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Little Rock, AR, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

Tracking the Tropics: Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Southeastern Louisiana as a Category 2 storm

Zeta is a high-end category one hurricane as of 7 a.m. CDT Wednesday. With winds of 90 mph, it is charging towards the Gulf Coast moving north at 17 mph. → Read More

LRPD: Officer involved in deadly collision involving pedestrian Friday night

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A man is dead after being struck by a police unit Friday night.The deceased man haas been identified as 73-year-old Doug Richards. According to a spokesperson for the Little Rock Police Department, Officer T. Crowe was driving west in the inside lane in the 7400 block of Colonel Glenn Road shortly […] → Read More

Safety Tips for Elk viewing in Boxley Valley

Harrison, Ark. (News release) – National Park Service officials expect heavy traffic in Boxley Valley Historic District this fall, a popular destination for hiking, hunting, horseback riding and&nb… → Read More

Dillard’s to pay $900,000 to resolve EEOC race discrimination lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Dillard’s, Inc. will pay $900,000, revise its job posting process and provide other relief to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit that claims the department store failed to promote African American employees based on race, the federal agency announced Friday. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Dillard’s, which is headquartered in […] → Read More

Man accused of killing Pine Bluff police officer appears in court

PINE BLUFF, Ark.- The man accused of killing Detective Kevin Collins appeared in court Wednesday. Keshone Smith faces a capital murder charge. Smith is being held without bond. Smith’s next court date is set for November 18. LATEST POSTS: → Read More

Man pleads guilty to death of Newport officer in 2017

NEWPORT, Ark. — Derrick Heard, 19, pleaded guilty today to multiple charges from an incident involving the homicide of Lt. Patrick Weatherford of the Newport Police Department. The incident happened on June 12, 2017. Heard was sentenced to 42 years in the Department of Corrections for First Degree Murder, Attempted Capital Murder, Breaking and Entering, […] → Read More

Arkansas Food Bank receives huge donation from Arkansas Rice Industry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — September is National Rice Month and the Arkansas Rice Industry is marking the occasion with a huge donation to the Arkansas Food Bank. Today they announced they are donating 153,000 pounds of rice to the food bank. The governor also made a declaration announcing this month is rice month in Arkansas. […] → Read More

AR Corrections Secretary urges support of measures to combat contraband cellphones in correctional facilities

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Secretary of Corrections Solomon Graves expressed appreciation to Arkansas Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman for urging the Federal Communications Commission in a September 17 letter to address the widespread use of contraband devices in correctional facilities. “Additional action to curb the use of contraband cellphones in correctional […] → Read More

Tropical Depression Beta Will Bring More Rain to Arkansas as it Moves Northeast

Tropical Depression Beta will continue to move slowly northeast from southeast Texas across Louisiana and northeastward over the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph but expected to decrease even further as Beta weakens to a remnant area of low pressure late Wednesday night but locally heavy rainfall will continue to […] → Read More

UA Little Rock National Voter Registration Day event tomorrow

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and UA Little Rock will be hosting an event on campus to register students to vote. It will be in the Ottenheimer Library Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is part of a larger event which will allow UA Little Rock to compete […] → Read More

Autumnal Equinox Tuesday Morning

Astronomical summer official comes to an end Tuesday. The Autumnal Equinox will arrive on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 8:31 am. That’s when the sun will be appear exactly above Earth’s equator, on it’s trek from north to south due to the 23½° tilt of the Earth’s axis and it’s orbit around the Sun. At the […] → Read More

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office confiscates narcotics and contraband after conducting search

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators recovered multiple cell phones, improvised weapons (shanks), cell phone chargers, home-made extension cords, tobacco, marijuana and K2 (synthetic marijuana) within the Detention Center. The JCSO was assisted by The Arkansas Department of Corrections conducting a search and shakedown at the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult… → Read More

State Police investigating three unrelated child deaths on Arkansas Highways

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas State Police have released information regarding three unrelated child deaths under investigation on Arkansas Highways. Police say there were two unrelated incidents over a five hour period Tuesday morning that claimed the lives of three children along two U.S. highways in Jackson and Saline Counties. According to the press […] → Read More

Hot Springs Police searching for second suspect in connection to a Saturday shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Officers with the Hot Springs Police Department responded to East Grand Avenue in Hot Springs in reference to a shooting that happened at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday. Officers entered the business and found a man who was later identified as 49-year-old Robert Johnson who was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was […] → Read More

Arkansas Heart Hospital first hospital in Little Rock to deploy LightStrike germ-zapping robot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Heart Hospital has taken their safety and disinfection measures to the next level by purchasing a germ-zapping robot that destroys hard-to-kill bacteria and viruses in hard-to-reach places. The LightStrike robot is the first and only disinfection technology proven to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, in just two […] → Read More

Judge recommends criminal count dismissal in duck boat case

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has recommended that criminal charges be dismissed against three men indicted over a duck boat sinking on a Missouri lake that killed 17 people two summers ago. KCUR reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge David Rush concluded Friday that charges should be dismissed because Table Rock Lake, where […] → Read More

Storm damage reported in Conway County

CONWAY COUNTY, Ark. — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management has reported three houses with damage along with several outbuildings. There have been several poles reported on Caney Valley Road. → Read More

NWS: Numerous roads flooded across the state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The National Weather Service is warning drivers flooding has been reported across the Natural State Monday morning. According to a tweet from the National Weather Service Little Rock, Hot Springs police have reported several roads within the city are flooded as of 9:35 a.m. The videos above are of the intersection of […] → Read More

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton takes podium at RNC

CHARLOTTE, N. C. — Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton took the podium to speak at the Republican National Convention. → Read More

President Donald Trump approves Arkansas emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (News Release)- Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Arkansas and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Laura beginning on August 26, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency […] → Read More