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Arkansas Democrats want Confederate monuments moved

posted: 08/17/2017 5:53 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic Party of Arkansas says Confederate monuments should be removed from public grounds and placed in museums and privately owned spaces.

New batch of lethal-injection drug acquired; execution date sought for Arkansas death-row inmate

updated: 08/17/2017 5:18 p.m. Comments 2

A spokesman for Arkansas' governor says he plans to set an execution date for a death-row inmate after the attorney general requested it and the prisons department confirmed the state has acquired a new batch of a needed lethal-injection drug.

Cafe no longer being probed in death of wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman, agency says

posted: 08/17/2017 4:03 p.m. Discuss

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut officials say they have closed an investigation of a restaurant after finding no violations in connection with a car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman.

Office worker gets more than 3 years for poisoning co-workers' coffee with Windex, soap

posted: 08/17/2017 3:55 p.m. Comment 1

LEESBURG, Va. — A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her co-workers' coffee with Windex and dish soap.

Jones, Hatfield to speak at Broyles memorial service

posted: 08/17/2017 3:53 p.m. Discuss

Jerry Jones and Ken Hatfield are among those scheduled to speak during a public memorial for Frank Broyles on Saturday.

Authorities: 67-year-old dies after being beaten at Arkansas home; neighbor arrested

posted: 08/17/2017 3:45 p.m. Comment 1

Authorities say an Arkansas man has died at a Little Rock hospital of suspected head trauma weeks after being beaten at his home.

Little Rock TV station's 'Dialing for Dollars' cash giveaway segment returning after hiatus

posted: 08/17/2017 2:21 p.m. Comment 1

KARK-TV’s long-running cash giveaway "Dialing for Dollars" is returning Friday after a hiatus that was only supposed to last for three weeks.

State police: Man walking on Arkansas interstate severely hurt after struck by mirror of passing vehicle

posted: 08/17/2017 1:56 p.m. Discuss

A man walking on the side of Interstate 530 suffered severe injuries after he was sideswiped by a passing vehicle early Thursday, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Arkansas man gets 17 years after trying to sell meth to confidential informant

posted: 08/17/2017 1:48 p.m. Discuss

An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for attempting to sell methamphetamine to a confidential informant, federal court records show.

Teacher shoots himself in classroom at high school, authorities say

posted: 08/17/2017 1:47 p.m. Comments 2

LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. — Authorities say a teacher took a handgun into a high school near Atlanta and shot himself.

After Virginia violence, governor denounces hate, says Arkansas' Confederate monuments should stay up

posted: 08/17/2017 1:35 p.m. Comments 11

After a deadly weekend ignited by a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Asa Hutchinson stated that racism must be “rejected,” adding that he’s against dismantling Confederate monuments erected in Arkansas.

Arkansan pleads guilty to stabbing family member to death

posted: 08/17/2017 1:26 p.m. Discuss

An Arkansas man was sentenced Thursday morning to 35 years in prison for stabbing a family member to death during a 2015 fight, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

The Recruiting Guy: Razorback players embrace Stortzum's training table idea

posted: 08/17/2017 12:27 p.m. Discuss

Lucas Stortzum joined the Arkansas football program on Feb. 20 to become the assistant director of football operations, and he brought a few ideas with him.

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Latest reports from inspections at Little Rock-area food sellers

posted: 08/17/2017 noon Discuss

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS: Latest reports from food sellers in the Little Rock area.

Family says keep Johnny Cash's name away from 'hateful ideology' after self-proclaimed neo-Nazi wears shirt at rally

posted: 08/17/2017 11:55 a.m. Comments 4

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The children of Johnny Cash are asking white supremacists and other hate groups not to wear or use the country singer's name or image.

Ambulance involved in crash on Arkansas highway, state police say

posted: 08/17/2017 11:37 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas State Police say no one was hurt after a crash involving an ambulance on a highway in the state’s northeast, according to a spokeswoman.

PHOTO: Man accused of spraying liquid manure on Border Patrol car pleads not guilty

posted: 08/17/2017 11:28 a.m. Comments 2

NORTH HERO, Vt. — A Vermont man has denied charges he sprayed liquid manure on a marked U.S. Customs and Border Protection car after confronting an agent about why he wasn't doing more to arrest people in the country illegally.

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 100 hurt

updated: 08/17/2017 5:07 p.m. Comment 1

BARCELONA, Spain — A van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation spot into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack.

City orders Arkansas' largest hotel to make repairs or be shut down

posted: 08/17/2017 11:14 a.m. Comments 7

Arkansas’ largest hotel has been ordered to make repairs to the recently purchased property or it could shut down this fall.

Style: The guns of August

posted: 08/17/2017 10:59 a.m. Discuss

Boom. Screech. Crash. In the tradition of violent buddy comedies like Lethal Weapon, Bad Boys and 48 Hours, the new The Hitman's Bodyguard is a festival of male bonding amid bloodshed, as the comedy team of Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds is unleashed in the U.K. and the Netherlands. Our critic Philip Martin says that whatever else it is, it’s not boring.

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