RURAL ARKANSAS KILLINGS UPDATE
Sheriff: Ark. grandfather fatally shoots 3, self
ALMA, Ark. (AP) - Sheriff's officials say a grandfather fatally shot his two grandchildren and his daughter's boyfriend in rural Arkansas before turning the gun on himself.
The Southwest Times Record reports that Tim Adams shot his 4-month-old grandson, 4-year-old granddaughter and the boyfriend of his daughter at his home near Alma in western Arkansas.
Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says Adams' daughter ran from her father with her wounded infant as he fired shots and was not hit.
Adams later shot himself in front of a deputy who responded to a call about the shootings.
Authorities have not yet determined a motive.
LITTLE ROCK AIRPORT-FOG
Dense fog cancels Little Rock flights
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Dense fog in central Arkansas prompted all airlines to cancel flights in and out of Little Rock's airport Tuesday.
The fog lifted for a time during the afternoon and some flights were able to land. But Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport spokesman Shane Carter says that the fog returned after sunset and airlines decided to cancel the flights at least through early Wednesday morning.
More than two dozen flights were canceled Tuesday and numerous others were delayed. Carter says flights were diverted to a number of other airports.
The fog is forecast to linger into Wednesday and people with morning flights are advised to check with their carriers before traveling to the airport.
Pryor to address Political Animals Club in Ark.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is speaking to the Political Animals Club in central Arkansas.
Pryor is scheduled to address the group Wednesday at a breakfast meeting in downtown Little Rock. The Political Animals Club meets regularly to hear from elected officials and other public figures.
Pryor's appearance before the club comes nearly a year before the 2014 election, when he's hoping to win a third term against Republican challenger and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.
Pryor is the lone Democrat in Arkansas' congressional delegation.
Cotton represents south Arkansas' 4th District.
Pryor bringing mobile office to southwest Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is taking his mobile office to southwest Arkansas to help residents who may be having problems with services provided by the federal government.
Pryor's staff is scheduled to make stops in eight counties Wednesday and Thursday.
Residents who may be having problems with government programs or services, such as Social Security, are encouraged to show up at the visits.
Pryor, the lone Democrat in Arkansas' congressional delegation, is seeking a third term in the Senate. Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, who represents south Arkansas' 4th District, is hoping to unseat Pryor in 2014.
ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU-BEEBE
Beebe to address Arkansas Farm Bureau convention
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is among the featured speakers at this year's Arkansas Farm Bureau convention.
Beebe is to speak at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the conference in downtown Little Rock. On Thursday, Farm Bureau members are to hear a talk by 19-year-old nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson, whose family is from Nashville, Ark.
Wilson now lives in Nevada where he is working to commercialize some of his nuclear projects.
The Farm Bureau convention runs through Friday.
Pollution control panel may change meeting date
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission says it may delay or cancel its regularly scheduled meeting if there is icy weather at the end of the week.
The agency says it will move the time or call off the Friday session if Gov. Mike Beebe invokes the state's inclement weather policy.
If state offices are delayed in opening, the meeting will start 30 minutes after the time for opening state offices. If state offices are closed, the meeting will be called off.
The panel meets at the Department of Environmental Quality office.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of Arkansas for Thursday into Friday. A range of foul weather is forecast, including freezing rain, sleet and snow for parts of the state.
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