Several measures approved in virtual meeting as COVID-19 forces chamber doors to close

There was a full agenda for city council officials Tuesday, but it all happened virtually as the doors were closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 emergency.

UK authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for emergency use

Pfizer has been gearing up for even wide distribution if given a similar nod by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a decision expected as early as next week.
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  Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two- or three-week session occurring as the coronavirus pandemic rockets out of control in President Donald Trump’s final weeks in office.

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  Unofficial numbers: Leggett defeats Allison in Jonesboro City Clerk race

Investigation underway after dogs fatally shot, dumped in Craighead County

Arvest Foundation donates $10,000 to help keep A-State students enrolled

  Man speaks out after friends die in Izard County plane crash

Newport native moves on to next round of “The Voice”

Newport native Jim Ranger moves on to the next round of “The Voice.”
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Trump teases 2024 run at White House Christmas party

Trump has been challenging his defeat in November's election despite his own attorney general acknowledging there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

  FedExForum makes safety changes ahead of Grizzlies, Tigers basketball games

  ADH: No new flu deaths reported, school absentee rate rises

  Lake Poinsett set to be restored within next year

  Sheriff: Man accused of raping a child multiple times, including with blow-up doll, is dead

  Chamber of Commerce hosts “25 Days of Shopping Local”

Ex-Arizona politician gets 6 years in Marshallese adoption scheme

Dining rooms empty by choice, not bad business

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

The mega tip was paid on a tab for a single $7 beer.

SPORTS

  Arkansas State women’s basketball hosts SIU-Edwardsville Wednesday

  Arkansas State men’s basketball travels to Memphis Wednesday

Arkansas men’s basketball hosts UT Arlington Wednesday night

Arkansas State DL Kennan Solomon charged with gun possession on school property

He was arrested on November 29th and released on November 30th.

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  Arkansas sees new record for hospitalizations at 1,074

  14-month-old scalded by bath water dies; Mother charged with abuse, homicide

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash shuts down Johnson Avenue

Some Christmas parades are still on, some are not

1 killed, 2 seriously injured in crash

A 70-year-old woman died, and two others suffered serious injuries Monday when their car overturned.
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Photographer witnessed removal of Utah’s mysterious monolith as another appears in Romania

Ross Bernards and his friends ended up with the monolith all to themselves for about an hour and took nighttime photos until some other visitors came walking up.

  ABC board says ’trouble normally starts later at night’ concerning compliance checks

  Dr. Romero addresses Arkansas hospitalizations, reassures vaccine safety

Man arrested after gun and pipe found in traffic stop

  Highland School District returns to in-person learning

BUSINESS

  Pinot’s Palette to close doors in January 2021

  Chamber of Commerce hosts “25 Days of Shopping Local”

Dining rooms empty by choice, not bad business

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

ENTERTAINMENT

Newport native moves on to next round of “The Voice”

Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

  Taylor Swift ‘folklore’ concert film coming to Disney+

  Owner of Earnestine & Hazel’s puts business up for sale