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Home BancShares: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 18, 2024 08:26 AM EDT

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB) on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $100.1 million. The Conway, Arkansas-based bank said it had earnings of 50 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 49 cents per share. ...

Suspects arrested in Arkansas block party shooting that left 1 dead, 9 hurt

Apr. 17, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Four people have been arrested for a shooting that left one man dead and at least nine others injured at a block party in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police said agents arrested the suspects, all from Cross County, on Tuesday. Each faces charges of first-degree...

Arkansas lawmakers question governor's staff about purchase of $19,000 lectern cited by audit

Apr. 16, 2024 21:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday pointedly questioned Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' staff about the $19,000 purchase of a lectern that an audit says potentially violated laws on purchasing, property and government records. During a nearly three-hour hearing...

JB Hunt: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 16, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

LOWELL, Ark. (AP) — LOWELL, Ark. (AP) — JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $127.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Lowell, Arkansas-based company said it had net income of $1.22. The results did not meet Wall...

Former Arkansas officer pleads guilty to civil rights violation in violent arrest caught on video

Apr. 16, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a man he kicked and hit during a violent arrest in 2022 that was caught on video and shared widely. Former Crawford County Sheriff's Deputy Zackary King changed...

Audit says Arkansas governor's office potentially violated laws with $19,000 lectern purchase

Apr. 15, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders ' office potentially violated state laws on purchasing, state property and government records when it purchased a $19,000 lectern for the Republican governor that's prompted nationwide attention, an audit requested by lawmakers said...

Man killed, 9 others injured in shooting during Arkansas block party

Apr. 15, 2024 13:17 PM EDT

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and at least nine others injured at a block party in Arkansas. The gunfire happened around 10 p.m. Saturday at the party in Wynne, and two of the victims were run over by vehicles at the scene, the...

Arkansas will have Thursday night opener when it faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 29

Apr. 12, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will open its 2024 season on a Thursday night when it faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 29 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. School officials announced on Friday the new date for this game, which will air on ESPNU. Arkansas...

Federal appeals court hears arguments on nation's first ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Apr. 11, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arguments before a federal appeals court that is considering whether to reinstate Arkansas' first-in-the-nation ban on gender-affirming care for minors focused Thursday on whether it and similar restrictions adopted by two dozen states discriminate on the basis of sex. ...

Arkansas hires John Calipari to coach the Razorbacks, a day after stepping down from Kentucky

Apr. 10, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Fireworks went off as new Arkansas men's basketball coach John Calipari was introduced to fans at Bud Walton Arena. If his past success is an indicator, many more fireworks are forthcoming. Arkansas hired Calipari on Wednesday, a day after...