Environmental activists who oppose the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline are looking to the recent oil spill in Mayflower to solidify their case as they plan to testify against the new pipeline Thursday in Nebraska.
Proponents of the pipeline argue it is still the safest mode of transport for a resource which people must continue to rely on.
Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator, Mark Pryor, says he still needs to review a new immigration proposal before deciding how to vote.
The bipartisan plan crafted by eight senators includes increased border security measures and a decade-long process to grant citizenship to 12 million undocumented immigrants. Pryor says there are key goals that must be a part of any plan he could support.
Members of the Arkansas National Guard, along with guardsmen from Oklahoma, Indiana, Louisiana, and Texas are conducting emergency training in Oklahoma to prepare in case a major earthquake strikes the region.
The exercise called "Vigilant Guard" will be held Wednesday at the Camp Gruber Training Site near Braggs in northeastern Oklahoma. The guardsmen are to hold the training that simulates a 7.7-magnitude earthquake occurring along the New Madrid fault in Northeast Arkansas and northward into other states.
It’s been more than two weeks since the ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline burst in May Flower, spilling around 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil into a residential subdivision while endangering local wetlands and wildlife. Local officials have begun to call for a portion of the pipeline, which runs through the Lake Maumelle Watershed, to be relocated.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request by convicted evangelist Tony Alamo to hear an appeal of a civil lawsuit in which Alamo was ordered to pay millions to two men.
The court denied the appeal in a brief order dated Monday.
Alamo was ordered to pay Seth Calagna and Spencer Ondrisek $33 million each after a federal jury in Texarkana, Ark., found that he abused the two when they were children growing up in Alamo's ministry. The amount was reduced to $15 million each by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.