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Arkansas House OKs delay in launch of medical marijuana program

posted: 01/17/2017 3:01 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state's medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.

Little Rock science guy to make 6th appearance on 'The Tonight Show'

posted: 01/17/2017 2:47 p.m. Discuss

The director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock is scheduled to make his sixth appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week.

Man wanted in multiple states arrested after chase on I-30, I-440 in Little Rock

posted: 01/17/2017 2:28 p.m. Discuss

A North Carolina man who police say is wanted on 15 different felony warrants was arrested Tuesday morning after a vehicle chase along parts of two interstates in Little Rock, authorities said.

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack

posted: 01/17/2017 2:18 p.m. Discuss

OAKLAND, Calif. — The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time, prosecutors said Tuesday as she appeared in court to answer charges of aiding and abetting her husband in the months before the rampage last June that left 49 people dead.

Police: 2 Arkansas teens arrested in drive-by shooting

posted: 01/17/2017 2:05 p.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas teens were arrested in connection to a drive-by shooting in Fort Smith on Monday night, authorities said.

Man sought after firing multiple shots at Arkansas police officer, authorities say

updated: 01/17/2017 1:54 p.m. Comment 1

A man is sought after multiple shots were fired at a police officer's vehicle Tuesday morning in Fayetteville, according to authorities.

Police: Man posed as Justin Bieber online to extort nude photos

posted: 01/17/2017 1:28 p.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a 9-year-old California girl while posing online as Justin Bieber.

Fayetteville's TheatreSquared secures $9 million toward new home

posted: 01/17/2017 1:21 p.m. Discuss

TheatreSquared announced Tuesday it has secured a $9 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to build its new home at the corner of West Avenue and Spring Street.

Trump making his first Washington trip in weeks

posted: 01/17/2017 1:06 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Donald Trump is making his first Washington trip in weeks Tuesday, as his inauguration festivities approach and his focus turns to the nation's capital.

Police: Burglars steal several laptops from Little Rock charter school

posted: 01/17/2017 12:47 p.m. Comment 1

Burglars gained access to a Little Rock charter school through a door left open by a cleaning crew, allowing them to steal several laptop computers, police say.

Committee advances bill banning Arkansans from using food stamps to buy junk food

posted: 01/17/2017 12:01 p.m. Comments 9

After a state lawmaker fielded questions and criticism Tuesday regarding her plan to ban Arkansans from using food stamps to buy junk food, legislators passed the bill along to the General Assembly.

Police: Little Rock man shot in leg, then arrested

posted: 01/17/2017 11:58 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock man was shot in the leg Monday and then arrested on a theft charge, police said.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

posted: 01/17/2017 11:54 a.m. Discuss

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers, a Borno state official said. A Red Cross worker said 20 volunteers with the aid group had been killed.

Police: 2 children taken in 1985 found; parent arrested

posted: 01/17/2017 11:52 a.m. Discuss

SCITUATE, R.I. — Rhode Island State Police say two children reported missing in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their non-custodial mother has been charged with snatching them.

Postal worker who hid piles of mail in home gets probation

posted: 01/17/2017 11:50 a.m. Discuss

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — A former Tennessee postal worker who kept nearly 2,700 pieces of undelivered mail inside her home won't have to spend time behind bars.






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