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Arkansas judge dismisses challenge to virus curfew for bars

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the early closing time for bars and some restaurants that was temporarily imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit filed by a...

Arkansas reports 44 coronavirus deaths, drop in new cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 44 more deaths from the coronavirus, even as the state saw a steep drop in new cases. The Department of Health on Monday reported the state's COVID-19 deaths increased to 4,650. The state’s new coronavirus cases rose...

Source: Sarah Sanders running for Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A senior campaign official tells The Associated Press that former White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders plans to run for Arkansas governor. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The official said Sanders plans...

Asa: Don’t retreat from virus safety steps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor has urged lawmakers to not retreat from the state's coronavirus safety measures and to enact hate crimes legislation in his State of State address delivered in the middle of the pandemic. The Republican governor on Tuesday called on...

Pandemic overshadows agenda as Arkansas lawmakers meet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol Monday for a legislative session that's been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. The virus has already changed operations at the Capitol, which has had the second-highest known outbreak in a state Legislature in...

BREAKING: Trump condemns Capitol riot, acknowledges new administration

Above image: Screenshot of President Donald Trump during his address on Thursday night. UPDATES BELOW Education head DeVos quits, cites Trump rhetoric Jan. 07, 2021, 8:07 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists: 8:05 p.m. Education...

Arkansas virus hospitalizations, again, reach new record high

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of coronavirus patients in Arkansas' hospitals has risen to a new record high with 25 more people dying from the virus. The Department of Health on Thursday said the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by five to 1,326. The total...

Arkansas leaders comment on Wednesday’s violence at US Capitol

After supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol Wednesday as debate began regarding the Electoral College vote confirmation, some of Arkansas' legislative leaders along with the state's governor took to Twitter to rebuke the violence that left multiple law enforcement officers injured...

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

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

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

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...