Police in Jonesboro say a woman fought off an attempt to kidnap her in a mall parking lot and that a suspect has been arrested.
Sgt. Lyle Waterworth told reporters that the 29-year-old woman was returning to her car behind the mall on Thursday when a man grabbed her and tried to force her into a van. Waterworth says the woman broke free from the man and ran - but he caught her before she was able to escape a second time and run back into The Mall at Turtle Creek.
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.