Latest Arkansas News

Arkansas Supreme Court reinstates rule eliminating 'X' option for sex on licenses and IDs

Jun. 24, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday reinstated an agency rule prohibiting residents from using “X” instead of male or female on state-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards. In a one-page order, justices stayed a lower-court ruling that had...

Arkansas sues 2 pharmacy benefit managers, accusing them of fueling opioid epidemic in state

Jun. 24, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday sued two pharmacy benefit managers that oversee coverage for insurers, employers and other large clients, accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis in the state. Attorney General Tim Griffin filed the lawsuit against Express Scripts Inc....

New mom who delighted in her daughter is among the dead in Arkansas grocery store shooting

Jun. 24, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

Callie Weems was reveling in her new role as a mom in the months before a gunman in Arkansas fatally shot her at a grocery store. Her daughter Ivy, now 10 months old, was a constant source of entertainment and wonder, Weems’ mother, Helen Browning, 53, said in a phone interview on...

Police say a fourth victim has died a day after a shooting at an Arkansas grocery store, 9 others were also wounded

Jun. 22, 2024 22:18 PM EDT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a fourth victim has died a day after a shooting at an Arkansas grocery store, 9 others were also wounded.

Shooting at grocery store in Arkansas kills 3 and wounds 10 others, police say

Jun. 21, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A shooter who opened fire Friday at a grocery store in Arkansas left the store and parked cars riddled with bullet holes as bystanders ducked for cover both indoors and in the parking lot, killing 3 people and wounding 10 others, authorities said. The...

2 people were killed and 8 others wounded in shooting at grocery store in south Arkansas, police say

Jun. 21, 2024 15:11 PM EDT
FORDYCE, Ark. (AP) — 2 people were killed and 8 others wounded in shooting at grocery store in south Arkansas, police say.

Authorities arrest Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides

Jun. 20, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — An Alabama man wanted in connection with homicides in Oklahoma and Alabama was apprehended Thursday in Arkansas after a search that spanned multiple southern states, Arkansas State Police said. Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was taken into custody around 10 a.m. in a...

Man wanted in connection with 2 killings in Oklahoma has been arrested in Arkansas, authorities say

Jun. 20, 2024 12:26 PM EDT
MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Man wanted in connection with 2 killings in Oklahoma has been arrested in Arkansas, authorities say.

Authorities seeking Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides

Jun. 19, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an Alabama man wanted in connection with multiple homicides in Oklahoma, Arkansas State Police said Wednesday. Arkansas State Police said law enforcement agencies are working to locate Stacy Lee Drake, 50. The state law...

Arkansas governor signs income, property tax cuts into law

Jun. 19, 2024 19:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday signed legislation cutting the state's property and income taxes after lawmakers wrapped up a special session where they also approved legislation to keep the state's hunting and fishing programs running. ...