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Former U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, who gained notoriety as an Arkansas sheriff, dies at 82

Jul. 11, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Tommy Robinson, who gained notoriety as an Arkansas sheriff for tactics that included chaining inmates outside a state prison to protest overcrowding, has died. He was 82. Robinson died at a Forrest City hospital Wednesday night of natural...

Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure

Jul. 10, 2024 22:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials on Wednesday rejected petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure that organizers hoped to put before voters this fall in a predominantly Republican state. The secretary of state’s office rejected the petitions...

Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure

Jul. 10, 2024 15:28 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials reject petitions submitted for an abortion-rights ballot measure.

Arkansas couple charged with murder after toddler left in a hot vehicle dies, police say

Jul. 09, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas couple has been charged with capital murder after one of their four young children left inside a hot vehicle died from apparent heat exhaustion, authorities said. Prosecutors in Little Rock filed the murder charges Monday against Deja and Justin...

Arkansas election officials checking signatures of 3 measures vying for November ballot

Jul. 05, 2024 18:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of proposals to expand Arkansas' medical marijuana program and repeal a casino license turned in thousands of signatures on Friday to try and get their measures before voters in the November election. Organizers of the initiative campaigns, along...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024? Arkansas organizers aim to join the list

Jul. 05, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Organizers of an effort to scale back Arkansas' abortion ban said they have more than enough signatures to try to put their proposal before voters in November's election. Arkansans for Limited Government submitted petitions said they turned in more than the...

Organizers say they have enough signatures to get abortion-rights proposal on the Arkansas ballot

Jul. 05, 2024 16:28 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Organizers say they have enough signatures to get abortion-rights proposal on the Arkansas ballot.

2 injured, 1 missing after explosion at Arkansas defense weapons plant

Jul. 03, 2024 19:40 PM EDT

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — An explosion at a defense weapons plant in Arkansas injured at least two people Wednesday and left another missing, the facility's operators said. The explosion happened at the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems' plant in Camden, about 86 miles (138...

Ominous history for Biden: Incumbents trying to win over their parties often struggle to win again

Jul. 03, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There's plenty of worry among Democrats about whether 81-year-old President Joe Biden is up to the job itself or the task of defeating Donald Trump. Previous presidential campaigns offer lessons. None convey reasons for optimism. Going back to Lyndon...

Arkansas grocery store reopens in wake of mass shooting that left 4 dead

Jul. 02, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

FORDYCE, Ark. (AP) — The sounds that filled the Mad Butcher grocery store on Tuesday — the beeping barcode scanners, the rattle of shopping carts and cash register drawers opening — were familiar ones for customers and employees of the only grocery store in the small Arkansas town of Fordyce....