Authorities are investigating after at least two vandals caused $60,000 in damage to the Walnut Ridge Airport.
Airport manager Michelle Anthony says surveillance video captured the vandalism Saturday night. The video shows two ATVs entering airport property late Saturday. Over the course of an hour, the ATVs circled the runway, destroying at least nine runway lights and two signs.
The Environmental Protection Agency says Clean Harbors El Dorado L.L.C. has agreed to pay a more than $581,000 penalty for improperly identifying and disposing of hazardous waste; improper storage of hazardous waste; and failure to comply with air emissions standards at its plant in El Dorado.
The EPA says the violations were discovered during inspections.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross has raised nearly half a million dollars in his bid for Arkansas governor, surpassing his chief Republican rival as the two prepare for their respective primaries next week.
Ross reported Tuesday raising $491,153 since April 1 in his bid for the state's top office. Republican candidate Asa Hutchinson reported raising $240,375 during the past month.
Tuesday is the deadline to file fundraising reports ahead of the May 20 primary.
Ben E. Keith Foods said it will spend $60 million to transfer operations from two existing facilities in Central Arkansas to a new larger facility, adding 74 jobs to an existing workforce of 260.
State and federal officials Tuesday touted additional investments from the government as a primary impetus for the development of a Mid-South Regional Headquarters for distribution in North Little Rock.
Attorneys for a group of same-sex couples are asking Arkansas' highest court to reject efforts to suspend a judge's ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
Attorneys for the couples asked the state Supreme Court Tuesday to deny motions to stay Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's decision regarding the 2004 constitutional amendment and 1997 law banning same-sex marriage.
The attorney general and four counties named in the suit have asked justices to suspend Piazza's ruling.
A chief deputy clerk in Saline County says her office will suspend issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples until they hear from the state's highest court.
The office Monday issued six certificates. Chief Deputy Clerk Darlene Westbrook said Tuesday they're waiting for the Arkansas Supreme Court to rule on whether same-sex marriages are legal in the state.
In east Arkansas, the Marion County clerk says her office will also stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses. County Clerk Dee Carleton said Tuesday two men from Yellville received their license on Monday.
Arkansas' congressional delegation says Gov. Mike Beebe has added 11 counties to the state's major disaster declaration request to help in the recovery from last month's deadly storm.
The two senators and four U.S. House members say in a news release that they wrote to President Barack Obama and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency earlier Monday in support of Beebe's request.
The Arkansas Supreme Court is giving parties involved in the case that tossed out the state’s ban on same-sex marriages until noon Tuesday to respond to a request for a stay. Meanwhile scores of gay couples are taking advantage of the opportunity to wed after Eureka Springs became the first location Saturday where couple could get marriage licenses.
At the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock Monday, gay couples began lining up before sunrise. When the doors opened, the crowd was greeted by Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane.
Both Democratic Senator Mark Pryor and his challenger for the office Republican Representative Tom Cotton, stood side by side at a plant in Little Rock Monday, where pipeline is being made for the Keystone XL, to call on the President to approve the project. KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman reports.