Fayetteville Shale boom gone bust | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The glory days of the Fayetteville Shale are over. The main drillers are gone. What remains is sobering. Businesses have closed. Once-bustling highways are mostly empty now, and equipment sits idle along the roadsides.  

As casinos’ streak cools, Tunica County boom withers | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

In Tunica County, home to eight casinos, the strike-gold opportunity expected to pull the rural Southern community out of poverty has seemingly fizzled, leaving some to question what the county has to show for it. 

Forums set up to quell fears of immigrants | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

When Francisco Lira's 8-year-old daughter Lizette woke up the day after the presidential election and found out Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States, she began to cry. 

"Why does he hate us so much?" Lizette asked her father.

Women few among Arkansas’ high-paid execs | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Only a few women in the executive suites of Arkansas' largest public companies can say they are among their firms' top earners.

Oil glut, price swoon idle state rigs, workers | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 

Like the rest of the industry, Arkansas oil producers have scaled back their operations — in some cases terminating drilling plans altogether — in response to the price plunge in the global oil market. 

Break’s news called slow | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Two streams of water were forced skyward when a 24-inch pipeline exploded beneath the flooded Arkansas river, releasing 3.9 million cubic feet of natural gas. The pipeline, part of the Texas Eastern Transmission system, crosses the river between Little Rock and North Little Rock, about a mile east of Interstate 30. 

Rules hazy for drone coverage of tornado | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Minutes after a tornado barreled across the state Sunday, a Little Rock television station broadcast aerial footage of smashed recreational vehicles, homes and other storm debris in Mayflower as emergency workers searched for survivors. 

The footage aired by KATV, Channel 7, on Sunday was one of the first glimpses of the scope of damage the storm left in its wake and was captured with a device that is relatively new to the journalism industry: an unmanned aerial vehicle, most commonly referred to as a drone.

Prevalence, age of pipelines in state raise safety concerns| Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The 65-year-old Pegasus pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil into a Mayflower subdivision a short distance from Lake Conway on Good Friday should be capable of handling the heavy Canadian crude it was moving from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast, analysts and industry members say.

Peril in firms like Acxiom? U.S. looks | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the FBI descended on Acxiom Corp.’s Little Rock headquarters. The agents’ task: comb through databases for information about the 19 hijackers who crashed four planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.