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Lonoke County farmers get more time for survival decisions

Mar 05, 2015 4:38pm

Farmers now have an additional month to meet a crucial deadline set by the 2014 Farm Bill, the extension was announced Friday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. March 31 is the new...

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‘PRAY,’ reads a sign on the broken remnant of a wall at Lifeline Church in Mayflower as Josh Hahn, the church’s music teacher, carries out salvageable items Monday following a Sunday evening tornado. (John Lyon photo)

Deadly tornado rips through Central Arkansas

Apr 28, 2014 6:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a tornado ripped through central Arkansas on Sunday evening, authorities said Monday.

The Arkansas Department of...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:09pm

The Morning Line

Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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Democrat McPherson enters 1st District congressional race

Feb 20, 2014 6:57pm

LITTLE ROCK — Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Thursday for the 1st Congressional District seat now held by Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro...

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 7:29pm

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...

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...

Buffett concert cancelled because of weather

Dec 06, 2013 4:43pm

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 3:58pm

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 2:48pm

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...

Fiscal office lowers state revenue forecast

Dec 05, 2013 9:26am

LITTLE ROCK — An expected decline in tax collections between now and June 30 caused state budget officials on Monday to downgrade the revenue forecast for the remainder of the fiscal year by 0.3...

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 7:51pm

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...

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