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Sarah Sanders speculation shakes up governor's race

Published Jun. 15 2019

Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, former Texarkana resident Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in...

Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in United States

Published Jun. 15 2019

A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending...

Police: Arkansas woman arrested in slaying of ex-lawmaker

Published Jun. 15 2019

LITTLE ROCK--Authorities on Friday night said they've arrested an Arkansas woman in connection with the killing of a former state...

Texas program aims to rebuild faster after disasters wreak havoc

Published Jun. 15 2019

For Houston resident Scenacia Jones, the experience of getting her new home through an innovative way of building post-disaster housing...

Police fatally shoot suspect in vehicle theft

Published Jun. 15 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Ark.--Officials say police responding to a reported vehicle theft at a central Arkansas auto dealership fatally shot a man...

Chicago investment firm is purchasing majority stake in Whataburger

Published Jun. 15 2019

SAN ANTONIO--An investment firm has purchased a majority stake in Whataburger as the Texas-based fast-food company seeks to expand in...

Local governments are seeking unified approach in opioid lawsuit

Published Jun. 15 2019

Lawyers suing over the toll of opioids asked a judge Friday to allow a structure for all 25,000 municipal and...

Premature baby found in detention

Published Jun. 15 2019

The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant...

Mother of 'affluenza teen' says she is broke

Published Jun. 15 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas--The Texas mother of the "affluenza" teen is broke and says she has not had a job because...

Texas governor signs $1.6B storm plan 2 years after Harvey

Published Jun. 14 2019

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a $1.6 billion storm and flood resilience plan nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey...

Former Texarkana resident Sarah Sanders leaving White House, not ruling out possible governor run

Published Jun. 14 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about...

Pine Bluff casino approved, licenses denied in Pope County

Published Jun. 14 2019

An Arkansas panel has approved an American Indian tribe's application to operate a casino in Jefferson County while rejecting five...

Arkansas mulls spending $3.6B on road improvement projects

Published Jun. 14 2019

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is proposing spending $3.6 billion on 31 capital and congestion relief projects, including nearly $500...

Old Washington market will open Saturday

Published Jun. 14 2019

The Old Washington Farmers' Market will open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Fouke schools get new canine officer

Published Jun. 14 2019

Fouke School District and Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Barrett will present the Fouke School District's new canine officer Major on Tuesday...

Arkansas reaches deal to shutter hog farm near the Buffalo River

Published Jun. 14 2019

LITTLE ROCK—Operators of a large hog farm near the Buffalo River that's drawn concern about its potential impact on the...

Texas city bans abortion, says it's a sanctuary for unborn

Published Jun. 14 2019

WASKOM, Texas—A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn."

Ex-exec admits he worked to bribe former Arkansas senator

Published Jun. 14 2019

Another former executive with Preferred Family Healthcare Inc., once Arkansas' largest behavioral health care provider, has admitted taking part in...

Trump says Sarah Huckabee Sanders stepping down as White House secretary

Published Jun. 13 2019

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about...

Company buys 2 Texas water parks in deal with Schlitterbahn

Published Jun. 13 2019

A Texas-based water park company has sold two of its attractions and given the buyer the right to acquire its...

Ex-exec: Worked to bribe Arkansas senator

Published Jun. 13 2019

Another former executive with Preferred Family Healthcare Inc., once Arkansas' largest behavioral health care provider, has admitted taking part in...

2020 hopeful O'Rourke unveils plan to protect LGBTQ rights

Published Jun. 12 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke has unveiled a plan to protect LGBTQ rights on the morning he led a...

Ethics case dropped against judge over execution protest

Published Jun. 12 2019

An Arkansas disciplinary panel dismissed an ethics case against a judge who faced the possibility of removal from the bench...