• AGFC seeks assistance with swans

    LITTLE ROCK — Hunters and wildlife watchers are urged to help count and identify Arkansas’ wintering swan populations. Karen Rowe, nongame migratory bird program leader with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said, “Numbers of both trumpeter and tundra swans wintering in Arkansas appear to …

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  • NWS warns of major icing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says much of northern and central Arkansas could see major ice accumulations as a winter storm brings freezing rain to the state. An ice storm warning was in effect until 4 p.m. today for areas north and …

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  • Northern Arkansas braces for ice, electric outages

    LITTLE ROCK — Sleet, snow and freezing rain clogged major highways and made for slippery travel on back roads in northern Arkansas on Wednesday as the middle section of the nation braced for a night of storm-wrought misery. The National Weather Service issued winter storm …

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  • Severe storms arrive

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe thunderstorms are possible in southern Arkansas as part of a winter storm system now moving through the state. A severe thunderstorm warning was in place until 8:45 this morning for portions of Arkansas, Cleveland, Jefferson …

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  • Small quake hits near Manila

    MANILA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a small earthquake was recorded near the Mississippi County town of Manila. The county sheriff’s office says no injuries or damage are reported. The Geological Survey says the 2.5 magnitude quake was recorded at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday …

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  • Northern Arkansas could see significant ice storm

    LITTLE ROCK — Forecasters say northern Arkansas could see significant ice accumulation as a storm system makes its way through the state. The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory for freezing rain will be in effect from midnight tonight until 4 p.m. Thursday …

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  • Electronics sent to crime lab in McCready’s death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say they’ve sent electronic devices to Arkansas’ state Crime Laboratory as they search for clues in country music singer Mindy McCready’s apparent suicide. Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Tuesday that investigators did not find a suicide note at the …

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  • Lawmakers favor proposal making gun list a secret

    LITTLE ROCK — Over the objection of freedom of information advocates, Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would make secret the list of nearly 130,000 residents who have permits to carry concealed weapons. The House overwhelmingly passed the measure by an 84-3 vote and …

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  • Proof of insurance gets OK

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation allowing drivers to display their proof of insurance using cellphones and other electronic devices. The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would allow drivers to show their proof of insurance cards on paper …

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  • Senate to consider voter ID bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Senate is considering whether to require voters to show photo ID before they can cast a ballot. Poll workers are currently required to ask for identification, but voters don’t have to show it in order to cast a ballot. King’s …

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  • House likes lethal injection redo

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Legislature has approved a rewrite of the state’s lethal injection law after it was thrown out by the state Supreme Court last year. House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 89-1 in favor of the measure, which spells out in greater detail …

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  • Rabid cow found in NW Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed that a cow died last week of rabies near Kingston in Madison County, according to a news release. “Rabies in Arkansas is most often found in skunks. Reports of cattle being infected with rabies are …

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