Power back on after backhoe snags line in Cave City

A backhoe on a trailer snagged a phone line breaking three poles.

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

U.S. federal distribution channels, including mass vaccination sites, will pause the use of the J&J shot, and states and other providers are expected to follow.
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  Expert: Chauvin did not take actions of ‘reasonable officer’

Seth Stoughton, an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, judged Chauvin’s actions against what a reasonable officer in the same situation would have done, and repeatedly found that Chauvin did not meet that test.

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  District court files lawsuit against county judge over hiring process

Traffic pattern on I-555 in Jonesboro changing Wednesday

Police need help identifying owner/operator of truck seen near Morgan Nick disappearance

Woman arrested after attempting to set car on fire

Student accused of shooting classmate appears in court

A 15-year-old student accused of fatally shooting his classmate appeared in court on Monday.
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  Defense set to take turn in former officer’s trial in Floyd death

Prosecutors effectively wrapped up their case Monday with tender memories from George Floyd’s younger brother and testimony from a police use-of-force expert.

Student at Tenn. high school identified as suspect, killed in shooting

  Teachers react to governor signing salary raising bills

  High school students learn new skills after school purchases laser system

Victims identified in deadly convenience store shooting

  Rural broadband expansion included in American Jobs Plan

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

Region 8 COVID-19 death toll

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

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  GRAPHIC: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun, police say

The police chief in a Minneapolis suburb where a Black man was fatally shot during a traffic stop said Monday that he believes the officer who fired intended to use a Taser, not a handgun.

SPORTS

NCAA may bar Mid-South from holding championship events after passing transgender sports laws

Arkansas OF Cayden Wallace named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week

  NEA NAIA Roundup (4/12/21)

  Region 8 HS Spring Sports Scoreboard (4/12/21)

Poinsett County teams faced off on the diamond in non-conference action.

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Pandemic paperwork backlog leaves Veterans in limbo

  House passes alternative to initial hate crimes bill, measure awaits governor’s signature

  Gov. Hutchinson signs bills raising median teacher salary

  Details released in body found case, judge sets bond

Man accused of soliciting boys for sex facing new charges

A man accused of offering teenage boys alcohol in exchange for sex now faces even more charges.
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Half of US adults to be vaccinated by end of week

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 46% of adults in the US have already received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 28% are fully vaccinated.

  Woman sentenced for fatal drunk driving crash

CVS to provide free COVID-19 vaccines in Jonesboro, Paragould

Analyst: Gas prices ‘tied to the hip’ of the COVID situation

  Child dies in rollover crash

EDUCATION

  Teachers react to governor signing salary raising bills

  NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

  Gov. Hutchinson signs bills raising median teacher salary

ENTERTAINMENT

  ‘Nothing less than a giant’: Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

  Eric Church bringing concert tour to Arkansas

BANDA MS llevará ‘MS Tour Positivo’ a FedEx Forum

POLITICS

Pandemic paperwork backlog leaves Veterans in limbo

  Region 8 reacts to Biden executive action on guns

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court