Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. 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.
Highlights of this day in history: Crisis unfolds in Little Rock, Ark. over racial integration in schools; Ford rolls out its ill-fated Edsel; Attorney William Kunstler dies; Mark Spitz sets Olympic.. USATODAY.com - Published
Mandatory courtesy: HandicappedPets.com Wildlife rehab specialist Susan Curtis specializes in the rehabilitation of both bats and raccoons in the US state of Arkansas. Susan first met Vittles when she..
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Josh Lanik was on vacation with his family when he found a brandy-colored gem at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. The 36-year-old teacher from Hebron, Nebraska put the treasure in a bag with..
There is outrage in Arkansas after the death of a 47-year-old woman who drowned while delivering newspapers. The woman called 911 after accidentally driving into high water. But the dispatcher who took.. CBS News - Published
Football players at Lyon College in Arkansas have shaved their heads for their coach, who is fighting cancer. Offensive Coordinator Kris Sweet was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in early July.. CBS News - Published
A little girl in Arkansas is on a mission to brighten the lives of other kids across the state. Eight-year-old Amelia Lisowe, has given out more than 500 night-lights for children in foster care. She.. CBS News - Published
The indictment of a former doctor at a veterans hospital in Arkansas is sending shockwaves through the nation's largest healthcare system. Dr. Robert Levy is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the.. CBS News - Published
A federal judge late on Tuesday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a new ban on abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy, a law that had been expected to go into effect on Wednesday after a previous.. Reuters - Published
A federal judge temporarily blocked Arkansas from enforcing a recently passed ban on abortion for women who are more than 18 weeks pregnant, just minutes before the new law was to take effect on.. Reuters - Published
Arkansas could become the seventh state in the country to have only one remaining abortion clinic. A federal judge heard challenges to three of the state's recently-passed anti-abortion bills on.. CBS News - Published
Flooding, tornado warnings issued for much of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. How to prevent overheating car batteries. Cleaning batteries, getting rid of corrosion and checking acid may help. CBS News - Published
Jan Shairrick and two friends drove more than a thousand miles from southern Arkansas to join President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" Independence Day celebrations in Washington. Reuters - Published