Arkansas News

300 Homes, Buildings Damaged by Tornadoes in Louisiana

Though tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Lousiana and Texas over the Easter weekend, in the South Central region, northern Louisiana bore the brunt of the storm system that swept across the South on Sunday. The weather service reported multiple tornadoes …

Flooding Left 1.3M Acres Unplanted in Arkansas This Year

This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres. Jerry Morgan is one of the county’s farmers who says his farm had …

Normandy Insurance Expands Workers’ Comp Coverage to Arkansas

Deerfield Beach, Florida-based workers’ compensation carrier Normandy Insurance Co. is now offering workers’ compensation insurance to small, mid-size and large businesses in Arkansas. The company said it has entered four new states in 2019. In addition to Arkansas, Normandy now …

Worker in Arkansas Electrocuted at Pine Bluff Plant

Authorities say a worker in Pine Bluff, Ark. has died after he was electrocuted at a cottonseed oil plant. Pine Bluff police say the employee was changing switches in an electrical cage at Planters Cotton Oil Mill on Monday when …

Heavy Rain Dumped by North-Central Arkansas Storm

Storms moved across northern Arkansas, dumping heavy rain and causing flooding in the town of Clinton. National Weather Service meteorologist Sean Clarke in Little Rock says 5.1 inches of rain fell in about a two-hour period Sunday night in the …

Conservative States Like Oklahoma Balk at Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana

Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana. Oklahoma’s proponents had even included a two-month deadline for the implementation …

Nearly 1.9K Reports of Cybercrime in Arkansas in 2016: FBI

There were nearly 1,900 instances of internet crime in Arkansas last year, from nonpayment scams to cyberattacks on state agencies, according to the FBI. FBI officials said the state’s attacks are a small percentage of the nearly 300,000 cyberattacks tracked …

3 New Arkansas Counties Added to Disaster Aid List

Officials say three more Arkansas counties have been added to the list of counties that are eligible for disaster unemployment assistance because of severe weather earlier this year. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says Prairie, White and Woodruff are …

Efforts to Limit Medical Pot Ads Approved by Arkansas House

The Arkansas House has approved legislation aimed at preventing kid-friendly advertising and packaging of medical marijuana, and may soon consider banning any pot ads altogether. The House approved by an 89-1 vote legislation that would require the state to limit …

Disaster Declaration for 12 Arkansas Counties

President Barack Obama has declared a disaster for a dozen Arkansas counties affected by severe weather in early March. The White House announced the disaster declaration Friday for Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Columbia, Desha, Lincoln, Ouachita, Phillips, and …