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Batesville native Skip Rutherford announces retirement as dean of Clinton School of Public Service

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James L. “Skip” Rutherford, the longtime dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, will be retiring from the school next year. Rutherford, a Batesville native, made the announcement in a letter Monday to Dr. Donald W. Bobbitt, the...

Walmart to test drone delivery in NW Arkansas with Zipline

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a company called Zipline to launch a drone delivery program early next year that will deliver select health and wellness products near the discounter's headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. Walmart said Monday that it plans to eventually...

Wednesday’s state briefing: 385 new coronavirus cases, 11 more deaths

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Featured image: Steuart Walton, the head of the Arkansas Economic Recovery Task Force, at today's statewide COVID-19 briefing. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is reporting 385 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 11 more deaths from the illness caused by the virus.  The latest...

Hutchinson slams lawsuit curtailing the state’s emergency orders; surge in new cases as students return to college

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Featured image: Gov. Asa Hutchinson at Thursday afternoon's statewide briefing on the pandemic At Thursday’s statewide COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson criticized a lawsuit filed that morning by a group of state legislators and citizens who say the state’s emergency orders need to be lifted...

Harrison and Boone County leaders endorse hate crimes law effort

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Community leaders in an Arkansas region that has struggled with racism and white supremacists over the years are endorsing an effort by the governor and lawmakers to enact a hate crimes law. The leaders of Harrison and surrounding Boone County signed resolutions Wednesday denouncing bigotry...

AP News: Bentonville removing Confederate monument from square

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crews in Bentonville are removing a Confederate monument that had been on display in the city’s downtown square for more than a century. The monument is owned by the Arkansas division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It will be...

Arkansas reports 17 more COVID-19 deaths, drop in new cases

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 17 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus. The Department of Health on Tuesday said the new deaths from COVID-19 bring the state's total fatalities since the pandemic began to 814. The state said 273...

Body found in fishing area of Lake Norfork Saturday has been identified

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A body found last Saturday in a fishing area of Lake Norfork, near Pidgeon Creek in Baxter County, has been identified. Authorities say the body has been identified as Andrew Cunningham, 43, of Cotter, Ark. When Cunningham’s body was discovered, he was believed to have...

One injured in shooting at North Little Rock mall Monday

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been wounded in a shooting at a shopping mall in Arkansas. North Little Rock Police said the shooting occurred Monday afternoon after a “physical disturbance" on the second floor of McCain Mall. An adult male...

COVID-19 today: Independence joins list of counties with 20 or more new cases

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Featured image: Gov. Asa Hutchinson at Friday's COVID-19 statewide briefing.   During the past 24 hours, 848 coronavirus cases in Arkansas have been reported, according to officials at Friday afternoon’s statewide COVID-19 briefing from Gov. Asa Hutchinson. That figure brings the total number to 59,583 cases. Eleven counties...

President approves emergency disaster declaration for state as Laura begins Arkansas visit

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The remnants of Hurricane Laura are headed this way. White River Now's Gary Bridgman spoke Thursday morning with Dylan Cooper, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service out of Little Rock, and Cooper says, while the storm is still a dangerous one, Laura's strength in...