Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press

Kelly P. Kissel

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Arkansas, United States

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Past articles by Kelly:

Federal Judge Again Blocks Arkansas Medication Abortion Law

A federal judge on Monday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. → Read More

Governor, Ex-Prosecutor, Uncle: What Does Asa Hutchinson Do? (Analysis)

Every minute of every day, Asa Hutchinson is a governor, a former federal prosecutor and an uncle. With a nephew implicated in a bribery and corruption case, holding all three roles cannot be easy for him. → Read More

Court filing: Arkansas' 2017 executions unveiled problems

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Eighteen condemned inmates say in new court filings that the executions of four men in Arkansas last year exposed problems that should render the state's lethal injection procedure unconstitutional. The prisoners late Monday asked a federal judge to let them amend a lawsuit filed after Arkansas scheduled eight executions in an 11-day period last year. Four inmates from… → Read More

Court filing: Arkansas' 2017 executions unveiled problems

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Eighteen condemned inmates say in new court filings that the executions of four men in Arkansas last year exposed problems that should render the state's lethal injection procedure unconstitutional. → Read More

Court filing: Arkansas' 2017 executions unveiled problems

Eighteen condemned inmates say in new court filings that the executions of four men in Arkansas last year exposed problems that should render the state's lethal injection procedure unconstitutional. → Read More

Arkansas court rejects condemned man's bad lawyers claim

The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a death row prisoner convicted of killing a man during a robbery that netted him $20 and a gun. → Read More

Nobel-Winning Tech at Heart of Rubber Band Improvements

While it may seem a stretch, an Arkansas company, Alliance Rubber, and a university in southeastern England want to use Nobel Prize-winning technology to build a better rubber band. → Read More

Nobel-winning tech at heart of rubber band improvements

While it may seem a stretch, an Arkansas company and a university in southeastern England want to use Nobel Prize-winning technology to build a better rubber band. → Read More

Oklahoma hasn't recorded a tornado this year but may soon

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - This year's weather on the Southern Plains has an odd twist: Oklahoma has yet to record its first tornado, the deepest into the year it's gone without one since 1962. Although a drought has dried up moisture needed to fuel storms, state climatologist Gary McManus also attributes the streak to "dumb luck." Twisters already have hit the Texas Panhandle and western Arkansas,… → Read More

Oklahoma hasn't recorded a tornado this year but may soon

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - This year's weather on the Southern Plains has an odd twist: Oklahoma has yet to record its first tornado, the deepest into the year it's gone without one since 1962. → Read More

2018 sees latest start to tornadoes in Oklahoma history

One of the most tornado-active states in the nation has never had its first tornado of the year later than April 26 - until now. → Read More

House member seeks to stop turkey drop at Arkansas festival

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Concerned that federal regulators don't have the power to stop the dropping of live turkeys over an Arkansas festival, a lawmaker from Las Vegas is suggesting that Congress step in to ban the practice. Democratic Rep. Dina Titus told the House Rules Committee on Tuesday that while the annual Yellville Turkey Trot is reminiscent of a 1970s television comedy, maiming… → Read More

After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. → Read More

After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered "extreme" from southern California to central Kansas. Conditions are even worse in the Four Corners region and… → Read More

After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue for

Recent showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the southwestern United States, but dry weather will persist through the summer. → Read More

Arkansas group backs out of festival with dropped turkeys

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Arkansas group backs out of festival with dropped turkeys

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The longtime sponsor of a northern Arkansas festival that included dropping live turkeys from a low-flying airplane to crowds below said Friday it would no longer organize or promote the annual gathering. Yellville Chamber of Commerce board member Lesley Edmonds said a flap had continued since the 72nd Annual Turkey Trot last October. She didn't know whether other… → Read More

Arkansas Sues Drugmakers It Blames for Deadly Opioid Crisis

Arkansas officials filed a lawsuit against three drug manufacturers Thursday, claiming overzealous and deceptive marketing contributed to an increase in opioid abuse that fueled a spike in overdose deaths. → Read More

State Supreme Court: Some Execution Drug Info Can Be Secret

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state prison system must continue to identify the manufacturers of its execution drugs but can conceal information that could be used to identify those who obtain the drugs for the state. → Read More

Arkansas high court: Some execution drug info can be secret

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state prison system must continue to identify the manufacturers of its execution drugs but can conceal information that could be used to identify those who obtain the drugs for the state. Pharmaceutical companies won't sell their drugs for use in executions, which has led some states to obtain execution drugs through… → Read More