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Photos of the OUR Coop building shows interior and exterior damage caused by the May 25 tornado
Our Coop's tornado damage being assessed
The May 25 tornado damaged the OUR Cooperative building located just south of Bellefonte and west of US 65. Director Jeff Cantrell said a structural engineer was at the building Thursday, June 6. The …
Destroyed pavilion at Patton Cemetery near Pyatt in Marion County
Four fatalities reported in Boone and Marion tornado
Our damage survey crew found evidence of an EF-3 tornado beginning in Boone County, continuing into Marion County from early Sunday morning storms. At 21 miles long, 1500 yards wide, packing winds up …
ASP investigating Lee County homicide
MARIANNA — On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, the Lee County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) requested the Arkansas State Police's (ASP) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigate a homicide in Lee …
Local News

Farm bill framework delivers for agriculture producers

I’ve talked with farmers, ranchers and agriculture industry stakeholders in our state and across the country to gather their input and priorities for the next farm bill. Now we’ve put …

Medicaid fraud arrest

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin today issued the following statement announcing the arrest of Kaylee Slaughter, 25, of Lepanto on one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class B Felony: …

Green Forest man sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting and abusing an 8-year-old female

FAYETTEVILLE – A Green Forest man was sentenced today to 360 months imprisonment without the possibility of parole on two (2) Counts of Sexually Exploiting a Minor via the Production of Child …

Cotton Plant city employees arrested on theft charges

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement announcing the arrest of Katrina Criswell, 47, and Lakeyia Alexander, 29, both Cotton Plant city employees, on charges …

Oklahoma man sentenced to 25 years for possession of nearly 5 kilograms of methamphetamine, 1,988 fentanyl pills, and five firearms

HARRISON – A Lawton, Oklahoma man was sentenced yesterday to 300 months in the United States Bureau of Prisons on criminal charges related to his arrest near Harrison, Arkansas on August 3, …

Local Sports

New options highlight 2024 Arkansas alligator hunt application period

Matt Goetz (middle) killed the biggest alligator of the 2022 Arkansas hunting season. This 13-foot, 6-inch alligator was harvested from public water in the Lower Mississippi River Complex of southeast Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans hoping for a chance to chase Arkansas’s largest reptile species this fall will have some new hunting lands to apply for during this year’s alligator permit …

Smith named Perfect Game Pitcher of the Year; Gaeckle earns second Freshman All-America Honor

FAYETTEVILLE—Arkansas ace Hagen Smith has been named the Perfect Game Pitcher of the Year. Smith, who also earned first-team All-America praise from Perfect Game, made his case as the best …

Razorbacks to play at Miami for SEC/ACC Challenge

FAYETTEVILLE—The Arkansas men’s basketball program will face the Miami Hurricanes in the second annual SEC/ACC Challenge, ESPN announced today. The game will be played on Dec. 3 (Tuesday) …

Smith Named NCBWA All-American

DALLAS – For the second year in a row, Arkansas ace Hagen Smith has been named a first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The junior left-hander, who was …

Apply for Arkansas’s Urban Archery Deer Hunts

LITTLE ROCK — Registration for Arkansas’s 2024-25 Urban Archery Deer Hunts is open. Bowhunters looking for an extra opportunity to enjoy their sport can help control Arkansas’s …

Arkansas Wildlife Calendar coming for subscribers

LITTLE ROCK — Mark your outdoor days with the Arkansas Wildlife calendar! The 40th edition will be published July 1, but it’s not too late to get a copy for your kitchen, office, garage …

Greenbrier’s Matthews Park puts out welcome mat for family fishing Saturday

GREENBRIER — Anglers who may have missed out or didn’t get enough of Free Fishing Weekend last week will have an opportunity Saturday, June 15, to help celebrate a fledgling pond in …

Summer travels can land bears in hot water

LITTLE ROCK — As if on cue, a bear sighting near Rock Creek Monday morning reminded everyone that Arkansas is home to the most successful reintroductions of a large carnivore in history. The …

Beckford completes second sweep of NCAA high jump titles

EUGENE, OREG.— Romaine Beckford completed a sweep of NCAA high jump titles during an undefeated season in 2024 with a winning height of 7 feet, 5 inches (2.26) on Friday at Hayward Field.

Beckford completes second sweep of NCAA high jump titles

EUGENE, OREG.— Romaine Beckford completed a sweep of NCAA high jump titles during an undefeated season in 2024 with a winning height of 7 feet, 5 inches (2.26) on Friday at Hayward Field.
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