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Another cold blast blowing into state

posted: 03/03/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Forecasters expect temperatures to drop by more than 50 degrees across Arkansas during the next 36 hours as yet another round of cold, arctic air blusters into the state and brings along freezing rain, sleet and snow.

Southside suit dropped, city set to be 501st

posted: 02/28/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Batesville has dropped a lawsuit challenging the way Southside residents collected petitions last year in their bid to incorporate, which removes the last barrier for Southside to become the state's 501st town.

Art festival helps shine new light on Newport

posted: 02/28/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT -- Seven years ago when the Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts held its first downtown Newport art show, 180 people showed up to look at work by 17 artists.

Latest snow varies across state

posted: 02/27/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Rison, in Cleveland County, and the Ouachita County town of Chidester each received 8 inches of snowfall during Wednesday's storm -- the most anywhere in the state, the National Weather Service said Thursday.

Snow socks state's south

updated: 02/26/2015 3:48 a.m. Gallery Comments 2

Snow blanketed central and south Arkansas on Wednesday, closing schools, slushing up highways and giving youngsters a chance to play in dense snowfall.

State thaws out, but more snow in forecast

posted: 02/25/2015 4:05 a.m. Gallery Discuss

After a brief, sunny reprieve from winter's cold blast, Arkansas is preparing for yet another round of frozen precipitation with up to 6 inches of snow forecast for the southern edge of the state and from a dusting to 4 inches elsewhere today.

Wintry mix coats streets, halts flights

posted: 02/24/2015 3:55 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A winter storm dumped up to 3 inches of snow and ice on central and southern Arkansas on Monday, causing major traffic problems in the Little Rock area and canceling flights at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.

'Ice quakes' shaking up Arkansans

posted: 02/23/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

The sound of giant explosions tied to the weather are once again rattling Arkansans.

Icy roads in state spawn crashes; Rogers teen dies

posted: 02/21/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

A 17-year-old Rogers boy died when the vehicle he was riding in with two others slid off an ice-glazed road and plunged into Lake Atalanta on Friday morning as a winter storm system spread yet another round of ice in north Arkansas.

Freezing rain lines up today as state's bane

updated: 02/20/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

Forecasters are calling for another round of sleet and freezing rain for Arkansas today before temperatures climb enough to turn the frozen precipitation into rain and thunderstorms late in the day.

Sun aids roads, but rerun nears

posted: 02/19/2015 4:12 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

Abundant sunshine helped melt snow and ice off many of Arkansas' roadways Wednesday after the state recorded three deaths on them, but forecasters expect another round of frozen precipitation for Arkansas before the weekend as a new arctic blast arrives.

'Real winter' to hit state, forecaster says

posted: 02/14/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

A strong arctic front will surge across the state this weekend, dropping temperatures into the lower 20s and bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow to the state.

Gosnell murder charge dropped

posted: 02/14/2015 2:15 a.m. Discuss

A teenager who admitted to killing a Gosnell girl in 2013 and then later recanted his story will not be tried in the case.

'Real winter' to hit state, forecaster says

posted: 02/14/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A strong arctic front will surge across the state this weekend, dropping temperatures into the lower 20s and bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow to the state.

84.5% of Arkansas in drought, most severe in 12 northeast counties

posted: 02/13/2015 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Drought conditions have quickly worsened across the state, especially in eastern Arkansas, and forecasters say it will deteriorate even more rapidly in the coming weeks if there's minimal rainfall.


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