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Arkansas lawmakers protest delay of Purple Heart report

Sep 10, 2014 6:39pm

WASHINGTON – Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to issue a report now on whether two Arkansas soldiers shot outside a Little Rock recruiting office five years ago...

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Military pension cut sparks partisan fight in Senate

Feb 10, 2014 6:09pm

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans clashed Monday over military pension benefits in what has become the latest conflict in the heated Arkansas race for U.S. Senate.

The Senate opened...

Griffin seeks protection for military commissaries

Feb 07, 2014 8:40pm

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, launched a preemptive strike Wednesday to protect military commissaries from the budget axe.

Griffin filed legislation that would essentially...

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...

Burn bans declared in 19 counties

Jan 21, 2014 9:37pm

LITTLE ROCK – High winds, low humidity and mild temperatures have contributed to an increase in wildfires across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Tuesday, adding that county judges...

Beebe declares 22 counties disaster areas after winter storms

Dec 13, 2013 6:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday declared 22 counties disaster areas because of damage caused by severe winter storms last week.

Included in the declaration are Baxter, Crawford,...

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...

State bracing for winter storm; high school playoff games canceled

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

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...

Troopers busy assisting motorist during snow and ice

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

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...

A Central Arkansas Transit bus was one of the few vehicles on the Main Street Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock Friday as a winter storm, packed with ice and sleet, moved across Arkansas. (Rob Moritz photo)

Winter storm causes power outages, wrecks across state

Dec 06, 2013 4:08pm

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...

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 9:51pm

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...