Winter weather

US storm’s toll up to 6 dead as system heads east

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death toll has risen to six from winter storms in the nation’s midsection.


Bill Dees, co-writer of 'Oh, Pretty Woman,' dies

  MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes for Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his […]


TV host campaigns for Ark. medical marijuana plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Talk show host Montel Williams says opponents of an Arkansas ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana are resorting to “racist” imagery with a television ad featuring an African-American actor portraying […]


Isaac gives drought-stricken farmers brief respite

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Several days of rain have given farmers in the nation’s midsection a welcome break from irrigating and hauling water for livestock as they contend with the worst drought in the […]


Isaac update (watch video)

(AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are moving beyond New Orleans and the Louisiana coast, but the storm has left behind high water and stranded residents in some spots. Next up for a soaking: […]


Drought-stricken states welcome rain from Isaac

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac could bring welcome rain to some states in the Midwest this week, although it is unlikely to break the drought that has been gripping the […]


Ark. man pleads guilty in teenage girl's death

(AP) – A convicted rapist has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of a 16-year-old Arkansas girl he met online. Lloyd Jones appeared in court Wednesday and entered his plea in the death […]


Patrol car damaged by bull's misguided mating

(AP) – A bull in the mood for love damaged an Arkansas sheriff’s patrol car when it tried to mount a man who was leading the animal across a yard. Authorities said Wednesday that a […]


Note to self: Don't use the Bible to smuggle drugs

(AP) – Authorities report they found more than salvation in one copy of the Good Book. Two men are now charged with trying to use a Bible to sneak drugs into the Izard County, Arkansas, […]


Arkansas police: Ice cream used as excuse in crash

(AP) – A woman accused of leaving the scene of a minor traffic crash in western Arkansas told police she did it because she didn’t want her ice cream to melt. Van Buren police say […]