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Tulsa police officers made 10 arrests at a weekend drunken driving checkpoint in midtown.
The after-holiday checkpoint was set up last Saturday at 10 p.m. and ran until 3 a.m. as part of the state's "More Cops. More Stops." alcohol enforcement campaign.
Police say the checkpoint resulted in 95 vehicle stops, 71 citations issued and 10 arrests made.
The arrests were on complaints of driving under the influence, felony drug possession, misdemeanor warrants, a felony warrant out of California and public intoxication.
Wintry weather prompted schools, businesses and government agencies to shutter their doors Friday as icy weather pelted the state ahead of a cold snap expected to last for days.
The state's major universities closed campuses in Conway, Fayetteville, Fort Smith and Jonesboro, while public schools in most of the state called off Friday classes.
Electric utilities, including a number of cooperatives in rural areas, urged people to gather emergency supplies, including fresh water, canned food, first aid kits, flashlights and spare batteries.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department warned motorists to slow down and allow at least three times the normal distance between vehicles when driving on slick roads to allow plenty of stopping distance.
Center director William Holloway said the organization needs donations to pay utility bills and to feed and clothe the homeless.
Weather forecasters and highway officials have the same message for Arkansas motorists — stay home if at all possible.
Arkansas highway department spokesman Randy Ort says he expects the most frequent problems to occur on bridges and overpasses, which freeze more easily than surface roads.
West Virginia University is seeking bids for renovations on the athletic director's suite at Mountaineer Field.
WVU athletics spokesman Michael Fragale says the project will divide the current suite on the third level of the press box into two separate units, giving the Mountaineer Athletic Club a new suite to sell for next year's football season.
As news of Nelson Mandela's death spread, current and former heads of state and government, athletes and entertainers, and people around the world spoke out about the life and legacy of the former South African president. Some knew him personally while many only knew him from afar, but they shared how they drew inspiration from his strength and looked to live his message of continuing the struggle against social injustice.