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12:25 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Judge To Hear Arguments In Arkansas Execution Lawsuit

A judge will hear oral arguments next month in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' new lethal injection law. Court records show that arguments are scheduled for Jan. 17 in Little Rock.

Nine death row inmates are suing the state over an execution law that legislators enacted this year. That new law came about after the state Supreme Court struck down the previous one in 2012, saying legislators had ceded too much control over execution procedures to correction officials.

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4:57 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Winter Weather Causes Delays And Cancellations In Central Arkansas

The Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special School Districts are closed Monday.

UALR will open at noon. Pulaski Tech is closed. UCA's inclement weather policy is in effect.

All UAMS college classes start at noon and the inclement weather policy is in effect for UAMS non-essential employees.

Governor Mike Beebe reports state employees will operate on a two-hour delay today.

The City of Little Rock plans to open all city offices at noon.

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11:45 am
Sun December 8, 2013

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11:22 am
Sun December 8, 2013

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9:12 am
Sun December 8, 2013

Arkansas Attorney General: Laws Help Consumers During Winter Storm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Gov. Mike Beebe's declaration of a state of emergency because of winter storms crossing the state has triggered state laws intended to protect consumers during an emergency.

McDaniel says Thursday's declaration triggers a state law that prohibits businesses from raising prices more than 10 percent, with certain exceptions. Businesses may exceed the 10-percent cap if they can establish that the higher price is directly related to added expenses such as costs imposed by a supplier or because of higher labor and materials costs.

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9:20 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Christmas In The Quarter

Credit Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to the effects of inclement winter weather.

The Quapaw United Methodist Church is hosting its 10th annual Christmas in the Quarter Fundraising Event Sunday from 2:00 to 5 :00 in the afternoon. 

Each year those attending can tour historic homes through downtown Little Rock, by walking or taking the trolley. Associate Pastor Anne Thompson says refreshments are provided and the money raised supports church programs.

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3:36 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Highway Report for Friday Afternoon and Prediction for Saturday Morning

A Service of the Arkansas Highway Department
Credit arkansashighways.com

Ice, sleet, and snow have been affecting roadways in the state but so far there have not been any major accidents, delays, or closings.

David Nillis with the Highway Department said, “There have been some fender benders out there, nothing that has blocked any of the major arteries or that is blocking the travel lanes. We just encourage people to drive slowly and keep plenty of distance between you and the vehicle and front. Overall, we’ve had a pretty, pretty good day on the roadways.”

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3:23 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Beebe's Radio Address on Statewide Emergency

Governor Mike Beebe
Credit Governor's office

Governor Mike Beebe spoke to the effects of severe weather on Arkansans in his weekly radio address. Beebe clarified what his statewide emergency declaration means for government’s ability to function.

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1:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Arkansas Sees Sleet, Slush and Snow

An Icy parking lot outside the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Sleet, freezing rain and snow fell across Arkansas Friday, leading to slippery and slushy roadways and power outages in many areas. The National Weather Service says temperature will continue to drop and the likelihood for more icy precipitation will linger into the weekend.

“We will see low temperatures [Friday night] in the central Arkansas area between 10 and 17 degrees,” says NWS Meteorologist Jeff Hood.

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8:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

More Than 37,000 Without Power In Arkansas

More than 37,000 homes and businesses are without electricity as a wintry storm hits the state.

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark reported about 12,000 outages Friday morning, while SWEPCO had more than 11,000 outages in northwest Arkansas in Sebastian, Polk, Scott and Logan counties. Oklahoma Gas and Electric reported an additional 2,000 outages in Fort Smith, 1,200 outages in Charleston and more than 1,100 in Lavaca.

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