Governor Mike Beebe had proclaimed this week as Winter Weather Awareness Week across Arkansas.
The state Department of Emergency Management is encouraging residents to prepare themselves for wintry weather that can include snow and ice.
Bottled water and foods that don't need to be heated or refrigerated should be kept in homes. Automobiles should be winterized and residents are advised to put in their vehicles items such as blankets, flash lights, water, food and a first aid kit.
There are a number of events being hosted Monday in Central Arkansas in observance of Veterans Day.
Those wishing to publicly acknowledge the service of veterans have a range of of activities choose from starting at 11 a.m. Governor Mike Beebe will be speaking in Little Rock's River Market district in conjunction with the 106th Army Band. At the same time in Cabot Representative Rick Crawford will be at an American Legion sponsored ceremony.
It’s been over two years since Damien Echols, of the West Memphis Three, was released from prison and he’s making a rare trip back to Arkansas Monday to speak at UCA. Echols and his wife Lorri are traveling from their home in Massachusetts as part of the university’s Artist-in-Residence Series to discuss two books he has authored.
The Legislative Joint Auditing Committee went back and forth Friday morning about why they are requesting the Division of Legislative Audit to complete a special report on the state's very new private option Medicaid expansion plan.