AR Deputy Faces Sexual Assault Charges

(Benton County, AR) — A Benton County Sheriff’s Deputy was locked up Wednesday after being accused of sexually assaulting a minor. 39-year-old Deputy Lloyd Sean Chandler was a member of the Benton County Special Operations Unit and was terminated after admitting to having sex with a 16-year-old girl. Chandler served…


AR Woman Gets Probation for Medicaid Fraud

(Little Rock, AR) — An Arkansas woman was convicted of Medicaid fraud and given one year of probation. Quashonna Evans of Little Rock pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud and in addition to the probation, she was fined $1,000. Evans billed the Arkansas Medicaid program for services that…


Crossett Men Suspects in Monticello Shooting

(Monticello, AR) — Two Crossett men are in custody following a Monday night shooting in Monticello. 20-year-old Imani Sais and 23-year-old Paris Williams traveled in separate vehicles from Crossett to Monticello where they planned to fight a Monticello resident. Instead, Sais and Williams allegedly fired gunshots, striking an apartment and…


Parents Who Exposed Baby to Meth Appear in Court

(Saline County, AR) — The parents whose baby was hospitalized for meth exposure went before a judge Monday. Kevin Manson and Jennifer Edwards are accused of endangering the welfare of a child. Both were given a $25,000 bond but were still in jail Monday night. Their baby, 7-month-old Tamara Manson,…


Rubio Campaigns in Arkansas

(Little Rock, AR) — Following a rally in Tennessee, Marco Rubio headed to Arkansas to rally at the Rock. Rubio spoke to an audience of about 1,400 at the State House Convention Center in Little Rock Sunday where he racked up endorsements from at least 30 members of the Arkansas…


Infant Tests Positive for Meth, Parents Locked Up

(Little Rock, AR) — Two parents are behind bars and their baby is in serious condition. Kevin Manson and Jennifer Edwards are in the Saline County jail after being accused of exposing an infant to methamphetamine. Saline County Deputies raided the couple’s home Friday morning after their 7-month-old tested positive…


Herb Linked to Multiple Deaths in Arkansas

(Arkansas) — An herb called kratom has been pulled from shelves after recently becoming illegal in the state of Arkansas. Once sold in stores across the region, kratom has been linked to multiple deaths in Arkansas, although there have been many cases where users say they have benefitted from the…


Woman Dies After Car Collides With Train

(Jefferson County, AR) — After her car collided with a train in Jefferson County, AR an elderly woman is dead. Emergency crews were called to the scene just before 11 a.m. Thursday morning on U.S. 79 north at Garrett Road. 86-year-old Betty Jeter was northbound on Garrett Road and the…


Arkansas Woman Charged in Murder of Grandchild

(Arkadelphia, AR) — A month after a failed suicide attempt, an Arkansas woman has been charged with murder in the death of her grandchild. 49-year-old Hilda Daves of Amity was arrested Tuesday and also charged with attempted murder and battery in the January 17 incident. Daves was accused of poisoning…


Arkansans “Walk Across the State” for Better Health

(Arkansas) — After being named the “fattest” state in the nation last year, Arkansans are hoping to change that. “Walk Across Arkansas” has begun with the goal of getting more people in shape and interested in exercising. LaVona Traywick, health and aging specialist with the University of Arkansas, says participants don’t…