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White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

WASHINGTON — The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 10:44 pm

Police: Gunfire that prompted lockdown of UCA in Conway was directed at man who stole drugs months earlier

A 21-year-old man told police he was targeted in Wednesday's shooting that briefly locked down the University of Central Arkansas campus because he had previously robbed the suspected gunmen, according to a report.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 8:44 pm

Mega Millions jackpot increased to $433M, sixth-largest ever

The jackpot in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $433 million, which makes it the sixth largest in the game's history, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery said in a statement.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 8:39 pm

Eight injured, I-30 temporarily closed after van crash in Arkansas, police say

Interstate 30 was closed for a time Friday morning in Hot Spring County after a van carrying at least eight people was involved in a crash, according to police.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 8:22 pm

Police: Doctor fatally shot while riding bike in Houston

HOUSTON — Houston police say a doctor was fatally shot as he rode his bicycle through the city's Texas Medical Center by an unidentified man who was also on a bike.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 7:59 pm

'Jeopardy!' winner gets probation for sneaking into emails

ADRIAN, Mich. — A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a Michigan college was put on probation Friday for going into the email accounts of professors, administrators and students.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 7:57 pm

Arkansas man dies after tractor-trailer overturns in Missouri

An Arkansas man died Thursday when the tractor-trailer he was driving veered off a highway in southeast Missouri and overturned, according to a report.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 7:52 pm

Arkansas man walking along interstate dies after being struck by two vehicles; 1 left scene, police say

A 41-year-old Arkansas man who was walking along Interstate 530 early Friday was killed after he was hit by two vehicles, including one that left the scene, police said.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 7:52 pm

Police: Gunfire injures man, also travels through child's bedroom window at Little Rock apartment complex

Gunfire at a Little Rock apartment complex Thursday injured one man and also went through a child's bedroom window, authorities said.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 7:38 pm

28-year-old man shot in head, arm in southwest Little Rock, police say

A 28-year-old man was shot twice while walking Thursday afternoon in southwest Little Rock, authorities said.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 6:04 pm

Police: Little Rock man fires 4 shots during dispute

A Little Rock woman jumped out a bathroom window to escape her boyfriend who is accused of firing four shots through her living room wall during a dispute, authorities said.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 5:50 pm

Hepatitis A outbreak in part of Arkansas grows; officials urge county's residents to get vaccinated

An outbreak of hepatitis A in northeast Arkansas has almost doubled in size, to 60 cases, in just over a month and resulted in one death, prompting the state on Friday to urge all residents of Greene County age 19-60 to get vaccinated.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 5:34 pm

'Dangerously hot conditions' expected across state; strong storms also possible in parts of Arkansas

The National Weather Service in North Little Rock warned Arkansans of “dangerously hot conditions” throughout the state and “severe thunderstorms” in northern and eastern parts of the state Friday morning.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 5:26 pm

Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said Friday.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:46 pm

Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:31 pm

Arkansas unemployment rate unchanged in June at 3.8 percent

The Arkansas unemployment rate held steady in June at 3.8 percent.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 4:28 pm

Victim’s car shot after argument at McDonald’s in Arkansas, police say

Authorities are searching for two black males after they followed a 23-year-old from a Malvern McDonald’s and shot the victim’s car Tuesday night, police said. No one was injured in the shooting.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:59 pm

In 1999, duck boat sank in Arkansas lake, killing 13

As the death toll from the duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake rose to 17 on Friday, it surpassed the number of people killed in a similar tragedy nearly 20 years earlier in Arkansas.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:48 pm

Man with knife attacks bus passengers in Germany, 10 hurt

BERLIN — A man apparently armed with a knife attacked passengers on a busy bus in the northern German city of Luebeck Friday before being overpowered and arrested, authorities said. Police said eight people were injured.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 3:21 pm

17 die when duck boat capsizes on Table Rock Lake in Missouri

The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades.

Published on 20 July 2018 | 2:58 am

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