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BREAKING: Arkansas requiring bars, restaurants that serve alcohol to close by 11 p.m.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is requiring bars, restaurants, and clubs that serve alcohol to close by 11 p.m. in an effort to curb a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who announced the move Thursday, said it was recommended by...

Arkansas doctors urge more virus limits as cases rise

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nearly 300 doctors from around Arkansas are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to impose new restrictions to curb a surge in coronavirus cases. A letter from the doctors was delivered to Hutchinson Wednesday as the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new...

White House panel: Virus situation worsening in Arkansas

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A White House panel says the coronavirus situation is worsening in Arkansas and is recommending restaurants in most of the state limit indoor capacity to less than 25 percent, according to the Associated Press. Gov. Asa Hutchinson rejected the recommended tighter limit, saying it would...

Arkansas reports record COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas saw a state record-setting 42 deaths and 861 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 on the day a newly formed state coronavirus task force met for the first time. Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state had 1,308 new cases Monday....

Arkansas official: Tornado injures 4 people, destroys homes

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ROMANCE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado in northeast Arkansas left four people injured. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the severe weather Sunday was near Romance, an unincorporated community about 23 miles (37.01 kilometers) west of Searcy. No deaths were reported. White County Sheriff Phillip...

Arkansas virus panel meets Monday as hospitalizations hit record

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A newly formed task force dealing with the coronavirus in Arkansas will begin meeting Monday, a day after COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new record high in the state. Hospitalizations rose to 830 on Sunday. The state also reported 874 new cases...

Suspect arrested in shooting of Arkansas police officer

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This story has been updated to include the name of the police officer that was killed. Please scroll below. HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting an eastern Arkansas police officer has been arrested. State police spokesman Bill...

Governor talks to ‘CBS This Morning’ about virus fight in Arkansas and 2020 election

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson appeared on the national news program, "CBS This Morning," Friday to discuss the state's response to the coronavirus fight and the governor's plans to battle the virus in the upcoming months. He also discussed the 2020 presidential election and why he still...

Arkansas virus cases rise by nearly 2,000, a new 1-day high

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has posted a new record one-day spike in coronavirus cases, surpassing a high it reached less than a week ago. The Department of Health on Wednesday reported the state's probable and confirmed cases rose by 1,962 to 126,197. The state's...

Virus hospitalizations hit new high in state as cases rise again; Hutchinson issues new guidelines for churches

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The Associated Press reports Arkansas' COVID-19 hospitalizations have again hit a new high. The Department of Health on Tuesday reported 24 more people were hospitalized because of COVID-19, bringing the state's virus hospitalizations to a new high of 810. After a surge of 75 new cases...

Arkansas governor proposes $50M in tax cuts in new budget

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is proposing $50 million in tax cuts in a nearly $5.9 billion budget plan for the coming fiscal year. Hutchinson on Tuesday detailed his budget proposal to lawmakers ahead of the legislative session that's set to...