Authorities: Drug Suspect Lets Down Guard in Arkansas Jail

PERRYVILLE, Arkansas — A man booked into a central Arkansas jail on drug charges pulled a gun and fatally shot a guard before someone disarmed him, authorities said Thursday. Jeremiah Story, a 21-year-old detention officer at the Perry County Jail in Perryville, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock, died at a hospital … Read more

Arkansas governor is a strange man in his own state primary

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, USA (AP) — Based on the spate of TV ads and billboard ads leading up to Tuesday’s primary election in Arkansas, it’s obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton is defending fellow Senator John Boozman, speaking of his conservative good faith as the two-term senator fends off … Read more