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Arkansas reports new high for COVID-19 hospitalizations

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reached a new high for COVID-19 hospitalizations as the state's coronavirus cases continue to grow. The Department of Health on Monday reported the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 33 to 688. The state's previous high for hospitalizations was 676....

LISTEN: Batesville Preservation Association to host “Tour of Homes”

Photo Credit: Batesville Preservation Association Facebook page The Batesville Preservation Association is featuring a "Tour of Homes" this Sunday in Batesville. Four homes in the downtown area will be featured Sunday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Leslie Gitz with the Batesville Preservation Association stopped...

Arkansas woman pleads guilty to killing former lawmaker

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POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman has pleaded guilty to killing a former state lawmaker who was found dead from multiple stab wounds outside her home last year. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of former state Sen....

Countywide CPR class recently held in Sharp County

Proactive residents across Sharp County attended several locations over the weekend to learn a lifesaving skill in the first ever countywide CPR class. The class was hosted by Wives of Armor Chapter F in conjunction with Comfort Keepers and produced several locations near capacity. Robert...

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...

Source: Sarah Sanders running for Arkansas governor

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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...

AP: Arkansas reports largest spike in virus hospitalizations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported its largest one-day increase in hospitalizations due to the coronavirus outbreak, despite a decrease in new cases. The state Department of Health on Tuesday reported 369 people hospitalized because of the virus that causes COVID-19, an increase...

Walmart changes shopping process to encourage social distancing

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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...

All contested, incumbent school board members defeated in Tuesday night’s election

First to Independence County where the Batesville At-Large position, Wesley Beal  defeated Marquita Danielle Brown 215-88. Adam Owens was the winner of Zone 6 in the Cedar Ridge School District, defeating  Anne Moore by a vote of 77-18 and in Zone 6 Charlie Skaggs defeated...

Ozark Gateway announces Regional Tourism Awards

The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council (OGTC) held their annual tourism appreciation banquet at the Batesville Recreation Center on Friday, April 27. Guest speaker David Bazzel spoke of the many unique attractions the area has to promote tourism and inspired attendees to be innovative about creating...

Suspect arrested in shooting of Arkansas police officer

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This story has been updated to include the name of the police officer that was killed. Please scroll below. HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting an eastern Arkansas police officer has been arrested. State police spokesman Bill...