The Arkansas State Fair will not open its gates until 4 p.m. today. The official State Fair website notes that this delay is due to the severe weather in the area and concern for the safety of all visitors.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The National Weather Service says the threat of flooding continues for much of Arkansas.
A flash flood watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon for about 45 counties in central and southern Arkansas in the area south of a line from Clarksville to Batesville.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Little Rock Zoo officials say a young child is recovering after falling into a jaguar exhibit.
Zoo spokeswoman Susan Altrui says staff members used a fire extinguisher to keep the jaguars from approaching the toddler after the incident Friday morning. The child was pulled to safety by a zoo employee who'd lowered a ladder into the exhibit.
Altrui says the child was conscious and responding at the time and was taken to a nearby hospital. Officials have not yet released the child's age or said how the toddler fell into the exhibit.