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  • Arkansas Super Fan Canaan Sandy Heads Home After Successful Heart Surgery

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas super fan Canaan Sandy went home Friday after successful heart surgery. Canaan underwent a procedure to close a hole in his heart. Doctors found the hole after he suffered a stroke last week. His family said Friday that they have no worries about another stroke. Canaan and his mother Ginger Sandy are known for traveling around the country to cheer on the Razorbacks. She had logged more than 400,000 miles on her car when she was gifted a new […]

  • Forever 21 Launches Clothing Collection Honoring Selena

    (KATV) — Clothing retailer Forever 21 is launching a new collection honoring the late queen of Tejano, Selena. “The White Rose Collection” is exclusive to Forever 21, and features styles for both women and men, along with a wide array of sizes. View this post on Instagram Now Available: THE WHITE ROSE COLLECTION 🌹✨ An exclusive collection celebrating our icon, Selena ❤️ #F21xSELENA #F21xMUSIC (shop link in bio) A post shared by forever21 (@forever21) on Mar 21, 2019 at 11:19am PDT […]

  • Bill To Allow Arkansas Domestic Abuse Victims To Break Leases Passed Out Of Committee

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — While plenty of landlords would let their renters out of a lease due to domestic violence, others aren’t as understanding. Legislation that cleared a House committee on Wednesday make sure that domestic abuse victims are able to escape their abusers. “It’s the most common question – it’s kind of what everyone’s thinking in the back of their mind – why would someone stay with someone who does that to them,” said Beth Goodrich, executive director of the […]

  • Razorback Superfan Canaan Sandy Preparing For Heart Surgery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KATV) — Razorback super-fan Canaan Sandy has a hole in his heart and is preparing for surgery. His surgery is expected to take place on Thursday (Mar. 21) at the Arkansas Heart Hospital. On March 14, Canaan was admitted to the Batesville hospital. On Monday (Mar. 18) night Canaan suffered another mini-stroke. Canaan and his mom have followed the Razorbacks from event to event across the nation since he was two-months-old.

  • Suspect Arrested In Killing Of US Airman At North Little Rock Gas Station

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Police have identified a man suspected of killing a U.S. airman in an armed robbery at a North Little Rock gas station. The department said Drequan Lamont Robinson, 18, was arrested on charges of capital murder and aggravated robbery. According to police, Robinson is suspected of being one of two armed men who held up a Valero gas station at 601 W. Broadway St. about 11:38 p.m. Friday. Shawn Mckeough Jr., a 23-year-old U.S. Air Force specialist, tried to stop […]

  • ‘We’ll See You In Court,’ ACLU Says After Arkansas Governor Approves 18-Week Abortion Ban

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas said Friday that it’s prepared to challenge the state’s new ban on abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy. In a news release, executive director Rita Sklar called the ban a “dangerously extreme attack on abortion access and another heavy-handed government intrusion into a woman’s personal medical decisions.” The bill, which includes exceptions for rape, incest and medical emergencies, was signed into law Friday by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. It ‘s one of the strictest abortion […]

  • Arkansas Ranks 3rd For Most Active Flu Cases

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — If you haven’t gotten your flu shot you may want to, Arkansas now ranks number three in the nation for the most active flu cases. The newest Walgreens’ flu index keeps track of the number of prescriptions for Tamiflu, which helped identify the Little Rock and Pine Bluff area. The Arkansas Department of Health told KATV they’re not surprised to see this high of a ranking for the state. “We don’t have the best flu vaccination rates in this […]

  • Student Dies At University Of Central Arkansas Dorm

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The University of Central Arkansas reported that a student died at a campus dormitory Wednesday morning. University police and medical personnel were called to Bear Hall after a male student was reported to be unconscious, according to a university news release. When they arrived, the student was dead. The student’s identity was not immediately released. No foul play was suspected. The Faulkner County sheriff’s office has requested a medical examination to determine the student’s cause of death, […]

  • Lonoke County Authorities Arrest Woman After Finding Suspected Heroin In Car

    LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — A woman is behind bars in Lonoke County after authorities find drugs in her car during a traffic stop Friday night. Lonoke County deputies and Ward police stopped Stephanie Torres near Scott Street. According to police, Torres was driving an unlicensed SUV with visible alterations to the bill of sale. During the search of the vehicle, officials found 16 individual bags of suspected black tar heroin. Torres is facing several charges and is being held on […]

  • Homes Damaged, Power Lines Down From Tornadoes In Central Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —  A severe weather system produced tornadoes Saturday in central Arkansas, damaging homes and leaving thousands without power in the region. There were reports of several minor injuries, including two in Scruggs, where high winds flipped over a house. In Scott, fallen trees blocked a section of Arkansas 161, according to the Pulaski County sheriff’s office. Power lines were reportedly down in the area, as well. More than 10,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without power early Saturday […]

  • ‘Junk Food Bill’ Would Prohibit Using SNAP To Buy Certain Foods In Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A bill aimed at limiting what foods can be purchased with food stamps is making its way through the Arkansas State Capitol, but opponents are ready to fight against it. HB1743 filed by Rep. Mary Bentley, R-Perryville, would prohibit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs recipients from spending their benefits on soft drinks, candy, energy drinks or dietary supplements. Bentley told KATV this is to help promote a healthy lifestyle while addressing the state’s obesity problem. A similar bill sponsored […]

  • Update: Man Shot By LR Officer Was In Car Reported Stolen Out Of Fort Smith

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The man killed in a officer-involved shooting was driving a car reported stolen out of Fort Smith, according to an incident report from the Little Rock Police Department. Bradley Blackshire, 30, was driving a black 2018 Nissan Altima registered to an address on N 32nd St. in Fort Smith when he was shot and killed by Officer Charles Starks during a traffic stop on Feb. 22. The address returns to rent-a-car business out of Fort Smith. […]

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