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UPDATE: Harding University won’t rename building after alumnus killed in shooting

UPDATE, July 1, 2020, 6:20 p.m.: This article now includes the full text of Harding University President Bruce McLarty's letter regarding this issue. Scroll below to read. SEARCY, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' largest private college says it won't change the name of a building that...

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to mandate quarantine on travelers from hotspots, including Arkansas

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If you're planning an upcoming trip to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, it might be longer than expected. The governors from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have banded together to implement a mandatory quarantine on visitors from states that have a high percentage...

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

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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...

Rural Special High School student killed in accident is remembered

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A Fox teenager is being remembered after she was killed yesterday in an accident near Timbo. Trey Berry, softball coach at Rural Special High School, said this morning that Briley Dawn Morgan, 17, a senior at the school, was an "outstanding" softball player, one of...

Business leaders say area’s economy improving with gradual reopening

A new survey of business leaders from Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota that was released Wednesday suggests the economy has started to recover as businesses reopened in the past month. But Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said the...

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge running for governor in 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, a native of Batesville, says she's running for governor in 2022, setting up a potentially crowded and expensive Republican primary. Rutledge on Wednesday became the second candidate to announce a bid to succeed Republican Gov....

Arkansas coronavirus cases up by more than 400, 2 new deaths

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas has increased by more than 400, and there are two additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The Arkansas Department of Health on Sunday reported 12,501 confirmed cases and...

Mammoth Spring man arrested after vehicle strikes, kills highway worker

A Mammoth Spring man has been arrested after Arkansas State Police say the vehicle he was driving struck and killed a highway construction worker in Tyronza, Saturday, May 30. The preliminary fatality report says Kristopher Gould, 27, of Mammoth Spring, was driving his 2010 Chevrolet...

Newport teenager drowns in Buffalo River Monday afternoon

Authorities say a 16-year-old male from Newport drowned in the Buffalo River late Monday afternoon. Officials with the National Park Service report the incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. at Grinder's Ferry, a popular destination on the river between Marshall and Harrison, just off US Highway...

Jonesboro police officer, man killed in vehicle collision

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A Jonesboro police officer and another person were killed in a head-on collision on a northeastern Arkansas highway. Jonesboro police say in a Facebook post that patrolman Zachary Barton died in the Sunday night collision and his wife was taken to...

Cave City Celebrates with the 40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival

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Since 1980, Cave City has celebrated the World’s Sweetest Watermelons with an atmosphere of fun, family and music. The town is gearing up to host the 40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival this week, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. Friday,...