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7-Year-Old's Birthday Hunt
Produces Sparkling Find
Sep 10, 2023 12:25 PM CDT
7-Year-Old's Birthday Hunt Produces Sparkling Find
Aspen Brown spots a gem in Arkansas state park
- Aspen Brown didn't need anyone to give her a diamond for her seventh birthday—she came up with her own. The girl was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, to mark her milestone with her father and grandmother on Sept. 1, a release by the park...
He Escaped Prison on a Jet Ski,
Is Caught in West Virginia
Aug 30, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
He Escaped Prison on a Jet Ski, Is Caught in West Virginia
3 people found with escaped convict will be charged with helping him
- A convicted rapist who authorities say used a jet ski during an escape from an Arkansas prison last year was arrested Tuesday in West Virginia, the US Marshals Service said. Samuel Paul Hartman, 39, was arrested along with his wife, his mother, and his mother's boyfriend at a hotel...
Arkansas Has Surprise
AP Course Decision
on First Day of School
Aug 16, 2023 1:00 AM CDT
Arkansas Has Surprise AP Course Decision on First Day of School
African American Studies course won't count toward graduation credit
- Arkansas education officials on Monday said an Advanced Placement course on African American studies won't count toward a student's graduation credit, prompting criticism from Black lawmakers who said the move sends the wrong message, the AP reports. The Arkansas Department of Education didn't bar schools from offering...
Lawmaker's Wife Accused of
Targeting Little Free Libraries
Aug 8, 2023 6:21 PM CDT
Lawmaker's Wife Accused of Targeting Little Free Libraries
She said she has been buying Bibles, 'swapping out' content
- After a Facebook post from the wife of a Republican state lawmaker in Arkansas, conservatives in the state were accused of seeking to censor Little Free Libraries as well as school libraries and public libraries. "I have been swapping out books in little free libraries for awhile. I have...
Texas to Overheated Locals:
Cut Back on Power to Save Grid
Jun 21, 2023 9:07 AM CDT
Texas to Overheated Locals: Cut Back on Power to Save Grid
Other parts of South also suffering from sweltering temps, post-storm power outages
- Texas' power grid operator asked residents Tuesday to voluntarily cut back on electricity due to anticipated record demand on the system, as a heat wave kept large swaths of the state and southern US in triple-digit temperatures. On the last day of spring, the sweltering heat felt more like the...
Judge Strikes Down
Arkansas Transgender Law
Jun 20, 2023 4:19 PM CDT
Judge Strikes Down Arkansas Transgender Law
2021 law banned treatments for trans youth
- A federal judge struck down Arkansas' first-in-the-nation ban on gender-affirming care for children as unconstitutional Tuesday, the first ruling to overturn such a prohibition as a growing number of Republican-led states adopt similar restrictions. US District Judge Jay Moody issued a permanent injunction against the Arkansas law, which would have...
Get Ready to
Jun 14, 2023 11:08 AM CDT
Deep South, Get Ready to Get Walloped
Severe thunderstorms, winds, tornadoes, hail blowing through on Wednesday
- Americans in the Deep South might want to find a nice Yankee cousin to visit for a couple of days, because the weather is looking to be, shall we say, unpleasant? As Weather.com reports, a strong jet stream is ripping through the region starting Wednesday, bringing with it severe...
Fights Law That
Could Jail Librarians
Jun 2, 2023 4:35 PM CDT
Arkansas Suit Fights Law That Could Jail Librarians
Legislation calls for violating constitutional rights, libraries and publishers argue
- Public libraries and book publishers have joined forces to fight a new Arkansas law that they see not only as an attempt to limit constitutional rights by severely restricting access to material, but as a threat to librarians themselves. The coalition filed a federal lawsuit Friday to prevent Act 372...
Woman Pleads Not Guilty
to Selling Human Parts Online
May 2, 2023 7:23 PM CDT
Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Selling Human Parts Online
Mortuary worker Candace Chapman Scott allegedly sold boxes fully of body parts
- In a bizarre and baffling case that shocked the public, Arkansas authorities charged a woman with selling stolen body parts to a man in Pennsylvania, reports NPR . Candace Chapman Scott, a 36-year-old former mortuary worker with Arkansas Central Mortuary Services, pleaded not guilty to charges she allegedly orchestrated the transactions...
Teen Son's Ear,
Apr 25, 2023 2:00 AM CDT
He Allegedly Pierced His Teen Son's Ear, Got Arrested
The teen says he wanted the piercing done
- Police in Arkansas arrested a man after he allegedly pierced his teenage son's ear. An investigation was launched Thursday after a teacher overheard the teen telling friends about the piercing, NBC News reports. According to the police report, the boy said that "his dad was drunk and put...
'Absolute Chaos' as Tornadoes
Rip Through Multiple States
Apr 1, 2023 5:10 PM CDT
'Absolute Chaos' as Tornadoes Rip Through Multiple States
At least 21 are dead as severe weather blasts through Illinois, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma
- The scope of the destruction caused by what may have been dozens of tornadoes that swept through parts of the South and Midwest the day before became clearer late Saturday. Officials raised the death toll to 21, the AP reports; seven of the victims were killed in Tennessee's McNairy...
This Is the Most Stressed
State in America
Mar 28, 2023 1:30 PM CDT
This Is the Most Stressed State in America
Mississippi needs to meditate, per WalletHub, while Minnesota seems to be handling its tension just fine
- Need to squeeze one of those stress balls more than you used to? It could have something to do with where you live. WalletHub looked at all 50 states to see which ones were the most afflicted by anxiety and tension, examining more than three dozen metrics across four main...
Sanders OKs Anti-Abortion
Monument Near State Capitol
Mar 19, 2023 11:36 AM CDT
Sanders OKs Anti-Abortion Monument Near State Capitol
Private groups will have input on design
- Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law that will allow a monument near the state Capitol marking the number of abortions performed in Arkansas before the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Sanders' office said Friday night that the Republican governor signed the bill that...
It Wasn't Quartz
Mar 17, 2023 12:59 PM CDT
The Quartz Seemed Extra Shiny. It Wasn't Quartz
Tennessee's David Anderson finds 3.29-carat 'Big, Ugly Diamond' in Arkansas state park
- More than 75,000 diamonds have been found at Arkansas' Crater of Diamonds State Park over the past century or so, with more than 120 emerging from the earth this year alone. Park regular David Anderson just added one more to the mix, and he's already got a name...
'Super-Rare' Bug Found
at Walmart Stuns Experts
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Mar 4, 2023 12:10 PM CST
'Super-Rare' Bug Found at Walmart Stuns Experts
It's the first giant lacewing recorded in eastern North America in half a century
- Michael Skvarla, director of Penn State's Insect Identification Laboratory, was examining an insect in front of students over Zoom in the fall of 2020 when he froze. He'd just been explaining that this insect from his personal collection—plucked from the side of an Arkansas Walmart during a...
On First Day
Jan 12, 2023 6:47 AM CST
On First Day as Governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Bans 'Latinx'
The term cannot be used officially in Arkansas state government
- Among the pressing issues Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed on her very first day as the governor of Arkansas: the use of the word "Latinx." The gender-neutral term, which can be used in place of Latino, is now banned from being used officially by the state government, NBC News...
Police: 4-Day-Old Infant
Killed by Family Dog
Dec 23, 2022 9:42 AM CST
Police: 4-Day-Old Infant Killed by Family Dog
An investigation in Cave Springs, Arkansas, is ongoing after newborn is fatally mauled
- Arkansas police say a newborn girl was killed earlier this month after her family's dog fatally mauled her. Lt. Keith Lawson of the Cave Springs Police Department tells KNWA the attack took place at the unidentified family's home shortly after noon on Dec. 14. Gray News and 40/29...
Planned Parenthood Makes
Big Abortion Move in Kansas
Dec 21, 2022 5:47 AM CST
Planned Parenthood Makes Big Abortion Move in Kansas
Patients are now offered telemedicine abortions out of Wichita clinic, with plans to expand
- A Planned Parenthood affiliate announced Tuesday that it has started teleconferences with off-site doctors for patients seeking medication abortions at one of its Kansas clinics, a small step toward potentially much broader access in a state that has become a destination for the procedure after an August vote affirming abortion...
Teen Elected as
Dec 9, 2022 10:41 AM CST
Teen Elected as America's Youngest Black Mayor
Jaylen Smith, 18, has big plans for Earle, Arkansas
- This has been an eventful year for 18-year-old Jaylen Smith—he finished high school, started college, and became the youngest Black mayor in American history. Smith was elected mayor of Earle, an east Arkansas city of almost 2,000 people near Memphis, Tennessee, in a runoff election Tuesday, NBC reports....
Tyson Foods CFO Seeking
Treatment After 'Mistake'
Nov 9, 2022 11:26 AM CST
Tyson Foods CFO Seeking Treatment After 'Mistake'
Chairman's 32-year-old son allegedly fell asleep in wrong home
- Tyson Foods CFO John R. Tyson says he's seeking treatment for alcohol abuse after a stranger found him passed out in her bed. In a Monday email to company employees, Tyson apologized and said he was "embarrassed" by Sunday's incident in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for which he is...
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