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Newscast for Friday, Dec. 8, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, Dec. 8, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-Much of central, southern and southeastern Arkansas could face a severe weather threat over the weekend

-The Arkansas Supreme Court will soon consider a case challenging the legality of the state's vote counting machines

-Legislative auditors say the investigation into Gov. Sarah Sanders' purchase of a $19,000 lectern should be complete early next year

-The U.S. Coast Guard says a barge was freed after being stuck along the Arkansas River near Fort Smith

Listen to live newscasts from Little Rock Public Radio each weekday during NPR's Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m., during All Things Considered from 4 to 6 p.m., and online at littlerockpublicradio.org.

Daniel Breen is News Director of Little Rock Public Radio.