LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say clear skies were helping to melt ice on major Arkansas thoroughfares Saturday in the wake of the ice storm. Arkansas Department of Emergency Management spokesman Brandon Morris said yesterday that the bitterly cold air will make it hard for conditions on lesser-traveled roads to improve, so drivers should be careful. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of freezing rain overnight into Sunday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Gov. Mike Beebe's declaration of a state of emergency because of winter storms crossing the state has triggered state laws intended to protect consumers during an emergency. McDaniel says Thursday's declaration triggers a state law that prohibits businesses from raising prices more than 10 percent, with certain exceptions. Businesses may exceed the 10-percent cap if they can establish that the higher price is directly related to added expenses such as costs imposed by a supplier.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The Live United Texarkana Bowl in Texarkana between Harding University and Texas A and M Commerce has been rescheduled. Harding officials say the bowl game that was postponed because of wintry weather is now scheduled for December 13th with kickoff set for 6 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Bauxite man has been sentenced to 310 years in prison after being convicted in a child pornography case. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says 44-year-old Michael Rea was sentenced Thursday.
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