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Official: After escaping 3 decades ago, Arkansas inmate captured at residence

updated: 06/25/2017 2:06 p.m. Discuss

An Arkansas inmate who escaped three decades ago from prison was taken into custody Sunday at a residence in the state’s northwest, according to a prisons spokesman.

Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

posted: 06/25/2017 1:54 p.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare."

Arkansan killed in head-on collision on North Little Rock road, authorities say

posted: 06/25/2017 12:47 p.m. Discuss

A Pine Bluff resident was killed in a head-on crash early Saturday on a North Little Rock road, according to an accident report.

'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China

posted: 06/25/2017 12:24 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" scored a franchise-low debut but still easily topped the North American box office with an estimated $43.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend.

More than 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

posted: 06/25/2017 11:38 a.m. Discuss

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

Father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

posted: 06/25/2017 11:35 a.m. Comment 1

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said.

Arkansas to accept medical marijuana card applications

posted: 06/25/2017 11:32 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors.

1 killed, 2 hurt after vehicle crosses centerline on Arkansas highway, state police say

posted: 06/25/2017 11:07 a.m. Discuss

A 53-year-old driver was killed and two other people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in Craighead County, according to the Arkansas State Police.

Crowd catches teen who fell about 25 feet from park ride; no serious injury

posted: 06/25/2017 10:33 a.m. Discuss

A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.

The Recruiting Guy: Reggie Perry's parents make statement about son's commitment

posted: 06/25/2017 9:02 a.m. Discuss

The parents of Arkansas basketball commitment Reggie Perry wanted to address recent rumors about his pledge to the Hogs.

Escapee from Arkansas work release program recaptured after chase

updated: 06/25/2017 8:35 a.m. Comment 1

An inmate who escaped from a work release program in Pine Bluff has been recaptured.

Brits find 34 high-rises fire perils

updated: 06/25/2017 4:33 a.m. Discuss

Britain's fire safety crisis expanded Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."

Little Rock drive-by shooting wounds 2 people; 1 victim in very serious condition, police say

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police were investigating after two people were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday.

Unsolved killing of 31-year-old mother in North Little Rock weighs on investigators

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Most of the homicide cases handled by the North Little Rock Police Department investigations unit contain some sort of pattern that eventually shapes into a reason and sometimes leads to a suspect.

Director of golf at Alotian Club outside Little Rock collapses, dies; Jon Zieske, 48, 'loved life'

posted: 06/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Jon Zieske was a talented golfer. He competed for years in mini-tours, lower-tier tournaments in which professional golfers fight to progress to the sport's next level, and then the next, and then ultimately the PGA Tour.






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