Tag: Arkansas

Spill At Atchison Kansas Chemical Plant Causes ‘Smoke,’ Evacuations

Authorities say a chemical plant spill has caused a noxious cloud to form over a northeastern Kansas community, prompting the evacuation of a school and the factory. The spill occurred Friday morning at the MGP Ingredients plant in Atchison, 50 miles northwest of Kansas City. Atchison County Emergency Manager Wes Lanter says “smoke” coming from…

7 Killed in Severe Storms Across U.S. [VIDEO]

At least seven people were killed Wednesday in a deadly storm system that swept across the South and Midwest. Several tornadoes touched down in Indiana and Mississippi, where three people were killed. Two more people died in Tennessee in the unseasonably warm storm weather, while a tree blew over onto to a house in Arkansas…

5 Dead After Tornadoes Hit Texas, Ark. [VIDEO]

At least five people are dead and dozens more injured after a string of tornadoes and severe storms ripped through the nation’s Tornado Alley, officials said Monday. More than two dozen tornadoes stretched across Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas on Sunday. In Van, Texas, where a tornado destroyed homes and toppled power lines,…

Mike Huckabee joins Republican presidential race [VIDEO]

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who excited evangelical voters in his first presidential race in 2008 and retains much of their good will, announced on Tuesday that he will again seek the Republican nomination, despite a crowded field of rivals for his natural base in the party.

Arkansas, Indiana to Tweak ‘Religious Freedom’ Bills

Lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas plan tweeks to religion freedom acts (RFRA) that were sent back to them this week following criticism from rights activists and businesses who said the measures allowed discrimination against gays. In Indiana, lawmakers planned to unveil changes to the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), enacted into law last week,…

Judge strikes down Arkansas voter ID law

A Pulaski County, Ark., judge on Thursday struck down a law requiring voters to show photo identification at voting polls, saying it was unconstitutional. Judge Tim Fox said the law added qualifications beyond those stated in the Arkansas Constitution. The state attorney general’s office said it would appeal the decision. The law was vetoed by…

Multiple Tornadoes In Oklahoma Leave 5 Dead

Multiple tornadoes in the Oklahoma City area killed at least 5 people and left around 98 others injured on Friday night. A mother and her baby are among the dead. The latest outbreak of tornadoes in the area last night hit just 11 days after a tornado slammed the suburb of Moore, Okla., leaving 24…

Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup Ongoing In Arkansas, Pipeline Shut

Exxon Oil Spill Cleanup Ongoing In Arkansas, Pipeline Shut

Exxon oil spill cleanup ongoing in Arkansas, pipeline shut Exxon Mobil continued efforts on Monday to clean up thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude oil spilled from a near 65-year-old pipeline in Arkansas, as a debate raged about the safety of transporting rising volumes of the fuel into the United States. The Pegasus pipeline,…

Storm Promises Messy, Dangerous Commute In Midwest

A major snow storm that shuttered airports in Missouri, stranded truckers in Illinois and buried parts of Kansas in knee-deep powder was promising a messy and possibly dangerous commute Friday morning as it crawled northeast. Wind gusts of 30 mph were expected to churn-up snow that fell overnight in southern Wisconsin, where forecasters were warning…