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Convicted rapist escapes from east Arkansas prison

Aug. 12, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

BRICKEYS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for a convicted rapist who escaped from an east Arkansas prison. Samuel Hartman, 38, escaped Friday morning from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, 96 miles (155 kilometers) east of Little Rock, the...

Accidental drowning suspected in death of Arkansas judge

Aug. 08, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

REYDELL, Ark. (AP) — The death of an Arkansas judge whose body was recovered from a lake is being investigated as an accidental drowning, authorities said. Jeremiah T. Bueker, 48, went missing Saturday night and his body was recovered the next morning from Mud Lake in Reydell,...

Little Rock attorney admits to defrauding US farm programs

Aug. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas attorney has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to defraud two U.S. Department of Agriculture programs of about $11.5 million, according to court documents. Everett Martindale, 75, of Little Rock, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to...

4 kids, 2 adults die in northwestern Arkansas house fire

Jul. 25, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A fire at a northwestern Arkansas home killed six people, including four children, authorities said. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the fire happened early Sunday at a trailer home in Springdale, about 145 miles (233 kilometers)...

Democratic hopeful backs pay raises for Arkansas teachers

Jul. 19, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gubernatorial hopeful Chris Jones on Tuesday called for increasing Arkansas teacher salaries, following a push by fellow Democrats to put teacher pay raises on the agenda for a legislative session next month. Jones endorsed a proposal that Republican Gov....

Letter: Ex-Little Rock police chief justified in firing gun

Jul. 18, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Little Rock police chief who fired his gun at an armed suspect on New Year's Eve won't face charges in the shooting. Prosecutor Larry Jegley said in a letter to Arkansas State Police dated Friday that Keith Humphrey was justified in the use of...

Boy, 5, fatally shoots 8-year-old brother at Arkansas home

Jul. 15, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 5-year-old Arkansas boy fatally shot his 8-year-old brother in what investigators believe was an accidental shooting with an unsecured gun, authorities said. The 8-year-old was found unresponsive Thursday afternoon at a home in Pine Bluff, about 40 miles...

Man fatally shot by police after domestic disturbance call

Jun. 26, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man was fatally shot by police following a domestic disturbance in a North Little Rock home, authorities said Sunday. North Little Rock police say they were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call with a weapon around 10:40 p.m. Saturday. ...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Lawsuit filed over deputy's fatal shooting of Arkansas teen

Jun. 23, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Arkansas teenager fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the deputy and a county sheriff over the teen's death. The family of Hunter Brittain filed the lawsuit against...