A federal judge has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction to block an Arkansas law that prohibits registered sex offenders from receiving Medicaid funds.
U.S. District Judge Billy Roy Wilson issued the ruling Thursday denying the request by Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker while Parker challenges the constitutionality of the law that was approved by the state Legislature earlier this year and took effect Aug. 16.
While it’s far from a done deal, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the state and three Pulaski County school districts have reached an agreement that would end years of special payments to help desegregate schools.
McDaniel unveiled the new proposal during a legislative subcommittee meeting Thursday, which school boards and the Legislative Council would have to agree to.
A Little Rock Clinic has been chosen for a national study of sufferers of Sickle-cell disease, according to a press release.
The trial, led by private firm Selexys Pharmaceuticals, will include 175 patients who will receive the drug SelG1, a humanized antibody used to prevent the binding of blood cells that can cause chronic pain in sickle-cell patients. Many participants will receive high or low doses depending on the extent of their pain while others will receive a placebo.
A Republican candidate for a state Senate seat says he cannot overcome the 67-margin that separated him from the leader in a primary runoff, but a Democratic candidate wants to see if he picks up any votes in a canvass.
Ascent Children Services CEO Dan Sullivan says he will not contest balloting that made former AT&T manager John Cooper the GOP nominee for a Senate post from Jonesboro.
Federal officials say 250 Arkansans managed to enroll for health insurance last month by using the problem-filled federal website for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were even lower than recent estimates for the 36 states, including Arkansas, that are using the federal insurance exchange.
The statistics show nearly 7,300 Arkansans completed applications for health insurance policies on the site.
A 2-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a hole in the ground in Wynne.
The Cross County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the child was playing with another child shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when the boy fell into the narrow hole that was approximately 10 feet deep.
Deputy Josh Orman was later lowered head first by rope into the hole and was able to grasp the child's wrist and pull him to safety when Orman was pulled from the hole by Wynne firefighters.
Former Congressman and Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Ray Thornton is donating his personal and professional papers to the University of Arkansas Libraries.
Thornton is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was elected Arkansas' attorney general in 1970, and later served three terms in the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District.
During his term, he served on the House Judiciary Committee that investigated the Watergate burglaries and drafted the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon.