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Boxer Taylor headed back to jail; mental evaluation ordered

posted: 05/29/2015 9:54 a.m. Video | Discuss

Boxer Jermain Taylor is headed back to the Pulaski County jail pending a new mental evaluation ordered by a judge Friday.

High water forces closure of second Red River bridge

posted: 05/29/2015 8:17 a.m. Comments 3

A second bridge across the Red River between Arkansas and Texas has closed because of high water, the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation said Friday.

U.S. economy shrank at 0.7% rate in first quarter

posted: 05/29/2015 8:16 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated.

Paris lovers' locks to be dismantled

posted: 05/29/2015 8:11 a.m. Discuss

PARIS — Any hope that the love locks clinging to Paris' famed Pont des Arts bridge would last forever will be unromantically dashed by the city council's plan to dismantle them Monday — for good.

Oklahoma troopers rescue, arrest man swept off bridge

posted: 05/29/2015 8:06 a.m. Discuss

HUGO, Okla. — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said troopers have rescued a man who was swept off a Choctaw County bridge by floodwaters and then jailed on a public intoxication complaint.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in child's death

posted: 05/29/2015 8:03 a.m. Discuss

BETHANY, Okla. — Oklahoma County prosecutors have charged a convicted burglar with beating his ex-girlfriend's son to death while baby-sitting the boy.

B.B. King viewing being held before funeral in Mississippi

posted: 05/29/2015 7:43 a.m. Discuss

JACKSON, Miss. — Friends and fans are getting a chance to file past B.B. King's coffin during a public viewing Friday in the Mississippi Delta, the land that gave birth to the blues.

Rutledge warns of summer wedding scams

posted: 05/29/2015 7:39 a.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning brides and grooms who are planning a summer wedding to be wary of scams.

Oklahoman convicted in $1.2M bank fraud scheme

posted: 05/29/2015 7:26 a.m. Discuss

TULSA — A Norman man accused of trying to defraud IBC Bank of about $1.2 million has been convicted of conspiracy and 11 counts of bank fraud.

Police: Car hydroplaned before fatal collision

posted: 05/29/2015 6:23 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas State Police say a car hydroplaned Thursday afternoon in Greenbrier before spinning out of control and hitting another vehicle, killing one and injuring two.

$87M leg up for Lockheed cruises to OK

updated: 05/29/2015 3:44 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday shipped bills to Gov. Asa Hutchinson authorizing an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin win a federal contract and expand its workforce in south Arkansas.

Pataki says he's seeking presidency

updated: 05/29/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

Former New York Gov. George Pataki -- a moderate Republican who led the state through the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- on Thursday formally began his bid for the presidency.

Wary watch levees, exits along rain-gorged rivers

posted: 05/29/2015 3:40 a.m. Discuss

The rising Red River prompted scores of Garland residents to evacuate the small Miller County town Thursday, and officials kept a close watch on levees along the river.

House passes bill to shift '16 primary

updated: 05/29/2015 3:38 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas House passed a bill shifting the state's 2016 primary elections from May 24 to March 1 after the chamber suspended a rule that would have delayed a decision on the legislation.

No oral arguments, court says

updated: 05/29/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court will not entertain a second round of oral arguments in the prolonged challenge to the state's ban on same-sex marriage, nor will it lift a stay on a circuit judge's ruling that found the ban unconstitutional.

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