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Floodwaters keep part of U.S. 71 shut

posted: 06/30/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Although the Red River is receding slowly, a section of U.S. 71 remained closed in Little River County on Monday because water covering the roadway is not draining well.

2 Blytheville schools set to feel tremors

posted: 06/29/2015 4:46 a.m. Discuss

Blytheville, in northeast Arkansas along the southern end of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, has felt earthquakes from the fault system over the years.

Again, gays get state licenses

posted: 06/27/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

County clerks across Arkansas began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states can't prohibit same-sex marriage.

29 counties given federal OK for help

posted: 06/27/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama declared 29 Arkansas counties eligible for federal disaster aid Friday for areas affected by storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 7 to June 15.

Gladys Marguerite Palmer

posted: 06/26/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Ever the consummate writer who urged her children to record their experiences, Gladys Marguerite Palmer once turned her bout with a nasty brown recluse spider bite into a feature article for a publication.

Disaster aid sought for flood-hit areas

posted: 06/25/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson requested a federal disaster declaration Wednesday for 33 counties affected by storms and flooding in May and June, saying the state incurred more than $6 million in damage.

Officials find body as river recedes

posted: 06/23/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Searchers found the body of a Missouri man on a sandbar in the Buffalo River near Gilbert on Monday, about 2 miles from where witnesses saw him struggle while swimming in the flooded river Thursday, officials said.

Bill exits quickly, spares state deluge

posted: 06/20/2015 5:35 a.m. Discuss

Searchers scoured the Buffalo River on Friday for a man feared swept away by floodwaters, as the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill blustered their way across northern Arkansas and out of the state.

Big rain sending 3 rivers up again

posted: 06/19/2015 3:42 a.m. Comments 3

Heavy rain from Tropical Depression Bill will leave the state tonight as the system batters its way into Missouri and then the Ohio Valley, but Arkansans will soon see the storm's aftermath when waters rise on the Arkansas, Mississippi and Red rivers.

Ambling Bill unloading rain

updated: 06/18/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Tropical Depression Bill slowed its path through Texas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, leading more rain to fall in already-soaked areas and triggering concerns about flooding on the Arkansas River and flash flooding in the Ozarks.

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