Coronavirus

  Ark. schools to be online only for remainder of semester as cases top 870, with 16 deaths

Arkansas officials said Sunday that the state has worked to increase testing in the past few days for COVID-19, while a group of non-profit and business leaders announced a plan to help Arkansans impacted by the virus.

  Coronavirus deaths in US surpass 10,000

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Gaga raises $35M for virus fight, curates all-star TV event

Live at 1:30 p.m. WATCH: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing 4/6

  Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday election to June

  Navy chief calls former ship commander ‘too naïve or too stupid’ over coronavirus memo

  Worldwide stock rally accelerates on hopes for coronavirus peak

  Mass. man accused of spitting, coughing in grocery store during coronavirus outbreak

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Premature baby dies from COVID-19 complications in La.

British Open canceled, Masters to November in major rescheduling

Elton John launches $1 million coronavirus emergency fund to help people with HIV/AIDS

  Marvel remakes release calendar; ‘Mulan’ moves to late July

  As cases surge, 3 in 4 US hospitals already facing COVID-19

  Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

  Walmart workers die from coronavirus in Ill.

Phillip Thomas had worked at the Walmart store for nine years, and Wando Evans had been an overnight maintenance worker since 2006.

  Twenty COVID-19 cases in Craighead County

With Jonesboro getting hit with an EF-3 tornado Saturday, March 28, Mayor Harold Perrin and Craighead County Judge Marvin Day are expecting the COVID-19 numbers to rise in the coming week.

  Man creates device to help illustrate social distancing

A Michigan man created a device to show how far people should stay away for safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  Daughter pleads for rescue of sick mom on cruise ship in Fla. after father dies of coronavirus

The couple’s daughter is desperate to get her mom off the ship. Her father died at a Miami hospital after waiting four hours to be transferred off the ship.

  Walmart to limit customers in stores to reduce risk of spreading coronavirus

  Duran Duran bassist John Taylor reveals coronavirus diagnosis, recovery

  Surgeon general releases video demonstrating how to make face masks

Stay at Home order in effect in Mo.

  Family separated due to coronavirus reunited with newborn son after 10 days

  Oldest female Marine in Calif. celebrates 104th birthday with drive-by party due to coronavirus

Gov. Hutchinson announces COVID-19 Relief Fund

Gov. Hutchinson announced the COVID-19 Relief Fund in partnership with the Arkansas Community Foundation to assist in pandemic relief.

AWA pet food pantry temporarily closes

The Animal Welfare Alliance (AWA) will temporarily close their Corona Crisis Pet Food Pantry .It will be closed Tuesday and Thursday, April 7 and 9.

Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It's believed to be the first infection in an animal in the U.S. and the first known in a tiger anywhere.

  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

  Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus

President Donald Trump is pitching an unapproved medicine for COVID-19 sufferers that science has not concluded is effective or safe. “Take it,” he said of the drug.

  Restaurant employees struggling to make ends meet amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thousands in the restaurant and hospitality industry have lost their jobs and are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. One Memphian is asking for more to be done for hospitality employees.

  Nurses struggle on the front line

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading rapidly across the country, nurses are going the extra mile to keep their patients and their own families safe.

  UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus.

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

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Arkansas governor resists calls for statewide stay-at-home order

Each state is taking its own approach to combat the spread of COVID-19, but critics say some states like Arkansas should be doing more.

  States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information – the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.

  Calif. dog daycare remains open for first responders’ pets

A San Francisco Bay Area business is staying open to care for essential workers’ dogs, even as the doggy daycare struggles to stay afloat.

  FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson and Ark. Dept. of Health COVID-19 update - 4/5

Palm Sunday COVID-19 update from Ark. Gov. Hutchinson and Dept. of Health - 4/5

History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis

Legendary New Orleans Saints place kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night after a battle with COVID-19. He was 73.

Queen: History will remember your actions in coronavirus crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth II plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain’s head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a time of crisis.

Palm Sunday services held without public; some on rooftops

Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people’s attention on what’s most important, despite heavy hearts — using one’s life to serve others.

COVID-19 screenings may cause backups at Texas border, LSP advises

Motorists should use urged to exercise caution and remain alert for traffic congestion when traveling west into Texas from Louisiana roadways.

  Brookland girl has drive-by birthday party Saturday

It was an opportunity for a young Brookland girl to have a unique birthday party Saturday as neighbors, family and friends gathered along the street to congratulate her.

  Biden says Democratic convention may need to be held virtually

Former Vice President Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention that has already been delayed until August may need to be held virtually.

  One ton of food, originally meant for 2020 Olympics, donated to Colo. food banks

The food will be donated to food banks in all 31 counties of southern Colorado, based on population size.

Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

  Good Samaritans spend more than $1,000 on gas for Detroit nurses treating coronavirus

A Michigan man used his savings to buy gas for at least 50 nurses fighting COVID-19 and inspired others to help his cause.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead; New York gets ventilators from China

President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and its stalled economy ba

  Caddo Sheriff’s deputies required to wear protective masks

Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 — all Caddo Parish Sheriff's Deputies will begin wearing protective masks.

  COVID-19 leads to changes at city, state parks

The coronavirus pandemic has led to big changes at city and state parks.

Actress-author Patricia Bosworth dies from coronavirus at 86

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died due to the coronavirus. She was 86.

Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

Trump opposes voting by mail, arguing that it would encourage fraud and lead to so many people voting that his party could not win.

  Tennessee COVID-19 cases top 3,300; 43 deaths reported

Shelby County COVID-19 cases are still on the rise with the Shelby County Health Department reporting 66 new cases. The county’s total now sits at 706.

  RECORDED : Gov. Hutchinson and ADH with the latest on COVID-19 in Arkansas - 4/4

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Nate Smith, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Health, will provide an update to the public at 1:30 p.m.

  ‘Don’t take chances:’ Wash. nursing home patient back home after defeating coronavirus

"I'm corona-free and I had been given the all clear,” Geneva Woods said. “Do what you're supposed to do and don't take chances and keep, keep fighting."

  LISTEN: Ark. governor’s weekly radio address focuses on ‘Flattening the Curve’

In his weekly radio address, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reviews the steps the state government, health, legal, and business professionals have taken in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. Senators call for COVID-19 relief for farmers

Over 30 senators have come together to write a letter to Secretary of Agriculture, Sunny Perdue.

Report: Gov. Hutchinson to make announcement Monday on school year

An announcement will be made April 6 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson on how he will adjust an April 17 deadline to reopen schools throughout Arkansas in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Parson gave COVID-19 update; 2,113 cases, 19 deaths in Mo.

As of 2 p.m. on April 3, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 2,113 positive cases of COVID-19 in Missouri.

Gov. Pritzker gave daily update; 10,357 cases of COVID-19, 243 deaths in Illinois

On April 3, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported 8,904 cases of COVID-19.

Medics at Egypt’s main cancer center test positive for virus

The institute will be partly closed for three days to be sterilized, with only the emergency ward remaining open.

Entergy sets up fund to help households impacted by COVID-19

One of the largest utility companies in the Natural State will be helping Arkansans impacted by the coronavirus.

Singer Pink says she had COVID-19, gives $1M to relief funds

In a pair of tweets, she said she and her three-year-old son were displaying symptoms two weeks ago, and she tested positive after accessing tests through a primary care physician.

NCRM hosting virtual commemoration for 52nd anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death

COVID-19 has prompted the National Civil Rights Museum to change plans and turn to a virtual commemoration Saturday.

  WBU launches prayer society for university

Williams Baptist University recently launched the Eagles Wings Society to help advance the school's mission in Christ.

Trump, 3M clash over order to produce more face masks for US

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will try to stop “profiteers” from exporting medical protective gear, shortly after picking a fight with manufacturing giant 3M, a major producer and exporter of face masks used to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.

  Feds recommend Americans wear face masks; NY governor says he’ll seize ventilators

"If they want to sue me for borrowing their excess ventilators to save lives, let them sue me," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

  A-State employee tests positive for COVID-19

Arkansas State University Chancellor Kelly Damphousse also said a student who lives on campus informed University Housing that they had been tested Thursday for COVID-19.

  Social distancing, staying indoors has helped to avoid virus in area county, resident says

As cases of coronavirus continue to rise, a Region 8 county comments on why they do not have the disease.

McConnell, Pelosi signal more virus aid likely from Congress

In a shift, the top leaders in Congress made it clear Friday there will be another coronavirus rescue package amid the stark need for federal resources to fight the pandemic and economic crisis.

  Gov. Parson announces statewide ‘Stay Home Missouri’ order

Governor Mike Parson announced a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” order during his daily briefing on Friday, April 3.

  Supplies low, community works to meet demand

As the pandemic keeps spreading in Arkansas, one county keeps coronavirus out, but they have a hard time keeping supplies.

  Face masks recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one

The latest guidance suggests that Americans use makeshift coverings, such as T-shirts, scarves or bandanas to cover their noses and mouths.

COMMENTARY: What a time to celebrate National Love Our Children Day

It seems redundant to have a day titled “National Love Our Children Day” each year. However during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s probably important to take a moment and reflect on how and why we show love for our kids.

  Hobby Lobby closes all store locations

Employees are being encouraged to file unemployment claims with their state unemployment commissions.

Small biz rescue off to slow start; some banks not ready

The federal government's relief program for small businesses is off to a slow start Friday, with only some businesses able to apply and several banks either not accepting applications or seeing long waits to do approvals.

  Robocalls advertising fake coronavirus-related products and bogus deals

Robocalls have turned from the usual social security fraud scams to coronavirus-related messages. The FTC says some are peddling fake products, and others are looking to cash in on stimulus checks.

  RECORDED: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing - 4/3

Gov. Hutchinson updates the public on the latest cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas.

LIVE: Gov. Edwards holds press conference following drastic case increase

As of Friday, April 3, the total number of COVID-19 cases have reached 10,297 and 370 deaths, 60 more than yesterday.

  Many college students not eligible for stimulus checks

High school and college students between ages 17 and 24 will not receive money if they are claimed as a dependent on someone’s tax returns, even if they normally work and file taxes themselves.

  Corona stops beer production

The Mexican government has shuttered non-essential businesses, including the makers of Corona Beer.

  HBO free programming offers more incentive for people to stay home

The network is offering 500 hours of its programming free for a limited time.