Boone County murder suspects caught after weeklong search

Two people wanted in connection with a killing have been captured, according to a Thursday afternoon post on the Facebook page of the Searcy County Office of Emergency Management. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Drug trafficking suspect ordered back to jail by federal magistrate because of gun charge

A Pulaski County man who was on pre-trial release after an arrest earlier this year on federal drug trafficking charges was ordered to remain in jail pending trial by a federal magistrate judge following an arraignment Thursday on a new charge of possession of a firearm. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: -…

Bentonville panel OKs Crystal Bridges expansion plan

The city Planning Commission has approved the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s expansion plan. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Federal magistrate orders house arrest for Little Rock man charged in child porn case

An Arkansas man living in New York City was placed in the custody of his father and under house arrest on a federal charge of possession of child pornography after the government argued that he poses too great a danger of flight to remain free on bond. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags:…

Officer-involved shooting at downtown restaurant is found to be justified Detective’s actions ‘prevented injuries or death,’ official says

An officer-involved shooting at a downtown Texarkana restaurant last week has been deemed justified under Arkansas law by the prosecuting attorney serving Miller County. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Nonprofits in NW Arkansas sought for diversity initiative

Nonprofit organizations in Northwest Arkansas will be recruited for a diversity initiative funded through grants from the Walton Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ventilator use rises slightly in Arkansas as other covid numbers fall

The numbers of covid-19 patients in Arkansas who were hospitalized and in intensive care continued falling on Friday. The number who were on ventilators, however, rose slightly. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State, federal law enforcement meet in Little Rock to discuss rising violence against officers

Little Rock FBI agents and law enforcement leaders from across the state met Thursday to address the rising threat of violence directed at officers of the law, which FBI data suggests has already surpassed previous years nationally. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State must pay $42,000 in legal fees for Prairie Grove lawyer who lost contract after criticizing Arkansas representative

A federal judge’s finding that two senior Arkansas court administrators violated the First Amendment rights of a Prairie Grove lawyer by canceling his employment contract means the state must pay his $42,041 in legal expenses for his ACLU attorneys. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man gets 2 life sentences for sexual abuse of prisoners transported through Arkansas

A former prison transport contractor convicted last year of sexually abusing two women he was responsible for transporting defiantly accused federal prosecutors of lying and manufacturing evidence against him as he was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge D. Price Marshall on Thursday. Continue Reading at…

Count of injured up by 2 in weekend Pine Bluff gunfire

The number of victims injured during two shootings early Sunday in Pine Bluff has increased from 12 to 14 and police say it’s possible the number could rise again. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Afghan cyclist opening minds in Arkansas, and in home nation

Afsana Nawrozi loves cycling, but for her it wasn’t seen simply as a childhood joy. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State justices overturn decision on Pope County casino

Actions by the state Legislature and the Arkansas Racing Commission to add rules and requirements to the casino amendment were in line with the Arkansas Constitution, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Firm that ran public housing facing Little Rock suit

The nonprofit arm of Little Rock’s public housing authority will sue the Texas development firm that previously managed three low-income housing properties in the city, alleging breach of contract and seeking financial damages, the nonprofit’s attorney said Thursday at the housing authority’s monthly board meeting. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas…

Hospital, ventilator, ICU cases in state sink lower

Already at their lowest levels in more than three months, the numbers of covid-19 patients in Arkansas who were hospitalized, on ventilators and in intensive care continued falling Thursday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Revised revenue outlook for Arkansas raises tax-cutting hopes

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some lawmakers believe that Arkansas can afford to cut individual income taxes by more than $300 million over the next two years without negatively affecting critical state services in light of new revenue projections released this week. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Hospitals in state log 3-month covid low

After rising by one a day earlier, the number of covid-19 patients in Arkansas hospitals resumed its decline on Wednesday, reaching a new three-month low. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Little Rock to spend $1.5M of federal covid-19 funds to address rise in violent crime

Mayor Frank Scott Jr. laid out a plan for addressing violent crime in Little Rock on Wednesday, announcing that $1.5 million in federal money would go to the Little Rock Police Department and a new community safety office. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Boy Scouts’ settlement plan unjust, Arkansas victims say

When William Stevens decided to sue the Boy Scouts of America in June 2018, he felt a deeply ingrained sense of guilt as he told attorneys at Green and Gillispie that a Scout leader sexually abused him when he was a child, he said. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress…

Little Rock directors question attorneys over $300,000 settlement in fatal police shooting case

Members of the Little Rock Board of Directors at a meeting Tuesday grilled outside attorneys on the controversy over how the Arkansas Municipal League and its hired counsel has handled settlement negotiations on behalf of Little Rock with the estate of Bradley Blackshire, who was killed by a city police officer in 2019. Continue Reading…

Governor delays call for session on tax cut plan

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has decided against calling a special legislative session to start Monday to consider income tax cuts, saying Tuesday that “we need more time” to finalize the details with legislative leaders and make sure that the package has sufficient support among lawmakers. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress…

2nd person dies after Pine Bluff shootings

PINE BLUFF — A second person has died and others remain in critical condition after 12 people were shot in two separate incidents as people celebrated University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff homecoming festivities early Sunday, according to Pine Bluff Police Chief Lloyd Franklin Sr. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas…

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