• Air crews activated to assess damage

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is assisting in the response to the devastating and deadly tornadoes that struck central Arkansas Sunday evening. Civil Air Patrol has been tasked by the state of Arkansas with taking …

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  • Profiles of those killed by Ark. tornado

    FERNDALE (AP) — A fierce tornado that swept through Arkansas killed more than a dozen people, including two sisters and their father, part of a large family that had gathered for a “normal” evening before the storm drove them to seek shelter under a staircase. …

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  • Arkansas tornado victims’ names released

    VILONIA (AP) — Following are the 15 victims killed in the tornado that hit Arkansas on Sunday night. The names were released by Faulkner County spokesman David Hogue, the White County Sheriff’s Office and a relative of the Paron victims. Paula Blakemore, 55, El Paso …

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  • Storm shelters and tornadoes are discussed

    More than a dozen people were killed when a powerful storm system rumbled across the Plains and into Arkansas. Typically, people killed during tornadoes die from blunt force trauma — either being struck by flying debris or being tossed in high winds. Following are some …

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  • Storms pound state, killing 16

    VILONIA  — Three years after a tornado devastated the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia, its residents again huddled in storm cellars as the most powerful twister this year carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburbs north of the state capital, killing at least 16 …

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  • Woman dies when car sinks 

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A North Little Rock woman has died after the car she was driving struck another vehicle, entered water and sank. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says the 61-year-old woman was driving west on Interstate 40 when she hit a relative’s vehicle, careened …

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  • AHTD director not cited for speeding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ top highway official has acknowledged he was speeding when he was pulled over earlier this week, though he was not been issued a ticket. Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department director Scott Bennett said he was going over the speed limit …

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  • Arkansas at moderate risk of severe weather Sunday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the risk of severe weather expected in Arkansas on Sunday. The center says a section of southwest Arkansas stretching into central Arkansas is now at a moderate risk of severe weather. Little Rock is on …

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  • ASU students win at Deep South meet

    JONESBORO — In regional competition with 13 other universities, Arkansas State University’s civil engineering students earned the most first and second place finishes in five categories of competition. ASU’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) competed in the Deep South Conference …

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  • Commission sets 2014-15 deer seasons

    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set the state’s deer hunting seasons April 17, with modern gun deer season opening Nov. 8, archery season opening Sept. 27 and muzzleloader season opening Oct. 18. The deer season dates are part of the 2014-15 …

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  • Applications accepted until May 16

    LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until May 16 to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program’s (EQIP) Organic and High Tunnel Initiatives for the 2014 program year, said Creston Shrum, public affairs …

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  • Arkansas linemen give aid

    LITTLE ROCK — Fifteen Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas linemen recently completed a mission to electrify two remote Guatemalan villages near Huehuetenango, resulting in approximately 320 villagers receiving electricity for their homes. After a year of planning, the men arrived in Guatemala on March 26 and …

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