For the first time since late July, Arkansas is drought-free. But while some are thankful for the rains that have soaked the state this month, businesses that rely on Christmas shoppers are concerned that yet another round of heavy precipitation will hinder sales.
Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass will no longer allow a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn, saying Wednesday the county will not appeal a federal judge's recent decision that the scene violated the First Amendment.
A federal judge has dismissed Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare from a class-action lawsuit arguing that an association that oversaw operations at the former Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis failed to pay employees' insurance premiums for 2014.
Although the storm prediction center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has lowered Arkansas' chances of severe storms today, forecasters still are urging residents to be prepared in case of volatile weather.
Voters in Jonesboro turned down two sales tax issues that would have funded several road improvement projects and created an economic development recruitment committee while residents in the neighboring town of Brookland supported a tax that will help pay for water system repairs during special elections Tuesday.