- Ex-Benton County sheriff pleads no contest in tampering case Updated: Apr-30-16 1:09 am
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - A former Benton County sheriff charged with tampering has pleaded no contest.
- Fast talking a plus as Arkansas GOP opens delegate process Updated: Apr-29-16 7:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Republicans will begin their formal delegate selection process for this summer's national convention Saturday, and those in the running cannot be long-winded when making their case.
- Attempt to restrict use of welfare benefits stalls Updated: Apr-28-16 5:37 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attempt in Arkansas to limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits has stalled before a legislative panel.
- Arkansas court says accident reports are open to public Updated: Apr-28-16 5:32 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police cannot redact all driver and survivor information on accident reports, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
- Attempt to boost Arkansas pre-kindergarten funding rejected Updated: Apr-27-16 6:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A legislative panel on Wednesday rejected a proposed $10 million funding increase for Arkansas' pre-kindergarten program, and a top lawmaker said he was hopeful money cut from the state's libraries last year would be restored.
- Court says Arkansas trooper can be sued by dead man's family Updated: Apr-27-16 3:02 pm
MALVERN, Arkansas - A federal appeals court panel has upheld a lower court ruling that an Arkansas state trooper can be sued by the family of a man who died after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
- Arkansas AG rejects wording of campaign finance measure Updated: Apr-26-16 6:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand the state's ban on lobbyist gifts to elected officials.
- Arkansas Senate upholds governor on keeping Medicaid plan Updated: Apr-26-16 5:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to keep the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion was upheld Tuesday by the state Senate, which rejected an attempt to override his veto of a budget measure that would have ended the subsidized insurance.
- Arkansas AG approves wording of marijuana proposal Updated: Apr-25-16 6:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.
- Carlson to headline fundraiser for Arkansas Republicans Updated: Apr-25-16 12:19 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Political writer and commentator Tucker Carlson is headlining a fundraiser for the Arkansas Republican Party next month.
- Arkansas lawmakers focus on budget after Medicaid fight Updated: Apr-24-16 12:41 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - With the impasse over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion resolved for now, Arkansas lawmakers this week are shifting their focus to the rest of the $5.3 billion budget for the coming year.
- 2 die in weekend motorcycle accidents on Arkansas roads Updated: Apr-24-16 11:09 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas State Police says weekend motorcycle accidents on highways in the state have taken the lives of two people.
- Analysis: Fights still ahead on Arkansas Medicaid plan Updated: Apr-23-16 10:08 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - With a byzantine end-it-to-save-it maneuver, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson put his imprint on the hybrid Medicaid expansion he inherited and effectively saved the subsidized insurance program. But there's little guarantee that the Republican governor and legislative leaders won't face the type of budget shutdown fight that's accompanied the program since its inception.
- 1 man dead, suspect arrested in Holly Grove slaying Updated: Apr-22-16 2:53 pm
HOLLY GROVE, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police say one man is dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting in Holly Grove.
- Arkansas GOP governor uses veto to save Medicaid program Updated: Apr-21-16 6:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas' first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.
- Arkansas court says no to jail credit for prior sentences Updated: Apr-21-16 5:52 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Supreme Court says an Arkansas law does not give inmates credit for jail sentences served before their probation is revoked.
- The Latest: Hutchinson uses veto to save Medicaid program Updated: Apr-21-16 5:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Latest on the effort to preserve Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid program expansion (all times local):
- Arkansas State Police investigate fatal shooting by deputy Updated: Apr-21-16 3:33 pm
PERRYVILLE, Arkansas - Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting death of a Memphis, Tennessee, man by a Johnson County sheriff's deputy.
- Arkansas AG approves ballot measure wording on court damages Updated: Apr-20-16 7:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a measure to limit lawsuit damages awarded against health care providers, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the proposal on the November ballot.
- Huckabee backs Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state Updated: Apr-20-16 6:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is backing fellow Republican Jay Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state.
- Stall on appropriations bill ends with Medicaid compromise Updated: Apr-20-16 3:14 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas House has passed a bill authorizing reimbursements for court officials and members of the Legislature for their travel expenses in the next fiscal year.
- Man arrested in fatal shooting of Newport woman Updated: Apr-20-16 1:12 am
NEWPORT, Arkansas - Police say that an 18-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a Newport woman who was killed when someone opened fire on the car that she was riding in.
- The Latest: Governor not open to scaling back insurance plan Updated: Apr-19-16 3:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Latest on efforts to end a budget standoff over Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion (all times local):
- State: Arkansas shouldn't be 1st to strike execution secrecy Updated: Apr-18-16 3:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Nine inmates challenging the state's execution secrecy law have made no compelling argument for why Arkansas should be the first state in the U.S. to strike down its secrecy law, the Arkansas attorney general's office says.
- Arkansas route still to have 10 lanes, but don't say it's so Updated: Apr-18-16 2:24 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Six plus four is still 10, but Arkansas highway officials don't want motorists to call a wider interstate planned for downtown Little Rock a 10-lane highway.