Mike Beebe (D) told a local television station on Wednesday that he would pardon his son for a 2003 marijuana conviction. Kyle Beebe, now served probation after his arrest more than a decade ago for felony possession of.
Arkansas carried out back-to-back executions on Monday night, administering lethal injections to two men convicted of rape and murder to become the first U. state to put more than one inmate to death on the same day in 17 years.
Rain, Ice Coat Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas
A tornado touches down in Cisco, Texas. One person was killed on Saturday night and another left in critical condition after the tornado hit Cisco, a rural farming and ranch area about 100 miles west of Fort Worth. Picture: Brian Khoury via AP
Arkansas lawmakers on Friday gave final approval to a bill setting aside an official state holiday solely for slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and relegating Confederate General Robert E. Lee to a separate, lesser observance.