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[21 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,966 views]
Police upping patrols as Labor Day nears

Noticed more cops out on the road the last couple of days? It’s not your imagination (or your conscience).
According to a press release from the Arkansas State Police, law enforcement agencies across Arkansas started extending their patrol hours and setting up added sobriety checkpoints Friday and will keep it up through Sept. 5 (the end of Labor Day weekend). Police officers in Arkansas may stop a vehicle and ticket the driver or passenger if either is not buckled-up. No other traffic violation has to be observed by the officer in …

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[22 May 2011 | One Comment | 2,941 views]
‘Click It or Ticket’ to return Monday

If you’re not already, it’s time to fasten those seatbelts.
The Arkansas State Police announced last week that Monday, they will be joining the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
According to a press release from the state police, the event will run May 23-June 5.
Coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the campaign is a national effort to encourage motorists to obey the law and buckle up, both day and night.
Arkansas’s mobilization efforts encompass state, county and city law enforcement all working overtime to emphasize the importance of consistent …

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[12 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,364 views]
‘Traffic is moving across the state

As the snow and ice has almost entirely left Arkansas roadways, dangerous temperatures remain.
According to the National Weather Service in Little Rock, temperatures across the state will only reach the teens and low 20s today but the wind chills will make the temperatures feel even colder. The low temperatures combined with winds could blow some snow from the side of the road and cause it to refreeze in some spots.
This follows days of dangerous road conditions that shut down schools, businesses and even entire highways.
The center part of …

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[10 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 3,703 views]
Winter weather paralyzes central Arkansas

According to the National Weather Service office in Little Rock, between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell on central and southern Arkansas between Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning.
Some areas of the state received 10 inches of snow during the storm, as detailed quite well on a map in a weather report issued by the Weather Service.
Naturally, that much snow dumped on an area that typically receives very little caused a number of problems.
In central Arkansas, the National Guard was called out shortly after midnight on Monday to check …

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[9 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,136 views]
Snow in Arkansas

The National Weather Service warned a lot of parts of Arkansas would get hit with snow on Sunday and it appears that forecast was correct.
The snow started falling in parts of central Arkansas about 1 p.m. and hit areas of the state farther south earlier. By 3:30 p.m., the Benton School District started calling parents here in town and telling them what children have been hoping for all weekend — schools in the district are closed tomorrow.
And that’s really no surprise — the snow has fallen heavy on central Arkansas …