Arkansas State Police

  • NBC Jun 15, 2019

    After Former Arkansas State Senator Found Dead Outside Her Home, a Woman Is Arrested

    An Arkansas woman was arrested in connection to the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead outside her home last week. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, was taken into custody Friday, Arkansas State Police said. Criminal charges are pending, NBC News reports. Ken Yang, Collins-Smith’s former press secretary, told NBC News that O’Donnell and Collins-Smith were friends...

  • NBC Jun 15, 2019

    After Former Arkansas State Senator Found Dead Outside Her Home, a Woman Is Arrested

    An Arkansas woman was arrested in connection to the death of former state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead outside her home last week. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, was taken into custody Friday, Arkansas State Police said. Criminal charges are pending, NBC News reports. Ken Yang, Collins-Smith’s former press secretary, told NBC News that O’Donnell and Collins-Smith were friends...

  • Governor Jun 6, 2019

    Arkansas Police Confirm Dead Body is Former State Lawmaker

    On Thursday, Arkansas authorities confirmed that the identity of a body found outside of a former Republican state lawmaker’s house in Pocahontas is Linda Collins-Smith. While police have not yet provided a cause of death, they have announced the case as a homicide. Collins-Smith served one term in the Arkansas state House, where she was originally elected in 2010 as...

  • Asher Klein Dec 3, 2018

    1 Child Dead, 45 People Hurt When Charter Bus Carrying Youth Football Team Crashes in Arkansas

    A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police said the bus crashed along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Little Rock. Police said most...

  • sheriff May 11, 2017

    Suspect in Killing of Arkansas Deputy, 2 Others Surrenders

    A man suspected of gunning down an Arkansas sheriff’s deputy early Thursday and killing two other people surrendered after a five-hour standoff with police, authorities said. James Michael Bowden, 32, gave himself up about 30 minutes after releasing a woman he had apparently been holding hostage inside the home where two females were found dead, State Police spokesman Bill Sadler...

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