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Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke

Jul. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little Rock...

Police ID suspect in shooting of Arkansas sheriff's deputy

Jul. 19, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities have identified the deceased suspect involved in a shooting in northern Arkansas in which a sheriff's deputy was killed. State police said Friday that 39-year-old Samuel Fullerton lived at the house in Leslie where Stone County Sheriff's deputy Sergeant Mike Stephen was...

Sheriff's deputy, 1 other killed in north Arkansas shooting

Jul. 18, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say two people, including a sheriff's deputy, were killed Thursday in a shooting in rural northern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Stone County Sheriff's deputy Sergeant Mike Stephen, 56, was killed as he was responding to a call in Leslie...

The Latest: Arkansas state police ID sheriff's deputy killed

Jul. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in a shooting in northern Arkansas (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Arkansas State Police have identified a sheriff's deputy killed in a shooting in northern Arkansas as Sergeant Mike Stephen. State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Stephen...

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria,...

Man gets 2.5 years in prison for attack on US airman

Jul. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A jujitsu instructor has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for punching and stomping on the head of a U.S. airman at a bar on an Air Force base in Japan. Rodrigo Gomez, 44, was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter, assault and other charges in April. U.S. District...

Judge barred from executions cases seeks justices' recusal

Jul. 11, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug wants state Supreme Court justices to disqualify themselves from hearing his request to handle execution-related cases again. Pulaski...

Abortions halted at Arkansas clinic while new site sought

Jul. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it's stopped providing medication-induced abortions at its facility in northwest Arkansas while it seeks a new location, leaving the state for now with two abortion providers. Planned Parenthood Great Plains Chief Executive Officer Brandon Hill said in a...

4 dead in apparent murder-suicide in northwest Arkansas

Jul. 6, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

GRAVETTE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a man has allegedly shot his wife and two adult sons to death before apparently taking his own life. The victims were discovered after police received a call about 3:30 p.m. on Friday about a man barricaded in a residence in Gravette, about 164...

Internal probe clears Arkansas cops in dealership shooting

Jul. 3, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A police investigation cleared two central Arkansas officers who fatally shot a man who was allegedly trying to steal a pickup truck from a car dealership. Jacksonville police released video of the death of Tramon Savage, 22, after a news conference Tuesday in which police Chief...