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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:

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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.

Local & Regional News
4:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Fog Brings Delayed And Canceled Flights At Little Rock Airport

Dense fog in central Arkansas has caused delayed and canceled flights in and out of Little Rock's airport.

The heavy fog lingered into Tuesday afternoon, when 29 cancelations and numerous delays were on the board at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Airport spokesman Shane Carter says the fog lifted enough as 3 p.m. approached for some planes to land safely.

Carter says a number of flights were diverted to other airports, while some aircraft circled to give the fog a chance to lift.

Local & Regional News
3:28 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Early Voting Begins On Proposal To Renovate Robinson Auditorium

An image of what a renovated Robinson Center Music Hall would look like.
Credit Restore Robinson

Early voting started Tuesday for a proposal to renovate Robinson Center Music Hall.  Supporters of the project gathered on the steps of the historic auditorium to speak in favor of the project. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Phillip Mann and President and CEO of Celebrity Attractions Ed Payton took part in the event.

Payton said renovations would bring larger Broadway productions and make load-ins for equipment much easier and less dangerous.

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12:26 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Report: Arkansas Revenue Below Forecast In November

Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue in November didn't meet last year's figures or their predictions for this year.

The Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday that the state's net available general revenue last month totaled $349.7 million. That's just under $1 million less than the same month last year and $8.4 million below forecast.

The state's revenue for the fiscal year that began July 1 is $29.4 million above forecast.

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11:06 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Winter Storm Watch Issued In Advance Of Wintry Weather

File photo of sleet in Little Rock last year.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

The National Weather Service Tuesday issued a winter storm watch for parts of northern, western and central Arkansas. It will be in effect Thursday afternoon through Friday.

A strong cold front will move into the region late Wednesday, bringing much cooler air. An advisory says it will stall out, with several upper level weather disturbances bringing widespread precipitation.

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