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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Arkansas

This year
At least 26 people killed after tornadoes tear through US midwest and south
Confirmed or suspected tornadoes in at least eight states destroyed several homes and businesses.
At least 10 people killed and dozens injured as tornadoes strikes multiple US states
The storm system also brought wildfires to the southern Plains and blizzard conditions to the Upper Midwest.
Last year
Three police officers suspended in Arkansas after viral video of beating suspect
It is the latest incidence of police brutality to be caught on camera and spark outrage in the United States.
All time
'Every time you see these shootings, it’s a physical pain in your heart and your stomach'
Amy O’Connor talks to the sister of Kathy Kendrick, one of 16 victims of a Christmas massacre in Arkansas 30 years ago.
Eviction ordered after 28 people injured in Arkansas nightclub shootout
At least 24 rounds were fired in about 11 seconds, according to a video of the incident believed to be gang-related.
17 people injured in shooting at Arkansas nightclub
Police don’t believe the incident was terrorism-related.
Man arrested for breaking the Ten Commandments - with his car
Reed apparently live-streamed video of himself charging his vehicle at the granite stele.
Arkansas struggling to get more lethal injection drugs
The state’s remaining supply of one of the drugs runs out tomorrow.
Arkansas execution spree ends after another man is put to death
The prisoner was seen to convulse 20 times before he died.
US state of Arkansas executes two prisoners in one night
This is the first time in 17 years in the US that a state has executed two people in the space of 24 hours.
Arkansas rushes to execute prisoners this week - before lethal drugs expire
The US state’s stock of a controversial sedative will expire at the end of the month.
Despite public outcry, US state carries out first in series of executions
Ledell Lee’s execution was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires on 30 April.
Another death row inmate's life spared in Arkansas
Actor Johnny Depp has been one of thousands of protesters to demonstrate against capital punishment.
Supreme Court blocks last-minute attempt by Arkansas to execute murderer
Justices declined an appeal from the state’s attorney general to lift a stay barring the execution of Don Davis.
State of Arkansas to fight for permission to go ahead with 8 executions in 11 days
A federal judge issued stays for each of the inmates on Saturday.
US judge blocks plan to execute nine people in 10 days
The executions have been blocked on foot of a constitutional amendment banning “cruel and unusual punishment”.
Arkansas wants to execute a record seven men in 11 days
The US state wants to do it before its access to an execution drug is stopped.
Death row inmates file lawsuit to prevent executions of eight men in 10 days
Arkansas has scheduled the executions in order to use its supply of a lethal injection drug before it expires.
US state plans to put eight men to death over 10-day period
Arkansas says the unprecedented timetable is necessary because one of the ingredients in the lethal injection will soon expire.
Man who killed toddler in road rage incident in US said 'car was driving too close'
He fired his gun into a car, shooting and killing a three-year-old boy.
Boy (9) kills himself when playing with gun in US
The boy’s 11-year-old brother said the two were home alone when the nine-year-old began playing with a gun and it accidentally fired.
Arkansas judge in the dock for trading lower court fines for sexual favours
Joseph Boeckmann could face up to 20 years in prison.
Air traffic controller found passed out drunk in tower
The man was arrested and charged with public intoxication.
The world's oldest woman has died...
Gertrude Weaver had only attained the accolade five days ago.
107-year-old man killed in shootout with US police
No other injuries were reported, though the man had pointed the gun at two people in the house who were led out by police before the shootout.
Pics: Snowstorms batter the US midwest and head east
At least six people have died as a result of the storm with authorities telling people to stay at home and not risk treacherous roads.
The strangest tradition in college basketball involves fans throwing hundreds of rolls of toilet paper
Welcome to the ‘TP Game’.
Bill Clinton is cheating on us...with Greece
Well, he isn’t known for his fidelity.
Arkansas mother sues high school after son is dropped from basketball team
We all know that parents think their children are the best in the world but one mum has taken that belief to a new level.
Controversial Petrino sacked by Arkansas
Just days after a motorcycle accident left him in a neckbrace, the former Falcons coach finds himself out of a job.
Death Row sentence overturned thanks to jury member's tweets
Erickson Dimas-Martinez will be retried because a juror tweeted about the case – and complained about the coffee.
Duggar family expecting their 20th child
US reality TV stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who don’t use birth control for religious reasons, are expecting their 20th child in April 2012.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Catch up on the day’s big news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
US judge orders release of West Memphis 3 after 18 years in prison
Three men convicted of the killing of three 8-year-old boys in 1993 say they will continue to work to clear their names.
Violent storms kill 13 people across central United States
Winds of more than 150 mph have hit the central US – flattening homes, crushing cars, and killing 13 people in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.
Death toll from US storms rises to 45
The search for survivors gets underway across southern states of America. More than 240 tornadoes have been reported.
Death toll from US storms rises to 35
The storms that already hit three states in the US Deep South spread to the state of North Carolina on Saturday where 14 people died.
Death toll rises to 17 as storms and tornadoes hit the Deep South of US
Felled trees fell into homes and killed an 18-month-old girl and her father as they slept. Some governers have declared states of emergency.