arkansas News

Arkansas Storms Didn’t Produce Tornado

A National Weather Service official says searchers have found no evidence of tornadoes as a result of severe weather that struck the state. Warning coordination meteorologist John Robinson with the weather service in North Little Rock says a survey team …

More Resources Needed to Improve Winter Weather Response: Arkansas DOT

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett says more equipment and employees are needed for highway officials to improve their response to winter weather conditions. Bennett told a joint legislative committee Tuesday that the department needs more money to …

Arkansas Highway Officials Hear Complaints on Poor Winter Storm Response

Legislators alarmed by complaints from motorists who spent hours stranded on a pair of icy interstates in eastern Arkansas want state highway officials to explain their response, or lack of response, as sleet and snow piled up. “I’m not trying …

Arkansas Company Recalling 29,200 Pounds of Chicken Product

An Arkansas firm is recalling about 29,200 pounds of seasoned raw, chicken breast strips due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday the recall involves George’s Inc. of Springdale. …

Grant Awarded to Arkansas for Tornado Recovery

The U.S. Labor Department has given $702,741 to help Arkansas recover from tornadoes and severe storms that hit the state last May and June. The agency said Wednesday the National Emergency Grant is being given to the Arkansas Department of …

Burn Bans Issued in 26 Arkansas Counties

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says the danger of wildfires continues across Arkansas. The commission said in a news release that low humidity levels of below 35 to 40 percent and wind gusts of 10 miles per hour and more will …

Arkansas Police Search for Stolen Jewels Worth $100K

Police in Jonesboro, Ark., are looking for $100,000 worth of jewelry that was taken in a home theft. The owner of the jewelry and precious metals told investigators that the items were taken sometime after Dec. 29. The Jonesboro Sun …

121 Shots Fired Calls for Little Rock Police on New Year’s

Little Rock, Ark., police say officers responded to more than 120 calls of shots fired on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Police have long asked revelers to not fire guns in the air as they ring in the …

Arkansas Parking Garage Roof Collapses Under Ice

The roof of a downtown parking garage in Jonesboro, Ark., has collapsed and officials are blaming a buildup of ice and snow. The garage roof fell on Tuesday. The structure is on Union Avenue, where a traffic lane is blocked …

Deadly Arkansas Railway Crossing Accidents Worry Officials

Representatives from Ashdown, Ark., and the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. say that after the death of another motorist in a train-vehicle accident they need to discuss again whether to close any of five crossings in the city. Bobbie Calloway, …