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Winter Regular LiHEAP Program Closing

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas will close the Winter Regular LiHEAP Assistance Program effective April 30, 2019.  We More »

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Arkansas Motorist Proper Lane Usage Law

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is installing signs across the State to remind motorists of an existing law that prevents More »

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Give The Gift Of Life

The American Red Cross has a critical need for O Negative Blood Donors. O negative blood is used when there More »

Public Hearing In Newport Officer Killing

patrick Weatherford

A public hearing is scheduled for today in the case of an 18-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a Newport police officer.

Arkansas’ 3rd Judicial Circuit prosecuting attorney Henry Boyce says the hearing in Jackson County Circuit Court will provide the public with an update on efforts to bring the case to trial.

Fire Fatality

Cabot Fire

A mobile home fire has claimed the life of a Cabot man.

Authorities say the fire happened around 2:30pm Wednesday afternoon in the 8000 block of Peters Road.  

Tight Vote On EITC/E-Cigarette Tax Bill

E-Cigarette Tax

Senate President Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, eked out a major legislative victory before the legislature went home for spring break on Wednesday by pushing through a controversial bill to provide tax breaks for low-income workers by increasing the tab for cigarettes and nicotine-laced e-smokes that are increasing popular among underage “vapers.”

Used Car Sales Tax Increase To $7,500 OK’d

Used Car Lot

A House committee on Tuesday strongly backed a proposal to raise the threshold to pay sales taxes on used car purchases, but rejected a bill to eliminate a tax break for gamblers that would shift those revenues to a program to provide greater services for people with developmental disabilities.

Jackson County Solar Project

Farmers Electric Cooperative

Farmers Electric Cooperative Corporation and Today’s Power Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new 1-megawatt solar facility.

The 8 to 10-acre project is a single-axis tracking technology of approximately 3,876 panels and will be located near Newport, just east of Highway 67.

Hurricane Names Florence, Michael Retired

Hurricane Michael Oct 10th

Florence and Michael won’t have another chance to wreak havoc in the Atlantic Basin.

The names of these two storms, which caused extensive fatalities and damage from Florida north to Virginia last year, have been retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee, which includes NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.

State CWD Management Zone To Expand

Deer

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold public meetings in Waldron, Mountain Home and Mountain View in the next few weeks to speak about the need for an expansion of the current Chronic Wasting Disease Management Zone for deer and elk. Recent test results from CWD-positive deer along the outer edge of the zone boundary have caused the AGFC to consider expanding the current CWD Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties.

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