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2 Arkansas Women Sentenced for Defrauding Food Program

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:02:20 GMT

Two Arkansas women have each been sentenced to 18-months in prison for fraud in connection with the theft of money from a federal program intended to provide meals for low-income children. A federal judge in Little Rock on Friday sentenced 38-year-old Erica Warren of Little Rock and 38-year-old Alexis Young of Bryant after each pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Arkansas man pleads guilty in rape of 12-year-old girl

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:36:38 GMT

A Hot Springs man sentenced to life in prison earlier this year for the 2013 rape of a local woman pleaded guilty Monday in Garland County Circuit Court to an additional count of rape involving a 12-year-old girl last year and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. James Eugene Sharp, 33, who had remained in custody without bail since his arrest May 10, 2016, in the rape of the girl, also pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of third-degree domestic battery in an assault on his wife and was sentenced to the maximum of six years.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:55:48 GMT

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months.

Network initiative salutes Arkansas Vietnam veterans

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:20:57 GMT

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is encouraging the collection of stories from those who experienced the events of the Vietnam War. The public is invited to share stories through social media outlets with #VietnamStoriesPBS or the "Share Your Story" tool at

Drunk driving crackdown readied by Arkansas law enforcement

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:46:34 GMT

One last blast of summer fun too often turns into death and tragedy caused by drunk drivers traveling across state roads and highways. The Labor Day holiday period is among the most deadly travel periods on Arkansas highways.

Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; AG seeks execution

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:07:53 GMT

Political cartoon circulated by conservative Illinois think tank with ties to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner triggers accusations of racism and insensitivity in wake of deadly rally attack in Virginia. A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. is entering a church in Manhattan with her three children to seek refuge from immigration authorities.

American Made' Review: Tom Cruise Flies Between Comedy...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:34:36 GMT

Registration will allow you to post comments on and create a Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Tom Cruise trashes his flashing-teeth hero image to play, if not a bad guy, then certainly a naughty one in the jaunty drug-running caper "American Made."

Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; execution to be set

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:02:42 GMT

Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as a spokesman said the governor planned to set an execution date for an inmate. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to schedule an execution for Jack Greene, who was convicted in the 1991 killing of Sidney Jethro Burnett after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson.

Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; execution to be set

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:02:41 GMT

This undated photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows Jack Greene. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to schedule an execution for Greene, who was convicted in the 1991 killing of Sidney Jethro Burnett after Burnett and his wife accused Greene of arson.

Arkansas gets new batch of lethal injection drug, seeks execution date

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:02:40 GMT

Arkansas has acquired a new batch of a drug it uses in lethal injections, prompting the state's attorney general on Thursday to request an execution date for an inmate first sentenced to death 24 years ago, a prisons official said. Arkansas in April put four inmates to death by lethal injection in its first executions in about a dozen years, ahead of the May expiration date of the state's drug supply.

Arkansas hotel frequented by mobsters in jeopardy of closing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:40:03 GMT

Safety concerns are threatening to shutter the Arlington Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs, a city about 50 miles southwest of Little Rock, The Sentinel-Record reported . Capone frequented the hotel so often in the 1930s that the Chicago mobster had his own suite, still known among some guests as "Al's Suite."

Arkansas Democratic Party calls for removal of Confederate monuments from public grounds

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:40:02 GMT

The Arkansas Democratic Party has waded hip-deep into the suddenly hot issue of Confederate statuary . It has called for On Thursday, the Democratic Party of Arkansas denounced the continued display of Confederate monuments on public grounds.

Republican Party of Arkansas renounces 'racial animus and bigotry'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:18:53 GMT

The Republican Party of Arkansas deplores the recent violence in our country caused by extremists whose values we do not share. We stand against the agenda of the so-called neo-Nazis, the KKK, and other white supremacist groups whose only vision for America is one of hate and exclusion.

Mike Huckabee: If General Lee statues come down then Mt. Rushmore is next

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:40:52 GMT

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee asserted this week that the so-called political correctness driving the removal of Civil War statues will eventually also destroy national monuments like Mr. Rushmore. While speaking to Fox Business on Wednesday, Huckabee defended President Donald Trump claim that "both sides" - white supremacists and liberal activists - were to blame for recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Arkansan signs letter urging caution in NAFTA talks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:11:26 GMT

This week, more than 50 agriculture deans and academics in the United States signed a letter urging trade representatives to avoid changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement that would hamper trade.

Allen Named To Manning Award Watch List

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:50:57 GMT

With the new season just two weeks away, most of the preseason accolades have been handed out but Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen continues to be added to watch lists. The senior from Fayetteville was one of 30 quarterbacks named to the Manning Award watch list, which is given to the nation's top signal caller each season.

History Minute: Eclipse

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:32:46 GMT

On Monday, August 21, viewers in the continental United States will be witness to a rare, spectacular event: the total eclipse of the Sun by the Moon. Though the Moon orbits the Earth every 28 days, the alignment of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun to produce an eclipse only happens rarely.