49.5 F
Batesville
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Home Around Arkansas

Around Arkansas

BREAKING: US Capitol ‘secure’ after four-hour violent confrontation; one confirmed dead

1
Above: Screenshot of Fox News coverage of US Capitol four-hour occupation Wednesday, 2:16 p.m. To follow live coverage via NewsNation.com, click here. UPDATE from the Associated Press: 4:50 p.m. Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after heavily armed police moved to end a nearly four-hour...

Arkansas adjusts vaccine rollout as coronavirus cases surge

0
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has adjusted its rollout of the coronavirus vaccine as the state's hospitalizations from the virus continued hitting record levels. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said the state will move police, firefighters, and other first responders to the first phase...

Sheriff: 2 dead in small plane crash near Harrisburg

0
HARRISBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after a small plane crashed in northeast Arkansas. The crash happened Monday morning in a rural area of Poinsett County. Sheriff Kevin Molder tells Jonesboro TV station KAIT that two people died in the crash. Officials...

Cotton speaks out against delay of electoral vote count; Trump responds

0
Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and a possible 2024 Republican presidential candidate, is speaking out against an effort by a team of fellow Republicans to delay Wednesday's counting of certified electoral votes during a joint session of...

2021 brings potential increase in Arkansans’ paychecks

0
Department of Finance and Administration adjusts income tax withholding tables / In total, paychecks in Arkansas will increase by $7 million each month LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- To ring in 2021, Arkansans may see a little boost in their paychecks thanks to changes in the...

Arkansas again reports record coronavirus hospitalizations Saturday

1
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations in Arkansas have again set a new record high, as the pandemic’s strains state medical resources. Health officials say there were 1,216 people in Arkansas hospitals with COVID-19 Saturday, an increase of 31 from the day before. Arkansas has...

Mother, son found dead in Hot Springs; homicide suspected

0
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Police in Hot Springs say a woman and her young son have been found dead and homicide is suspected. Police Corporal Patrick Langley says in a news release Wednesday that the bodies of 21-year-old Shaquilla Watts and 5-year-old Zay'vion Watts...

Hutchinson extends COVID emergency as deaths spike

0
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is extending his coronavirus emergency declaration by another two months as the state reported a record one-day spike in deaths and a new high in hospitalizations from COVID-19. Hutchinson on Tuesday said he was extending the...

State Police investigate homicide victim found on exit ramp

0
A 27-year-old Conyers, Georgia woman was found dead along a Fayetteville exit ramp off Interstate 49, Saturday, Dec. 26, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. Arkansas State Police Special Agents have identified the victim as Shaletian Robin Zetta Larry. The case is...

Deaths of 2 women, 3 girls in Atkins still under investigation

0
ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two women and three girls found dead in a home in northwest Arkansas are being investigated as suspected homicides. Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones says deputies responded to a call around 5 p.m. Friday and...

Arkansas hits another record high in virus hospitalizations

0
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution ahead of Christmas gatherings as Arkansas reports another one-day high of coronavirus hospitalizations. The Arkansas Department of Health reported Wednesday that 1,110 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, a new record number pushing past the...