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An Arkansas woman has been charged with first-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and committing a felony with a firearm after a body was discovered on a Fulton County property Thursday. more
A federal appeals court has ruled that an Arkansas inmate on death row can sue the state in his effort to have new tests run on DNA evidence that could clear him. The three-judge panel of the 8th … more
Louisiana is poised to become the latest state to enact laws targeting the LGBTQ+ community. The Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday sent a package to the Democratic governor that includes a … more
A small plane had mechanical problems with its autopilot system before it crashed in Arkansas last month and killed a former Mississippi state senator who was flying it. That's according to a … more
Louisiana lawmakers are adding teeth to a recently enacted law that requires pornography websites verify users are at least 18 years old. The Senate gave unanimous final passage to a bill Saturday … more
The secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has resigned after less than six months on the job. Mike Mills' resignation was announced Friday by Gov. Sarah Huckabee … more
The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't block a judge's order preventing the state from enforcing Republican Gov. Sarah Sanders' education overhaul. Justices on Friday denied the state's request to … more
The Bible has been banned at elementary and middle schools in one Utah school district after a committee decided it wasn’t age appropriate “due to vulgarity or violence.” The decision by the … more
A lawsuit has been filed challenging an Arkansas law that would subject librarians and booksellers to criminal charges if they provide harmful materials to minors. A coalition of libraries, … more
Amid mounting pressure from Republicans, a bill banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youths in Louisiana that was narrowly killed by a legislative committee last week has been … more
Authorities have told the family of Dr. John Forsyth, a missing emergency room physician from Missouri, that his body was found in Arkansas. But questions remain about what happened in the week since … more
A Mtn. Home, Ark., woman died in a motorcycle crash at 11:51 a.m. Sunday in Mtn. Home, according to state and local police. more
When Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina launched his campaign for the White House, the notoriously prickly former President Donald Trump welcomed his new competitor with open arms. There … more
An Arkansas judge has blocked the state from enforcing Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' education overhaul. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herbert Wright on Friday issued the temporary … more
A public charter school system serving nearly 3,000 students in Little Rock has a new leader. After a nationwide search, eStem Public Charter Schools selected Cherie Labat, a career educator whose … more
A U.S. appeals court has halted the federal government's rejection of Arkansas' ozone plan. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday issued a one-page stay without elaboration. Arkansas in … more
A federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas' 2021 U.S. House map has been dismissed. A federal three-judge panel on Thursday tossed the complaint over the Republican-led Legislature moving thousands of … more
Authorities in east Texas have jailed an 18-year-old man on capital murder charges in the shootings of his parents, sister and brother.  It happened in the small town of Nash, Texas, where officers … more
Some state lawmakers are looking to loosen child labor laws, even as the federal government cracks down on surging violations. In at least 10 states, legislators have proposed letting children work … more
A new lawsuit has been filed challenging Arkansas' 2021 U.S. House map as unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought Tuesday by a group of residents and a coalition of religious leaders. It claims the … more
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