$2.3 million from FEMA goes to tornado survivors

Posted: May 26, 2014 at 5:21 a.m.

Four weeks after a tornado struck central Arkansas, killing 16 people, amid a severe storm that also caused widespread flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has distributed nearly $2.3 million to survivors.

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Bands attract young crowd for Riverfest

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA SUE GERRITS - 05/25/2014 - Variety performer Mark Lippard performs in the midway during Riverfest May 25, 2014. "I'm still learning!", announced Lippard who specializes in juggling, unicycling, balloon sculpting, stilt walking, and even fire-eating.

For the Frog Man, Riverfest is all about making people smile. Read »

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Getting medals earned by vets no easy matter

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --05/23/14--  Kenneth D. Evans, 94, outside his North Little Rock home Friday. Evans, as army infantryman, came ashore with the second wave of troops at Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of WWII on June 6, 1945.

WASHINGTON -- Kenneth Evans of North Little Rock helped storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. He and his com... Read »