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Arkansas lawmakers advance tax cut, school safety bills

Aug. 09, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers advanced tax cuts and a school safety grant program on Tuesday as they began a special session spurred by the state's $1.6 billion surplus. The House and Senate Revenue and Taxation committees endorsed identical bills outlining the tax...

Arkansas lawmakers taking up tax cuts in special session

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are meeting this week for a special session on tax cuts and school safety grants that's been spurred by the state sitting on a $1.6 billion surplus. Leading up to the session, Democratic lawmakers have been calling for a raise in teacher...

Accidental drowning suspected in death of Arkansas judge

Aug. 08, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

REYDELL, Ark. (AP) — The death of an Arkansas judge whose body was recovered from a lake is being investigated as an accidental drowning, authorities said. Jeremiah T. Bueker, 48, went missing Saturday night and his body was recovered the next morning from Mud Lake in Reydell,...

Man accused of stealing vehicles in Arizona and Arkansas

Aug. 07, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing five vehicles, a trailer and a forklift in Arizona and Arkansas, according to authorities. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials said 37-year-old Brandon A. Jones has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail on...

Arkansas court asked to put marijuana measure on ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

Supporters of a recreational marijuana initiative have asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to order election officials to put their measure on the November ballot. Responsible Growth Arkansas asked the court on Thursday to reverse the State Board of Election Commissioners' rejection of...

Little Rock attorney admits to defrauding US farm programs

Aug. 05, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas attorney has pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to defraud two U.S. Department of Agriculture programs of about $11.5 million, according to court documents. Everett Martindale, 75, of Little Rock, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to...

Arkansas panel rejects recreational marijuana ballot measure

Aug. 03, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The State Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday blocked a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana from appearing on Arkansas' ballot this fall. The panel rejected the popular name and ballot title for the proposed constitutional amendment that...

Former White House spokesman joins Sarah Sanders' campaign

Aug. 02, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former White House spokesman whose testimony was broadcast before a House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol riot is joining Sarah Sanders' campaign for Arkansas governor. Sanders' campaign on Tuesday announced Judd Deere will serve as its...

Arkansas to open against Louisville in Maui Invitational

Aug. 01, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Arkansas will face Louisville in the opening round of a loaded 2022 Maui Invitational bracket. The eight-team bracket announced Monday for the November event will include six teams that went to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, including three that reached the Sweet...

Man guilty of killing Arkansas officer gets 2 life sentences

Jul. 30, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop in 2020 and firing at another officer on the scene. A jury on Thursday convicted Kayvon Ward, 24, of first-degree murder in the death...