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Gov. Hutchinson provides COVID-19 update, reports positive cases remain at 22

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This morning Gov. Asa Hutchinson gave the latest update from West Memphis on the current COVID-19 situation impacting the state. As of the morning of March 17, statewide positive cases of COVID-19 remains at 22. The Governor re-enforced the need to eliminate panic-buying ensuring grocery stores...

Gov. Hutchinson orders closing of state school campuses Tuesday through the spring break in response to COVID-19

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, provided an update on the state's coronavirus (COVID-19) response Sunday afternoon. The governor said four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed since Saturday, bringing the total number of cases...

Arkansas records 1st coronavirus case; patient hospitalized

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the person is from Pine Bluff and is currently in isolation at a hospital. The governor also declared a public health emergency. Hutchinson says the person had...

AP: Officer dies after being shot during Arkansas traffic stop

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Arkansas has died following a shooting during a traffic stop that also left a suspect wounded. The Hot Springs Police Department says Officer Brent Scrimshire conducted the traffic stop about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in...

Arkansas directs screening at nursing homes over virus

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials have told the state's nursing homes to screen staff and visitors over concerns about the new coronavirus. The state departments of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a directive laying out screening procedures for long-term care facilities. Arkansas...

Arkansas details state’s preparations for coronavirus threat

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's told state agencies to develop contingency plans for a possible outbreak of the new coronavirus, though the state does not have any confirmed cases. Hutchinson on Friday briefed reporters on the state's preparations for...

AROUND ARKANSAS: Sunday alcohol sales in Mountain Home on ballot; violations upheld for medical pot dispensary

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Voters in Mountain Home to consider Sunday alcohol sales Voters in Mountain Home will decide next week whether to allow the off-premises sales of alcohol on Sundays, as more and more cities and counties consider the loosening of alcohol restrictions throughout Arkansas. The Baxter Bulletin reports...

Arkansas AG Rutledge announces bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL

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LITTLE ROCK– Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced joining a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs. The 39-state multistate coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content and statements about risks, safety and effectiveness as...

Candidate’s political ties targeted in Arkansas Supreme Court race

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The campaign for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court features a candidate with deep Republican Party ties and is highlighting how the state’s nonpartisan high court races are becoming less so. One of the candidates, Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch who is currently serving as...

Arkansas State Police issue Missing/Endangered Child Advisory

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UPDATE: The advisory has been canceled by the Arkansas State Police, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting she has been found safe. *** Kylie Dickerson (pictured above), 13, of Sherwood has been reported missing by a family member, according to a release tonight from the Arkansas...

AP: 7 injured after Arkansas school bus collides with trailer in Bono

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BONO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say several people were injured after a school bus collided with a commercial trailer Friday morning in eastern Arkansas. Lawrence County School District Superintendent Terry Belcher tells Jonesboro TV station KAIT that 19 people were on the bus at the...