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This Is the Most Dangerous State in America

New Mexico tops the list, while Rhode Island is deemed the safest

(Newser) - Perhaps no one knows better than personal injury lawyers how dangerous simply existing can be these days—especially in the US, where death rates are about 2.5 times higher than the average rates in other high-income nations, per Newsweek . That's why the Caputo and Van Der Walde Injury...

Parents Charged With Murder After Toddler Dies in Hot Car

Deja and Justin Rollins allegedly left 4 kids in a car in Arkansas while another got treatment

(Newser) - An Arkansas couple has been charged with capital murder after one of their young children left inside a hot vehicle died from apparent heat exhaustion, authorities said. Prosecutors in Little Rock filed the murder charges Monday against Deja and Justin Rollins following their 2-year-old's death. They've pleaded not...

Police: Nurse Was Killed During 'Selfless Act' Amid Shooting

Callie Weems was helping gunshot victim at Arkansas grocery store

(Newser) - Callie Weems, the youngest person killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Arkansas on Friday, died a hero, police and family members say. Arkansas State Police Director Mike Hagar said Sunday that Callie Weems, a 23-year-old nurse, was treating a gunshot victim when she was shot. "...

Death Toll Rises to Four in Grocery Store Shooting

Another four are still hospitalized in Arkansas attack

(Newser) - Police said a fourth victim has died a day after a shooter opened fire at an Arkansas grocery store , sending panicked bystanders scrambling for cover. The person died Saturday evening, Arkansas state police said in a statement, listing 11 civilians and two law enforcement officers shot. The dead were identified...

3 Dead, 10 Injured in Mass Shooting at Arkansas Store

'The bullets were just flying,' one witness says of gunfire at Mad Butcher grocery in Fordyce

(Newser) - A shooter who opened fire on Friday at a grocery store in Arkansas left the store and parked cars riddled with bullet holes as bystanders ducked for cover both indoors and in the parking lot, killing three people and wounding 10 others, authorities said. The wounded included two law enforcement...

Latest Round of Deadly Storms Kills at Least 18

Including 3 family members found dead in one home in Texas

(Newser) - The death toll from the latest deadly weather to strike the central US has been raised to at least 18 people, the AP reports. Powerful storms also injured hundreds, left tens of thousands without power, and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas after obliterating homes...

Louisiana, You're No. 1 (But You May Not Like Why)

State earns the dubious honor of having the most aggressive drivers, per ConsumerAffairs

(Newser) - "What the heck is making Montana drivers so unnecessarily angry?" That's the question posed by Jalopnik after viewing ConsumerAffairs' latest ranking of states where drivers are, shall we say, a little hot behind the wheel. Montana comes in third on that list, which ConsumerAffairs culled by looking at...

US Capitol Is Getting a Johnny Cash Statue

Statues of Man in Black, civil rights leader will replace little-known figures from Arkansas

(Newser) - Instead of two little-known figures from the 18th and 19th centuries, Arkansas will soon be represented at the US Capitol by the "Man in Black" and a woman who was instrumental in the fight over school desegregation. Officials plan to install statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates this...

These States Have the Most Expensive Home Insurance

Florida comes in at No. 1 on Insurify's list, with an average annual cost of close to $11K

(Newser) - The average annual rate for home insurance comes in at just under $2,400, but in many parts of the country, what homeowners are paying exceeds that figure by far. Insurify lays out the damage, citing rates that rose an average of 20% over the past two years across America....

This Is the Most Stressed-Out State in America

Louisiana tops WalletHub's list, while Minnesotans emerge as the least stressed

(Newser) - If you've been living a relaxed, relatively stress-free life for the past few years, a) you're lying, and b) if you're not lying, can you tell us your secret? The folks in Louisiana certainly would like to know, as the Pelican State ranks as the most-stressed state...

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Airport Chief Shot During ATF Gunfight Dies

It's still not clear what agents were looking for

(Newser) - The Arkansas airport director shot by federal agents who were serving a search warrant on his home early Tuesday has died, the airport announced Thursday. Bryan Malinowski, 53, "was a 16-year employee of the airport," the chair of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission said in a statement...

Relief Efforts Begin After Fatal Tornadoes

Storms caused damage, injuries, and three deaths in four central states

(Newser) - Residents in a swath of the central US hit by deadly tornadoes were cleaning up, assessing damage, and helping neighbors on Saturday. But it will be a long recovery from the storms that ripped through parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas, the AP reports. Thursday night's storms claimed...

Man on Walk With Girlfriend 'Tickled to Death' Over Big Find
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Man on Walk With Girlfriend 'Tickled to Death' Over Big Find

Jerry Evans thought it was glass, but discovery in Arkansas state park was 4.87-carat diamond

(Newser) - If you stumble upon a sparkling, gemlike object while walking in a park called Crater of Diamonds, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume your find might be, well, a diamond. Jerry Evans wasn't quite sure, however, when he made such a discovery last spring in the Arkansas state...

Body Found 25 Years Ago in Lake Finally Has a Name

Arkansas' Roger Dale Parham, whose body was found in Kentucky, had been an FBI fugitive

(Newser) - Nearly 25 years after a body was found wrapped in chains and anchored in a lake in Kentucky, authorities have identified the individual as a man who was on the run from the FBI. Roger Dale Parham was arrested for rape involving a minor in Arkansas in November 1998 and...

Here Are the Chubbiest States in America

And the least chubbiest

(Newser) - "Being overweight is becoming the new normal in America." So says WalletHub in its list of the chubbiest and slimmest states in the nation. The site took a look at obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness, and cross-referenced them across 31 health metrics. (Note:...

Inmates Win $2K Each After Jail's Ivermectin 'Cocktail'

Arkansas prisoners received antiparasitic drug, which wasn't FDA-approved for COVID, in 2021

(Newser) - Five inmates at an Arkansas jail received a small settlement last month after being given ivermectin to treat their bouts with COVID. The Washington Post reports that the detainees involved in a lawsuit against Fayetteville's Washington County Detention Center were each awarded $2,000, in what ACLU Arkansas calls...

Huckabee Sanders Dropped $19K on a Lectern, Raising a Ruckus

Some are calling it 'PodiumGate,' though it's not a podium

(Newser) - It's being called "PodiumGate," though technically it's LecternGate, because it was a lectern on which Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders spent no less than $19,029.25, according to the receipt posted on X last month by a liberal blogger and lawyer that set off the...

7-Year-Old's Birthday Hunt Produces Sparkling Find

Aspen Brown spots a gem in Arkansas state park

(Newser) - Aspen Brown didn't need anyone to give her a diamond for her seventh birthday—she came up with her own. The girl was visiting Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, to mark her milestone with her father and grandmother on Sept. 1, a release by the park...

He Escaped Prison on a Jet Ski, Is Caught in West Virginia

3 people found with escaped convict will be charged with helping him

(Newser) - A convicted rapist who authorities say used a jet ski during an escape from an Arkansas prison last year was arrested Tuesday in West Virginia, the US Marshals Service said. Samuel Paul Hartman, 39, was arrested along with his wife, his mother, and his mother's boyfriend at a hotel...

Arkansas Has Surprise AP Course Decision on First Day of School

African American Studies course won't count toward graduation credit

(Newser) - Arkansas education officials on Monday said an Advanced Placement course on African American studies won't count toward a student's graduation credit, prompting criticism from Black lawmakers who said the move sends the wrong message, the AP reports. The Arkansas Department of Education didn't bar schools from offering...

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