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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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Beebe declares 22 counties disaster areas after winter storms

Dec 13, 2013 6:51pm

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 8:33pm

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...

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 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...

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 9:50pm

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...

Beebe announces 19 appointments to state boards, commissions

Nov 08, 2013 10:40am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 19 appointments to state boards and commissions Thursday, including one from North Little Rock.

Those appointed:

—Terry Imus, North Little Rock...

AG: Scam targets bank customers

Nov 06, 2013 2:25pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning Arkansas consumers about a widespread scam in which con artists are posing as representatives of financial institutions in order to obtain credit card...

Gov. Beebe appoints NLR man to commission

Nov 01, 2013 6:01am

Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Lott Rolfe IV of North Little Rock to the Arkansas Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Commission on Thursday.

His appointment expires July 1, 2015. He replaces...

Feds accepting applications for water quality monitoring assistance through next week

Oct 30, 2013 11:38pm

LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have through the end of next week to apply for federal assistance to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in targeted...

Lawmaker says private option delay being considered

Oct 30, 2013 11:28pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state legislator said Wednesday there is talk among some lawmakers of delaying implementation of Arkansas’ plan to use Medicaid money to subsidize private insurance coverage for...