Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after the Obama administration released its final WOTUS Rule: “The WOTUS rule released today is just further proof that the Obama administration has little regard for rural America—both as an important sector of the economy and as responsible stewards of the environment. These unprecedented new regulations will have a devastating impact on Arkansas. They further establish the EPA’s ability to regulate farmland, effectively tying farmer’s hands on everything from when to plant, how often they can run a tractor, and regulating mud puddles on their farms. “This new rule is a prime example of government overreach at its very worst. I am committed to stopping these regulations in their tracks and protecting Arkansans from President Obama’s continued attacks on farmers.”
One area in Jefferson County is dealing with another round of flooding just days after cleaning up from the previous flood. "It's time's like this you need patience and a good boat. I got both." Dallas Johnson is boating through his backyard on his trip home Wednesday. "If you live off the main road boat's the only way to get in and out of here," says Johnson. Island Harbor is facing the rising river water over the next couple of days. For many people this is the drive home at this point, boating through their neighborhood, for the third time in a month.
Today is National Hamburger Day! Nothing says summertime like a big, juicy hamburger. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades. Americans eat almost 50 billion burgers a year - that's the equivalent of three burgers a week for every person in the United States! Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating a burger on a bun is actually an American tradition. The hamburger as we know it was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year, the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world's largest hamburger made its debut in 2001 - it weighed 8,266 pounds!
High water on State Highway 41 north of the Red River in Little River County has prompted the immediate closure of a section of the route north of the Texas state line, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials. The closure includes 5.1 miles of State Highway 41 between the Texas state line (south end) and Mud Line Road (north end).
People in Dardanelle taking caution as officials expect Riverfront park to be under five to ten feet of water by tonight. Many people showed up to take photos of the flood in downtown Dardanelle. The entire park is under water. That includes several backstops, basketball goals and picinic pavillions. The water came up about 15 feet in 24 hours. People say they have never seen it like this, but a few locals remember how it was before the dam was built. Dallas Johnson, "Nothing you can do. You wait fo r it to go out and clean up. I just got it cleaned up good two days ago." Some of these homeowners have lived through nearly a dozen floods but say this year has been especially rough.
Handsome as the movie star and with big ears too. Gable is about six years old, and as you can see he is a handsome dog, classified as a hound mix, but to me looks like he's got beagle in him with something fawn colored. He's about the size of an oversized beagle, maybe a bit bigger, let's say 18 inches at the shoulders and 20 inches long from neck to base of tail.. He's got the dog-friendly and people-friendly disposition of a beagle or most hounds. Seems housebroken. He was a stray found out in a rural area, who came to us afflicted with heartworms, but after several expensive months, he's healthy again.
A week after federal regulators and air bag maker Takata announced the largest safety recall in U.S. history, a congressional subcommittee said today it would hold a hearing next week to get an update on the widening campaign to address potentially deadly air bag inflators.
Blanchard Springs is one of the prettiest areas you can see in the state. It's located near Mountain View.
There are some things you can do to help your garden after our rain over the last few days.
Sonny Smith died in the line of duty last week while responding to a burglary call. You can watch the service live on www.arkansasmatters.com
Sen. John Boozman is touring the recovery efforts in Vilonia. He'll meet with Faulkner County leaders to see how the recovery is going.
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry is holding a golf tournament to help feed hungry Arkansans on June 8th. Go to http://www.arkansashunters.org/ for more information.
Triple Threat from Benton advances to the next round on America's Got Talent.
Today the City of Memphis will hold a public event celebrating the life and legacy of music icon BB King. A special musical tribute will happen here at Handy park in downtown Memphis just off Beale Street. BB King put the city of Memphis on the map for Blues music and fans from all over are expected to come out and give a final salute to the King of The Blues. The musical tribute will happen a little later this morning at 11 and then a procession of B.B. Kings remains down Beale Street will happen at 12:45pm. The city's asking for King's fans to wear blue. Reporting live I'm Jamie McGriff
It's a food & entertainment festival with a cycling event.
D.J. Williams finding a new way to exercise this morning at IMX Pilates. He also found former AR lineman Grant Cook working out. For more information https://youtu.be/_wvwndnhxaQ
The Arkansas River is expected to crest at levels Crawford County Emergency Officials have not seen in 25 years.
Perhaps the hardest hit area after the severe weather was Ola in Yell County. They were able to clear up much of the damage.
Pottsville had a large wall cloud that could have produced a tornado in the area during the severe weather Memorial Day. Fortunately they had minimal damage.
American Idol Season 9 winner and Arkansas native Kris Allen takes on former Hog DJ Williams in a Baggo competition at Riverfest. In the end Allen brought home the win.
Kris Allen shares his thoughts on playing at Riverfest 2015.
The Baggo Championship taking place at Riverfest 2015.
Pet of the Week a husky named Isis. She's about four years old, does well on a leash, has gotten along with our dogs -- except for being food-aggressive -- is supposed to be housebroken and has all sorts of good qualities.
Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day's events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country's favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it's a show not to be missed!
A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday morning, May 21st, at 11 AM in the State Police Commission Chambers at Arkansas State Police Administrative Headquarters, One State Police Plaza Drive, Little Rock. Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and commanders of the State Police Highway Patrol Division will be joined by other law enforcement agency representatives during the news conference. Arkansas State Troopers and local law enforcement officers remind Arkansas motorists to use their seat belts rather than risk a violator citation and fines or the possibility of serious injury or death if involved in a motor vehicle crash when not using a seat belt.
The last David Letterman show aired last night. This is a recap of the show.
The Diamond Hogs beat the Florida Gators after a late night game in the SEC Tournament. They take on the LSU Tigers tonight at 8 p.m.
Governor Asa Hutchinson's news conference for this afternoon has been rescheduled for Thursday morning. A news release announcing all agenda items for the special session of the 90th General Assembly will be sent our shortly. Updated details are as follows: WHAT: News Conference: Special Session Agenda Items, Government Efficiencies WHEN: 10:30 am, Thursday, May 21, 2015 WHERE: Governor's Conference Room State Capitol, Little Rock, AR
The Little Rock Police Department now awaiting new riot gear after the city board approved the purchase.
Little Rock Police confirm they are working a water rescue on La Harpe and Chester. Both streets are shut down. Police tell us a vehicle is stuck and they are working to pull it out.
The Diamond Hogs bring home a win to move on to the next round of the SEC tournament. They play against Florida tonight at 8.
Bubble Ball is a new and exciting twist to the traditional game of soccer! Imagine a game that combines football and soccer into one new, safe and hilariously fun game and you've got Bubble Ball! Choose Bubble Ball for your Party or Event! Want something new and fun that people will be talking about long after your event is over? Roll in the fun at your next party, reunion, church or corporate event! Bubble Ball is the perfect energizer for your next celebration! Let us handle all the details! Bubble Ball Tournaments are a weekend of fun! Get your friends or soccer team together and enter one of our yearly tournaments for a fun filled weekend. This is a great way for your group to get introduced to this fun new game. Unlike a traditional soccer tournament your guaranteed to have fun, win or lose! Bubble Ball Leagues are coming soon to Little Rock! We are now in the process of organizing Little Rock's newest and most exciting sporting league. Check back here and on our Facebook Page or Twitter Feed for the exciting details as soon as they become available!
Ira's Park Hill Grill offers fresh seafood dishes, steak, pasta, duck, lamb and a variety of salads, sandwiches and appetizers as well as an extensive wine and drink menu including a full bar Tuesday-Saturday Dinner - 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday Lunch -11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m 3812 J.F.K. Blvd North Little Rock, AR 72116 (501) 771-6900 http://www.irasparkhillgrill.com/home.html
Cabot Police are investigating a late night shooting.
The Voice Finale airs tonight on KARK, the LR City Council set to decide if it will fund riot gear for LRPD, a convicted sex offender back in jail and a LR internal medicine doctor arrested accused of writing nearly 200 fraudulent prescriptions.
The Heights Taco & Tamale Co. has been open for about a month. They offer Tex Mex with an Arkansas flare.
The gear costs about $300,000. LRPD officers will not have to undergo additional training. The Board should decide tonight.
May is National Strawberry Month and Lynsey Lou shares her strawberry recipes with the crew.
Aaron Nolan takes a dunk in the dunk tank after losing a contest to DJ Williams.
Splash Zone in Jacksonville is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a party! · The evening event is the perfect way to kick off Memorial Day weekend · The party will include free slides, giveaways and prizes, music and, of course, birthday cake · It has a three pool layout and offers recreation, exercise, and fun for all ages · The splash park features a plunge pool with two water slides, a water tunnel, umbrella-shaped rain drop, and dew drop water showers, and the kids-only tea cup. · Concessions are available
Friday, May 15, Ozone Action Days will host a kick-off for Ditch the Keys Week, an awareness-building campaign that encourages central Arkansas residents to protect air quality by using alternate modes of transportation and to reduce outdoor activities on high-ozone days. Ditch the Keys Week will take place May 15 - 22. The kick-off will take place on the front lawn of the Old State House at 7:30 a.m.
Arkansas Festival Ballet (AFB) announces its production of Hansel & Gretel, a storybook ballet, May 15 -17, 2015 at the Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre. Sponsors include CHI St. Vincent, Landers FIAT and the Arkansas Arts Council. Following the classic fairytale of the Brothers Grimm and the Tale of Candy Land, Hansel & Gretel features a full array of characters that bring the enchanting story to life through dancing and theatrics. Delectable dancing treats that adorn the Gingerbread House in the woods and that live in the world of Candy Land add color, grace and charm.
B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname "King of the Blues," died late Thursday. He was 89. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed the death to NBC News. Earlier, attorney Brent Bryson told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas.
Our Festival will proudly showcase many of our different heritages found within our church community. Our rich cultures will be evident in our homemade food, desserts, cultural dances, and church tours that highlight our Orthodox Christian heritage. Please join us as we serve Food, Friends, and Community. See you there!! 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.
The Little Rock District joins boating professionals and boating enthusiasts to heighten awareness of different life jacket types that are available, including inflatable life jackets, and demonstrate their comfort and versatility by wearing them to work. The annual event serves as a fun educational element just prior to National Safe Boating Week, May 16-22, the official launch. Ready, Set, Wear It!,"
Come get your hot and juicy booth at the Greek Food Festival grabbing attention with a little fun this morning.
Joel is a 3 month old gray tabby with white toes and a loving personality. Joel is a kitten so playing is a favorite activity, but he loves to be cuddled and will purr contentedly as you stroke him. He was a single stray kitten brought to the Humane Society of Pulaski County in late April. Now that Joel has had all his vaccinations and has been neutered he is ready to find a loving home. He is such a sweet guy, I am sure he will soon find a new home. HSPC NEWS: Our HEART adoption vehicle is scheduled to be at PETSMART on Financial Parkway Saturday from 10 a.m.-2p.m. SATURDAY 2.TICKETS AR AVAILABLE FOR BREWS & BARKS, SATURDAY JUNE 6, 2-6, AT DIAMOND BEAR BREWERY IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK. GO TO diamondbear.yapsody.com
The stores are located off Merrill Drive, on the first floor of the non-profit organization, ICM or Independent Case Management. ICM has been serving individuals with disabilities across the state for more than 25 years, by providing the necessary support to keep them in their community of choice and offering an enhanced quality of life. ICM started a new day-hab program earlier this year called BRAVO, as a way to help build strong, independent citizens by developing life and leisure skills - as well as allowing paid internships to work in the organization's new retail stores. Biscuits and Bamboo are open Tuesdays thru Saturdays, Noon to 6pm. The stores are located at 1525 Merrill Drive in Little Rock. Mention that you saw this on KARK / FOX16 and get 10% off your purchase. For more information on the BRAVO program, contact Sara Monday at 501-228-0063, extension 111 or via email Sara.firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the force with you?...Tonight is Star Wars night at the Arkansas Travelers game at 7:10 p.m.
Hilary Hunt shares the latest from flooding on the river trail.
Make it with Mal has a special guest Cori Fetters of Just Scrap It. Cori shows us how to create a variety of items with wrapping leftover from Christmas.
Make it with Mal features a variety of food and crafts.
There are are many things you can make in your home that will work for great decorations you can use for the holidays.