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Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., left, huddles with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Wednesday. (Peter Urban Photo)

Air Force sees Little Rock as home for C-130J aircraft

Apr 02, 2014 8:45pm

WASHINGTON – Calling it one of the gems of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on Wednesday said the Pentagon has no plans to degrade its tactical air lift mission...

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This map by the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows the burn bans in Arkansas as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. (www.arkfireinfo.org)

50 Arkansas counties now under burn bans

Jan 27, 2014 7:27pm

LITTLE ROCK — Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48...

Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting and Trade Show next week

Jan 23, 2014 10:11am

The 2014 Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting and Trade Show will be held Jan. 30 at Stuttgart in Grand Prairie Center, 2709 U.S. Highway 165, Stuttgart, Ark. The annual meeting is a joint meeting of...

29 counties hit by drought, floods get fed disaster declaration

Dec 12, 2013 8:36pm

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made secretarial disaster declarations for 29 Arkansas counties that experienced droughts or flooding this year, Gov. Mike Beebe’s...

Suspect in power line case gets more charges

Dec 12, 2013 11:51am

Lonoke County officials have brought additional charges against a Jacksonville man already in federal custody for three incidents of attacks on the electric power grid that blacked out thousands...

Buffett concert cancelled because of weather

Dec 06, 2013 4:42pm

Saturday’s Jimmy Buffett concert at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock was cancelled Friday afternoon after winter weather moved into central Arkansas earlier in the day.

Also cancelled was...

Winter storm causes power outages, wrecks across state

Dec 06, 2013 3:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — Sleet and ice covered most of Arkansas Friday as a winter storm moved across the state, causing thousands of power outages and wrecks.

By mid-day, Entergy Arkansas was...

Troopers busy assisting motorist during snow and ice

Dec 06, 2013 2:47pm

State Troopers across Arkansas have spent most of last night and today assisting motorists who have been victims of snow or ice covered highways.

Most of the motor vehicle crashes involved...

Brady Aldy, transmission and distribution operations director for Entergy Arkansas, left, discusses the utility company’s preparations for the winter storm predicted to hit Arkansas as Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy, listens. (Rob Moritz photo)

State bracing for winter storm; high school playoff games canceled

Dec 04, 2013 7:50pm

LITTLE ROCK — All high school football playoff games, including three state championship games at War Memorial Stadium, have been postponed a week because of a winter storm that is bearing down on...

Court: Lonoke County, city of Lonoke must split cost of funding district court

Updated: Nov 18, 2013 10:24pm

LITTLE ROCK — Lonoke County must continue paying a portion of the operating costs of the Lonoke District Court, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

In a 5-2 decision, the high court...

This National Weather Service map shows the Hard Freeze Warnings and Freeze Warnings as of 10 p.m. Monday.

Freezing temperatures in state forecast

Nov 11, 2013 9:50pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A cold front approaching from the north will bring the coldest temperatures of the season so far to Arkansas, with mid-week lows dipping below freezing statewide, the National...