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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...

Arkansas virus cases rise by more than 3,000, a new record

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' coronavirus cases have increased by more than 3,000 for the first time, a new record for the state. The Department of Health on Thursday said the state's confirmed and probable cases rose by 3,039 to 194,543. The state's COVID-19 deaths...

KTLO: Body found in burned vehicle in Baxter County

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UPDATE, Dec. 18, 2020: Three suspects have been arrested in this case. Click here for more info. Mountain Home radio station KTLO is reporting that Baxter County authorities are investigating the discovery of a body in a burned vehicle. The station said a 911 call directed...

Arkansas, nine other states sue Google for ‘anti-competitive’ online ad sales

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DALLAS (AP) — Ten states have brought a lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry including a deal to manipulate sales with rival Facebook. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Google is using its “monopolistic power” to...

Arkansas’ one-day COVID-19 death increase hits new record

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reached another record one-day increase in COVID-19 deaths. The state Health Department on Wednesday said 58 more people died from the illness caused by the virus. The increase brings the state's total fatalities since the pandemic began to...

1 killed, 2 hurt after northwest Arkansas RV explosion

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and two others injured after a recreational vehicle exploded in northwest Arkansas. The explosion happened Monday in Siloam Springs. A Benton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman tells the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Leland Dale Dannels, 83,...

First doses of coronavirus vaccine administered in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has begun administering its first doses of the coronavirus vaccine. Five health care workers, including the state's surgeon general, were the first to be vaccinated at a news conference at the Arkansas Health Department on Monday. Gov. Asa Hutchinson that...

White County man killed in I-30 accident 

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A White County man was killed Friday morning on I-30 in Little Rock when a camper trailer being towed by another vehicle detached. According to the Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary, a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling west on I-30 when the camper trailer...

Governor urges Arkansans to take precautions during holidays

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson implored Arkansans to take precautions during the upcoming holidays as coronavirus cases surge but declined to implement any additional restrictions. In a statewide address on Thursday evening, he told residents that the state was seeing a surge...

State virus hospitalizations near record level again; no new restrictions announced

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More than three dozen coronavirus deaths were reported Tuesday in Arkansas as the pandemic shows no sign of letting up in the state. At his statewide briefing, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called the deaths “a motivation to protect others with our own behavior,” but he...

Hutchinson plans statewide address on virus surge

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans a series of meetings this month to address the growing number of coronavirus cases in the state. Hutchinson will hold meetings in Benton, Springdale, and Jonesboro this week, and he also plans a primetime address...