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Kenneth Heard

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Starting today, 2 storm systems to roll into state

posted: 04/26/2017 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Two strong storm systems will carry in rain -- some heavy enough to raise concerns for flash flooding -- along with high winds and a potential for tornadoes today and this weekend, forecasters at the National Weather Service said.

Helena mayor makes change in police force; crime reduction lacking, he says after replacing chief

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Helena-West Helena Police Chief Virgil Green was fired Monday after serving as the law enforcement leader of the Phillips County town for less than two years.

Arkansas man arrested in slaying; motive sought

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO -- Authorities arrested a Jonesboro man in Saturday's fatal shooting of a man in a north Jonesboro neighborhood.

After flow of ideas, city in Arkansas out to make water tower a tourist draw

posted: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Main Street West Memphis will illuminate a 94-year-old water tower on East Broadway and hang glistening cables from it, giving the effect of cascading water, as part of the Crittenden County town's efforts to boost tourism downtown.

Teacher in Arkansas sex-assault case found dead

updated: 04/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Authorities found a former Highland School District teacher, charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student, dead Thursday in a Lawrence County cemetery.

Arkansas man guilty in death of estranged wife; told police 'if he couldn't have her, no one could,' affidavit says

posted: 04/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

The estranged husband of a Greene County grocery store clerk who was fatally shot in December 2015 pleaded guilty Thursday to killing her, 2nd Judicial Circuit Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said.

Rain intense, Jacksonville areas flood

posted: 04/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Torrential rains that fell over a small area south of Little Rock Air Force Base on Monday evening caused retention ponds to overflow and creeks to spill out of banks, flooding several homes near Paradise Park in Jacksonville.

Man killed by Arkansas officers had criminal past, police say

posted: 04/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A man whom West Memphis police officers fatally shot Saturday after he drew a weapon on them had a criminal history in Indiana that included sexual assault and armed robbery, authorities said.

Motorcycle-safety group plans ride in northeast Arkansas

posted: 04/17/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- The president of a statewide motorcycle organization aimed at reducing fatalities rode his cycle up on an accident that killed a man in Jonesboro earlier this month.

Stormy night's rain inundates De Queen

posted: 04/12/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Storms Monday evening and Tuesday morning over Sevier County dumped up to 8 inches of rain on De Queen, flooding roads and homes and forcing the school district to close.

Izard County sheriff, recalled as good guy, dies

posted: 04/10/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Known for his negotiating skills and ability to stretch a budget, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence died Friday after a three-month battle with cancer.

Called good guy, Izard County's sheriff dies at 69

posted: 04/09/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Known for his negotiating skills and ability to stretch a budget, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence died Friday after a three-month battle with cancer.

Arkansas killing stirs calls for patrols

posted: 04/08/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

The fatal shooting of a Blytheville man Friday has police wanting to increase patrols in an area rife with crime, and has residents in that area nervous about rising violence.

Mental exam asked for dad in son's death

posted: 04/08/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

A Clark County public defender for a Texas man charged in the fatal stabbing of his son has asked that her client undergo a mental evaluation before being tried.

4-wheeler fall cited in Arkansas inmate's death while working in cemetery

posted: 04/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A jail prisoner who died while working in an Arkansas cemetery suffered severe head trauma from an apparent fall off a four-wheeled vehicle, authorities said Tuesday.

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