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Garland County inmates find creative outlet in art program

Jul. 21, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Inmates at the Garland County Detention Center are learning to express themselves creatively in a positive way through art thanks to one of the many programs offered at the jail. With collaboration from four local artists and the program's staff at the detention center, inmates...

Report: Arkansas kidney disease deaths 3rd highest in nation

Jul. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Doctors and others involved in the care of Arkansans with kidney disease are eager to learn how a recently announced federal initiative will address renal disease in the state, which has one of the nation's highest rates of related deaths. President Donald Trump signed an executive...

15-year-old girl charged with murder in Arkansas man's death

Jul. 20, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in west-central Arkansas say a 15-year-old girl has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant in the death of a 52-year-old man near Atkins. Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the girl is being held in the neighboring Yell...

Official: $10.8 million in disaster loans made in Arkansas

Jul. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says $10.8 million in disaster assistance loans have been made in Arkansas. SBA director Tanya Garfield in Sacramento, California, said Friday that the loans are to businesses and residents to help rebuild and recover from severe storms and...

Henderson State University president submits resignation

Jul. 20, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — The president of Henderson State University has resigned as the school in Arkadelphia faces a budget deficit. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that HSU President Glen Jones resigned Friday and the school's Board of Trustees named university attorney Elaine Kneebone as acting...

Woman admits abandoning Arkansas man's corpse in Missouri

Jul. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 50-year-old Neosho woman who pleaded guilty to abandoning the corpse of an Arkansas man was given a four-year suspended sentence. Christy Garcia pleaded guilty Wednesday to abandonment of a corpse and was put on five years of supervised probation. Prosecutors say Garcia didn't...

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...

Panel advises Little Rock to not arm school security staff

Jul. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An advisory panel is recommending that the Little Rock School District not arm its security officers. The Community Advisory Board voted 7-0 Thursday to direct district superintendent Mike Poore not to consider a proposal for arming 10 school security officers. The final decision...

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...

1 year later: An account of the Missouri duck boat sinking

Jul. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The morning of July 19, 2018, had that feel Midwesterners are familiar with: That still, sticky air hinting a stormy day ahead. The National Weather Service would confirm it when it issued a severe thunderstorm watch for southwest Missouri at 11:24 a.m., stretching until 9 that...