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11:22 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Additional Crews Brought In to Prepare For Winter Weather

Several thousand additional workers have been brought in by Entergy Arkansas in advance of the pending winter storm which could bring widespread outages.

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11:17 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Conviction In Death Of Family

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't set aside the conviction and life term given to a Randolph County man in the 1998 slayings of a family of four from Dalton.

Billy Dale Green said a judge should have stopped his 2012 trial at least four times, but justices said Thursday any errors were cured by instructions given to the jury.

Members of Green's family testified Green left his house one night in 1998 saying he had to "clean up a mess" created by his son, Chad Green.

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7:45 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Ice Storm Warning In Place For Arkansas

The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for the Interstate 40 corridor and other areas in Arkansas.

The warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday and stretches from the Oklahoma border in the west, the Texas border in the south to the Tennessee border in the east.

The warning includes Little Rock. Forecasters say rain will spread across the area Thursday morning and will change over to freezing rain by late afternoon.

Local & Regional News
5:58 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Little Rock Christmas Parade Postponed

Organizers of an annual holiday parade scheduled for Saturday say forecasted winter weather is prompting them to postpone the celebration until the following Saturday. Angela Rogers with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau says the "Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade" is an event anticipated by many, so she and her team wanted to host it on a day when people will find it easy to attend

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5:36 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Owner of Arkansas Water Bottling Company Indicted

John Stacks, owner of Pure Mountain Water LLC.
Credit Arkansas Business

A Federal Grand Jury has indicted the owner of a Little Rock-based bottled water company on eleven counts, including wire fraud, money laundering and making a false statement. U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Christopher Thyer made the announcement.

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4:23 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Suspect in Arkansas Power Grid Attacks To Undergo Exam

Jason Woodring

A federal judge has ordered a mental examination of a Jacksonville man charged with sabotaging power lines and an electric switching station in central Arkansas.

A federal grand jury has indicted 37-year-old Jason Woodring on eight charges related to attacks on a power line near Cabot, a fire set at an Entergy switching station in Scott, and the downing of a First Electric Cooperative power pole.

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4:20 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Arkansas

Forecasters upgraded parts of Arkansas to a winter storm warning, predicting that snow, sleet and freezing rain will fall Thursday and Friday.

Travel is expected to become difficult or impossible throughout the state.

Here are the details of the winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service:

CLEBURNE-CONWAY-FAULKNER-GARLAND-INDEPENDENCE-JACKSON-LOGAN- LONOKE-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-PERRY-POLK-PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT- WHITE-WOODRUFF-YELL-

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2:51 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Flights Resume After Fog, Prepare for Wintry Mix

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Little Rock's Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport is resuming normal operations after Tuesday's dense fog prohibited air travel.

The fog, which began in the early morning and continued into the nighttime hours, caused many delays and cancellations, leaving passengers to re-book reservations and stay in the city until Wednesday morning.

According to spokesman Shane Carter, the chaos created a temporary crowding issue, which should be resolved by the end of the week.

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2:38 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Former Deputy To Be Sentenced In Prostitution Case

Sentencing for a former Garland County water patrol deputy who acknowledged making arrangements for a teenage prostitute is set for next week.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 39-year-old Neil E. Parliment will appear before a federal judge in Texarkana for sentencing on Dec. 13.

Parliment acknowledged in July that he made arrangements for a 17-year-old girl to travel from Memphis, Tenn., to Hot Springs to engage in prostitution with men he lined up for her. Parliment also acknowledged he paid the girl to engage in sexual activity with him.

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7:26 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Arkansas Figures Honored For Preservation Work

Several Arkansas residents are being honored for their work to preserve cemetery markers.

The Association for Gravestone Studies is to present merit awards on Thursday to University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor Johanna Miller Lewis and UA-Fayetteville Professor Kimball Erdman.

They're being honored for preserving the cemetery at the former Japanese internment camp at Rohwer in southeast Arkansas.

Carla Hines Coleman and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis are receiving the same award for efforts to preserve African-American cemeteries.

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