The harvest of summer crops and the planting of winter wheat, especially in south Arkansas, has been slowed by recent rains that dumped up to 3 inches in some areas.
Chicot County Extension Staff Chairman Gus Wilson says the delays are the most since 2009 and he's just hoping that the wheat won't have to be replanted. In Prairie County, Extension Staff Chair Brent Griffin says about 25 percent of the bean crop is still in the field.
It's expected the US Senate will hold a test vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, this Monday. KUAR's Jacob Kauffman has more on where Arkansas's congressional delegation stands on the bill.
Governor Mike Beebe (D) warned lawmakers Friday of possible ramifications if the private option, the state’s alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law, is not funded in the upcoming fiscal session.
A woman from southwestern Arkansas survived a night tangled in barbed wire after her car went off a road in Little River County and hit a tree.
Authorities say 75-year-old Nina Hinton was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries Thursday after two people who live nearby heard her calls for help. She had been trapped for about 12 hours.
Hinton left a church service Wednesday night and became disoriented in the darkness, which Little River County sheriff's Sgt. Tim Brown said led to the accident.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he will hold up a Department of Defense nominee until Arkansas State University gets answers about the Army's decision to close the school's ROTC program.
Pryor said in a news release on Friday that the Army has not provided justification for its decision on ASU's ROTC program. Pryor says the program at ASU is successful and that he will fight to keep it open.
The Army announced in October that ASU's ROTC program would be discontinued at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
The chancellor of Arkansas State University says construction is scheduled to begin in February on ASU's campus in Mexico.
ASU Chancellor Tim Hudson says the $50 million campus in Queretaro is expected to open in fall 2015.
ASU will become the first comprehensive U.S. university in Mexico with an American-style campus. Hudson says the first phase of academic space on the 200 acre campus is being designed to accommodate up to 5,000 students, with a goal of 1,000 students in the first year.
No injuries were reported after severe storms struck northeastern Arkansas on Halloween, breaking windows and peeling roofs from buildings.
Authorities say damage was reported in the Craighead County towns of Caraway and Monette after the storms hit Thursday night. The Craighead County Sheriff's Office says no deaths or injuries were reported.
About 10 buildings sustained damage in Caraway, and trees and power lines were knocked down. The Storm Prediction Center says straight-line winds blew the roof off a convenience store in Monette.