Tag Archives: arkansas

GOP governor rips Biden's top education official ahead of state visit: 'Empty words'

FIRST ON FOX: Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, R-Ark., blasted the Biden administration’s “unconstitutional” student loan handout and “functionally nonoperational” revisions to the college financial aid application process ahead of a top official’s trip to Arkansas. In a fiery letter sent to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Tuesday, the Republican Governor charged that the Biden administration’s “gleeful disregard for our nation’s …

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Arkansas teen turns self in for deadly shooting at prom afterparty

An Arkansas teen is in custody on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the fatal shooting of a high school senior outside a party early Sunday following a high school prom. Donterious Stephens, 19, of Helena, turned himself in to authorities Sunday afternoon in the shooting death of Lorenzo Harrison III, 18, an Arkansas State Police spokeswoman said. Harrison, …

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Arkansas senators say Clinton airport exec. killed by ATF with no bodycam: 'Violation of its own policy'

Both U.S. senators from Arkansas are pushing for answers from the Justice Department about a federal law enforcement search warrant execution last month that ended with an airport executive shot dead. Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman are seeking answers in the death of Bryan Malinowski, the executive director of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. …

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4 arrested in Arkansas block party shooting that killed 1, wounded 9

Four people have been arrested for a shooting that left one man dead and at least nine others injured at a block party in Arkansas. Arkansas State Police said agents arrested the suspects, all from Cross County, on Tuesday. Each faces charges of first-degree murder, nine counts of first-degree battery and nine counts of engaging in violent criminal group activity. …

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Former Arkansas deputy pleads guilty to violating suspect's civil rights in violent arrest

A former Arkansas law enforcement officer has pleaded guilty to violating the civil rights of a man he kicked and hit during a violent arrest in 2022 that was caught on video and shared widely. Former Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackary King changed his plea during a hearing in federal court on Monday. King agreed to plead guilty to one …

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1 dead, 9 injured in Arkansas block party shooting

Authorities are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and at least nine others injured at a block party in Arkansas. CHICAGO FAMILY GATHERING TURNS DEADLY AFTER GUNFIRE ERUPTS; CHILD KILLED, 7 OTHERS WOUNDED The gunfire happened around 10 p.m. Saturday at the party in Wynne, and two of the victims were run over by vehicles at the scene, …

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Cicada invasion: An ‘amazing’ American phenomenon and bonanza for anglers

Billions of cicadas are expected to start swarming in more than a dozen states in the coming weeks, and while the strange occurrence may be a nuisance for many, scientists say the activities of the noisy flying insects are a natural marvel beholden to northern America — and anglers say the bugs create ideal fishing conditions to net some hefty …

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Solar eclipse: Researchers warn about increased risk of deadly crashes during spectacle

The increased traffic and spectacle of the total solar eclipse on Monday could imperil motorists, with researchers warning that fatal collisions increased during previous eclipses and law enforcement bracing for the event. There was a 31% increase in fatal traffic accidents during the 2017 total eclipse – and even in the days before and after the astrological event – according …

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Arkansas education plan is conservative blueprint for nationwide success

America’s students are falling behind.  As governor, it was my priority to get kids back on track.  Arkansas has forged our own path forward to better serve students, teachers, and families and become a blueprint for the nation.  LOUDOUN COUNTY DAD PARDONED BY GOV. YOUNGKIN OUTRAGED AFTER SCHOOL BOARD CENSORS PUBLIC COMMENT: ‘LET US DOWN’ Last year, in one of …

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Lithium demand and development swell, but US laws lag behind

Washington’s drive to make the United States a major global lithium producer is being held back by a confusing mix of state regulations that are deterring developers and hampering efforts to break China’s control of the critical minerals sector. Across Texas, Louisiana and other mineral-rich states, it’s unclear who owns the millions of metric tons of lithium locked in salty …

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