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  • Arkansas Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill That Puts Restrictions On Edibles

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has passed two bills aimed at restricting medical marijuana’s desirability to children by limiting manufacture and processing of edible marijuana and by restricting marijuana advertising. The two bills passed Tuesday both codify rules already spelled out by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control division. One bill says medical marijuana cannot be manufactured in a way that would appeal to children, such as in cartoon character shapes or in “familiar” foods like candy or […]

  • Arkansas House OKs Bill Requiring Schools Offer Bible Course

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved a bill that requires public schools to offer an elective course on the Bible if students request one. The bill approved by the House by a 64-7 vote Tuesday would require a public school to offer the academic study of the Bible if at least 15 students request one. Under the proposal, the course would be taught in a “nondevotional manner with no attempt made to indoctrinate students.” A 2013 Arkansas law […]

  • Federal Court Orders Appeal In Kickback Scheme Involving A Former NWA College President To Proceed

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The former president of a private Christian college in northwestern Arkansas who pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme can proceed with an appeal of his conviction, a federal appeals court has ruled. The U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decided Monday that former Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III’s appeal should move ahead even as evidence in his co-defendants’ appeals is disputed, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The right to appeal was a condition of Paris’ guilty plea. Paris and […]

  • Former Mississippi Officer Says She Had Sex With Supervisor While Child Was Dying In Hot Car

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi Gulf Coast police officer told a judge Monday that she had sex with her supervisor and then fell asleep while her 3-year-old daughter was dying inside an overheated patrol car. Cassie Barker pleaded guilty Monday to manslaughter in a plea bargain after being indicted on a second-degree murder charge. The Sun Herald reports prosecutors recommend the 29-year-old Barker spend 20 years in prison. Harrison County Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois said he wanted more time to […]

  • Police: Duo Nabbed Trying To Steal Capone Statue In Hot Springs

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — It was a caper Scarface might have sanctioned … until they dropped him and got collared. Authorities say two Missouri men snatched a statue of Al Capone from its seat outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas, early Saturday morning. Club owner Mike Pettey told the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record that the men dropped it and he was able to chase them down and take back the statue. He says the statue suffered a broken fedora brim, […]

  • Records Show FBI Was Probing Michael Cohen Long Before Raid

    NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI was investigating President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office, documents released Tuesday show. The search warrant, while heavily redacted, offered new details about the federal inquiry of Cohen’s business dealings and the FBI raids of his Manhattan home and office. It shows the federal inquiry into Michael Cohen had been going on since July 2017 — far longer than had previously been […]

  • Police Arrest Second Man In Fatal Shooting Of Airman, Still Seeking A Third

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police have arrested a second man in connection with the fatal shooting of a military serviceman who’d tried to stop an armed robbery at a gas station. North Little Rock police say officers arrested 18-year-old Keith Harris Jr. on suspicion of capital murder and aggravated robbery in the Friday night killing of 23-year-old Shawn Mckeough Jr. Police had previously announced the arrest of 18-year-old Drequan Robinson on suspicion of capital murder and aggravated robbery in the […]

  • Arkansas House Approves Of “Abortion Reversal” Bill

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has passed legislation to require abortion providers to notify, in writing, women undergoing drug-induced abortions that the procedure can be halted halfway. Medical groups say that claim isn’t backed up by science. Lawmakers voted 70-14 Monday for the Senate-passed measure, which now goes to Gov. Asa Hutchinson to be signed into law. Arkansas is one of four states that require doctors to personally counsel women that it may be possible to reverse a […]

  • White House Proposes Caps On Student Loan Borrowing

    The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal law that governs student lending. The legislation is getting its first overhaul from Congress in more than a decade. Ivanka Trump, the daughter and adviser of President Donald Trump, […]

  • Reality TV Star ‘Mama June’ Arrested In Alabama On Drug Charges

    TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Reality television star June “Mama June” Shannon has been arrested on drug charges in Alabama. News outlets report that Shannon and a friend, Eugene Doak, were arrested March 13 at a gas station in Macon County where he was heard threatening her. The reports say that in the course of the investigation authorities found drugs and drug paraphernalia. Al.com says the criminal complaint states the two had crack cocaine and a crack pipe. Both are charged with felony drug possession […]

  • Arkansas Lawmakers Mull 10-Year Legislative Term Limit

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are considering a measure that would restrict state lawmakers to serving a maximum of 10 years in the Legislature. The proposed amendment would impose the strictest legislative term limits in the country. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the Arkansas Term Limits ballot committee filed the proposal Thursday. The state Supreme Court disqualified a similar proposal sponsored by the committee last October. The state’s high court determined that there weren’t enough valid signatures from registered voters on petitions. A […]

  • Beto O’Rourke Says He Raised $6.1M Online In 1st 24 Hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest 24-hour number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday. The “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests, O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted. The $6.1 million is just above what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reported for his first day as a candidate. O’Rourke, a […]

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