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  Tri-State governors list Arkansas on their travel advisory

If you’re from Arkansas and plan to travel to the Tri-State area, prepare to quarantine once you arrive.

  AGFC accepting applications for upcoming alligator hunt

  POLL: Majority of Arkansans believe racism is ‘significant problem’

  More than 7 tons of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas

  Planning currently underway for upcoming school year

  Poll: Gov. Hutchinson’s job approval remains strong amid pandemic, protests

  Shop fire investigated as arson

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2 felony arrests after Poplar Bluff traffic stop

  Suspect shot by police in N. Little Rock identified as Region 8 man

Little Rock lifts curfew, guard deactivates from protests

  Craighead County MLK Parade Committee promotes ‘Defend the Dream’

Arkansas woman who fatally shot husband released from prison

Cape Girardeau Co. Health Center reports confirmed COVID-19 cases that visited Lake of the Ozarks

Southeast Mo. State University to establish George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

Southeast Missouri State University will have a George Floyd Memorial Scholarship.

JC Penney closing 154 stores; 4 in Arkansas

Of the 154 stores, four of them are in Arkansas, with one in Region 8.

New Madrid Historical Museum open, ready for visitors

The New Madrid Historical Museum reopened more than two weeks ago, but not many visitors have stopped by.

  Bond set for man accused of pulling gun at weekend rally

A Poinsett County man will appear in circuit court July 27 after Jonesboro police say he pulled a gun in a threatening manner during Sunday’s “Jonesboro March for Justice" rally.

  AEDC awards over $317,500 to several Arkansas communities, counties

St. Louis officers responding to looting involved in shooting

  Mayor declares civil emergency, issues curfew in response to protest violence in Memphis

  Hours-long protests leave some businesses damaged, National Guard and police respond in Downtown Memphis

Sheriff’s Office: Man arrested in connection to dog attack that leaves boy dead

  CDC links Ark. COVID-19 outbreak to church gathering

  Judge rejects Arkansas inmates’ bid for more virus steps

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Tuesday denied the inmates’ motion, which also sought other steps by the state to address the virus.

Man killed in armed standoff with law enforcement

A 64-year-old St. Francis County man died Monday night when he was shot by an Arkansas State Police trooper.

Cases of COVID-19 spike in Sharp County after testing at nursing facility

The Arkansas Department of Health reports 37 positive cases of COVID-19 tied to a nursing home in Ash Flat.

  Butler County sheriff said layoffs due to lack of funds

Sheriff Dobbs said the workers who have been laid off were senior officers closer to retirement, who volunteered to let the younger ones stay longer and gain more experience within the department.

Wappapello Lake campgrounds to open for season

The Wappapello Lake campgrounds are set to open for the season on Friday, May 22.

Arkansas professor accused of not disclosing ties to China

A statement issued Monday by federal prosecutors says 63-year-old Simon S. Ang has been charged with a wire fraud count after failing to make the disclosure on an application for a NASA grant.

  Gov. on COVID-19; Sequential days of increases “worrisome.” 849 active cases statewide

: Arkansas is receiving a supply of Remdesivir from the CDC, enough for 50 patients. It will be distributed by the Department of Health.

Arkansas to ensure voter registration records get updated

The state’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice is aimed at resolving claims that Arkansas didn’t provide certain opportunities to update voter-registration records as required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

  Dr. Nate Smith: Jonesboro seeing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will update the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

Man accused of ramming Dexter, Mo. police cruiser during chase

A man is accused of ramming a police cruiser during a chase.

105 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Forrest City prison

More than 100 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at a prison in Forrest City.

Firefighter accused of impersonating a cop

A volunteer firefighter is in custody, accused of impersonating a police officer after investigators say he used a blue light bar to stop a car.

Judge: No immediate ruling on Arkansas inmates’ virus suit

A federal judge is declining to rule immediately in a lawsuit filed by Arkansas inmates that accuses the prison system of not doing enough to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

2 killed, including child, in drive-by shooting in Arkansas

Police in Arkansas say a drive-by shooting killed a 4-year-old girl and a man.

Court allows Arkansas ban on surgical abortions due to virus

A federal appeals court is allowing Arkansas to ban most surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Study: Arkansas 4th worst state for working from home

The survey from the personal-finance website, WalletHub, released its report on the Best States for Working from Home.

  Windmill blade manufacturing plant in Arkansas to close

A wind turbine manufacturing plant in Little Rock is closing this year, affecting about 470 workers.

Court spikes TV personality’s claims in molestation probe

The Arkansas Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that dismissed claims brought against officials by reality TV personality Josh Duggar.

West Memphis PD arrests 2 men for ‘terroristic threats’ involving coronavirus

West Memphis police have arrested two men in recent days for threats involving coronavirus.

Sheriff: Jonesboro girl killed in accidental shooting

Sheriff’s investigators do not suspect foul play in a shooting that left a 14-year-old Jonesboro girl dead.

  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.

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

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

2 inmates in Forrest City test positive for coronavirus

Authorities have confirmed two coronavirus cases at a local prison in Arkansas.

Buffalo National River closed over coronavirus concerns

The Buffalo National River has been temporarily closed to recreational use because of coronavirus concerns.

  FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 update for Arkansas -March 30

A daily briefing from Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Health on the state's response to COVID-19, including the latest number of cases and deaths.

Harding University postpones spring commencement

Citing the spread of COVID-19, Harding University announced Monday, March 30, it would postpone its spring graduation until August.

Current cancellations in Arkansas due to COVID-19

The coronavirus is forcing multiple events, businesses, and schools in Arkansas and Region 8 to cancel or postpone.

Gov. Parson activates Mo. National Guard; 670 total positive cases, 9 deaths in Mo.

Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order to mobilize the Missouri National Guard.

  FULL BRIEFING: WATCH: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing-3/27

The governor's and ADH's daily update on the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19 including the number of new cases and deaths.

AGFC closes offices, nature centers, shooting ranges

The AGFC announced Friday it is extending the temporary closure of its offices, nature and education centers, and shooting ranges until further notice.

One dead after Pope County shooting, police say

Authorities say a Pope County man has died after he was shot by a sheriff's deputy.

  WATCH FULL BRIEFING: Gov. Hutchinson’s daily COVID-19 briefing for 3/25

The governor's and ADH's daily update on the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19 including the number and locations of new cases and deaths.

ARDOT closes Clay County bridge

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has closed a Clay County bridge because of structural deficiencies.

  Arkansas unemployment numbers rising with spread of COVID-19 - ADH 3/22 update

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's daily briefing on the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas.

  WATCH: Gov. Hutchinson’s March 20 address on COVID-19 in Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivers a daily address regarding the state's response to COVID-19.

Weiner mayor confirms case of COVID-19 in his community

The number of Arkansans testing positive for COVID-19 continues to rise.

Doors remain open at AR Division of Workforce Services due to COVID-19

In a news release, ADWS announced they will still have service via email and telephone.

  West Memphis schools provide lunch to students in need during time of social distancing

School leaders knew food insecurity would be a concern, which is why they’re passing out meals to those children. This week, children ages 18 and younger can go to a campus site in West Memphis to get breakfast and lunch.

Police identify officer, 3 killed in shooting at Missouri convenience store

Five people, including a Springfield police officer, are dead after a late Sunday shooting at a gas station.

  Memphis International Airport sees passenger decrease during coronavirus pandemic

Over the last year, the Memphis International Airport has seen some of its highest passenger volumes. That’s not the case this spring break.

  Agreement reached in Hunter Biden child custody case

A circuit judge this week signed off on an agreement involving a child custody case involving Hunter Biden and an Independence County woman.

7 arrested in Poplar Bluff shots fired investigation

Seven people were arrested in connection to a shots fired investigation.

First eWIC cards issued in Missouri, expected to go statewide this year

DHSS officials said the statewide rollout will happen in June and July.

Citing coronavirus concerns, Sen. Cotton closes D.C. office

In an effort to protect the health of his staff and visitors from the spread of coronavirus, the Arkansas Senator announced he would close his office in the nation's capital.

Retired Catholic priest in southeast Mo. indicted by grand jury

A retired Catholic priest was indicted by a grand jury in Stoddard County.

Nashville in Need supply drive

Join the Jonesboro Radio Group and KAIT to help collect supplies for Tennessee tornado victims.

  Murder charges filed against man accused in officer’s death

Kayvon Ward was charged Thursday with capital murder with a felony firearm enhancement for Tuesday’s fatal shooting of Officer Brent Scrimshire.

Zac Brown Band postpones “Owl Tour” stop in Arkansas

The Zac Brown Band postponed an upcoming stop in Arkansas, and the spring leg of the Owl Tour due to health concerns.

Mo. attorney general files suit against man for selling fake ‘coronavirus cure

The Missouri Attorney General filed a suit against a man selling a fake “coronavirus cure.”

Former deputy pleads no contest to animal cruelty

Keenan Wallace was fired last year after a video clip showed him shooting a Chihuahua mix named Reese’s.

Crew ‘very fortunate’ after semi slams into rescue truck

Members of a fire department are counting their blessings after a semi-truck slammed into the back of their rescue truck.

  Human remains found in rural Mississippi County

Human skeletal remains were found in rural Mississippi County on Monday.

Police: Woman admits to stabbing ex during argument

Jonesboro police were called to the 1800-block of Self Circle Saturday for a disturbance but found a man stabbed when they arrived.

  School: Man arrested for physically touching 14-year-old was teacher at high school

A Jonesboro man arrested Wednesday after police say he became physically inappropriate with a 14-year-old juvenile victim, is a school teacher.

Bentonville Film Festival moving date, citing virus concern

A film festival in northwest Arkansas co-founded by Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis is moving to later in the year due to concerns about the new coronavirus.

  Groundbreaking held for Stoddard County, Mo. jail project

Stoddard County tax dollars are being put to good use as a state-of-the-art facility is being built.

  Prosecutor Scott Ellington wins newly created Second Judicial District, Division 12 judge seat

Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington has won the newly created Circuit Judge seat for the Second Judicial District, Division 12.

Woo, pig! Nearly 700 feral hogs removed from Arkansas

A 68-hour helicopter operation led to nearly 700 feral hogs removed from public and private lands, according to a Wednesday news release from the AGFC.