posted: 08/26/2015 3:55 a.m.
Six Arkansas counties remain under burn bans because of dry conditions, but 12 county judges lifted their bans after heavy rains last weekend.
posted: 08/25/2015 4:10 a.m.
A Wisconsin group has asked two Arkansas law enforcement agencies to remove decals saying "In God We Trust" from their police cars, saying the motto can offend non-Christians and subjects them to unwarranted prejudice.
posted: 08/23/2015 4 a.m.
Weeks before former Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers died of cancer, he began preparing the person he wanted most to succeed him in the position -- his wife, Joan Vickers.
posted: 08/21/2015 3:14 a.m.
Despite showers Thursday and more forecast for today, climatologists consider southern Arkansas, northeast Texas and northern Louisiana to be in a "flash drought" because of a prolonged dry spell, and conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly unless more rain falls.
posted: 08/10/2015 4:18 a.m.
Voters in Southside will select the town’s first mayor, aldermen and other positions Tuesday. But rather than revel in the historic election in the recently incorporated Independence County town, candidates are keeping the campaigns subdued.
posted: 08/06/2015 3:11 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is reinstating its storm-shelter rebate program after ending it in March over a lack of funding.
posted: 08/06/2015 3 a.m.
Four more county judges have banned burning debris because of the potential for wildfires as temperatures continue to rise and vegetation dries out, bringing the number of counties with such restrictions to 11.
posted: 08/05/2015 3:17 a.m.
Seven Arkansas counties have issued burn bans because of the increased danger for wildfires, and Arkansas Forestry Commission officials expect that more counties will be in the same situation if the state doesn't receive rain soon.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:04 a.m.
City officials will determine if a building that burned late Thursday evening will have to be torn down before reopening a busy street through the heart of Jonesboro's downtown.
posted: 08/03/2015 4:40 a.m.
At least twice a day, traffic backs up at the four-way intersection of Aggie and Airport roads in northeast Jonesboro when parents either drop their children off or pick them up at nearby schools.
posted: 08/01/2015 3:43 a.m.
Fire destroyed a downtown Jonesboro building that housed a spa and four apartments, and heavy smoke forced the closure of the Craighead County Courthouse and nearby businesses Friday.
posted: 07/30/2015 3:14 a.m.
Authorities sent the body of a Manila man fatally shot by a police officer to the state Crime Laboratory on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the death.
posted: 07/25/2015 3:44 a.m.
Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers, who served as the county's law enforcement leader since 2009 and with the Arkansas State Police for 36 years before that, died Thursday evening.
posted: 07/22/2015 3:20 a.m.
A 2nd Judicial District circuit judge known by friends for his care toward youthful offenders died early Monday in his Jonesboro home.
posted: 07/21/2015 4:46 a.m.
Business organizations -- including the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce -- urged parents during a meeting Monday to challenge the Blytheville School District's decision not to participate in a state law that allows students to transfer to schools outside their districts.