Arkansas

A University of Arkansas student went viral after her trip to fast food restaurant Raising Cane’s in Fayetteville turned into a chance meeting with hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg at the drive-thru window.

A pair of white journalists for KATV in Little Rock, Arkansas found themselves getting suspended after rocking synthetic Afro wigs during an on-air segment in September.

Four-year-old Kashmania, who has been in the rap game since age 3, just dropped a music video that sends a powerful message against gun violence in his city.

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Travis Lewis, 39, was paroled in 2018 after he spent over two decades in prison for the 1996 murder of an Arkansas woman and her nephew. Upon his release, Lewis returned to the family’s historical Snowden House in Horseshoe Lake to kill the woman’s daughter, Martha McKay.  Now the town is reeling after tragedy struck the same family […]

An Arkansas police officer has been placed on leave after putting a high school student in chokehold that was caught on camera and shared online. According to a report from KTHV, the footage went viral on Monday after the original upload was removed from Facebook. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! In the footage, Camden Police Officer Jake Perry (who is white) […]

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A Camden, Arkansas student resource officer has reportedly been put on paid leave after a video of him placing a high school student in a chokehold and lifting from the ground as others are screaming for the officer to release him circulated online. n the footage, the officer, Jake Perry is seen trying to detain […]

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two groups sued a central Arkansas city on Thursday seeking the release of evidence they say could exonerate an inmate who was executed nearly three years ago. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project asked a state judge to order Jacksonville authorities to release fingerprint tests and DNA […]

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a death row inmate who was spared from execution two years ago is not entitled to new DNA testing of evidence that his attorneys say could exonerate him. In a 5-2 ruling, justices upheld a lower court ruling denying convicted murderer Stacey Johnson’s request for […]

The family of a Black woman who was handcuffed in West Memphis, Arkansas, while mourning the sudden loss of her four-year-old daughter, are calling for police accountability. (Richard Brookshire, Twitter) As we previously reported, on Monday a Twitter user named Richard Brookshire shared a thread describing what transpired on Sunday when his sister, Shawnda Brookshire, was […]

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will go on strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel’s decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 23,000-student district, union officials said Monday. The strike that will take place Thursday will be only the second time teachers […]

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DALLAS (AP) — Crews searched Monday through the rubble of homes and businesses torn apart by a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area the night before, and one person was killed by a falling tree in Arkansas as the storms moved to the northeast. Radar confirmed the tornado struck near Love Field Airport and […]

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The letters “KKK” that were welded on an Arkansas building have been replaced with U.S. Marshals stars after one of the owners called it “offensive” insignia that’s commonly associated with “a shameful organization.” The concealment comes after the Southwest Times Record reached out to Fort Smith Mayor George McGill earlier […]