State tops 90,000 active covid cases after 11,596 new cases reported on Saturday

Currently infectious covid-19 cases in Arkansas topped 90,000 Saturday, an increase of more than 30,000 in a week, according to data from the Arkansas Department of Health. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

4 Arkansas counties to lose justice of the peace seats over population loss

Four Arkansas counties will lose a total of eight justice of the peace positions beginning in 2023 because of a state law that bases the number of a county’s quorum court members on the county’s population. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

North Little Rock police officer, hired after termination by Little Rock, listed among those with possible disciplinary history

A North Little Rock police officer who was fired while working for the Little Rock Police Department has been placed by the local prosecuting attorney’s office on a list that tracks law enforcement officers with potential disciplinary action in their pasts. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Fort Smith university heading to remote instruction, operations

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith decided to move instruction and operations from in-person to remote delivery due to the ongoing surge of the omicron variant of covid-19 in Arkansas. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Friday’s 10,405 new covid cases in Arkansas mark a drop from the day before, but hospitalized patients top 1,300

New coronavirus cases in Arkansas totaled 10,405 Friday, down from the total of new cases from the day before, but active cases set another record at 85,812 — meaning that roughly 1 in 35 Arkansans have tested positive for the virus. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas to get $287M over five years as share of federal bridge improvement program

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday launched its nationwide $27.3 billion bridge improvement program, calling it the single largest dedicated bridge investment since construction under the interstate highway system began more than 65 years ago. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Rogers joins other school districts that have shifted to remote learning

All Rogers School District students will have a remote learning day today because of staff shortages, the district announced Thursday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Ivermectin use at Washington County Jail draws ACLU lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas filed a federal lawsuit against the Washington County Detention Center, Sheriff Tim Helder and Dr. Robert Karas on Thursday for giving detainees ivermectin as a covid treatment. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas Republicans praise U.S. Supreme Court rejection of large company vaccine mandate

Arkansas Republicans on Thursday praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that stopped a vaccine-or-test rule for large companies rolled out by the Biden administration last year. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

New Arkansas covid cases hit record 10,974 Wednesday, while hospitalizations near 1,200

Arkansas recorded almost 11,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, setting a daily record for the sixth time in two weeks, as the number of covid-19 patients in the state’s hospitals continued to climb amid a surge powered by the omicron variant. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Little Rock mayor clears police chief to return to duty following shooting incident; investigations ongoing

The Little Rock police chief is to return to duty today with the approval of the mayor and acting chief of police after he fired his service pistol while on patrol Dec. 31, according to a news release from the mayor on Twitter. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release…

Covid at the Arkansas Capitol: Cafeteria forced to close, senator announces illness, budget hearings prepared to end early

The cafeteria at the state Capitol closed Wednesday for the rest of this week because of covid-19 cases, and state Sen. Clarke Tucker, D-Little Rock, said Wednesday that he tested positive for the virus. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Hutchinson proposes $194.6M increase in fiscal 2023 budget to $6.04B; biggest raises for human services, education

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $194.6 million increase in the state’s general revenue budget to $6.04 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1, with most of the increase for public schools and human services programs. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Little Rock seeks attorney general’s opinion on open-records requests in shooting by police chief

Little Rock City Attorney Tom Carpenter during a city board meeting Tuesday said he wants to seek an attorney general’s opinion regarding potential Arkansas Freedom of Information Act disclosures related to a Dec. 31 police shooting involving the police chief. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

U.S. Steel picks Osceola; 900 jobs expected at mill

U.S. Steel on Tuesday announced that Osceola will be the site of what it bills as the most advanced steelmaking facility in North America, a $3 billion project that Arkansas economic officials expect will generate 900 direct and indirect jobs. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas reports 4,747 new cases of covid; active cases more than double in a week’s time to 61,122

The total number of active covid-19 cases in the state passed the 61,000 mark Monday, more than doubling since the same day a week ago and marking an all-time high since the pandemic hit the state. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Democrat-Gazette’s Eliza Gaines promoted to executive editor; maximizing tech a goal, she says

Eliza Gaines has been promoted to executive editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

State’s school districts and universities strategize on curbing fast spread of covid-19

Arkansas school systems are continuing to grapple with widespread covid-19 illnesses and quarantines among employees and students, with several schools and entire districts turning to the use of remote learning for one or more of the next few days. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas reports 4,308 new covid cases Sunday, maintaining rapid increase over previous weeks

The 4,308 new covid-19 cases logged in Arkansas on Sunday, a typically low reporting day in the state, still reflect a sharp increase over recent weeks, with the numbers double those of the previous Sunday and more than 10 times the number released two weeks ago, according to an Arkansas Department of Health report. Continue…

Lawyers seek exclusions in ex-UA professor’s wire-fraud trial

FAYETTEVILLE — Attorneys for former University of Arkansas, Fayetteville professor Simon Ang are seeking to prevent testimony about Chinese government “talent plans” from being heard at his trial on wire fraud and other charges. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

North Little Rock School District plans to pitch pay raises to teachers, staff

The North Little Rock School District is getting ready to offer a pay raise and stipends to teachers and staff members. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas reports 8,171 new covid cases, breaking a string of four record-setting days

After four consecutive days of record-setting new covid-19 cases, Arkansas recorded 8,171 new cases Saturday, 263 fewer than Friday’s latest record but still 384 more than Thursday’s total, according to data collected by the state Department of Health. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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