LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The wintry storm hitting Arkansas has knocked out power to more than 37,000 homes and businesses. Entergy, SWEPCO, Oklahoma Gas and Electric and Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative of Ozark all report outages. Entergy is bringing in thousands of workers for what it says could be a weeklong repair job.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - People with flights out of the major airports in Arkansas could be stuck on the ground. A total of more than 20 flights already have been canceled at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill and Fort Smith Regional Airport.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Senator Rand Paul's planned visit to Arkansas has been postponed because of the wintry weather. The Kentucky Republican was scheduled to speak at a Republican Party of Arkansas event Friday night in Hot Springs.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas doctor convicted on child porn charges has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging a law that blocked him from collecting payments for treating patients under the state's Medicaid program. Earlier this year, after legislators learned Doctor Lonnie Joseph Parker had collected nearly $500,000 in Medicaid payments, they passed a law banning registered sex offenders from receiving money through the program. Parker could refile the lawsuit.
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