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Hutchinson delivers statewide coronavirus briefing from UACCB

Gov. Asa Hutchinson held his statewide coronavirus briefing from the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) on Wednesday afternoon. Kicking off the briefing, Hutchinson noted he had met earlier with Independence County Judge Robert Griffin, Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, and...

Walmart to test drone delivery in NW Arkansas with Zipline

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Court blocks referendum on Arkansas eye surgery law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has blocked a referendum on a law expanding the procedures that optometrists can perform. Justices on Thursday ruled that the campaign behind the referendum didn't comply with a law requiring them to certify that their paid...

UPDATE: Body found Friday confirmed to be Sutherland

UPDATE, Aug. 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m.:  The family of Sydney Sutherland's boyfriend, Alex, has confirmed on Facebook the body discovered Friday afternoon was that of Sutherland. The post (below) also notes a person has been confessed and has been arrested. No names were released.  UPDATE,...

Arkansas Education Association calls for virtual start of school year

The Arkansas Education Association (AEA) is calling on the state to begin the '20-'21 school year through virtual-only instruction. According to a release from the AEA, AEA President Carol Fleming told state lawmakers Monday it is unsafe for schools to return to in-person learning as...

Sheriff releases names of 37 arrested during second phase of meth investigation

Screenshot from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office showing some of those arrested in today in phase two of Operation Lake Ice. A list of individuals arrested in today's round-up from Operation Lake Ice, a joint operation by the Cleburne County's Sheriff's Office and the 16th...

UPDATE: Body found Friday confirmed to be Sutherland; man in custody

Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas has confirmed a man is in custody in connection with the death of Sydney Sutherland. The suspect is currently in the Jackson County Jail. As of this posting the Jackson County Sheriff's Department has not officially released the suspect's name...

Walmart changes shopping process to encourage social distancing

Photo by Tammy Dale Poole on Facebook BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 3, 2020-- In this taxing and uncertain time, our associates have gone above and beyond to help Americans get the food, medicine, and supplies they need. We care deeply about our associates' health and well-being, and in...

Arkansas State Police seeking help in fatal hit-and-run

The Arkansas State Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash that left one person dead in Little Rock. The crash happened at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday night, Aug. 19, on Interstate 30, eastbound near the...