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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.