Friday, May 18, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – With $26 million in new federal child care block-grant funds coming to Arkansas, the Department of Human Services (DHS) can provide child care assistance for up to 3,800 additional children from low-income families – enough to eliminate a waiting list for assistance and still h…
Monday, May 14, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
SHREVEPORT, La., May 8, 2018 – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, today announced that the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) determined the Wind Catcher Energy Connection project is in the public interest.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Posting pictures of your children under seemingly innocent hashtags has a sinister side and could put them on the radar of child predators. With summer quickly approaching, Arkansans must know that predators search common hashtags looking for pictures to sell, trade or use for …
Friday, May 04, 2018
Fayetteville, Arkansas – Former Arkansas State Senator and an Arkansas consultant have been convicted for a bribery scheme in which state funds were directed to non-profit entities in exchange for kickbacks funneled through the consultant’s business, announced Duane (DAK) Kees, United States…
Thursday, May 03, 2018
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is celebrating the 101st birthday of Navy veteran Mabel Thomsen in this edition of ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is warning consumers about a lethal opioid that may be lurking in their kitchen pantries – unwashed poppy seeds. After meeting with parents who lost a child to these seemingly innocent seeds, Attorney General Rutledge wants to ensure th…
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
FAYETTEVILLE – Arvest Bank (“Arvest”) announced this week the closing of its acquisition of Bear State Financial, Inc. (“Bear State”), the parent company of Bear State Bank.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Department joins the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in urging Arkansas agricultural producers to respond to the United States Census of Agriculture by April 30, 2018.
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has secured the 2018 share of proceeds from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with tobacco companies. Twenty years ago, 46 states and numerous other jurisdictions entered into a historic, multibillion dollar agreement to settle…
LITTLE ROCK — The finalists in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award and Excellence in Agriculture Award have been announced. The awards honor young farmers and ranchers between the ages of 18-35 for the general excellence of their operations, their hard wo…
Monday, April 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC — Spring has arrived, and the nation’s emergency departments will be full of people with conditions relating to asthma and allergies, spring cleaning injuries and more. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) wants you to know the signs of a severe allergic reactio…
LITTLE ROCK – Con artists are trying to take advantage of Arkansans who suffered property damage from the eleven tornados that touched down across our state last Friday, April 13. Damage is strung from the northwest corner to the southeast corner of the Natural State, leaving countless storm…
Monday, April 09, 2018
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting resulting in the death of Daniel Allen Yielding, 23, of Paragould.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized the service and sacrifice of WWII veteran Gordon Bentley in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.
LITTLE ROCK – Scammers are taking to the streets to con homeowners, convincing unknowing and trusting Arkansans to make costly repairs that are not needed. Worse, these criminals may demand payment up front for promised work that they have no intention of completing.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (April 4, 2018) – Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) has been named a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award winner for the company’s energy efficiency program in Arkansas.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced a significant change to the way Arkansans may register vehicles with the State of Arkansas. While registration previously required a trip to the Revenue Office, Governor Hutchinson announced vehicles may now be registered online at mydmv.…
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame (AWHOF) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Induction Class.
Monday, April 02, 2018
(LITTLE ROCK) – Law enforcement officers across Arkansas have pledged their united support by participating in the national awareness campaign to stop Distracted Driving. "U Drive – U Text – U Pay" is both an educational initiative and enforcement effort to keep distracted drivers off the road.
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was joined by Governor Asa Hutchinson today announcing that she has filed a lawsuit against the opioid manufacturers Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson and Endo on behalf of the State of Arkansas. Rutledge and Hutchinson are united i…
LITTLE ROCK – Hackers are attempting to infiltrate social media accounts in order to target friends of account holders by posing as the person and pushing programs that allege to provide financial assistance. The hackers prey upon trusting relationships between friends and family by claiming…
Arkansas State Trooper Kyle Sheldon was wounded Sunday night (April 1, 2018) when he was shot during a traffic stop a U.S. Highway 270 near Interstate 30 in Rockport (Hot Spring County). Trooper Sheldon was transported to a Hot Springs hospital. His wound is not believed to be life threateni…
Friday, March 23, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – Biologists and staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission offered the first reading of recommendations for the 2018-19 hunting season to commissioners at today’s scheduled meeting.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry,introduced the Veteran and Beginning Farmers Technical Assistance Act. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize the Appropriate Technology Trans…
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement with Jacksonville-based Miracle Motors, Corp. and its owners for advertising the sale of used vehicles and failing to provide the vehicle title on the vehicle to Arkansas purchasers.
LITTLE ROCK – In a unified and unprecedented approach against the opioid drug industry, the state of Arkansas, Arkansas counties and Arkansas cities announced that together they have filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Crittenden County.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
LITTLE ROCK – A seemingly innocent mobile phone application is now being used by child predators to exploit children. Recent news reports explain a dark side of the lip syncing app, Musical.ly, where predatory users manipulate keywords and hashtags to create secret video groupings of app use…
Monday, March 19, 2018
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recognized the groundbreaking path Command Sergeant Major (retired) Deborah Collins paved in her 39 years of service with the Arkansas Army National Guard in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.
The Arkansas State Police Commission has approved the recommendations of Colonel Bill Bryant, state police director, to promote six veteran state troopers. The promotions occurred March 15 during a regular monthly commission meeting.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 69 Arkansas counties; neighboring counties in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas; and neighboring parishes in Louisiana are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director…
Arkansas businesses are being asked to comment on the affects proposed tariffs will have on their operations.
Friday, March 16, 2018
FAYETTEVILLE – An international team of researchers led by Hassan Beyzavi of the University of Arkansas, is studying the use of platinum and gold to enable more effective forms of chemotherapy.