• Plenty of unknowns in how to impeach Ark. lt. gov.

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr’s impeachment over an ethics scandal may be “inevitable” unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they’d have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn’t used …

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  • Freezing rain, sleet possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Freezing rain and sleet are possible in parts of Arkansas as a wintry storm system makes its way through the state A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 tonight until noon Thursday for the northern two-thirds of Arkansas. The …

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  • Darr faces impeachment threat over ethics case

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr today showed no signs of relenting in his fight to stay in office, one day after a key member of his party said the Republican’s impeachment was “inevitable” over ethics violations tied to his office and campaign …

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  • Dozens of schools remain closed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Dozens of schools primarily from northcentral to northwestern Arkansas remain closed as frigid temperatures continue across the state. School officials also report many secondary roads remain slick following recent winter precipitation in the area. Entergy Arkansas also reports about 7,900 power …

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  • Parole board denies sentence commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — A man with convictions in three counties has been denied a sentence commutation by the Arkansas Parole Board. The board met in December and made its recommendations regarding clemency and pardon applications. Among the commutations to be found “without merit” are William …

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  • Health, safety tips for extreme cold

    LITTLE ROCK — When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany winter storms, so you may have to cope with power outages, loss of communication services and icy roads. Below are some health …

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  • Early voting to begin in Yell Co. tax election

    DANVILLE (AP) — Early voting begins this week for a Yell County special election on a sales tax increase that would fund a new county jail. Registered voters can begin casting ballots Tuesday at the county clerk’s offices in Danville and Dardanelle in the special …

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  • Classes canceled in north Arkansas due to cold

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and other schools in north Arkansas were closed today because of bitterly cold temperatures. A wind chill warning was in effect in several north Arkansas counties until noon today. The National Weather Service says wind chill …

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  • Familiar faces, issues mark Ark. politics in 2013

    LITTLE ROCK  — Welcome to the new politics of Arkansas. It looks just like the old politics of Arkansas. Despite all the talk of the changed electoral landscape in Arkansas after recent GOP gains, there were plenty of familiar faces, themes and issues that highlighted …

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  • Lower temperatures, snow, tornadoes hit Ark. in 2013

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A year after Arkansas went through its second-warmest year on record, it faced its coldest year since 1996, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said in their annual weather summary that snow fell in all parts of the state …

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  • Legal center challenges Baxter Co. nativity scene

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A Washington, D.C.-based legal center is telling the Baxter County officials to remove a nativity scene from the courthouse lawn or face a lawsuit. A letter from Appignani Humanist Legal Center attorney Monica Miller says the display is “a monument to …

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  • ADEQ seeks nominations

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is accepting entries for its annual Environmental Stewardship Award to recognize citizens or organizations for their efforts to protect and enhance the state’s environment. Nomination packets must be postmarked by March 14 in order to be …

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