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Arkansas state senator tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 13, 2022 18:09 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator has tested positive for COVID-19 and the state Capitol's cafeteria has closed because of the rising number of virus cases. State Sen. Clarke Tucker said Wednesday that he had tested positive. Tucker, a Democrat from Little Rock,...

Audit: Arkansas prison surplus ammunition sold by employee

Jan. 13, 2022 16:22 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Surplus gun ammunition for Arkansas’ state prison systems was taken and sold by a Department of Corrections employee, according to an auditor for the state. Arkansas Legislative Audit staff member Don Morgan told a legislative committee Wednesday that a...

Pulaski County jail inmate dies

Jan. 13, 2022 09:08 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 44-year-old Pulaski County jail inmate has died after being found in his cell and needing unspecified medical assistance, according to the county sheriff's office. Marcus Foster was alone in his cell about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday when he was found needing...

Little Rock chief returns to duty after firing at suspect

Jan. 12, 2022 19:56 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's police chief is returning to duty, ending the paid leave for shooting at a woman accused of shooting another woman on New Year’s Eve. Mayor Frank Scott on Wednesday announced that Chief Keith Humphrey would return to duty Thursday after...

Most Little Rock schools returning to in-person classes

Jan. 11, 2022 18:45 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Most Little Rock schools will return to in-person classes Wednesday, but several will continue virtual instruction because of the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, area school districts announced Tuesday. Little Rock School District...

Little Rock schools to continue virtual classes 2 more days

Jan. 07, 2022 17:54 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Little Rock area school districts said Friday that they will continue teaching classes virtually rather than in person for two more days because of a spike in COVID-19 cases. The Little Rock and Pulaski County Special school districts announced they...

Harrison scores 28 to carry ULM over UALR 80-72

Jan. 07, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Russell Harrison had a career-high 28 points plus 12 rebounds as ULM beat Arkansas-Little Rock 80-72 on Thursday night. Andre Jones had 16 points and nine assists for ULM (9-6, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Koreem Ozier...

More Arkansas schools shift to virtual due to virus spike

Jan. 06, 2022 18:09 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More Arkansas schools announced shifts to virtual classes Thursday as the state continued to see record increases in COVID-19 cases. The North Little Rock School District announced that there would be no on-site instruction, after-school activities or...

Little Rock schools shift to virtual classes due to virus

Jan. 05, 2022 18:18 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Little Rock-area school districts announced Wednesday that they were shifting to virtual classes for the rest of the week because of a major spike in COVID-19 cases. Little Rock School District Superintendent Michael Poore announced the decision in a...

Little Rock police chief on leave after shooting at suspect

Jan. 01, 2022 18:42 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The police chief in Little Rock has been placed on paid leave after shooting at a woman who allegedly shot another woman on New Year’s Eve, the city's mayor said Saturday. Police Chief Keith Humphrey is on leave following the shooting outside a...