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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,...

The Latest: Suspected tornado part of Barry's remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of the remnants of Hurricane Barry (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Officials say a suspected tornado has moved through a rural area of north Mississippi, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines. National Weather Service forecaster Andrew...

Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Jul. 15, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry spared New Orleans and Baton Rouge from catastrophic flooding, but even as it weakened and moved north through Arkansas, its trailing rain bands swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi...

Serial killer linked to Arkansas woman's 1994 slaying

Jul. 15, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether possibly the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history is behind the death of an Arkansas woman in 1994. Police in Pine Bluff are reviewing the case of Jolanda Jones's death after Samuel Little confessed to her killing, which had been...

The Latest: Louisiana governor 'grateful' storm wasn't worse

Jul. 14, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Louisiana's governor says he is "extremely grateful" that Tropical Depression Barry did not cause the disastrous floods that had earlier been forecast. In a news conference Sunday evening, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Barry's rains could...

Ex-lobbyist in Arkansas corruption case seeks freedom

Jul. 13, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former lobbyist who pleaded guilty to bribing three former Arkansas lawmakers in a political corruption case in Arkansas and Missouri is asking to be released from custody pending his formal sentencing. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that request to release 58-year-old...

Federal court: Duggar sister privacy lawsuit can proceed

Jul. 12, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by four reality show sisters can proceed against an Arkansas city that released confidential information about their alleged sexual abuse by a brother, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa...

Police seize 31 slot machines from Arkansas gas stations

Jul. 12, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after police seized more than two dozen slot machines from a pair of convenience stores in northwest Arkansas. Thirty-one slot machines from the two stores in Springdale as part of the investigation Thursday. Although voters legalized casino gambling in...

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...