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Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded in S.C. school shooting; teen in custody

updated: 09/28/2016 3:24 p.m. Discuss

TOWNVILLE, S.C. — A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

VIDEO: Congress overrides Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

updated: 09/28/2016 2:40 p.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON — Congress voted Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency.

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

updated: 09/28/2016 2:36 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.

Baby sitter charged with death of 17-month-old boy

posted: 09/28/2016 2:28 p.m. Discuss

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A Florida baby sitter is being charged with manslaughter in the death of a 17-month-old boy.

Man brings his own diamond to propose at Crater of Diamonds State Park

posted: 09/28/2016 2:05 p.m. Discuss

Instead of relying on fate to find a diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park, a Missouri man brought one of his own when he proposed to his girlfriend earlier this month.

Report: Former state senator tested positive for meth after drunken-driving arrest

posted: 09/28/2016 1:52 p.m. Comment 1

CONWAY — Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker tested positive for methamphetamine after he was stopped for drunken driving in Conway last month, a toxicology report released Wednesday shows.

Retired judge's report: All signatures for Arkansas lawsuits measure could be tossed

posted: 09/28/2016 12:55 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — A retired judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review petitions for a ballot measure limiting medical lawsuit damages says all of the signatures submitted for the proposal could be disqualified if justices find the campaign didn't follow the law regarding canvassers' criminal background checks.

Playboy features woman wearing hijab for first time

posted: 09/28/2016 12:49 p.m. Discuss

For the first time ever, Playboy has featured a woman wearing a hijab.

Arkansas governor: Medical marijuana would hurt state's businesses

posted: 09/28/2016 12:37 p.m. Comments 6

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state's efforts to attract businesses, targeting two proposals on the November ballot they claim would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces.

The Recruiting Guy: Hall of Famer Canaan Sandy becomes a Scrapper for a day

posted: 09/28/2016 12:12 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas super fan Canaan Sandy likes to attend high school games involving Razorback prospects and commitments, and on Friday he became a Nashville Scrapper.

VIDEO: Arkansas airman surprises parents at Razorbacks-A&M game

posted: 09/28/2016 11:56 a.m. Discuss

It has become common to see soldiers surprise their families at sporting events.

No cash in register of Little Rock gas station, so robbers take beer instead, police say

posted: 09/28/2016 11:45 a.m. Comments 2

Two men, including one who was armed with a handgun, robbed a Little Rock gas station, but they only got away with two beers after the clerk told them the register was empty, authorities said.

Pulaski County sheriff's office identifies deputy who fatally shot armed man

posted: 09/28/2016 11:32 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County sheriff's office deputy who fatally shot an armed man with a history of mental illness Monday is a veteran lawman in central Arkansas.

Wells Fargo CEO to forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay

posted: 09/28/2016 11:25 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON — Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.

Police: Man followed from Broadway Bridge, robbed of phone, cash by minors

posted: 09/28/2016 11:18 a.m. Comments 3

An 18-year-old man told Little Rock investigators that a group of youths followed him from the Broadway Bridge and then stole his phone and money during an altercation a few blocks away, according to a police report.




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