Arkansas sees 572 new COVID-19 cases; NEA nearly quarter of those

The state of Arkansas saw a 572-case increase in COVID-19 in the past 24 hours Sunday, with 17 more people hospitalized statewide due to the illness.

Georgia school with large crowds reports positive virus cases, closes for cleaning

The principal of North Paulding High School in a suburb west of Atlanta sent a letter Saturday to parents disclosing the positive tests.
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Georgia police under investigation for shooting at car with teens inside during attempted traffic stop

Police say an officer opened fire after the 16-year-old behind the wheel drove towards him. Both the driver and his 15-year-old brother were taken into custody at the scene.

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Arkansas reports 48,811 COVID-19 cases, 535 deaths

The state of Arkansas saw a 772-case increase in COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with the vast majority of the cases reported in communities around the state.
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Man serving life sentence for $30 of marijuana to be freed in La.

Prosecutors in Louisiana agreed earlier this week to release Derek Harris, who has served nine years in prison.

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Ohio governor’s conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash

The Ohio governor’s positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggressive policies.

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Mid-American Conference cancels fall football due to virus

A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season.

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Water park owners pulling the plug

After a summer lost to COVID-19, the owners of a popular water park have decided to pull the plug.
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WATCH: Good Samaritans save Pa. father, 4 kids after car swept up in floodwaters

Five strangers took a backhoe into floodwaters to rescue a father and his four children after their car was swept away.

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