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Mark Eubanks, left, and Darron Berry of North Little Rock kiss after being pronounced married Monday at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock. (John Lyon photo)

AG seeks stay of marriage ruling; licenses issued to hundreds of same-sex couples

May 12, 2014 6:54pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state attorney general’s office on Monday requested a stay of a Pulaski County circuit judge’s ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, but meanwhile gay...

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U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock makes a point during an interview Tuesday at The Commercial office. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Griffin says he ‘can’t support’ private option

Feb 19, 2014 12:51pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock said Tuesday that he can’t support the private option that the Arkansas General Assembly is debating in this year’s fiscal session because he has “concerns...

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...

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 6:52pm

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 8:35pm

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...

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...

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 9:51pm

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...

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...

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