Arkansas State News http://feed.informer.com/digests/KYQ0TXTRX3/feeder Arkansas State News Respective post owners and feed distributors Sat, 05 Sep 2020 13:05:46 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Joe Morgan, vice-chairman of AGFC, dies at 76 https://www.fox16.com/news/joe-morgan-vice-chairman-of-agfc-dies-at-76/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:23ee23b6-7045-a97b-e158-82ede484641a Mon, 23 Nov 2020 00:14:09 +0000 LITTLE ROCK —(Press release) Joe Morgan, the vice-chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Saturday morning from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 76 years old.  Morgan was Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s first appointment to the Commission in 2015. At Morgan’s appointment, Hutchinson said the decision was to select someone who understood the culture [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK —(Press release) Joe Morgan, the vice-chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Saturday morning from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 76 years old. </p> <p>Morgan was Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s first appointment to the Commission in 2015. At Morgan’s appointment, Hutchinson said the decision was to select someone who understood the culture of the outdoors in Arkansas.</p> <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-1 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="437" height="596" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Joe-Morgan.jpg" alt="" data-id="444280" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Joe-Morgan.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=444280" class="wp-image-444280" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Joe-Morgan.jpg?resize=437,596 437w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Joe-Morgan.jpg?resize=220,300 220w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 437px" /></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>“I wanted someone who is engaged and passionate, who values, respects and treasures our incredible natural resources,” Joe Morgan is an ideal fit. He understands the importance of the work of the Game and Fish Commission and what it means to the general public, to the average Arkansan.”</p> <p>Morgan’s passing on the opening day of Arkansas’s duck season pays tribute to the man, who worked diligently to maintain the quality of public and private land duck hunting in The Natural State. He, and his son Brett Morgan, both served on the Commission and both fought fervently for Arkansas duck hunters, particularly on George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area. His most recent contributions to the Commission included the passage of regulations on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA and Bayou Meto to require all boats and hunters to be off water-inundated areas by noon instead of 1 p.m. to give ducks more time to rest on these highly pressured waterfowl hunting areas.&nbsp;</p> <p>“It’s a sad day for all of us here at the AGFC,” AGFC Director Pat Fitts said. “We knew Joe as a stalwart waterfowl hunter. He wanted nothing more than to make sure all Arkansans had the opportunity to enjoy The state’s great natural resources. We’ll all miss his wry sense of humor and wisdom.”</p> <p>Morgan, who worked and lived among the Stuttgart community, served on the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission for 14 years, spending three of those years as Chairman.</p> <p>Morgan’s term was set to expire at the end of June 2022.</p> Joe Morgan, vice-chairman of AGFC, dies at 76 https://www.kark.com/news/joe-morgan-vice-chairman-of-agfc-dies-at-76/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:0567ff30-57ee-d660-7ee3-35ad64d36516 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:00:47 +0000 LITTLE ROCK —(Press release) Joe Morgan, the vice-chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Saturday morning from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 76 years old.  Morgan was Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s first appointment to the Commission in 2015. At Morgan’s appointment, Hutchinson said the decision was to select someone who understood the culture [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK —(Press release) Joe Morgan, the vice-chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, died Saturday morning from complications of pulmonary fibrosis. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" width="437" height="596" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/Joe-Morgan-4.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-519668" srcset="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/Joe-Morgan-4.jpg?resize=437,596 437w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/Joe-Morgan-4.jpg?resize=220,300 220w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 437px" /></figure> <p>He was 76 years old. </p> <p>Morgan was Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s first appointment to the Commission in 2015. </p> <p>At Morgan’s appointment, Hutchinson said the decision was to select someone who understood the culture of the outdoors in Arkansas.</p> <p>“I wanted someone who is engaged and passionate, who values, respects and treasures our incredible natural resources,” Joe Morgan is an ideal fit. He understands the importance of the work of the Game and Fish Commission and what it means to the general public, to the average Arkansan.”</p> <p>Morgan’s passing on the opening day of Arkansas’s duck season pays tribute to the man, who worked diligently to maintain the quality of public and private land duck hunting in The Natural State. </p> <p>He, and his son Brett Morgan, both served on the Commission and both fought fervently for Arkansas duck hunters, particularly on George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area. </p> <p>His most recent contributions to the Commission included the passage of regulations on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA and Bayou Meto to require all boats and hunters to be off water-inundated areas by noon instead of 1:00 p.m. to give ducks more time to rest on these highly pressured waterfowl hunting areas. </p> <p>“It’s a sad day for all of us here at the AGFC,” AGFC Director Pat Fitts said. “We knew Joe as a stalwart waterfowl hunter. He wanted nothing more than to make sure all Arkansans had the opportunity to enjoy The state’s great natural resources. We’ll all miss his wry sense of humor and wisdom.”</p> <p>Morgan, who worked and lived among the Stuttgart community, served on the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission for 14 years, spending three of those years as Chairman.</p> <p>Morgan’s term was set to expire at the end of June 2022.</p> Coronavirus in Arkansas: 1,352 new cases, 20 new deaths reported Sunday https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-arkansas-1905-new-cases-16-new-deaths-reported-saturday/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:96246f79-2040-4ed8-deec-4f53dc8874dd Sun, 22 Nov 2020 22:49:03 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,352 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic. That is a combination of 1,277 confirmed and 75 probable cases. There have been 20 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease. The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,357 total deaths have occurred in [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,352 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic.</p> <p>That is a combination of 1,277 confirmed and 75 probable cases.</p> <p>There have been 20 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease.</p> <p>The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,357 total deaths have occurred in Arkansas due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.</p> <p>2,161 of those deaths are confirmed, the other 196 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths.</p> <p>125,153 Arkansans are considered recovered.</p> <p>There are now 17,646 active cases in the state.</p> <p>962 people are hospitalized statewide, that is 37 more than yesterday's number.</p> <p>A record 163 people are on ventilators.</p> COVID-19 update: 1,352 Arkansans diagnosed since Saturday https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-update-1905-new-cases-16-deaths-reported-saturday/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:7ade361a-8b78-8e5f-617a-a121f190a357 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 22:47:15 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,352 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic. That is a combination of 1,277 confirmed and 75 probable cases. There have been 20 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease. The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,357 total deaths have occurred in [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,352 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic.</p> <p>That is a combination of 1,277 confirmed and 75 probable cases.</p> <p>There have been 20 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease.</p> <p>The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,357 total deaths have occurred in Arkansas due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.</p> <p>2,161 of those deaths are confirmed, the other 196 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths.</p> <p>125,153 Arkansans are considered recovered.</p> <p>There are now 17,646 active cases in the state.</p> <p>962 people are hospitalized statewide, that is 37 more than yesterday's number.</p> <p>A record 163 people are on ventilators.</p> Governor Hutchinson announces board will expedite licensure for nursing students to relieve stress in hospitals https://www.kark.com/news/governor-hutchinson-announces-board-will-expedite-licensure-for-nursing-students-to-relieve-stress-in-hospitals/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:b98871e0-577d-612b-867f-9b5771d4310f Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:55:13 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Future nurses are bracing themselves for the front lines of the pandemic following a Friday announcement from state leaders. Governor Hutchinson said in a press conference he will fast track 1,104 nursing students so they can alleviate the stress in Arkansas hospitals in just a few weeks. He said the board will [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Future nurses are bracing themselves for the front lines of the pandemic following a Friday announcement from state leaders.</p> <p>Governor Hutchinson said in a press conference he will fast track 1,104 nursing students so they can alleviate the stress in Arkansas hospitals in just a few weeks.</p> <p>He said the board will expedite their licensure. Hutchison also said their application fees would be waived. However, the background check would still happen and students would still have to pay that particular fee.</p> <p>“We need to get those nurses on board quickly– we need them to help relieve some of the challenges we face,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “We want them here, we need their talent, and their convictions, and their heart.”</p> <p>We talked to a nursing student who will graduate from school in December. She says she is thankful the Governor’s move will help her start work even sooner.</p> <p>“Apparently we are in a bad state right now and they really need us,” said nursing student Alicyn Fields.</p> <p>Fields says she has been in school since January and will graduate on December 11.</p> <p>“This has been the craziest semester ever– I survived nursing school in a pandemic,” recalled Fields.</p> <p>She says she is ready to put everything she has learned this year to use but is worried to deal directly with COVID-19 patients.</p> <p>“They are putting us on the front line first so that’s kind of nerve wrecking– my fear and anxiety is through the roof on that part,” said Fields.</p> <p>Fields says she has wanted to be a nurse since she was 8-years-old and thanks to Governor Hutchinson, she is one step closer.</p> <p>“I do take pride in knowing that I can put my life on the line to help someone else,” said Fields.</p> Governor Hutchinson announces board will expedite licensure for nursing students to relieve stress in hospitals https://www.fox16.com/news/governor-hutchinson-announces-board-will-expedite-licensure-for-nursing-students-to-relieve-stress-in-hospitals/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:91de2ead-1149-8647-a2ad-898f369687cf Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:53:02 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Future nurses are bracing themselves for the front lines of the pandemic following a Friday announcement from state leaders. Governor Hutchinson said in a press conference he will fast track 1,104 nursing students so they can alleviate the stress in Arkansas hospitals in just a few weeks. He said the board will [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Future nurses are bracing themselves for the front lines of the pandemic following a Friday announcement from state leaders.</p> <p>Governor Hutchinson said in a press conference he will fast track 1,104 nursing students so they can alleviate the stress in Arkansas hospitals in just a few weeks.</p> <p>He said the board will expedite their licensure. Hutchison also said their application fees would be waived. However, the background check would still happen and students would still have to pay that particular fee.</p> <p>“We need to get those nurses on board quickly-- we need them to help relieve some of the challenges we face,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “We want them here, we need their talent, and their convictions, and their heart.”</p> <p>We talked to a nursing student who will graduate from school in December. She says she is thankful the Governor's move will help her start work even sooner.</p> <p>“Apparently we are in a bad state right now and they really need us,” said nursing student Alicyn Fields.</p> <p>Fields says she has been in school since January and will graduate on December 11.</p> <p>“This has been the craziest semester ever-- I survived nursing school in a pandemic,” recalled Fields.</p> <p>She says she is ready to put everything she has learned this year to use but is worried to deal directly with COVID-19 patients.</p> <p>“They are putting us on the front line first so that's kind of nerve wrecking-- my fear and anxiety is through the roof on that part,” said Fields.</p> <p>Fields says she has wanted to be a nurse since she was 8-years-old and thanks to Governor Hutchinson, she is one step closer.</p> <p>“I do take pride in knowing that I can put my life on the line to help someone else,” said Fields.</p> "Protect the Vote" caravan travels through downtown Little Rock, rally held near State Capitol https://www.kark.com/news/protect-the-vote-caravan-travels-through-downtown-little-rock-rally-held-near-state-capitol/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:ea5f2561-4695-3ad4-e388-aac5f5bb9bf7 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:05:25 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For the third weekend in a row, supporters of President Trump gathered for a rally in Little Rock. More than 100 people in dozens of vehicles took part in the Protect the Vote Cruise and Rally. The caravan gathered near the State Capitol then drove to the Arkansas Supreme Court parking [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For the third weekend in a row, supporters of President Trump gathered for a rally in Little Rock.</p> <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="2016" height="1512" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="518969" data-link="https://www.kark.com/?attachment_id=518969" class="wp-image-518969" srcset="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg 2016w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg?resize=1536,1152 1536w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-1.jpg?resize=876,657 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1242" height="960" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally2.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="518970" data-link="https://www.kark.com/?attachment_id=518970" class="wp-image-518970" srcset="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally2.jpg 1242w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally2.jpg?resize=300,232 300w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally2.jpg?resize=768,594 768w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally2.jpg?resize=932,720 932w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally2.jpg?resize=876,677 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1223" height="685" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg" alt="" data-id="518971" data-full-url="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg" data-link="https://www.kark.com/?attachment_id=518971" class="wp-image-518971" srcset="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg 1223w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=300,168 300w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=768,430 768w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/11/rally-3.jpg?resize=876,490 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>More than 100 people in dozens of vehicles took part in the Protect the Vote Cruise and Rally.</p> <p>The caravan gathered near the State Capitol then drove to the Arkansas Supreme Court parking lot.</p> <p>There, the vehicles parked, and speakers were invited to address the crowd.</p> <p>The event was organized and shared on various social media platforms.</p> 'Protect the Vote' caravan travels through Little Rock Saturday https://www.fox16.com/news/protect-the-vote-caravan-travels-through-little-rock-saturday/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:e9ef8b58-f0b9-c201-4cf8-b9efa23c42a9 Sun, 22 Nov 2020 01:01:13 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For the third weekend in a row, supporters of President Trump gathered for a rally in Little Rock. More than 100 people in dozens of vehicles took part in the Protect the Vote Cruise and Rally. The caravan gathered near the State Capitol then drove to the Arkansas Supreme Court parking [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- For the third weekend in a row, supporters of President Trump gathered for a rally in Little Rock.</p> <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-2 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1242" height="960" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally2-1.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="443996" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443996" class="wp-image-443996" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally2-1.jpg 1242w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally2-1.jpg?resize=300,232 300w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally2-1.jpg?resize=768,594 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally2-1.jpg?resize=932,720 932w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally2-1.jpg?resize=876,677 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1223" height="685" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg" alt="" data-id="443997" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443997" class="wp-image-443997" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg 1223w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=300,168 300w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=768,430 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/rally-3-1.jpg?resize=876,490 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>More than 100 people in dozens of vehicles took part in the Protect the Vote Cruise and Rally.</p> <p>The caravan gathered near the State Capitol then drove to the Arkansas Supreme Court parking lot.</p> <p>There, the vehicles parked, and speakers were invited to address the crowd.</p> <p>The event was organized and shared on various social media platforms.</p> Coronavirus update: 1,905 new cases, 16 deaths reported Saturday https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-update-1905-new-cases-16-deaths-reported-saturday/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:7d676f5e-e4cc-fc96-6cce-45c54b206da9 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 23:21:23 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,905 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic. That is a combination of 1,433 confirmed and 472 probable cases. There have been 16 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease. The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,337 total deaths have occurred in [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,905 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic.</p> <p>That is a combination of 1,433 confirmed and 472 probable cases.</p> <p>There have been 16 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease.</p> <p>The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,337 total deaths have occurred in Arkansas due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.</p> <p>2,141 of those deaths are confirmed, the other 196 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths.</p> <p>123,722 Arkansans are considered recovered.</p> <p>There are now 17,745 active cases in the state.</p> <p>925 people are hospitalized statewide, that is 10 less than yesterday's number.</p> <p>A record 154 people are on ventilators.</p> Coronavirus in Arkansas: 1,905 new cases, 16 new deaths reported Saturday https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-arkansas-1905-new-cases-16-new-deaths-reported-saturday/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:8b893c63-74f7-64a0-a011-691e22631d16 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 22:28:57 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,905 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic. That is a combination of 1,433 confirmed and 472 probable cases. There have been 16 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease. The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,337 total deaths have occurred in [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- 1,905 Arkansans have been added to the lists of those who have contracted COVID-19 during the pandemic.</p> <p>That is a combination of 1,433 confirmed and 472 probable cases.</p> <p>There have been 16 more confirmed case deaths related to the disease.</p> <p>The Arkansas Health Department reports 2,337 total deaths have occurred in Arkansas due to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.</p> <p>2,141 of those deaths are confirmed, the other 196 are listed as probable COVID-19 deaths.</p> <p>123,722 Arkansans are considered recovered.</p> <p>There are now 17,745 active cases in the state.</p> <p>925 people are hospitalized statewide, that is 10 less than yesterday's number.</p> <p>A record 154 people are on ventilators.</p> WATCH: Pig Trail Nation Gear Up For Gameday- The Battle of the Boot, LSU comes to Fayetteville https://www.kark.com/sports/pig-trail-nation-sports/watch-pig-trail-nation-gear-up-for-gameday-arkansas-vs-auburn/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:1c77ee97-7e7d-c448-0e30-eea6fd87c956 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 15:55:06 +0000 Fayetteville, Ark.- The Arkansas Razorback football team is at home, taking on the LSU Tigers this morning You can catch the game at 11:00 a.m. on the SEC Network, but first, be sure to tune in to the Pig Trail Nation's Gear Up for Gameday show, which you can catch live above starting at 10:00 [...] <p>Fayetteville, Ark.- The Arkansas Razorback football team is at home, taking on the LSU Tigers this morning</p> <p>You can catch the game at 11:00 a.m. on the SEC Network, but first, be sure to tune in to the Pig Trail Nation's Gear Up for Gameday show, which you can catch live above starting at 10:00 a.m. </p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-dONIJ5TZ' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=dONIJ5TZ&cid=9360&offsety=140&floatwidth=400&floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/sports/pig-trail-nation-sports/watch-pig-trail-nation-gear-up-for-gameday-arkansas-vs-auburn/">WATCH: Pig Trail Nation Gear Up For Gameday- The Battle of the Boot, LSU comes to Fayetteville</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/arkansas-health-secretary-dr-jose-romero-recommends-arkansans-not-travel-for-thanksgiving-holiday/">Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. José Romero recommends Arkansans not travel for Thanksgiving Holiday</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/kyle-rittenhouse-released-from-jail-on-2-million-cash-bond/">Kyle Rittenhouse released from jail on $2 million cash bond</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/popeyes-partnering-with-uber-to-deliver-thanksgiving-churkey/">Popeyes partnering with Uber to deliver Thanksgiving 'churkey'</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/">Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey</a></li> </ul></div> Arkansas Health Secretary Dr. José Romero recommends Arkansans not travel for Thanksgiving Holiday https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/arkansas-health-secretary-dr-jose-romero-recommends-arkansans-not-travel-for-thanksgiving-holiday/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:a52c9abe-9719-bd58-ed21-bbf5f0aed495 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 04:15:41 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Spiking cases of COVID-19 has the Governor issuing a stern warning that may put a damper on your Thanksgiving plans. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays, but now the governor’s task force is asking people not to leave the state next week. “You should not really be thinking of traveling a [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Spiking cases of COVID-19 has the Governor issuing a stern warning that may put a damper on your Thanksgiving plans.</p> <p>Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays, but now the governor’s task force is asking people not to leave the state next week.</p> <p>“You should not really be thinking of traveling a lot, even if you live in the state you should probably not engage in that,” said Dr. Jose Romero.</p> <p>Romero says the task force is calling this holiday a ‘nuclear Thanksgiving’ and is suggesting Arkansans celebrate in a smaller group than in past years.</p> <p>“Less than 10 people certainly would be advisable and preferably just people that are living in your home at that time,” Romero said.</p> <p>He says the state has a track record with holidays causing a spike in COVID-19 cases such as the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.</p> <p>“Wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance,” said Romero.</p> <p>If you are still planning on packing up and crossing state lines for Thanksgiving, Romero says you need to get a test beforehand.</p> <p>“If you do decide to travel, be tested before you go. 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Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays, but now the governor’s task force is asking people not to leave the state next week. “You should not really be thinking of traveling a [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Spiking cases of COVID-19 has the Governor issuing a stern warning that may put a damper on your Thanksgiving plans.</p> <p>Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays, but now the governor’s task force is asking people not to leave the state next week.</p> <p>“You should not really be thinking of traveling a lot, even if you live in the state you should probably not engage in that,” said Dr. Jose Romero.</p> <p>Romero says the task force is calling this holiday a ‘nuclear Thanksgiving’ and is suggesting Arkansans celebrate in a smaller group than in past years.</p> <p>“Less than 10 people certainly would be advisable and preferably just people that are living in your home at that time,” Romero said.</p> <p>He says the state has a track record with holidays causing a spike in COVID-19 cases such as the Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.</p> <p>“Wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance,” said Romero.</p> <p>If you are still planning on packing up and crossing state lines for Thanksgiving, Romero says you need to get a test beforehand.</p> <p>“If you do decide to travel, be tested before you go. 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(AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody.</p> <p>Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during a demonstration Aug. 25 that followed&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/article/0eb012797ff457e7f572d6fb2b581da0">the police shooting of Jacob Blake</a>&nbsp;in Kenosha. He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt. David Wright said.</p> <p>Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, told police he was attacked while he was guarding a business and that he fired in self-defense.</p> <p>He faces multiple charges, including intentional homicide, reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm. Wisconsin law doesn’t permit minors to carry or possess a gun unless they’re hunting. He is due back in court on Dec. 3 for a preliminary hearing.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/pfizer-seeking-emergency-use-of-its-covid-19-vaccine-in-u-s-1st-shots-could-be-available-in-december/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.; 1st shots could be available in December </a> </aside> </div> <p>His case has taken on political overtones. Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have painted Rittenhouse as a trigger-happy white supremacist. Conservatives upset over property destruction during recent protests have portrayed him as a patriot exercising his right to bear arms during unrest.&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/article/riots-shootings-wisconsin-archive-kenosha-76104678645cc0e1f717f5d93ff427f7">A legal defense fund for him has attracted millions of dollars in donations</a>, and his mother got a standing ovation from women at a Waukesha County GOP function in September.</p> <p>Huber's father, John Huber, asked Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-shootings-police-kenosha-illinois-47a83ba85fc45bbf6bbb016cbbdf7516">during a hearing Nov. 2</a>&nbsp;to set Rittenhouse's bail between $4 million and $10 million. Huber said Rittenhouse thinks he's above the law and noted the effort to raise money on his behalf. He also suggested militia groups would hide him from police if he were released.</p> <p>Rittenhouse's attorney, Mark Richards, asked for $750,000 bail.</p> <p>Keating ultimately set bail at $2 million, saying Rittenhouse was a flight risk given the seriousness of the charges against him.</p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/kyle-rittenhouse-released-from-jail-on-2-million-cash-bond/">Kyle Rittenhouse released from jail on $2 million cash bond</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/popeyes-partnering-with-uber-to-deliver-thanksgiving-churkey/">Popeyes partnering with Uber to deliver Thanksgiving 'churkey'</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/">Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/washington/washington-dc/judge-to-trump-stop-deporting-asylum-seeking-children/">Judge to Trump: Stop deporting asylum-seeking children</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/fda-announces-advisory-committee-meeting-to-discuss-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-approval/">FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine approval</a></li> </ul></div> Kyle Rittenhouse released from jail on $2 million cash bond https://www.fox16.com/news/national-news/kyle-rittenhouse-released-from-jail-on-2-million-cash-bond/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:c62b5834-a9c5-5d7b-e970-796053a25781 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 02:52:55 +0000 A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody. <p>KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin and whose case has become a rallying cry for some conservatives posted $2 million bail Friday and was released from custody.</p> <p>Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz during a demonstration Aug. 25 that followed&nbsp;<a href="https://apnews.com/article/0eb012797ff457e7f572d6fb2b581da0">the police shooting of Jacob Blake</a>&nbsp;in Kenosha. He posted bond through his attorney at about 2 p.m., Kenosha County Sheriff's Sgt. David Wright said.</p> <p>Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, told police he was attacked while he was guarding a business and that he fired in self-defense.</p> <p>He faces multiple charges, including intentional homicide, reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm. Wisconsin law doesn’t permit minors to carry or possess a gun unless they’re hunting. He is due back in court on Dec. 3 for a preliminary hearing.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/pfizer-seeking-emergency-use-of-its-covid-19-vaccine-in-u-s-1st-shots-could-be-available-in-december/" class="promo-link__link" target=&quot;_blank&quot; > Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.; 1st shots could be available in December </a> </aside> </div> <p>His case has taken on political overtones. Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement have painted Rittenhouse as a trigger-happy white supremacist. 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Popeyes' Thanksgiving feast swapped out the traditional bird with its original chicken recipe instead. The fast-food delivery even arrives disguised in turkey packaging. The fried feast includes eight pieces of chicken, a large side and four biscuits for just under $20. 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Popeyes' Thanksgiving feast swapped out the traditional bird with its original chicken recipe instead. The fast-food delivery even arrives disguised in turkey packaging. The fried feast includes eight pieces of chicken, a large side and four biscuits for just under $20. Popeyes partnered [...] <p>(WIVB)-- When the taste buds aren't tempted by turkey, maybe choose 'churkey.' </p> <p>Popeyes' Thanksgiving feast swapped out the traditional bird with its original chicken recipe instead.</p> <p>The fast-food delivery even arrives disguised in turkey packaging.</p> <p>The fried feast includes eight pieces of chicken, a large side and four biscuits for just under $20.</p> <p>Popeyes partnered with Uber, so you can have your 'churkey' delivered to your doorstep. </p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/popeyes-partnering-with-uber-to-deliver-thanksgiving-churkey/">Popeyes partnering with Uber to deliver Thanksgiving 'churkey'</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/">Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/washington/washington-dc/judge-to-trump-stop-deporting-asylum-seeking-children/">Judge to Trump: Stop deporting asylum-seeking children</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/fda-announces-advisory-committee-meeting-to-discuss-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-approval/">FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine approval</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/state-news/epa-3-2m-awarded-to-arkansas-for-water-quality-protection/">EPA: $3.2M awarded to Arkansas for water quality protection</a></li> </ul></div> Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey https://www.fox16.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:15e831b0-fde8-3b0b-25c6-7ebf26acdf12 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 02:37:02 +0000 (WFXR) - Most families are expected to be dining on the typical Thanksgiving turkey for the holiday but if your bird is "chillaxing" in the freezer, you'll want to be mindful of when to begin defrosting your bird. The typical rule of thumb is to allow your frozen turkey to thaw in a 40-degree refrigerator [...] <p>(WFXR) - Most families are expected to be dining on the typical Thanksgiving turkey for the holiday but if your bird is "chillaxing" in the freezer, you'll want to be mindful of when to begin defrosting your bird.</p> <p>The typical rule of thumb is to allow your frozen turkey to thaw in a 40-degree refrigerator one day for every four-to-five pounds of your turkey's weight.</p> <p>So, simply follow the chart below for the optimal time to begin thawing your turkey:</p> <figure class="wp-block-table is-style-stripes"><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>Weight of Turkey</strong></td><td><strong>Begin Defrosting No Later Than...</strong></td></tr><tr><td>21 - 25 pounds</td><td>Sat., Nov. 21</td></tr><tr><td>16 - 20 pounds</td><td>Sun., Nov. 22</td></tr><tr><td>11 - 15 pounds</td><td>Mon., Nov. 23</td></tr><tr><td>6 - 10 pounds</td><td>Tues., Nov. 24</td></tr><tr><td>1 - 5 pounds</td><td>Wed., Nov. 25</td></tr></tbody></table></figure> <p>The USDA says it is safe to leave a defrosted turkey in the refrigerator for one to two days before cooking.</p> <p>If you happen to forget to remove the turkey in time, you can also use the cold water method by simply submerging the frozen turkey in cold water and change out the water every 30 minutes; however, you're urged to cook the turkey right away after thawing is complete if you use this method.</p> <p>You can also cook a frozen turkey; however, cooking time will be 50% longer.</p> <p>For more information from the USDA regarding how to safely thaw a turkey, <a href="https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2016/11/18/how-safely-thaw-turkey" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">click here</a>.</p> <h4>Latest Stories</h4> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.fox16.com/home-for-the-holidays/popeyes-partnering-with-uber-to-deliver-thanksgiving-churkey/">Popeyes partnering with Uber to deliver Thanksgiving 'churkey'</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.fox16.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/">Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.fox16.com/washington/washington-dc/judge-to-trump-stop-deporting-asylum-seeking-children/">Judge to Trump: Stop deporting asylum-seeking children</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/fda-announces-advisory-committee-meeting-to-discuss-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-approval/">FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine approval</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.fox16.com/news/state-news/epa-3-2m-awarded-to-arkansas-for-water-quality-protection/">EPA: $3.2M awarded to Arkansas for water quality protection</a></li> </ul></div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"></div> Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:48d82063-fee6-d115-3c3b-4d0e6921e7e1 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 02:36:58 +0000 (WFXR) - Most families are expected to be dining on the typical Thanksgiving turkey for the holiday but if your bird is "chillaxing" in the freezer, you'll want to be mindful of when to begin defrosting your bird. The typical rule of thumb is to allow your frozen turkey to thaw in a 40-degree refrigerator [...] <p>(WFXR) - Most families are expected to be dining on the typical Thanksgiving turkey for the holiday but if your bird is "chillaxing" in the freezer, you'll want to be mindful of when to begin defrosting your bird.</p> <p>The typical rule of thumb is to allow your frozen turkey to thaw in a 40-degree refrigerator one day for every four-to-five pounds of your turkey's weight.</p> <p>So, simply follow the chart below for the optimal time to begin thawing your turkey:</p> <figure class="wp-block-table is-style-stripes"><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>Weight of Turkey</strong></td><td><strong>Begin Defrosting No Later Than...</strong></td></tr><tr><td>21 - 25 pounds</td><td>Sat., Nov. 21</td></tr><tr><td>16 - 20 pounds</td><td>Sun., Nov. 22</td></tr><tr><td>11 - 15 pounds</td><td>Mon., Nov. 23</td></tr><tr><td>6 - 10 pounds</td><td>Tues., Nov. 24</td></tr><tr><td>1 - 5 pounds</td><td>Wed., Nov. 25</td></tr></tbody></table></figure> <p>The USDA says it is safe to leave a defrosted turkey in the refrigerator for one to two days before cooking.</p> <p>If you happen to forget to remove the turkey in time, you can also use the cold water method by simply submerging the frozen turkey in cold water and change out the water every 30 minutes; however, you're urged to cook the turkey right away after thawing is complete if you use this method.</p> <p>You can also cook a frozen turkey; however, cooking time will be 50% longer.</p> <p>For more information from the USDA regarding how to safely thaw a turkey, <a href="https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2016/11/18/how-safely-thaw-turkey" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">click here</a>.</p> <h4>Latest Stories</h4> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/popeyes-partnering-with-uber-to-deliver-thanksgiving-churkey/">Popeyes partnering with Uber to deliver Thanksgiving 'churkey'</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/home-for-the-holidays/times-a-tickin-to-begin-defrosting-your-thanksgiving-turkey/">Time's a-tickin' to begin defrosting your Thanksgiving turkey</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/washington/washington-dc/judge-to-trump-stop-deporting-asylum-seeking-children/">Judge to Trump: Stop deporting asylum-seeking children</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/fda-announces-advisory-committee-meeting-to-discuss-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-approval/">FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine approval</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/state-news/epa-3-2m-awarded-to-arkansas-for-water-quality-protection/">EPA: $3.2M awarded to Arkansas for water quality protection</a></li> </ul></div> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"></div> FDA announces advisory committee meeting to discuss Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine approval https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/fda-announces-advisory-committee-meeting-to-discuss-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-approval/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:0b7e70a2-9b1e-744a-d376-1498f879b5a5 Sat, 21 Nov 2020 02:32:09 +0000 Pfizer submitted its COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use authorization approval to the Food and Drug Administration Friday. 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They often can’t afford the supplies they need to do their job well. The Forestry-Rural Fire Protection Warehouse in Greenbrier is full of tools and equipment. The Arkansas Forestry Commission gets these leftover supplies from the D-O-D. Then, they open their [...] <p>GREENBRIER, Ark.- Dozens of volunteer fire departments across the state struggle with tight budgets. 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Saturday, November 21st is open season for duck hunting in Arkansas. "We are blessed by geography," said Trey Reid, Assistant Chief of Communications AGFC. This duck season, most hunters decided not to hand up the duck calls, instead, [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Hunters are not going to be sitting ducks this year just because of COVID-19.</p> <p>Saturday, November 21st is open season for duck hunting in Arkansas.</p> <p>"We are blessed by geography," said Trey Reid, Assistant Chief of Communications AGFC.</p> <p>This duck season, most hunters decided not to hand up the duck calls, instead, they are adding a face mask to the blind bag.</p> <p>"Just use common sense. 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Griffin proposes ‘phase-out’ of Arkansas state income tax https://www.kark.com/capitol-view/lt-gov-griffin-proposes-phase-out-of-arkansas-state-income-tax/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:3c0f2ad2-1542-3167-4318-4c327a90a0ba Sat, 21 Nov 2020 00:31:18 +0000 Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin has a bold idea for the upcoming General Session that starts in January – phasing out the state’s income tax. <p><em>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin has a bold idea for the upcoming General Session that starts on January 11.</em></p> <p><em>In an interview for KARK 4 News Capitol View, Griffin said he wants to phase out the state income tax.</em></p> <p><em>He noted that Louisiana and Mississippi are also considering the idea and that neighboring states Texas and Tennessee already have no state income tax.</em></p> <p><em>Griffin also discussed the fact that residents of Texarkana on the Arkansas side of the city are exempt from state income sales tax, Military pay, and military benefits are also exempt.</em></p> <p><em>To see Griffin’s full explanation, tune in to Capitol View on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on KARK 4.</em></p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/capitol-view/lt-gov-griffin-proposes-phase-out-of-arkansas-state-income-tax/">Lt. 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Poll numbers..who's up, who's down? Who's a president-elect? Who isn't? What's been counted? What hasn't? Covid numbers hitting you daily...total cases, hospitalizations, deaths... Unemployment numbers down, then up! Covid relief amounts and dates...demographics. Percentages of [...] <p>Have you ever been inundated with more numbers coming at you from different directions than you have this past year?</p> <p>Poll numbers..who's up, who's down? Who's a president-elect? Who isn't? What's been counted? What hasn't?</p> <p>Covid numbers hitting you daily...total cases, hospitalizations, deaths...</p> <p>Unemployment numbers down, then up! Covid relief amounts and dates...demographics.</p> <p>Percentages of people allowed here, in there or outside.</p> <p>How many are in school, out of school, in virtual school.</p> <p>How many vaccines are in the works? The weeks, months, till so many people can get it..how long it takes to work.</p> <p>How many days till Christmas..????</p> <p>Before all those numbers are figured out or no longer are a concern, we will have thanksgiving.</p> <p>1 day, out of 1 week, out of 1 month, out of 1 year of your life..to do one thing. Take a break..give thanks to the ones around you.</p> <p>Turn off everything you have no immediate control of...because, you don't have control of it.</p> <p>Right this moment, there is an infinite number of choices on what you can do with the next day..hour..minute, or few seconds of your life...chances are good you're thinking about a number of things and people right now...except 1...you.</p> <p>You will always take care of, and worry about any number of people close to you..and what others think of you, but don't let that 1… fall of the radar.</p> <p>Especially during the number of things going on this year and this time of hear.</p> <p>There is, and always will be one thing you have immediate control over..one thing...you!</p> <p>And it's important to take a moment, if not more, to check up. 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(AP) — A judge has rescheduled the court date of a man accused in the shooting death of an Arkansas detective last month. During a court appearance on Wednesday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ordered 19-year-old Keshone Quantarious Smith to return to court on Jan. 7 as the Arkansas State Police [...] EPA: $3.2M awarded to Arkansas for water quality protection https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/arkansas-news/epa-3-2m-awarded-to-arkansas-for-water-quality-protection/ Arkansas News | KTVE - myarklamiss.com urn:uuid:7f0d80ce-2938-c801-07c8-84c8d846343f Fri, 20 Nov 2020 21:22:08 +0000 ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $3.2 million grant for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Commission with the goal to protect water quality. The funding will go to support management programs for nonpoint source water pollution — this is caused by rainfall or snowmelt and [...] Arkansas's unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent in October https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/arkansass-unemployment-rate-drops-to-6-2-percent-in-october/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:fd5f0170-4036-4769-cc5b-e9dde8e48252 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 21:15:38 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Unemployment in Arkansas has decreased to 6.2%. According to labor force data, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released Friday by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. The figures show Arkansas's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one percent, from 7.2% in September (revised down [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Unemployment in Arkansas has decreased to 6.2%.</p> <p>According to labor force data, produced by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released Friday by the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.</p> <p>The figures show Arkansas's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by one percent, from 7.2% in September (revised down from 7.3%) to 6.2% in October. Arkansas's civilian labor force declined 12,370, which is a result of 14,117 fewer unemployed and 1,747 more employed Arkansans.</p> <p>The country's jobless rate also declined to 6.9% between September and October.</p> <p>BLS Program Operations Manager Susan Price said, “Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined sharply in October to 6.2 percent. This was spurred by the decline in the number of unemployed Arkansans.</p> <p><strong>Arkansas Nonfarm Payroll Job Summary:</strong></p> <p>Arkansas's nonfarm payroll jobs increased 11,500 in October to total 1,243,900. According to the news release, eight major industry sectors posted gains. Professional and business services added 4,00 jobs. According to ADWS, most of the expansion was in administrative and support services. According to the report, jobs in trade, transportation and utilities rose 3,800. A majority of the hiring occurred in retail trade. Employment in manufacturing increased by 1,000. Officials say gains in durable goods (+1,400) more than offset the losses in nondurable goods (-400) manufacturing. According to the report, construction added 1,000 jobs.</p> <p>Officials say compared to October 2019, nonfarm payroll jobs in the state are down 42,600. According to the report, losses were reported in eight major industry sectors. Jobs in manufacturing dropped 16,200. Officials say in the report reductions were seen in both durable goods (-10,400) and nondurable goods (-5,800) manufacturing. Employment in leisure and hospitality declined 15,400. Losses occured in all subsectors, with food services posting most of the decrease (-11,700). Government jobs are down 8,600, all in local (-8,100) and state (-1,900) government. Educational and health services declined 7,700, according to the report. All losses were in health care and social assistance (-7,700). Officials say other notable contractions occured in other services (-3,900) and financial activities (-1,900). Trade, transportation and utilities posted the largest increase, adding 9,500 jobs. Officials say most of the growth was in retail trade (+5,600) and transportation-warehousing-utilities (+3,700). 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Arkansas's civilian labor force declined 12,370, which is a result of 14,117 fewer unemployed and 1,747 more employed Arkansans.</p> <p>The country's jobless rate also declined to 6.9% between September and October.</p> <p>BLS Program Operations Manager Susan Price said, “Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined sharply in October to 6.2 percent. This was spurred by the decline in the number of unemployed Arkansans.</p> <p><strong>Arkansas Nonfarm Payroll Job Summary:</strong></p> <p>Arkansas's nonfarm payroll jobs increased 11,500 in October to total 1,243,900. According to the news release, eight major industry sectors posted gains. Professional and business services added 4,00 jobs. According to ADWS, most of the expansion was in administrative and support services. According to the report, jobs in trade, transportation and utilities rose 3,800. A majority of the hiring occurred in retail trade. Employment in manufacturing increased by 1,000. Officials say gains in durable goods (+1,400) more than offset the losses in nondurable goods (-400) manufacturing. According to the report, construction added 1,000 jobs.</p> <p>Officials say compared to October 2019, nonfarm payroll jobs in the state are down 42,600. According to the report, losses were reported in eight major industry sectors. Jobs in manufacturing dropped 16,200. Officials say in the report reductions were seen in both durable goods (-10,400) and nondurable goods (-5,800) manufacturing. Employment in leisure and hospitality declined 15,400. Losses occured in all subsectors, with food services posting most of the decrease (-11,700). Government jobs are down 8,600, all in local (-8,100) and state (-1,900) government. Educational and health services declined 7,700, according to the report. All losses were in health care and social assistance (-7,700). Officials say other notable contractions occured in other services (-3,900) and financial activities (-1,900). Trade, transportation and utilities posted the largest increase, adding 9,500 jobs. Officials say most of the growth was in retail trade (+5,600) and transportation-warehousing-utilities (+3,700). Gains were also reported in professional and business services (+1,800) and construction (+1,200), according to the report.</p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/police-responding-to-active-situation-at-wisconsin-mall/">Police responding to 'active situation' at Wisconsin mall</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/your-local-election-hq/georgia-secretary-of-state-certifies-election-for-joe-biden/">Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/arkansass-unemployment-rate-drops-to-6-2-percent-in-october/">Arkansas's unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent in October</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/pig-trail-nation/defensive-tackle-target-isaiah-iton-who-is-sought-by-razorbacks-will-attend-saturdays-game-against-lsu/">Defensive Tackle Target Isaiah Iton Has Arkansas Among His Schools</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/business/showcase/tri-state-water-power-air-35/">Tri State Water, Power &#038; Air</a></li> </ul></div> Governor Hutchinson announces 2,061 additional COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/governor-hutchinson-to-hold-a-press-conference-on-arkansass-rising-covid-19-cases/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:e29c1e88-015c-2777-9c62-5b36389339c8 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:45:22 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday there have been 2,061 cases added in a 24-hour period, 24 additional deaths and a record number of hospitalizations. Hospitalizations stand at 935, which is an increase of 36. Out of the cases announced Friday, 1,618 are confirmed cases and 443 are considered probable cases. Out [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday there have been 2,061 cases added in a 24-hour period, 24 additional deaths and a record number of hospitalizations. Hospitalizations stand at 935, which is an increase of 36. </p> <p>Out of the cases announced Friday, 1,618 are confirmed cases and 443 are considered probable cases. </p> <p>Out of the cases announced Friday, 209 are in Pulaski County, 162 are in Washington County, 133 are in Benton County, 107 are in Craighead County and 90 are in White County.</p> <p>Out of the confirmed cases announced Friday, 1,600 are from communities and 18 are from correctional facilities.</p> <p>Out of the 24 deaths announced Friday, 20 are from confirmed cases and four are from probable cases.</p> <p>The number of active cases increased by 362 Friday to 17,360. </p> <p>According to state officials, 15,095 PCR tests and 3,383 antigen tests were completed Thursday.</p> <p>According to the Department of Health’s <a href="https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/c2ef4a4fcbe5458fbf2e48a21e4fece9">website</a>, there have been 141,916 total COVID-19 cases and 2,321 deaths in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/" class="promo-link__link" > Coronavirus in Arkansas: Complete Coverage </a> </aside> </div> <p>On Thursday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a new closing time for all businesses in Arkansas licensed to sell or that allow consumption of alcohol as concerns over a renewed COVID-19 surge continues.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/which-arkansas-restaurants-and-bars-passed-the-covid-19-inspection/" class="promo-link__link" > Which Arkansas restaurants and bars passed the COVID-19 inspection? </a> </aside> </div> <p>The new directive orders bars, restaurants and private clubs with “on-premise” permits to close by 11 p.m. starting Friday. The new order runs through January 3.</p> Governor Hutchinson announces 2,061 additional COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths https://www.myarklamiss.com/lifestyle/health/coronavirus/governor-hutchinson-to-hold-a-press-conference-on-arkansass-rising-covid-19-cases/ Arkansas News | KTVE - myarklamiss.com urn:uuid:eb5a3788-f3b7-0f19-5f6d-bbf48642f175 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:45:21 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday there have been 2,061 cases added in a 24-hour period, 24 additional deaths and a record number of hospitalizations. Hospitalizations stand at 935, which is an increase of 36. Out of the cases announced Friday, 1,618 are confirmed cases and 443 are considered probable cases. Out [...] Governor Hutchinson to hold a press conference on Arkansas's rising COVID-19 cases https://www.myarklamiss.com/lifestyle/health/coronavirus/governor-hutchinson-to-hold-a-press-conference-on-arkansass-rising-covid-19-cases/ Arkansas News | KTVE - myarklamiss.com urn:uuid:769e60b9-926f-e06a-b712-bb46de4e19e0 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:21:04 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference on the state's rising COVID-19 case numbers at 2:30pm. On Thursday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a new closing time for all businesses in Arkansas licensed to sell or that allow consumption of alcohol as concerns over a renewed COVID-19 surge continues. The new [...] CAN YOU ID ME: Jefferson County deputies searching for robbery suspect https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/can-you-id-me-jefferson-county-deputies-searching-for-robbery-suspect/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:c3d1f9fa-b16c-b50d-d5ff-c2503ecd74e5 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:19:37 +0000 According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Duck In &#038; Go on Highway 63 S was robbed Thursday night. <p>JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark.- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a robbery suspect.</p> <p>Deputies say the robbery happened on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. at the Duck In &amp; Go on Highway 63 S.</p> <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=160 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=256 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=320 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=640 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=876 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" alt="" data-id="443249" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443249" class="wp-image-443249"/><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=160 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=256 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=320 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=640 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=876 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" alt="" data-id="443247" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443247" class="wp-image-443247"/><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?w=160 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?w=256 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?w=320 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?w=640 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?w=876 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" alt="" data-id="443246" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443246" class="wp-image-443246"/><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=160 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=256 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=320 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=640 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=876 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" alt="" data-id="443245" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443245" class="wp-image-443245"/><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>Authorities say the suspect is presumed to be a woman and left the convenience store in an older model, light-colored, single cab truck.</p> <p>If you know who this person is, call 870-541-5300, or Sergeant Johnathan Powell with the Criminal Investigation Division at 870-541-5496. You can also send tips anonymously at tips@jeffcoso.org, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jcso1830/">Facebook</a> or <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffctyso?lang=en">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"><ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/can-you-id-me-jefferson-county-deputies-searching-for-robbery-suspect/">CAN YOU ID ME: Jefferson County deputies searching for robbery suspect</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/governor-hutchinson-to-hold-a-press-conference-on-arkansass-rising-covid-19-cases/">Governor Hutchinson to hold a press conference on Arkansas's rising COVID-19 cases</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/pig-trail-nation/sec-picks-for-week-12-including-arkansas-hosting-lsu/">SEC Picks for Week 12 Including Arkansas Hosting LSU</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/which-arkansas-restaurants-and-bars-passed-the-covid-19-inspection/">Which Arkansas restaurants and bars passed the COVID-19 inspection?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/pig-trail-nation/jalen-catalon-having-banner-redshirt-freshman-season/">Jalen Catalon Having Banner Redshirt Freshman Season</a></li> </ul></div> Governor Hutchinson to hold a press conference on Arkansas's rising COVID-19 cases https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/governor-hutchinson-to-hold-a-press-conference-on-arkansass-rising-covid-19-cases/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:c263606d-0a4f-1b09-482f-8ed4d6e3ff21 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:19:37 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference on the state's rising COVID-19 case numbers at 2:30pm. On Thursday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a new closing time for all businesses in Arkansas licensed to sell or that allow consumption of alcohol as concerns over a renewed COVID-19 surge continues. The new [...] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Governor Asa Hutchinson will hold a news conference on the state's rising COVID-19 case numbers at 2:30pm. </p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/" class="promo-link__link" > Coronavirus in Arkansas: Complete Coverage </a> </aside> </div> <p>On Thursday, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a new closing time for all businesses in Arkansas licensed to sell or that allow consumption of alcohol as concerns over a renewed COVID-19 surge continues.</p> <div class="nlp-ignore-block article-content rich-text"> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/which-arkansas-restaurants-and-bars-passed-the-covid-19-inspection/" class="promo-link__link" > Which Arkansas restaurants and bars passed the COVID-19 inspection? </a> </aside> </div> <p>The new directive orders bars, restaurants and private clubs with “on-premise” permits to close by 11 p.m. starting Friday. The new order runs through January 3.</p> <p>According to the Department of Health’s <a href="https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/c2ef4a4fcbe5458fbf2e48a21e4fece9">website</a>, there have been over 139,000 total COVID-19 cases and close to 2,300 deaths in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.</p> CAN YOU ID ME: Jefferson County deputies searching for robbery suspect https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/can-you-id-me-jefferson-county-deputies-searching-for-robbery-suspect/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:1db99e8a-ff5d-f0c0-ebc9-e5c84b135573 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:18:50 +0000 According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Duck In &#038; Go on Highway 63 S was robbed Thursday night. <p>JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark.- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a robbery suspect.</p> <p>Deputies say the robbery happened on Thursday around 9:30 p.m. at the Duck In &amp; Go on Highway 63 S.</p> <figure class="wp-block-gallery columns-3 is-cropped"><ul class="blocks-gallery-grid"><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1080" height="607" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="443249" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443249" class="wp-image-443249" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg 1080w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect-Vehicle.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1080" height="607" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="443247" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect3.jpg" 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https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect2.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li><li class="blocks-gallery-item"><figure><img loading="lazy" width="1080" height="607" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?w=900" alt="" data-id="443245" data-full-url="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg" data-link="https://www.fox16.com/?attachment_id=443245" class="wp-image-443245" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg 1080w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/11/Jeff-Co-Suspect1.jpg?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /><figcaption class="blocks-gallery-item__caption">Photo Courtesy: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office</figcaption></figure></li></ul></figure> <p>Authorities say the suspect is presumed to be a woman and left the convenience store in an older model, light-colored, single cab truck.</p> <p>If you know who this person is, call 870-541-5300, or Sergeant Johnathan Powell with the Criminal Investigation Division at 870-541-5496. 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This includes indoor and outdoor seating.</li><li>Facility has adjusted seating to maintain six feet between occupied seats at adjacent tables.</li><li>Staff who have contact with patrons are wearing a face mask that completely covers their nose and mouth.</li><li>Patrons who arrive at the facility without a face mask are being asked by the staff to put on a face mask prior to entry.</li><li>Patrons are wearing face masks when physical distancing of 6 feet cannot be ensured.</li><li>Staff are being screened daily before entering the facility. 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According to a news release, Brutus failed to recover from anesthesia after a medical examination on Thursday. 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