Arkansas legislators have wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session. They'll come back in early May to tie up loose ends, and it is expected that they'll also have a special session in May to deal with changes in the state Medicaid program.
Kevin Duck, 33, was found guilty of first degree murder on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Duck was on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Dawna Natzke, a Hot Springs Village Police dispatcher in December 2011.
LITTLE ROCK] (AP) — An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Tuesday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days next month, while a new federal lawsuit argued the compressed schedule is depriving the condemned inmates of a fair process to seek clemency.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday approved keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion another year after Republican efforts to repeal and replace the federal health law that created the program failed in Congress.
Memorial stones are part of “Fishing Around the World.” Misty Michelle Ott, mother of the late Dylan Kyle Poche, visited the Ouachita River recently to place memorial stones and toss a stone in the water as part of the event.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal to force online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes has failed again before a House committee, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the bill to declare the issue dead for this year's legislative session.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Legislation outlining Arkansas' nearly $5.5 billion budget for the coming year calls for increases in funding for the Department of Human Services, prisons and public schools, with nearly $16 million being set aside for the state's rainy day fund.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation preventing municipal airports from being named after living politicians after a provision was removed that would have stricken Bill and Hillary Clinton's name from the state's largest airport.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A bill that would allow married gay couples in Arkansas to list both spouses' names on their children's birth certificates without a court order has failed to advance out of a Senate committee.