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LR sweats out heat index of 113

posted: 07/23/2016 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Temperatures reached triple digits for the first time this year in Little Rock on Friday and some towns in south Arkansas saw a second day of 100-degree weather as a stalled ridge of high pressure over the state keeps cooler air away.

Taser use draws excessive-force suit

posted: 07/23/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

A man whom a Blytheville police officer shot with a Taser during a July 4 arrest has filed a lawsuit claiming the officer used excessive force.

Police: Arkansas woman hid corpse, spent from his bank account

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

PARAGOULD -- A woman hid the remains of her boyfriend in her Fourth Avenue home for nearly a year so she could continue collecting his Social Security benefits after he died, Paragould police say. She now faces charges of abusing a corpse and fraud.

Arkansas in for real scorchers; heat alerts out for 67 counties

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A ridge of high pressure parked over the central United States will cook Arkansas for the next several days, with heat indexes well over 100 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

OBITUARY: Arkansas chair-maker plied his craft 80 years

updated: 07/19/2016 9:54 a.m. Discuss

Dallas Oliver Bump embraced the old-style way three generations of his family before him used to make rocking chairs so much that he handmade his own chairs for more than 80 years.

Arkansas police department leads fight against child pornography

updated: 07/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO -- Jonesboro police detective Brandon King sits at a bank of five computers each day and searches for people peddling child pornography.

Official suspended over tweet

posted: 07/16/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Mayor Harold Perrin has suspended the Jonesboro Parks and Recreation director for two weeks after what the mayor called a "racially insensitive" message the director posted on his personal Twitter account.

Osceola group sues to stop Blytheville courthouse vote

posted: 07/14/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A group opposing a plan to build a new courthouse in Blytheville and close the one in Osceola has sued to stop an Aug. 9 election in Mississippi County that would create a sales tax to pay for the construction.

Showers to keep drought at bay

posted: 07/09/2016 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Thundershowers popped up across north Arkansas on Friday afternoon and more storms are expected this weekend, keeping summer drought conditions from getting worse, climatologists said.

Police say confiscated drugs found with Arkansas officer

posted: 07/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Batesville Police Department sergeant who had been with the force since it formed in June 2015 is accused of stealing methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription drugs from the department's locked evidence vault, Police Chief Alan Cockrill said Thursday.

Extraditions set in Arkansas stabbing case

posted: 07/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Authorities will extradite a Blytheville couple who were arrested in Indiana after they were accused of stabbing their landlord Monday, said Capt. Scott Adams, commander of the Blytheville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division.

Drainage has Jonesboro's attention

posted: 07/05/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Officials will spend nearly $2 million cleaning Jonesboro's 54 miles of drainage ditches after record rainfall flooded more than 300 homes in the city in May.

Drainage has city's attention

posted: 07/04/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Officials will spend nearly $2 million cleaning Jonesboro's 54 miles of drainage ditches after record rainfall flooded more than 300 homes in the city in May.

After baby found dead in apartment, Arkansas couple charged

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A Searcy couple faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities found a 4-month-old child deceased in the couple's apartment, said Sgt. Steve Hernandez, a spokesman for the Searcy Police Department.

Arkansas woman's burns prove fatal; ex-boyfriend now charged with murder

posted: 06/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Prosecutors have amended charges against a man accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire.

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