The Pulaski County Election Commission is asking a judge to deny the Arkansas Republican Party's request to intervene in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the state's new voter ID law.
The commission on Monday asked a Pulaski County judge to reject the GOP's effort to help defend a state panel's decision to allow absentee voters who don't submit a copy of their photo identification with their ballot additional time to turn in their ID.
The commission is suing the state Board of Election Commissioners, saying the state board overstepped its bounds.
Officials say multiple arrests have been made for a cocaine ring that was operating in central Arkansas.
Federal drug officials said Monday the arrests were related to an indictment of 23 people on drug and weapons charges. Officials allege those arrested were involved in the trafficking of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine since 2011 in North Little Rock, Little Rock and Saline County areas.
Between 2012 and 2013, officials say the drug trafficking organization had traded up to 10 kilograms of cocaine per week in Little Rock, valued up to $310,000.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
McDaniel on Monday filed a petition for rehearing over the high court's decision last month that the state misapplied the Medicaid fraud law in its suit against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc.
As foot and bicycle traffic continues to increase in downtown Little Rock, officials are working to make pedestrians safer as they traverse some of the state’s busiest roadways.
Officials gathered at one of the busiest intersections in Little Rock, LaHarpe and President Clinton Avenue in the Rivermarket, to promote pedestrian safety for their month-long “Heads Up Downtown!” campaign.
Sharon Priest with the Downtown Little Rock Partnership said more activity downtown is making pedestrian safety concerns a growing priority.
Prosecutors have formally charged a man accused of killing a 15-year-old girl when he fired a gun into a car full of teenagers he thought had vandalized his car.
Authorities on Friday charged 48-year-old Willie Noble with one count of first-degree murder and six felony counts of committing a terroristic act.
Police said Noble's car was spattered with eggs, mayonnaise and toilet paper on Feb. 14, and he told investigators he waited for the pranksters to return. When a carload of seven teenagers appeared about 45 minutes later, police say Noble fired.
Local government officials and the Arkansas Department of Health are trying to raise awareness about issues like obesity, childhood hunger, fitness and nutrition for National Public Health Week.
On Monday, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, representatives from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and others gathered at the Big Dam Bridge to advocate for various educational initiatives.
Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas are joining a national effort to stop texting while driving.
Arkansas State Police said Monday that the crackdown is part of a six-day national program that begins Thursday.
The U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign combines officers watching for drivers who are texting along with a national advertising and media plan designed to inform the public about stepped-up patrols and a driver's responsibility to obey the law.