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Arkansas reports 30 more coronavirus deaths; new cases drop

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 30 more coronavirus deaths, although the state's new cases and hospitalizations continue to drop. The state Department of Health on Monday said Arkansas virus deaths now total 5,106 since the pandemic began. The state's virus cases rose...

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge visits with Gary B. about Mobile Office stop in Salem and more

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White River Now's Gary B. visited with Arkansas Attorney General (and Batesville native) Leslie Rutledge this morning. Listen to her comments below regarding the AG's Mobile Office making an appearance in Salem this morning, as well as her political future, including talk of a possible...

Arkansas again reports record coronavirus hospitalizations Saturday

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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...

KATV: Three dead in White County

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Little Rock ABC affiliate KATV is reporting three people are dead, including a man shot by deputies, in a New Year's Day shooting in White County. Click here for the story.

Court blocks referendum on Arkansas eye surgery law

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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...

Hutchinson: New cases see significant drop within 24 hours; school on track for Aug. 24

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There was a noticeable decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases that were reported within 24 hours in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in today’s statewide briefing on the pandemic. The state reported 383 new cases. In comparison, the state added 645 new cases...

Gary B.: US Census Bureau numbers on average age in Arkansas

The US Census Bureau says the average age in Arkansas' 75 counties ranges from 32 to 52 years old. As one would expect, the older-aged counties are those, for the most part, with a number of retirees. Marion County has the oldest average age at 52.5...

Suspects arrested after burned body found in car

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Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a burned body has been found in a burned car near Mountain Home, and three suspects are in custody after being arrested on first-degree murder warrants. Montgomery says the car with the unidentified body inside was found Wednesday. Montgomery...

Batesville native named Executive Director for Arkansas ACLU

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Holly Dickson, a native of Batesville, has been named the Executive Director for the Arkansas Civil Liberties Union Foundation, according to a release Wednesday from the ACLU of Arkansas. “I’m deeply honored that after a nationwide search, the ACLU of Arkansas Board of Directors entrusted...

NPR: Monsanto vs. Arkansas State Plant Board

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NPR, the National Public Radio network, features a story on agrochemical giant Monsanto's fight to utilize a controversial weedkiller, dicamba, in the state of Arkansas. The Arkansas State Plant Board has severely regulated the use of the herbicide in the state, noting it can damage certain...

Arkansas reports state-record 1,061 new COVID-19 cases

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Arkansas has reported a state-record 1,061 new cases of the new coronavirus but no new deaths related to the virus. State health officials reported the total cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, climbed to 27,864 Saturday. The state said the...