money, car at knifepoint

posted: 09/29/2016 12:31 p.m. Comment 1

A Jacksonville teenager says she was robbed in Little Rock on Wednesday after getting set up trying to buy a phone, according to the Little Rock Police Department.

State Rep. Walker: Responsibility for his arrest 'begins at the top'

updated: 09/29/2016 6:05 p.m. Comments 7

Arkansas Rep. John Walker said Thursday afternoon that there should be consequences for those responsible for what he said is a system of racial injustice that led to his and colleague Omar Kushukuru’s arrests.

House lawmakers continue criticism of Wells Fargo CEO

posted: 09/29/2016 11:37 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers heaped another round of criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

Man pleads innocent to putting glass shards in cups to be sent to restaurants

posted: 09/29/2016 11:14 a.m. Discuss

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A Kentucky man accused of placing shards of glass in a shipment of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded innocent.

Clinton visits Iowa, Trump in N.H. as early voting gets underway

posted: 09/29/2016 11:07 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year's election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ballots Thursday, more than five weeks before Election Day.

Style: Disaster movie

posted: 09/29/2016 11:06 a.m. Discuss

Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon, based on the true events that occurred on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, is a would-be visceral epic about the extraordinary courage and resourcefulness of the workers trapped 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana. Our Piers Marchant has a look at the film, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell.

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