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Fierce fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

Published May. 24 2018

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending...

Lawyer sorry after video negates trooper assault claim

Published May. 24 2018

The lawyer for a woman who accused a Texas trooper of sexual assault during a traffic stop has apologized after...

Texas family sentenced to prison in hurricane relief fraud case

Published May. 24 2018

An East Texas minister and his family have been sentenced to federal prison for using hurricane relief funds to pay...

DPS urges safety over holiday weekend

Published May. 24 2018

The Texas Department of Public Safety is joining law enforcement efforts across the state on Memorial Day weekend to help...

Abbott meets with gun groups after school shooting

Published May. 23 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott met Wednesday with representatives of a gun-control group and the Texas State Rifle Association for more...

Prominent Baptist leader removed as head of Texas seminary amid remarks

Published May. 23 2018

A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of...

Texas man sentenced to death for decapitating children loses appeal

Published May. 23 2018

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row...

Lawsuits seek removal of Ten Commandments display

Published May. 23 2018

Opponents of a Ten Commandments display at the Arkansas state Capitol filed federal lawsuits Wednesday to have the monument removed,...

FACT CHECK: Ad attacking Supreme Court justice misleading

Published May. 23 2018

Arkansas has some of the roughest elections for judges in the nation even though they are nominally non-partisan. A conservative...

Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

Published May. 23 2018

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending...

Incumbent Westerman secures GOP nomination for 4th Congressional District seat

Published May. 23 2018

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs has defeated Pentecostal preacher the Rev. Randy Caldwell to win the Republican nomination...

Thurston secures GOP spot in secretary of state race

Published May. 23 2018

State Land Commissioner John Thurston defeated state Rep. Trevor Drown on Tuesday in the race to earn the Republican nomination...

Texas governor convenes new discussions on school safety

Published May. 23 2018

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response...

Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied

Published May. 23 2018

SANTA FE, Texas—A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as...

Jared Henderson wins Democratic primary, will face Gov. Hutchinson in November

Published May. 23 2018

Former Teach for America executive Jared Henderson has won the Democratic nomination for governor.

Hutchinson takes Republican nomination for governor

Published May. 23 2018

Asa Hutchinson has secured the Republican nomination for re-election as Arkansas' governor, fending off a challenge from a Hot Springs...

Lawmakers tout additions to historic Little Rock school site

Published May. 23 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Two U.S. representatives are praising federal legislation that expands the boundaries of the Little Rock Central High School National...

University of Arkansas proposal calls for higher fees and flat tuition

Published May. 23 2018

LITTLE ROCK—A University of Arkansas System proposal is calling for flat tuition and increased mandatory fees for in-state students at...

Highway police seize 30 pounds of pot

Published May. 23 2018

Three people were arrested last week after an officer found 30 pounds of marijuana aboard a commercial transporter during a...

Man dead after shooting and crash during police chase

Published May. 22 2018

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.—Arkansas State Police say a Tennessee man is dead following a police chase and shooting that ended in...

Moser loses in runoff for Houston area seat

Published May. 22 2018

AUSTIN—A Democratic candidate who was attacked as too liberal by the national party campaign committee has lost a runoff in...

Arkansas candidates make final pitches before primary

Published May. 22 2018

LITTLE ROCK—An Arkansas legislator touted by national Democrats as the party's best chance to reclaim a Little Rock-area congressional district...

Illinois man found dead in Little Rock

Published May. 22 2018

LITTLE ROCK—Little Rock police say the body of an Illinois man who had traveled to Arkansas for a wedding has...