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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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Entergy estimates storm cost up to $65 million

Jan 24, 2013 8:45pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Christmas Day ice and snow storm that left more than 194,000 Entergy Arkansas customers across the state without power cost the company $55 million to $65 million, the utility...

Beebe requests federal disaster declaration

Jan 22, 2013 5:19pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday sent a letter to President Obama requesting a disaster declaration for seven Arkansas counties effected by the Christmas Day winter storm that brought ice...

Blizzard’s silver lining: Firewood and ‘comeback kids’

Jan 16, 2013 6:01pm

For Arkansans looking at their blizzard-broken landscapes, there is a little bit of a silver lining.

First is the opportunity for landscape renewal, said Dr. Tamara Walkingstick, an...

Carter leaving bank job to focus on House speaker’s post

Updated: Jan 23, 2013 8:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — The incoming House speaker announced Thursday that he would step down from his position as a bank executive to devote more time to his new job in the Legislature.

Rep. Davy...

Arkansas counties declared drought disaster areas

Jan 10, 2013 7:49pm

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 47 Arkansas counties — including Lonoke County — as disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers eligible for financial aid to...

Weather Service: Severe thunderstorms possible tonight

Dec 19, 2012 4:19pm

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms across much of the state tonight and Thursday morning as a cold front moves across Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service.

“The...

New GOP House leader names man with Cabot ties chief of staff

Dec 03, 2012 7:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican House Speaker-elect Davy Carter on Monday named a former senior adviser to the state Democratic Party as his chief of staff for the 2013 session.

Carter named...

Dillard’s declares special dividend

Updated: Nov 27, 2012 5:57pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Dillard’s Inc. Board of Directors has declared a one-time cash dividend of $5 per share in addition to a quarterly cash dividend of 5-cents per share.

“This special, one-...

Stephens head calls for more transparency on valor awards

Nov 27, 2012 2:14pm

NEW YORK — The Pentagon should make it easier to learn more about service members who are recognized for performing acts of heroism, according to the head of a media organization that chronicled...

“Saluting American Valor” wins award

Nov 26, 2012 2:57pm

NEW YORK — “Saluting American Valor,” a series of stories published by Stephens Media that detailed the actions of U.S. service members decorated for combat heroism in Iraq and Afghanistan, has...