Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders is warning boaters be extremely cautious on Lake Hamilton because of debris that's the result of recent severe weather.
Sanders says a large amount of debris such as trees, logs, brush and silt are already in the lake and more is being washed toward the lake. He says the next several days could be particularly dangerous and urges caution for the next several weeks.
Sanders says the debris is not only on the surface but that some is floating from 3 inches to a foot-and-a-half under water and is not visible.
An Arkansas man accused of having a role in a crack cocaine distribution ring is to serve 24 years in prison.
Prosecutors said Thursday that 31-year-old Jamondo Lewis of Texarkana was one of 66 defendants charged in a 190-count indictment handed up in 2011.
Lewis faced six charges and pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to distribute about 10 ounces of crack cocaine. Lewis was on federal supervised release for a drug trafficking conviction when he was arrested.
A federal judge says an anti-abortion counseling group can't help defend an Arkansas law that bans the procedure 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright on Thursday denied the request by Concepts of Truth to intervene in the lawsuit over Arkansas' law that bans most abortions at 12 weeks. Wright has blocked the law's enforcement while it's being challenged in court.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Rogers attorney in connection with a federal fraud case against a former Fayetteville developer.
US Attorney Conner Eldridge said Thursday that a federal grand jury indicted 38-year-old David Fisher of Rogers for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in a case involving former developer Brandon Barber and two others.
Prosecutors say Fisher and the others made false statements to a bank in order to obtain loans worth more than the property put up as collateral for the loans.
Court documents do not list an attorney for Fisher.
A private nonprofit organization that advocates for the improvement of health care in Arkansas is expressing great concern over proposed changes that could have an effect on Medicare patients.
Ray Hanley is president and CEO of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. Hanley says his organization has done Medicare quality improvement work for 30 years, but an initiative by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services (HHS) could negatively impact Medicare recipients and the Foundation’s 190 employees who work statewide.