Nurses coming out of retirement to help fight COVID-19

Personal protective equipment has been in short supply, but will there be enough medical staff across the country to care for millions of sick patients? Help may soon be on the way.

  Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

Worldwide the number of reported infections hit another gloomy milestone — 1 million, with more than 53,000 deaths, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
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  A nurse worked for a week while infected with the coronavirus. The hospital wasn’t testing staff.

A nurse says she worked for about seven days at two hospitals in New York City while infected with the coronavirus.

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  Nutrition expert shares healthy snack and dinner ideas to try at home during COVID-19 pandemic

How does the coronavirus impact people with cancer?

Sikeston DPS opens COVID-19 hotline

  Woman in ‘state of shock’ after tornado crushes part of her home

  Twelve deaths and over 680 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Arkansas

Two nursing homes in Region 8 have a positive COVID-19 test, one in Greene County, Greene Acres in Paragould, and the Walnut Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Lawrence County.
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  ‘We need help’: Economic, health crises grow as cases top 1M

The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.

Mo. waives advanced practice registered nurse regulations

Mark Twain National Forest closes parks, reduces services

Jonesboro tornado victims can shop at a Donation Distribution Center

  Officials urge residents to remain resilient in aftermath of Jonesboro tornado

  WATCH: Mayor, county judge, chief address Jonesboro, Ark., tornado recovery - April 2

  FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update

Town bans yard/garage sales

  Social Security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

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  A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.

SPORTS

NEA well represented on 2020 All-State Basketball Team

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring-sport athletes regardless of their year in school a way to get back the season they lost, but it did not guarantee financial aid to the current crop of seniors if they return to play next year.

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Lawrence Co. nursing home confirms COVID-19 case

Jonesboro to receive more than $360k in coronavirus assistance

2 inmates in Forrest City test positive for coronavirus

Buffalo National River closed over coronavirus concerns

Spread the word: Jonesboro to test tornado sirens

Tornado sirens will be going off at noon Thursday. But residents don’t need to fear another approaching storm.
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  ‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.

KIPP Delta school helping out in COVID-19 pandemic

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

  Thirteen COVID-19 cases in Craighead County

  Arkansas sees complications with unemployment claims

EDUCATION

A-State Spring 2020 graduation ceremony postponed

Harding University postpones spring commencement

Current cancellations in Arkansas due to COVID-19