Archives for December 2014

Highway 109 at Railroad Crossing Between Clarksville and Morrison Bluff Closed on Sunday for Repairs

Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department officials say railroad work will require the temporary closure of Highway 109 in South Johnson County just north of the Mills-Ahne Arkansas River Bridge on Sunday. Officials say a Union Pacific Railroad crew will be making repairs at the Highway 109 crossing between Clarksville and Morrison Bluff which will […]

Graffiti Threat Made Against Police in Rogers

According to a report from the department, on Sunday, 12-28-2014, at approximately 5:50 pm, the Rogers Police Department took a graffiti call at the Kum-and-Go located at 1701 W New Hope Road. The graffiti was written on the wall inside the bathroom stall and stated… — “A cop will be killed new year’s night in […]

Silver Alert Issued for 91-year-old Ozark Man — UPDATE: BODY FOUND!

UPDATE: Body found in Logan County.  Details at end of this article. The Ozark Police Department has requested activation of an Arkansas State Police Silver Alert for 91-year-old William E Harris of Ozark, Arkansas. Harris was reported missing on Christmas day. He was last known to be at 612 N. 2nd Street in Ozark. The […]

Tragic Tornadoes in Mississippi on Tuesday Reminder That Severe Weather Can Occur in the Winter!

When unseasonably warm and humid conditions occur and a strong cold front moves in, the result can be severe weather. On December 23rd and 24th, 1982, a severe weather outbreak struck Arkansas, ruining the holidays for countless people. Altogether, there were 29 tornadoes. Two people were killed and more than 60 were injured. The fatalities […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Arkansas for Monday, December 22, 2014

John Robinson of the National Weather Service’s Little Rock office says a few thunderstorms may occur in eastern Arkansas tonight and in the southeast part of the state on Tuesday. While an isolated strong thunderstorm cannot be totally ruled out, best chances for severe weather will be off to the southeast of the state. Rainfall […]

Tips for Elk Viewing in Boxley Valley by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Just over the mountain, through the woods, and north of the Arkansas River Valley, you’ll find the best chance in the state for seeing our region’s newly restored Elk population. This video by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission provides some helpful tips for getting the most from your Elk viewing adventure…and also other natural […]

NORAD Again Prepares to Track Santa on Christmas Eve!

This Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), will once again track Santa, as he makes his trip around the world, bringing Christmas gifts to kids and kids at heart! Since the tradition began in 1958, thousands of volunteers staff telephones…and now computers…to answer calls and e-mails from children (and adults) from around […]