MONETTE, Ark. (AP) - Police in Monette say there were no injuries when a tractor-trailer rig exploded near City Hall in the northeastern Arkansas town. Police officer Kevin Bond told KAIT-TV that there were two explosions from the rig shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Bond says the rig belongs to Adams Trucking of Piggott and was parked in Monette for the night before the blast.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State legislators are planning to question highway officials about the response - or lack of response - as sleet and snow piled on Arkansas roadways and left motorists stranded for hours. Winter weather raked much of Arkansas a week ago and left roads slick statewide, but Interstates 40 and 55 in eastern Arkansas became choked with traffic. Legislators will open two days of hearings on the subject Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A new study has found marked improvement in morale among employees of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission since a previous study about 18 months ago. A report released in July 2012 by Responsive Management Incorporated found that employees perceived an atmosphere of harassment, intimidation and bullying by upper management and that overall satisfaction was 15 percent.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority has reclassified 200 acres of land donated to a planned medical school near Fort Smith. The Times Record reports that medical school officials hope to break ground on the project by the end of the year.
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