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Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge is again blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. U...

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 proc...

Another Arkansas death row inmate before state Supreme Court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Another condemned prisoner wants the Arkansas Supreme Court to void his death sentence. Defense lawyers say Brandon Lacy of Rogers suffers from alcohol-fuele...

House member seeks to stop turkey drop at Arkansas festival

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Nevada congresswoman wants her colleagues to ban the dropping of live turkeys from low-flying airplanes, as is done at an Arkansas festival every fall. Dem...

Arkansas high court: Some execution drug info can be secret

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says the state prison system must continue to identify the manufacturers of its execution drugs but that it can conceal information that could ident...

Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Arkansas argued Friday that the state prison director has long had the power to determine a death row inmate's sanity and that now isn't the time to c...

Arkansas liquid waste rule change troubles environmentalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Environmentalists fear a proposed Arkansas law that would prohibit new complaints against animal waste permits previously authorized by the state will gut their their effort t...

Arkansas judge faces prison term in sexual favors case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a 37-month prison term for an Arkansas judge who admitted he gave lighter sentences to some men in return for sexual favors. ...

FBI had probed convicted ex-Arkansas judge 20 years ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas judge who admitted giving lighter sentences to male defendants in return for sexual favors was investigated for similar crimes while a part-time deputy prose...

Last year's 'Babe Bracket' runner-up hopes to end contest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The runner-up from last year's "Babe Bracket," a radio station promotion that pits local female journalists in a tournament-style contest whether they want to be in it or not,...

Ex-Miss America from Arkansas squares off with state senator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Miss America says that while an Arkansas politician is criticizing a public university that put up a billboard touting its dance program, society needs both entertain...

Critics want end to Arkansas 'Babe Bracket' of women in TV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort is underway to stop a Little Rock radio station's annual "Babe Bracket," which allows listeners to vote on 16 local female television anchors in a beauty and popular...

Video shows Arkansas teen firing at cops before being shot

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — North Little Rock police released dashcam video Wednesday that shows a 17-year-old pull a gun and fire it during a traffic stop before officers fired back, killing him. ...

Arkansas asks court to deny inmate's bid to halt execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attorney general asked the state's highest court Tuesday to reject an effort to halt this week's planned execution of an inmate whose attorneys say he suffers from p...

Arkansas poised to execute man amid fight over mental health

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Jack Greene's lawyers say he's severely mentally ill. The Arkansas death row inmate says they're lying. As Greene approaches a Nov. 9 execution date, his law...