Much of Arkansas could see wintry weather over the coming weekend.
A cold front moved into the state, bringing much cooler temperatures on Wednesday. John Lewis, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in Little Rock, says another cold front will move through Saturday.
“It looks like there’s a little bit more moisture with this one so maybe a little bit of light rain initially, changing to maybe a little bit of light snow and we’re looking mainly at the northern half of the state late Saturday night into Sunday morning,” Lewis said.
The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues Saturday, January 4, 2014 from noon-2 p.m.on KLRE with a live broadcast of the company’s holiday presentation, an abridged, English-language production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Organizers of an effort to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas are awaiting Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s decision on their proposed ballot measure.
The group, Give Arkansas A Raise Now, wants to increase the state’s minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour over a three-year-period. Stephen Copley oversees the campaigns efforts. He says growing economic inequality is a serious issue.
A hearing is scheduled in February regarding a properties associated with convicted evangelist Tony Alamo.
The Texarkana Gazette reported Thursday that U.S. Magistrate Barry Bryant set the hearing to consider claims by Alamo followers that they - not Alamo - own the properties that include houses in Fouke and Texarkana and a gym in Fouke.
Bryant has already ordered the auction of six properties to partially satisfy a $30 million judgment Alamo owes two men who a jury found were abused when they were children in Alamo's ministry.
Several new state laws passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 2013 went into effect Wednesday.
This New Year includes the introduction of some laws which provide tax breaks and phase in income and capital gains tax cuts . Act 1459 will gradually cut rates for all income tax brackets by one-tenth of one percent by 2015. It’s been estimated to reduce annual state revenue by $55 million by FY 2016.
The year of 2013 was marked by cooler temperatures and normal amounts of severe weather in Arkansas. That’s according to an annual report released by the National Weather Service. Although late snowfalls in the northwest, deadly flash flooding in the west, drought in the southeast and 34 tornadoes did enter the picture, Meteorologist John Lewis of the NWS says last year was relatively mild.