LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Forecasters upgraded parts of Arkansas to a winter storm warning, predicting that snow, sleet and freezing rain will fall today and tomorrow. The National Weather Service said rain will switch over to freezing rain in northwestern Arkansas around daybreak this morning, then switch over to sleet, snow or a mix of sleet and snow. Travel is expected to become difficult or impossible throughout northern and western Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' largest electric utility says a winter storm expected to hit the state this week could cause widespread and extended power outages. Entergy Arkansas said yesterday that it's bringing in thousands of workers to help deal with the weather. The utility says it's preparing for a significant ice storm with up to five-eighths of an inch of ice accumulation.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - The head of the Public Works Department in Texarkana, Arkansas says people who visited downtown Monday night for a Christmas parade left behind a pile of garbage. Paul Hackleman said in a story published by the Texarkana Gazette yesterday that he was disgusted by the amount of trash, which county inmates cleaned up Tuesday.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Police in Texarkana say one woman was killed and another is in custody following a shooting on the east side of the southwest Arkansas city. No names were immediately released. Police told the Texarkana Gazette the dead woman is believed to have been in her 60s while the suspect was arrested.