Federal agriculture officials say Arkansas' corn harvest is complete while harvesting of sorghum and rice is almost done.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service says 98 percent of the sorghum harvest is complete, along with 92 percent of the rice harvest.
According to the statistics service, 100 percent of cotton bolls have opened and 54 percent are harvested. The Division of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas says the cotton crop is a full week behind the typical pace.
A federal appeals court has rejected the Little Rock School District's motion to delay a coming trial on Arkansas' request to end long-running desegregation payments to three school districts.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied the district's request to stay proceedings in the trial, set to begin Dec. 9. A federal judge on Oct. 22 had rejected the district's request to delay the trial.
A lawyer and blogger is suing Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr for withholding his personal cell phone number from an open records request.
Matt Campbell on Monday filed a complaint in Pulaski County Circuit Court that accused the Republican lieutenant governor of violating the state's Freedom of Information Act by redacting the number from records released by his office. Campbell runs the Democratic-leaning Blue Hog Report website.
Former Mount St. Mary Academy teacher and volleyball coach Kelly O'Rourke, who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student, was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for repeatedly contacting the victim.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Judge Barry Sims said he was coming down hard on the teacher for willfully disregarding the court’s no-contact order after pleading guilty in the case.
Last month O’Rourke pleaded guilty to violating the terms of her original sentence and read a statement in court apologizing for her actions.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says lanes of Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff and Highway 10 in Little Rock will be closed this week.
On Highway 10 - also known as Cantrell Road - bridge painting on the Marsh Arch Bridge between Chester Street and Dillard's corporate headquarters will require closing the outside lane of westbound Cantrell near the bridge from Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day - weather permitting.
Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.
UALR Bowen Law School professor Adjoa Aiyetoro is overseeing the project. She’s been working with elected officials and community leaders for nearly a year on research concerning racial disparities in sentencing and treatment at Arkansas courts and prisons.