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08-09-02

West Nile

The number of West Nile virus cases continues to rise in the state, but officials say don't be overly alarmed.  The Arkansas Health Department confirms the virus has been found in 70 birds in 21 counties. In addition to that...there has been one suspected human case in Union County, which the Center for Disease Control is now reviewing. Also, nine human blood samples are being screened from people who think they may have it. Despite these statistics, Craighead County health official Greg Hogue is asking people to relax and not panic. Hogue says people should continue enjoying their summer. If you're outdoors...use bug spray...and if you spot a dead bluejay or crow, bring it down to the Craighead County Health Department....they'll then send it to the lab in Little Rock. The County Health Department is located at 2920 Mcclellan Drive in Jonesboro.
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  • Region 8 town cleans up storm damage

    Region 8 town cleans up storm damage

    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-03-25 23:06:01 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-03-25 23:51:11 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One Region 8 town was busy cleaning up storm damage on Saturday. 

    One Region 8 town was busy cleaning up storm damage on Saturday. 

  • Crews work to restore power to residents following overnight storm damage

    Crews work to restore power to residents following overnight storm damage

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-03-25 15:28:38 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-03-25 19:55:56 GMT
    (Source: Craighead Electric Cooperative Facebook Page)(Source: Craighead Electric Cooperative Facebook Page)

    Several residents affected by overnight storms may have to wait a while before their power is restored.

    Several residents affected by overnight storms may have to wait a while before their power is restored.

  • City incinerator cut off following early morning storm damage

    City incinerator cut off following early morning storm damage

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-03-25 14:37:51 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-03-25 19:54:49 GMT
    (Source: Bill Campbell)(Source: Bill Campbell)

    The city of Jonesboro announced Saturday morning that access to the city's incinerator has been cut off in the wake of storms that rolled through the area.

    The city of Jonesboro announced Saturday morning that access to the city's incinerator has been cut off in the wake of storms that rolled through the area.

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