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Arkansas is a state in the south central region of the United States, home to more than three million people as of 2018. Its name is from the Osage language, of Siouan derivation; it denoted their related kin, the Quapaw people. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
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'We have lost a family member': Arkansas police officer killed, another hurt in shooting at motelOne Arkansas police officer was killed and another suffered non-life-threatening injuries during a shooting at a motel in Pine Bluff, police say.
Alabama jumping Ohio State for No. 2 among many changes in this week's NCAA Re-Rank 1-126Alabama moves up to No. 2, Arkansas soars and there's a shakeup inside the Top 25 in the USA TODAY Sports NCAA Re-Rank 1-126.
Man finds 9.07-carat diamond in Arkansas state park"I honestly teared up when they told me," Kevin Kinard said. "I was in complete shock!"
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Arkansas sheriff resigns after racist rant goes viralIn the recording, a man uses a racial slur nine times after becoming upset that a woman he was with spoke to a Black person in a grocery store.
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Laura's remnants leave Arkansas church in ruinsA rural church was smashed by a tornado as the remnants of Hurricane Laura passed through Arkansas. There was heavy damage but no injuries at the Refuge Baptist Church in Lake City. (Aug. 28)
2/6: Pa. governor says winter storm "worse than hurricane Sandy"; TSA bans all carry-on liquids on flights to RussiaPower crews from as far away as Arkansas are working to restore power to hundreds of thousands of customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett said the storm was as bad, or worse, than..
Edamame: Asian bean becoming American cash cropArkansas, already the 10th largest producer of soybeans in the country, is now growing edamame - the Asian bean that is exploding in popularity as a healthy snack. Manuel Bojorquez reports on how these..
ShowBiz Minute: West, Cowell, MTV VMAsKanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas; "America's Got Talent" tops ratings, loses Cowell for now; The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to perform at MTV VMAs. (Aug. 12)
New Arkansas abortion restrictions to be implemented this monthOne regulation requires doctors to notify local law enforcement when patients under 17 years old seek an abortion.
ShowBiz Minute: West, Braxton, JohnsonKanye West submits petitions to appear on Arkansas ballot; WEtv to honor Tamar Braxton's request to end future work; Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson acquires XFL. (Aug. 4)
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A man held a Black Lives Matter sign in Harrison, Arkansas. He posted the racist responses to YouTube.For several days, Rob Bliss gathered footage of reactions to him holding a Black Lives Matter sign in Harrison, Arkansas.
Overturned truck in southern Missouri destroys thousands of bottles of whiskeyA semi hauling 12,000 bottles of Templeton Rye whiskey overturned in southern Missouri, near the Arkansas border. No one was hurt in the crash.
Arkansas governor defends state mask mandateThe governor of Arkansas has issued an order requiring people in his state to wear masks in public as Arkansas deals with a surge in coronavirus cases. Republican Asa Hutchinson says he knows he will..
US carries out 1st federal execution in 17 yearsThe federal government has carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only..
'A mask is not a symbol': These restaurants had seen too many disrespectful customers. They closed rather than serve them.Restaurants in California, Arkansas and Michigan have temporarily closed because some customers refuse to wear face masks and have harassed employees.
China suspends poultry imports from Tyson Foods after coronavirus cases at Arkansas plantChina said Sunday that it has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson Foods facility where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Alabama, Arkansas State athletes are the latest to test positive for COVID-19Alabama and Arkansas State are latest to reveal positive coronavirus tests among athletes, joining several other known schools with positive tests.
Two Bob Baffert horses test positive for banned substances during Oaklawn Park meetTwo of Bob Baffert's horses tested positive for a banned substance during meet at Arkansas' Oaklawn Park, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
Officials Move to Block Concert Billed as First Since Virus HitArkansas officials said the state’s health department would issue an order prohibiting the concert by Travis McCready to go forward.
Concert to Test Whether America Is Ready to Rock AgainTravis McCready is set to perform in Arkansas on Friday in what appears to be the first major U.S. music show since the pandemic began, but state officials have yet to endorse it.
Clark Duke made 'Arkansas' partly because grandpa was in Dixie MafiaActor Clark Duke makes his directorial in "Arkansas," a tale he says he wanted to tell partially because his grandfather was involved in what's known as the Dixie Mafia. (May 8)
'Sounds like we're under attack': Baseball-sized hail pummels Fayetteville, ArkansasA storm hit Fayetteville, Arkansas, on May 4, reportedly delivering baseball-sized hail to the region.
Severe storms, tornadoes and 'massive' hail forecast for 42 million people across southern PlainsA major outbreak of severe weather is forecast across the southern Plains later Tuesday. Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas may see hail and tornadoes.
South could be hit with 'large hail, heavy rain' and tornadoesThe states at greatest risk of storms Friday include most of Arkansas, along with northern Louisiana and eastern portions of Texas and Oklahoma.
More severe storms are forecast for the South on FridayThe states at greatest risk of storms Friday include most of Arkansas, along with northern Louisiana and eastern portions of Texas and Oklahoma.
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Outbid and left hanging, U.S. states scramble for ventilatorsOn the final Thursday in March the Arkansas team in charge of procuring ventilators thought they had scored a coup: a vendor had agreed to sell them 500 of the breathing machines critical to keeping..
Arkansas doctor seen in viral photo with son loses his home to tornadoA photo of a doctor greeting his son through a glass door went viral last week. Over the weekend, a tornado destroyed their Arkansas home.
A City Hunkered Down to Survive an Outbreak. That Helped in a Tornado, Too.Jonesboro, Ark., came through a devastating tornado without any deaths, partly because businesses were closed and people were sheltered at home from the coronavirus.
Tornado rips through Jonesboro, Arkansas damaging homes, cars and local airportThe tornado injured at least six people as it rolled through Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 28.
Coronavirus closures 'blessing in disguise' as tornado rips through Jonesboro mallA tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas, damaging several buildings including a mall and airport.
Tornado Strikes Jonesboro, Ark., Causing Injuries, Official SaysIt was not clear how many people were injured or how seriously. A mall, local businesses and an airport were among the sites damaged.
Tornado wrecks buildings, tosses cars in Jonesboro, ArkansasA large tornado struck the city of Jonesboro in Arkansas on Saturday, wrecking buildings and flipping cars, according to local media and images posted online.
More severe storms are in the forecast for Friday as a cold front roars eastMore stormy weather was in the forecast Friday across portions of the eastern U.S., a day after severe storms lashed Arkansas and Texas.
A nervous wait at Louisiana abortion clinic at center of U.S. Supreme Court fightA 27-year-old woman from southern Arkansas waited nervously at the Hope Medical Group for Women after traveling two hours for a medical procedure that is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in..
'True Grit' author Charles Portis dies at 86Charles Portis, the reclusive Arkansas writer known for the classic Western novel "True Grit" and the wry humor that filled his works, died on Monday at the age of 86 after battling a long illness, the..
Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in ArkansasThe ruling, written by a Reagan appointee, said the administration failed to show how such rules would help Medicaid to meet its mission of covering the poor.
2 officers shot, gunman killed in Arkansas WalmartTwo police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in Forrest City in eastern Arkansas. (Feb. 10)
Two police officers injured, suspect killed during Walmart shooting in ArkansasTwo police officers were injured and a suspect killed during a shooting at a Walmart Supercenter in Forrest City, Arkansas.