Little Rock police have released the names of two people found slain at a home.
Police say 40-year-old Bobby Broadway Jr. and 32-year-old Natasha Avery were found dead at a home Monday morning after a man who tried to reach Broadway by phone went to the residence.
A police report says the victims had been shot. The person who called police found Broadway in a front room and Avery in a bedroom at a home on West 33rd St. The report listed the address as the home of both victims.
The heads of the annual Arkansas Poll and a professor of animal science will lead the University of Arkansas' Faculty Senate in the next academic year.
Janine Parry is a professor of political science at the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and will lead the faculty group beginning in the fall. The vice chair will be Charles Rosenkrans of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
The number of rabies cases in Arkansas has increased to 84 so far this year.
Pope, Johnson, Yale and Garland Counties are reported to have the most number of cases.
State Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Susan Weinstein, calls the increase very alarming and says pets and kids need to be protected.
“Our normal yearly average is about 50 rabid animals a year and we’re up to 84, but we’re not even half way through the year. So it appears that we’re on track to have a record year this year,” said Weinstein.
Arkansas Auditor Charlie Daniels says he won't seek re-election in 2014.
Daniels, a Democrat, has been a fixture at the Capitol for decades and his Monday announcement makes the statewide auditor office an open seat on next year's ballot.
Daniels served as state Lands Commissioner for 18 years, starting after his election in 1984. Term limits didn't let him run again in 2002, but he was elected secretary of state that year, serving eight years and then wining election as auditor in 2010.
The former head of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance has been named the new CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank.
Rhonda Sanders said she’s excited about the opportunity.
“I really fell in love with the food banking industry, the mixture of charitable organization, helping people get their life on track and get the food they need, while also operating in the business environment.”
Sanders said the Arkansas Foodbank aims to allocate 18 million lbs. of food this year.
The City of Helena-West Helena in Phillips County, Arkansas is no stranger to the hardships that have plagued many communities across the country during the economic downturn.
High unemployment, a struggling education system, political upheaval, a crumbling infrastructure, and even unresolved racial inequalities were once the hallmarks of this unified city in the impoverished Arkansas Delta. However, new research findings show some positive demographic trends and community development projects have some residents saying Helen-West Helena is finally making a comeback.
A prosecutor says no credible new evidence has come up to point to a new suspect in the killings of three West Memphis Cub Scouts 20 years ago.
Eight-year-olds Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers disappeared 20 years ago Sunday. Their bodies were found the next day. Prosecutor Scott Ellington told The Jonesboro Sun that his office gets calls and tips weekly - but no credible evidence has been presented to change his opinion that the three men originally convicted in the case are guilty.