Jan 13, 2014 — A long-running school desegregation fight is over, after a federal judge accepted a settlement reached by lawyers for black students, three Little Rock-area school districts, and the state. Under the deal, the state will no longer have to send yearly payments of around $70 million to aid desegregation.
Oct 16, 2013 — Edamame beans are a popular Asian appetizer, and they're beginning to get a foothold in the U.S. market. An Arkansas company is now trying to cash in on this edamame boom.
Mar 31, 2013 — The pipeline ruptured in the town of Mayflower on Friday, causing the evacuation of 22 homes. Crews have recovered about 4,500 barrels of oil and water, Exxon said Saturday. Officials are also monitoring air quality.
Mar 6, 2013 — Arkansas has approved a law banning most abortions after 12 weeks of gestation, as both houses of the state's legislature vote to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe. The Republican-backed Human Heartbeat Protection Act will become the nation's most restrictive abortion law.
Nov 1, 2012 — Both Republicans and Democrats think they can capture about a dozen state legislative chambers in next week's election, meaning there could be little net change in control. But there may be no state that the GOP is eyeing as eagerly as Arkansas, which is the lone Democratic holdout in the Deep South.
May 23, 2012 — Insurgent candidates won contested congressional GOP primaries in two states Tuesday. In a Kentucky district, the favorite for the fall prevailed thanks to some assistance from a wealthy 21-year-old benefactor.
Nov 23, 2011 — Mug shot newspapers might be a new fad. But before photos went digital, prisoner portraits were thrust into drawers, many to be forgotten.
Feb 18, 2011 — It's being called the "Guy earthquake swarm" and might be related to natural gas exploration in the area — or could be similar to a series of quakes that hit the state in the 1980s.
Jan 3, 2011 — Autopsies on 17 of the birds indicates their death was likely caused by a mid air collision.
Jan 3, 2011 — There's no evidence connecting the two incidents, which happened more than 100 miles apart. The birds may have been hit by lightning or shocked by fireworks. Disease is suspected in the death of the fish.