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/ MacArthur Museum receives recognition at Statewide Museum Conference https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/macarthur-museum-receives-recognition-at-statewide-museum-conference/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:68d84075-33b6-c29d-007e-932d31f2807e Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:30:35 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History has been recognized with an award at the Arkansas Museums Association annual business meeting held online. The museum received the Outstanding Achievement in Education award for its youth literacy program, the Reading Brigade. The Brigade serves students in Pre-K through fifth grade. The lessons [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History has been recognized with an award at the Arkansas Museums Association annual business meeting held online.</p> <p>The museum received the Outstanding Achievement in Education award for its youth literacy program, the Reading Brigade.</p> <p>The Brigade serves students in Pre-K through fifth grade. The lessons consist of reading a book aloud with students that relate to U.S. Military History followed by other activities that meet the common core standards in literacy.</p> <p>Those activities include crafts, drawing, character analysis, and plot mapping as well as many others.</p> <p>In the past year, they have expanded programs including an invitation to a new school. Last year the program had over 11,000 students through the Little Rock School District, Little Rock Parks and Recreation Summer Playground program.</p> <p>The museum program coordinator, Reveille Isgrig, is working currently to bring the Reading Brigade into the virtual world by online programming during COVID.</p> <p>The museum opened in May of 2001 and it seeks to educate local, state, national, and international visitors about Arkansas&#8217;s military heritage. It is operated under the City of Little Rock&#8217;s Parks and Recreation Department.</p> <p>For more information click <a href="https://www.littlerock.gov/for-residents/parks-and-recreation/macarthur-museum-of-arkansas-military-history/">here</a>.</p> Natural gas line catches fire in Fort Smith https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/natural-gas-line-catches-fire-in-fort-smith/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:7b09fc37-87a3-af0e-0cfd-0eaeb8c00c0c Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:14:27 +0000 A natural gas line busted in Fort Smith and caught fire, said Capt. Ethan Millard with the Fort Smith Fire Department. <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Crews are still working to determine what caused the gas line to bust.</p> <p>Fred Kirkwood is the chief customer officer with the Arkansas-Oklahoma gas company.</p> <p>He said the fire happened near the First National Bank.</p> <p>He said thanks to the quick action taken by firefighters and police, they were able to contain the fire which resulted in no major property damage. He also said no one was hurt. </p> <p>&#8220;Because of that leadership and coordination we were able to work together to protect the public&#8217;s safety and address the situation,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Kirkwood said as a precautionary measure, 20 customers has their gas services shut off, most of which have been restored today.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858467","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"kark.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"kark.com","ns_st_st":"kark","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Featured Stories","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"kark.com","ns_st_st":"kark","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Featured Stories","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.kark/news/local_news&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5858467%26vidcat%3D/news/local_news%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3D217"}},"expectPrerollTimeout":8,"accessKey":"GWj6LABvooDPOuvGBPhB0hevoa2Avn3o","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODU4NDY3IiwiaXNzIjoiR1dqNkxBQnZvb0RQT3V2R0JQaEIwaGV2b2EyQXZuM28iLCJleHAiOjE2MDA0NTI4NzR9.Cwroy7v460xscmXYBgq8ZgJ7Yx2Poc1A47-r31QJwn0","nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/knwa/video/video_studio/1344/20/09/16/5858467/5858467_D7C409418C5142B6AA25662CF21CEBE3_200916_5858467_Natural_gas_line_catches_fire_in_Fort_Smith_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p><strong>ORIGINAL STORY:</strong></p> <p>FORT SMITH, Ark. (<a href="http://knwa.com">KNWA/KFTA</a>) — A natural gas line busted in Fort Smith and caught fire, said Capt. Ethan Millard with the Fort Smith Fire Department.</p> <p>The fire at Massard Road and Zero Street near the First National Bank in Fort Smith broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <figure><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d5389.932825790215!2d-94.34363898475095!3d35.32386718027918!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87cbb26e021f5efb%3A0x955518a3123d50fe!2sZero%20St%20%26%20Massard%20Rd%2C%20Fort%20Smith%2C%20AR%2072916!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600314049068!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="100%" height="250" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure> </div> <p>Millard said there are no known injuries at this time.</p> <p>Fort Smith Police are blocking the area off to traffic. The gas company is working to shutoff the gas line feeding the fire.</p> <p>According to a Facebook post by Sebastian County Emergency Management, staff are actively going to sites near by to make sure lines are shutoff and stabilized as this large fire continues, but is contained. </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/SEBCODEMandDPS/posts/4484348911637551" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>Mandolyn Hilbern who lives near the area describes the noise as &#8220;an airplane taking off, or high pressure winds.&#8221;</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/FortSmithFire/posts/3023978901162160" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>This story is developing.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.nwahomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/2020/09/119699971_10224365127265065_6389421393735774917_n.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-611176"/></figure> Natural gas line catches fire in Fort Smith https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/natural-gas-line-catches-fire-in-fort-smith/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:dd6f99ef-ddec-4bfc-1275-c9357f882a27 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:13:01 +0000 A natural gas line busted in Fort Smith and caught fire, said Capt. Ethan Millard with the Fort Smith Fire Department. <p><strong>UPDATE:</strong> Crews are still working to determine what caused the gas line to bust.</p> <p>Fred Kirkwood is the chief customer officer with the Arkansas-Oklahoma gas company.</p> <p>He said the fire happened near the First National Bank.</p> <p>He said thanks to the quick action taken by firefighters and police, they were able to contain the fire which resulted in no major property damage. He also said no one was hurt. </p> <p>&#8220;Because of that leadership and coordination we were able to work together to protect the public&#8217;s safety and address the situation,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Kirkwood said as a precautionary measure, 20 customers has their gas services shut off, most of which have been restored today.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5858467","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"fox16.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"fox16.com","ns_st_st":"klrt","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Featured Stories","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"fox16.com","ns_st_st":"klrt","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Featured Stories","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.klrt/news/local_news&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5858467%26vidcat%3D/news/local_news%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3D217"}},"expectPrerollTimeout":8,"nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/knwa/video/video_studio/1344/20/09/16/5858467/5858467_D7C409418C5142B6AA25662CF21CEBE3_200916_5858467_Natural_gas_line_catches_fire_in_Fort_Smith_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p><strong>ORIGINAL STORY:</strong></p> <p>FORT SMITH, Ark. (<a href="http://knwa.com">KNWA/KFTA</a>) — A natural gas line busted in Fort Smith and caught fire, said Capt. Ethan Millard with the Fort Smith Fire Department.</p> <p>The fire at Massard Road and Zero Street near the First National Bank in Fort Smith broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <figure><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d5389.932825790215!2d-94.34363898475095!3d35.32386718027918!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87cbb26e021f5efb%3A0x955518a3123d50fe!2sZero%20St%20%26%20Massard%20Rd%2C%20Fort%20Smith%2C%20AR%2072916!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600314049068!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="100%" height="250" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure> </div> <p>Millard said there are no known injuries at this time.</p> <p>Fort Smith Police are blocking the area off to traffic. The gas company is working to shutoff the gas line feeding the fire.</p> <p>According to a Facebook post by Sebastian County Emergency Management, staff are actively going to sites near by to make sure lines are shutoff and stabilized as this large fire continues, but is contained. </p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/SEBCODEMandDPS/posts/4484348911637551" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>Mandolyn Hilbern who lives near the area describes the noise as &#8220;an airplane taking off, or high pressure winds.&#8221;</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/FortSmithFire/posts/3023978901162160" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>This story is developing.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.nwahomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/2020/09/119699971_10224365127265065_6389421393735774917_n.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-611176"/></figure> Searcy firefighters save cats in need of oxygen https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/searcy-firefighters-save-cats-in-need-of-oxygen/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:86e937e5-f672-c3ec-43f1-d85be0db09c8 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:29:26 +0000 SEARCY, Ark. &#8212; The Searcy Fire Department is thanking the Searcy Animal Clinic and County Medical Equipment for a donation of life-saving equipment for animals. Firefighters with the Searcy Fire Department were able to save three cats that were in a house fire last week that desperately needed oxygen. Way to go! <p>SEARCY, Ark. &#8212; The Searcy Fire Department is thanking the Searcy Animal Clinic and County Medical Equipment for a donation of life-saving equipment for animals.</p> <p>Firefighters with the Searcy Fire Department were able to save three cats that were in a house fire last week that desperately needed oxygen.</p> <p>Way to go!</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?w=537" alt="" class="wp-image-401963"/></figure> Searcy firefighters save cats in need of oxygen https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/searcy-firefighters-save-cats-in-need-of-oxygen/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:aa97fcd6-71d7-f6c9-ae84-ba3eef8aa50b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:28:22 +0000 SEARCY, Ark. &#8212; The Searcy Fire Department is thanking the Searcy Animal Clinic and County Medical Equipment for a donation of life-saving equipment for animals. Firefighters with the Searcy Fire Department were able to save three cats that were in a house fire last week that desperately needed oxygen. Way to go! <p>SEARCY, Ark. &#8212; The Searcy Fire Department is thanking the Searcy Animal Clinic and County Medical Equipment for a donation of life-saving equipment for animals.</p> <p>Firefighters with the Searcy Fire Department were able to save three cats that were in a house fire last week that desperately needed oxygen.</p> <p>Way to go!</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?w=537" alt="" class="wp-image-401963" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg 1504w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?resize=224,300 224w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?resize=768,1029 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?resize=537,720 537w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?resize=1146,1536 1146w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?resize=100,133 100w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/119843582_2619520551598834_7650525433459852372_o.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival postponed to Thanksgiving weekend https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/worlds-championship-duck-calling-contest-wings-over-the-prairie-festival-postponed-to-thanksgiving-weekend/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:e3feea79-7eb3-a60b-6ac7-5ff701f0b806 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:23:32 +0000 STUTTGART, Ark. &#8212; The World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival will be hosted Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Stuttgart. The organizers of this event say they have been closely monitoring COVID and based on the degree of uncertainty they made the decision to postpones the festival to Thanksgiving weekend (scheduled for [&#8230;] <p>STUTTGART, Ark. &#8212; The World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival will be hosted Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Stuttgart.</p> <p>The organizers of this event say they have been closely monitoring COVID and based on the degree of uncertainty they made the decision to postpones the festival to Thanksgiving weekend (scheduled for November 21-28, 2010)</p> <p>People who have already qualified for the World&#8217;s Championship will automatically qualify for the 2021 World&#8217;s Championship. 2020 was scheduled to be a year for the Champion of Champions contest as well as the Senior World&#8217;s Contest. These will now be held in 2021.</p> <p>The Duck Gumbo Cook-off and Queen Mallard Pageants will also be held in 2021.</p> <p>For more information click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WCDCCStuttgart/photos/pcb.10157859582593925/10157859581063925">here</a> or go to <a href="http://stuttgartarkansas.org">stuttgartarkansas.org</a>.</p> World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest & Wings Over the Prairie Festival postponed to Thanksgiving weekend https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/worlds-championship-duck-calling-contest-wings-over-the-prairie-festival-postponed-to-thanksgiving-weekend/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:64638730-a156-2f4a-14be-603ad7d5b4b7 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:22:09 +0000 STUTTGART, Ark. &#8212; The World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival will be hosted Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Stuttgart. The organizers of this event say they have been closely monitoring COVID and based on the degree of uncertainty they made the decision to postpones the festival to Thanksgiving weekend (scheduled for [&#8230;] <p>STUTTGART, Ark. &#8212; The World Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival will be hosted Thanksgiving Weekend in Downtown Stuttgart.</p> <p>The organizers of this event say they have been closely monitoring COVID and based on the degree of uncertainty they made the decision to postpones the festival to Thanksgiving weekend (scheduled for November 21-28, 2010)</p> <p>People who have already qualified for the World&#8217;s Championship will automatically qualify for the 2021 World&#8217;s Championship. 2020 was scheduled to be a year for the Champion of Champions contest as well as the Senior World&#8217;s Contest. These will now be held in 2021.</p> <p>The Duck Gumbo Cook-off and Queen Mallard Pageants will also be held in 2021.</p> <p>For more information click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WCDCCStuttgart/photos/pcb.10157859582593925/10157859581063925">here</a> or go to <a href="http://stuttgartarkansas.org">stuttgartarkansas.org</a>.</p> Springdale police search for runaway 14-year-old https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/springdale-police-search-for-runaway-14-year-old/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:54d2f70d-84aa-d781-6cb3-055b985f7f89 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:09:56 +0000 Melinda Gillespie, 14, was last seen on Sunday, September 13 at approximately 11 p.m. at her home in Springdale. <p>SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Springdale Police Department is asking for the public&#8217;s help finding a &#8216;runaway&#8217; 14-year-old girl. </p> <p>Melinda Gillespie, 14, was last seen on Sunday, September 13 at approximately 11 p.m. at her home in Springdale. </p> <p>She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and approximately 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.</p> <p>According to police, Gillespie has a medical condition that requires medication, and it is unknown if she took any with her when she left her residence. </p> <p>Police say they have no reason to believe Melinda was &#8220;taken or being held against her will.&#8221; </p> <p>If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call the Springdale Police Department at (479) 751-4542, or the Criminal Investigation Division at (479) 750-8139.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/SpringdalePD/posts/1664405550402478" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> Springdale police search for runaway 14-year-old https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/springdale-police-search-for-runaway-14-year-old/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:33b3e95a-9ebd-5eac-3e2b-896744ce8fb7 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:08:56 +0000 Melinda Gillespie, 14, was last seen on Sunday, September 13 at approximately 11 p.m. at her home in Springdale. <p>SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Springdale Police Department is asking for the public&#8217;s help finding a &#8216;runaway&#8217; 14-year-old girl. </p> <p>Melinda Gillespie, 14, was last seen on Sunday, September 13 at approximately 11 p.m. at her home in Springdale. </p> <p>She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and approximately 145 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.</p> <p>According to police, Gillespie has a medical condition that requires medication, and it is unknown if she took any with her when she left her residence. </p> <p>Police say they have no reason to believe Melinda was &#8220;taken or being held against her will.&#8221; </p> <p>If you have any information about her whereabouts, please call the Springdale Police Department at (479) 751-4542, or the Criminal Investigation Division at (479) 750-8139.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/SpringdalePD/posts/1664405550402478" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> Rape suspect crashes head-on with deputy during multi-county pursuit, deputy hurt https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/rape-suspect-crashes-head-on-with-deputy-during-multi-county-pursuit-deputy-hurt/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:c6e89800-4bbd-41b5-885e-2539f1d9795f Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:07:47 +0000 Police then received info that the suspect was in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Police located the suspect Jonathan Jerrell, Jr., 25, around 3:45 a.m. when an officer got into a pursuit that headed towards Madison County. <p>FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. <a href="http://www.knwa.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">(KNWA/KFTA</a>) — The Madison County Sheriff&#8217;s Office and Fayetteville Police were involved in a pursuit early Friday morning.</p> <p>Fayetteville officers were asked to follow up on a rape suspect in the 4200 block of Valley Lake drive around midnight after a shots heard call but didn&#8217;t find anyone.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <figure><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d4035.456025303182!2d-94.12391208472887!3d36.12840618009251!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87c96bb815966059%3A0xaa8e1bcf99f09636!2s4200%20N%20Valley%20Lake%20Dr%2C%20Fayetteville%2C%20AR%2072703!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600442944684!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="100%" height="250" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure> </div> <p>Police then received info that the suspect was in Fayetteville.&nbsp;Fayetteville Police located the suspect&nbsp;Jonathan Jerrell, Jr., 25,&nbsp;around 3:45 a.m. when an officer got into a pursuit that headed towards Madison County.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.nwahomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/2020/09/Jonathon-Jerrell-Jr.-1.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-613873" width="243" height="324"/><figcaption>Jonathan Jerrell, Jr., 25</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Madison County Sheriff Rick Evans said Fayetteville Police alerted the Sheriff&#8217;s Office that officers were in pursuit and headed toward the county.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once the suspect entered Madison County, deputies took over.&nbsp;</p> <p>Evans said the suspect was headed east down Highway 412 when&nbsp;Jerrell entered the westbound lane crashing head-on with a Madison County deputy around 4:30 a.m near Huntsville.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3502230269797051&#038;id=1422932677726831" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>Evans said the crash happened on the front passenger side of the deputies vehicle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both Jerrell and the deputy were taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out, according to Evans.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <figure><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d4024.7507799631067!2d-93.77397874882945!3d36.11400401362455!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87c94c9c3615a293%3A0xb59526df750cf98b!2s10620-10604%20US-412%2C%20Huntsville%2C%20AR%2072740!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600443019298!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="100%" height="250" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure> </div> <p>The deputy suffered minor injuries and the suspect was treated and taken to the Washington County Jail.&nbsp;</p> <p>&#8220;The deputy was bruised up,&#8221; Evans said. &#8220;He&#8217;s going to be okay.&#8221;</p> <p>Both the suspect&#8217;s vehicle and the deputies cruiser are held in an impound lot and the incident is still under investigation.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3458751310855704&#038;id=445819862148879" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> Rape suspect crashes head-on with deputy during multi-county pursuit, deputy hurt https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/rape-suspect-crashes-head-on-with-deputy-during-multi-county-pursuit-deputy-hurt/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:f4f8fb5b-c875-4cd5-80d3-c621a4f6bc05 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 16:05:25 +0000 Police then received info that the suspect was in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Police located the suspect Jonathan Jerrell, Jr., 25, around 3:45 a.m. when an officer got into a pursuit that headed towards Madison County. <p>FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. <a href="http://www.knwa.com" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">(KNWA/KFTA</a>) — The Madison County Sheriff&#8217;s Office and Fayetteville Police were involved in a pursuit early Friday morning.</p> <p>Fayetteville officers were asked to follow up on a rape suspect in the 4200 block of Valley Lake drive around midnight after a shots heard call but didn&#8217;t find anyone.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <figure><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d4035.456025303182!2d-94.12391208472887!3d36.12840618009251!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87c96bb815966059%3A0xaa8e1bcf99f09636!2s4200%20N%20Valley%20Lake%20Dr%2C%20Fayetteville%2C%20AR%2072703!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600442944684!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="100%" height="250" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure> </div> <p>Police then received info that the suspect was in Fayetteville.&nbsp;Fayetteville Police located the suspect&nbsp;Jonathan Jerrell, Jr., 25,&nbsp;around 3:45 a.m. when an officer got into a pursuit that headed towards Madison County.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large is-resized"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.nwahomepage.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/2020/09/Jonathon-Jerrell-Jr.-1.jpg?w=540" alt="" class="wp-image-613873" width="243" height="324"/><figcaption>Jonathan Jerrell, Jr., 25</figcaption></figure></div> <p>Madison County Sheriff Rick Evans said Fayetteville Police alerted the Sheriff&#8217;s Office that officers were in pursuit and headed toward the county.&nbsp;</p> <p>Once the suspect entered Madison County, deputies took over.&nbsp;</p> <p>Evans said the suspect was headed east down Highway 412 when&nbsp;Jerrell entered the westbound lane crashing head-on with a Madison County deputy around 4:30 a.m near Huntsville.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3502230269797051&#038;id=1422932677726831" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> <p>Evans said the crash happened on the front passenger side of the deputies vehicle.&nbsp;</p> <p>Both Jerrell and the deputy were taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out, according to Evans.</p> <div class="ns-block-custom-html"> <figure><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d4024.7507799631067!2d-93.77397874882945!3d36.11400401362455!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x87c94c9c3615a293%3A0xb59526df750cf98b!2s10620-10604%20US-412%2C%20Huntsville%2C%20AR%2072740!5e1!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600443019298!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="100%" height="250" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure> </div> <p>The deputy suffered minor injuries and the suspect was treated and taken to the Washington County Jail.&nbsp;</p> <p>&#8220;The deputy was bruised up,&#8221; Evans said. &#8220;He&#8217;s going to be okay.&#8221;</p> <p>Both the suspect&#8217;s vehicle and the deputies cruiser are held in an impound lot and the incident is still under investigation.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3458751310855704&#038;id=445819862148879" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> Tropical Storm Wilfred Forms in the Eastern Atlantic https://www.kark.com/weather/weather-headlines/tropical-storm-wilfred-forms-in-the-eastern-atlantic/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:d6de4990-94db-155b-f47d-2926af77dbb6 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:24:33 +0000 10 AM, Friday The last name in the 2020 Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclone list has now been taken as Tropical Storm Wilfred was named Friday morning. Hurricane season will continue through November. With two and a half months left, the Greek Alphabet will now have to be used. The only other time this has happened [&#8230;] <p><strong>10 AM, Friday</strong></p> <p>The last name in the 2020 Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclone list has now been taken as Tropical Storm Wilfred was named Friday morning. Hurricane season will continue through November. With two and a half months left, the Greek Alphabet will now have to be used. The only other time this has happened was 2005 when there were Hurricanes like Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. While &#8220;Hurricane Season&#8221; ends November 30, tropical cyclones can and still do form in December and in early into the next year. <br><br>Wilfred is forecasted to remain a tropical storm into Sunday. At that time it is forecasted to weaken into a tropical depression. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-461615" srcset="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png 1920w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/wilfred-2.png?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>Meanwhile in the western Gulf of Mexico we are keeping a close eye on Tropical Depression #22. </p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?w=900" alt="" class="wp-image-461625" srcset="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png 1920w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=160,90 160w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=300,169 300w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=768,432 768w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=1280,720 1280w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=1536,864 1536w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=320,180 320w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=256,144 256w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=512,288 512w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=640,360 640w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=876,492 876w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=1752,986 1752w, https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/09/22.png?resize=960,540 960w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure> <p>T.D. 22 is forecasted to become a tropical storm Friday afternoon, and eventually a hurricane Sunday. If T.D. 22 becomes a named tropical storm Friday, it will be Alpha 2020. <br><br>This will meander a while in the western Gulf of Mexico, but may make landfall along the Texas coast anywhere from Monday night through Wednesday. No effect to Arkansas&#8217;s weather is expected from T.D. 22 until late next week &#8230;Friday, 9/26, into the weekend. </p> Little Rock business makes hugging booth to allow family members to hug during COVID https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/little-rock-business-makes-hugging-booth-to-allow-family-members-to-hug-during-covid/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:99bdd506-336e-a96a-e113-e93bac5268ce Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:13:13 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; A business in Little Rock has enabled Memory Care Residents to hug family members. A Place At Home, a Senior In-Home Care business has built the first hugging booth for residents in Arkansas. This allows family members to see and hug their loved ones with COVID-19 precautions. &#8220;Hugging through plastic isn&#8217;t [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; A business in Little Rock has enabled Memory Care Residents to hug family members.</p> <p>A Place At Home, a Senior In-Home Care business has built the first hugging booth for residents in Arkansas. This allows family members to see and hug their loved ones with COVID-19 precautions.</p> <div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow aligncenter" data-effect="slide"><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_container swiper-container"><ul class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_swiper-wrapper swiper-wrapper"><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-401861" data-id="401861" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175859.jpg?w=900"/></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-401862" data-id="401862" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_180013.jpg?w=900"/></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-401863" data-id="401863" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_180513.jpg?w=900"/></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-401864" data-id="401864" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175851.jpg?w=900"/></figure></li><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-401865" data-id="401865" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175903.jpg?w=900"/></figure></li></ul><a class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-prev swiper-button-prev swiper-button-white" role="button"></a><a class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-next swiper-button-next swiper-button-white" role="button"></a><a aria-label="Pause Slideshow" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_button-pause" role="button"></a><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_pagination swiper-pagination swiper-pagination-white"></div></div></div> <p>&#8220;Hugging through plastic isn&#8217;t the same but it&#8217;s better than not being able to touch or come into contact with your loved ones at all. We wanted to enable our partners, residents, and family members to come into some form of contact with one another. The Coronavirus has been so difficult for these residents and their families, we just wanted to do anything we could to try and lessen the burden even a little. The power of touch goes a long way!&#8221; Natalie Watts, A Place At Home-Little Rock Owner</p> <p>The first hugging booth was delivered to the Avenir Memory Care at a Little Rock facility and it&#8217;s available for residents and families to use starting today.</p> Little Rock business makes hugging booth to allow family members to hug during COVID https://www.fox16.com/news/little-rock-business-makes-hugging-booth-to-allow-family-members-to-hug-during-covid/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:a3166b72-2a5f-9344-86fa-5a58b9b89eb9 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:12:45 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; A business in Little Rock has enabled Memory Care Residents to hug family members. A Place At Home, a Senior In-Home Care business has built the first hugging booth for residents in Arkansas. This allows family members to see and hug their loved ones with COVID-19 precautions. &#8220;Hugging through plastic isn&#8217;t [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; A business in Little Rock has enabled Memory Care Residents to hug family members.</p> <p>A Place At Home, a Senior In-Home Care business has built the first hugging booth for residents in Arkansas. This allows family members to see and hug their loved ones with COVID-19 precautions.</p> <div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow aligncenter" data-effect="slide"><div class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_container swiper-container"><ul class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_swiper-wrapper swiper-wrapper"><li class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_slide swiper-slide"><figure><img loading="lazy" alt="" class="wp-block-jetpack-slideshow_image wp-image-401861" data-id="401861" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175859.jpg?w=900" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175859.jpg 4032w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175859.jpg?resize=300,225 300w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175859.jpg?resize=768,576 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/20200917_175859.jpg?resize=960,720 960w, 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<p>&#8220;Hugging through plastic isn&#8217;t the same but it&#8217;s better than not being able to touch or come into contact with your loved ones at all. We wanted to enable our partners, residents, and family members to come into some form of contact with one another. The Coronavirus has been so difficult for these residents and their families, we just wanted to do anything we could to try and lessen the burden even a little. The power of touch goes a long way!&#8221; Natalie Watts, A Place At Home-Little Rock Owner</p> <p>The first hugging booth was delivered to the Avenir Memory Care at a Little Rock facility and it&#8217;s available for residents and families to use starting today.</p> LRSD Superintendent selected as 2021 Superintendent of the Year by AAEA https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/lrsd-superintendent-selected-as-2021-superintendent-of-the-year-by-aaea/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:e1712526-cc43-c0b2-5d56-f6234dcd16af Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:02:13 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore has been presented the 2021 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year award. Dr. Richard Abemathy, Executive Director and Dr. Mike Hernandez with the Arkansas Association of Edcuational Administrators (AAEA), along with former Superintendents of the Year, surprised Poore by presenting him the award at a [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore has been presented the 2021 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year award.</p> <p>Dr. Richard Abemathy, Executive Director and Dr. Mike Hernandez with the Arkansas Association of Edcuational Administrators (AAEA), along with former Superintendents of the Year, surprised Poore by presenting him the award at a board meeting in the Little Rock School District on Thursday.</p> <p>To learn more click the file below.</p> <div class="wp-block-file"><a href="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/Supt-of-Yr-Press-Release-2020-Mike-Poore.docx">Supt-of-Yr-News-Release</a><a href="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/Supt-of-Yr-Press-Release-2020-Mike-Poore.docx" class="wp-block-file__button" download>Download</a></div> LRSD Superintendent selected as 2021 Superintendent of the Year by AAEA https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/lrsd-superintendent-selected-as-2021-superintendent-of-the-year-by-aaea/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:f53c0005-0db0-bad5-b044-858c8a6904c9 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:00:38 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore has been presented the 2021 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year award. Dr. Richard Abemathy, Executive Director and Dr. Mike Hernandez with the Arkansas Association of Edcuational Administrators (AAEA), along with former Superintendents of the Year, surprised Poore by presenting him the award at a [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore has been presented the 2021 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year award.</p> <p>Dr. Richard Abemathy, Executive Director and Dr. Mike Hernandez with the Arkansas Association of Edcuational Administrators (AAEA), along with former Superintendents of the Year, surprised Poore by presenting him the award at a board meeting in the Little Rock School District on Thursday.</p> <p>To learn more click the file below.</p> <div class="wp-block-file"><a href="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/Supt-of-Yr-Press-Release-2020-Mike-Poore.docx">Supt-of-Yr-News-Release</a><a href="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/Supt-of-Yr-Press-Release-2020-Mike-Poore.docx" class="wp-block-file__button" download>Download</a></div> Body recovered from White River in Baxter County Thursday night https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/body-recovered-from-white-river-in-baxter-county-thursday-night/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:ef874511-bfc3-413a-24f2-f4a9d402f2d5 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:44:46 +0000 BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; A body has been recovered from the White River in Baxter County Thursday night. Around 5:42 p.m. the 911 call center received a call regarding a possible boating accident on the White River near Buford Spur with one man in the water. The Baxter County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish [&#8230;] <p>BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; A body has been recovered from the White River in Baxter County Thursday night.</p> <p>Around 5:42 p.m. the 911 call center received a call regarding a possible boating accident on the White River near Buford Spur with one man in the water.</p> <p>The Baxter County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Officers, and fire/rescue personnel were called and a search for the victim was started.</p> <p>According to deputies, the victim&#8217;s son told authorities they had put the boat in the water at Buford Spur. His father, later identified as 75-year-old Richard Carpenter from Pleasanton, Kansas, went to motor the boat to where they were staying nearby Cameron Trail. Once the boat was in the water, Carpenter was unable to get the motor started due to a rope being caught up in the prop. He tried to use the trolling motor instead, but the current was too swift to make headway. The son saw his father trying to clear the tope from the prop, but then lost sight of him. When he next saw the boat, Carpenter was not in it.</p> <p>Authorities found the boat just south of Crooked Creek. A rope was caught in the motor, and the boat was hung on a tree limb but didn&#8217;t appear to be damaged. Around 7:20 p.m., rescue personnel with the Norfork Fire Department found the body of Richard Carpenter about 50 yards from where the boat was stuck.</p> <p>The body was taken to the Rim Shoals access area. EMS was on the scene, but the victim was deceased. The Baxter County Coroner was then called to the scene to take the body.</p> Body recovered from White River in Baxter County Thursday night https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/body-recovered-from-white-river-in-baxter-county-thursday-night/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:78541ba2-9b14-2e3d-2b47-19377d28d96b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 13:44:17 +0000 BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; A body has been recovered from the White River in Baxter County Thursday night. Around 5:42 p.m. the 911 call center received a call regarding a possible boating accident on the White River near Buford Spur with one man in the water. The Baxter County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish [&#8230;] <p>BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; A body has been recovered from the White River in Baxter County Thursday night.</p> <p>Around 5:42 p.m. the 911 call center received a call regarding a possible boating accident on the White River near Buford Spur with one man in the water.</p> <p>The Baxter County Sheriff&#8217;s Office, Arkansas Game and Fish Officers, and fire/rescue personnel were called and a search for the victim was started.</p> <p>According to deputies, the victim&#8217;s son told authorities they had put the boat in the water at Buford Spur. His father, later identified as 75-year-old Richard Carpenter from Pleasanton, Kansas, went to motor the boat to where they were staying nearby Cameron Trail. Once the boat was in the water, Carpenter was unable to get the motor started due to a rope being caught up in the prop. He tried to use the trolling motor instead, but the current was too swift to make headway. The son saw his father trying to clear the tope from the prop, but then lost sight of him. When he next saw the boat, Carpenter was not in it.</p> <p>Authorities found the boat just south of Crooked Creek. A rope was caught in the motor, and the boat was hung on a tree limb but didn&#8217;t appear to be damaged. Around 7:20 p.m., rescue personnel with the Norfork Fire Department found the body of Richard Carpenter about 50 yards from where the boat was stuck.</p> <p>The body was taken to the Rim Shoals access area. EMS was on the scene, but the victim was deceased. The Baxter County Coroner was then called to the scene to take the body.</p> People respond to Issue 6 being taken off ballot by State Supreme Court https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/people-respond-to-issue-6-being-taken-off-ballot-by-state-supreme-court/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:e3617512-8ce1-821f-50a7-81ed53b3d0e0 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:39:48 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansans for Healthy Eyes released a statement Thursday regarding Issue 6 being taken off the November ballot. “We are pleased the Court agrees with the Special Master’s findings that the group opposing Act 579 did NOT follow petition requirements and the measure does NOT qualify for the ballot,” said Vicki Farmer, [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansans for Healthy Eyes released a statement Thursday regarding Issue 6 being taken off the November ballot.</p> <p>“We are pleased the Court agrees with the Special Master’s findings that the group opposing Act 579 did NOT follow petition requirements and the measure does NOT qualify for the ballot,” said Vicki Farmer, chairperson for Arkansans for Healthy Eyes. “Patients across Arkansas will now have improved access to quality eye care from the doctor of optometry they know and trust,” said Farmer.</p> <p>Click <a href="https://opinions.arcourts.gov/ark/supremecourt/en/item/485308/index.do">here</a> for more information.</p> People respond to Issue 6 being taken off ballot by State Supreme Court https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/people-respond-to-issue-6-being-taken-off-ballot-by-state-supreme-court/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:386f352e-5194-f027-8716-9b2e4a58ac35 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:38:14 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansans for Healthy Eyes released a statement Thursday regarding Issue 6 being taken off the November ballot. “We are pleased the Court agrees with the Special Master’s findings that the group opposing Act 579 did NOT follow petition requirements and the measure does NOT qualify for the ballot,” said Vicki Farmer, [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansans for Healthy Eyes released a statement Thursday regarding Issue 6 being taken off the November ballot.</p> <p>“We are pleased the Court agrees with the Special Master’s findings that the group opposing Act 579 did NOT follow petition requirements and the measure does NOT qualify for the ballot,” said Vicki Farmer, chairperson for Arkansans for Healthy Eyes. “Patients across Arkansas will now have improved access to quality eye care from the doctor of optometry they know and trust,” said Farmer.</p> <p>Click <a href="https://opinions.arcourts.gov/ark/supremecourt/en/item/485308/index.do">here</a> for more information.</p> Rutledge sues Indiana man for fraudulently renting property to Arkansans https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/rutledge-sues-indiana-man-for-fraudulently-renting-property-to-arkansans/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:3f526368-8b90-a74b-4474-4bb7e835383a Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:32:31 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced she is filing a lawsuit against an Indiana man for violations of teh Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices (ADTPA). The lawsuit alleges that Samuel A. Purvis used information found from actual rental property listings in Searcy, Rogers, and Fairfield Bay to create fake online listings [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced she is filing a lawsuit against an Indiana man for violations of teh Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices (ADTPA).</p> <p>The lawsuit alleges that Samuel A. Purvis used information found from actual rental property listings in Searcy, Rogers, and Fairfield Bay to create fake online listings that tricked Arkansas consumers looking for homes. He took almost $5,000 from Arkansans in just one month.</p> <p>“Illegal schemes run by out-of-state scam artists have not been and will not be tolerated in Arkansas,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Arkansans looking to rent property should be leery of anyone, like Purvis, who wants to do business only online, won&#8217;t speak on the phone, and demands a deposit without seeing the property.”</p> <p>Purvis used online advertisements to get people to believe they were getting low rent, great amenities, or discounts for &#8220;signing the lease today.&#8221; In April 2020, Arkansans corresponded with and agreed to a lease with Purvis, using the name Daniel Linyard, for properties he did not own or have authority to lease.</p> <p>Purvis&#8217; scam began in January of 2020.</p> <p>The Attorney General is now seeking restitution for harmed consumers, civil penalties, an injunction, and other costs and fees incurred by the State of Arkansas in resolving this issue for consumers.</p> <p>If you have been impacted by this, you are asked to contact the Attorney General&#8217;s Office at 800-484-8982 or visit ArkansasAG.gov.</p> Rutledge sues Indiana man for fraudulently renting property to Arkansans https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/rutledge-sues-indiana-man-for-fraudulently-renting-property-to-arkansans/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:3f6317e4-fb72-6a1e-34b8-3d89abb47efc Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:31:14 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced she is filing a lawsuit against an Indiana man for violations of teh Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices (ADTPA). The lawsuit alleges that Samuel A. Purvis used information found from actual rental property listings in Searcy, Rogers, and Fairfield Bay to create fake online listings [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced she is filing a lawsuit against an Indiana man for violations of teh Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices (ADTPA).</p> <p>The lawsuit alleges that Samuel A. Purvis used information found from actual rental property listings in Searcy, Rogers, and Fairfield Bay to create fake online listings that tricked Arkansas consumers looking for homes. He took almost $5,000 from Arkansans in just one month.</p> <p>“Illegal schemes run by out-of-state scam artists have not been and will not be tolerated in Arkansas,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Arkansans looking to rent property should be leery of anyone, like Purvis, who wants to do business only online, won&#8217;t speak on the phone, and demands a deposit without seeing the property.”</p> <p>Purvis used online advertisements to get people to believe they were getting low rent, great amenities, or discounts for &#8220;signing the lease today.&#8221; In April 2020, Arkansans corresponded with and agreed to a lease with Purvis, using the name Daniel Linyard, for properties he did not own or have authority to lease.</p> <p>Purvis&#8217; scam began in January of 2020.</p> <p>The Attorney General is now seeking restitution for harmed consumers, civil penalties, an injunction, and other costs and fees incurred by the State of Arkansas in resolving this issue for consumers.</p> <p>If you have been impacted by this, you are asked to contact the Attorney General&#8217;s Office at 800-484-8982 or visit ArkansasAG.gov.</p> Homemade explosive device found in Johnson County home https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/homemade-explosive-device-found-in-johnson-county-home/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:0ac57cba-c576-189b-20e7-aecb03fe4a7b Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:11:03 +0000 JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Johnson County Sheriff&#8217;s Office did a search warrant Thursday regarding possession of narcotics and firearms. Three people were arrested at the scene for a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges. Deputies found a homemade explosive device during a search inside the home. Due to protocol, the Fort Smith Fire Department [&#8230;] <p>JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Johnson County Sheriff&#8217;s Office did a search warrant Thursday regarding possession of narcotics and firearms.</p> <p>Three people were arrested at the scene for a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/johnson-co-explosive.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-401601"/></figure></div> <p>Deputies found a homemade explosive device during a search inside the home. Due to protocol, the Fort Smith Fire Department Bomb Squad was requested to defuse the device.</p> Homemade explosive device found in Johnson County home https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/homemade-explosive-device-found-in-johnson-county-home/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:35cb100e-49e4-e766-017d-aa7a30e0bfe7 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 01:09:44 +0000 JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Johnson County Sheriff&#8217;s Office did a search warrant Thursday regarding possession of narcotics and firearms. Three people were arrested at the scene for a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges. Deputies found a homemade explosive device during a search inside the home. Due to protocol, the Fort Smith Fire Department [&#8230;] <p>JOHNSON COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Johnson County Sheriff&#8217;s Office did a search warrant Thursday regarding possession of narcotics and firearms.</p> <p>Three people were arrested at the scene for a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/johnson-co-explosive.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-401601" srcset="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/johnson-co-explosive.jpg 960w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/johnson-co-explosive.jpg?resize=300,179 300w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/johnson-co-explosive.jpg?resize=768,458 768w, https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/johnson-co-explosive.jpg?resize=876,492 876w" sizes="(max-width: 899px) 100vw, 876px" /></figure></div> <p>Deputies found a homemade explosive device during a search inside the home. Due to protocol, the Fort Smith Fire Department Bomb Squad was requested to defuse the device.</p> Dog fighting leads to increase in injured pit bulls at Helena-West Helena shelter https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/dog-fighting-leads-to-increase-in-injured-pit-bulls-at-helena-west-helena-shelter/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:d067b8f2-3808-7c41-18c0-8f8af6b03851 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:55:44 +0000 HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WREG) — Dog fighting in the Helena-West Helena community has led to a rise in pit bulls coming to the animal shelter severely injured or near death. Reta Merritt is director of the Humane Society of the Delta. This is home to 400 dogs, 90% of them pit bulls. Many of them [&#8230;] <p>HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WREG) — Dog fighting in the Helena-West Helena community has led to a rise in pit bulls coming to the animal shelter severely injured or near death.</p> <p>Reta Merritt is director of the Humane Society of the Delta. This is home to 400 dogs, 90% of them pit bulls. Many of them are horribly abused, even beaten with hammers.</p> <p>“We get dogs here that have got gang member’s initials carved in their head, lit on fire, some things unspeakable,” Merritt said. “Some people can’t bear to look at it and some of us have looked at for so long we’re getting really tired.”</p> <p>Merritt says often their owners want them back so they can use them again for fighting or as bait dogs.</p> <p>“They’ll tell us, they’ll say, ‘I’m gonna get my dog back. I’ll get my dog back no matter what it takes.’ And they want these fighting dogs. They want them,” Merritt said.</p> <p>The shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter depending on donations to stay opened.</p> <p>Gloria Higginbotham says during the pandemic adoptions and donations have increased in the northeast U.S. but locally have not kept pace.</p> <p>“I get about five hundred dollars locally, donated, once a month out of this community and thank you,” Higginbotham said. “You know who you are for doing that.”</p> <p>The shelter averages a hundred new dogs a month needing care. Higginbotham hopes law enforcement will crack down on dog fighting rings which bring nothing but pain to these canines.</p> <p>“I’m there for the dogs, and it’s not a ‘dog friendly’ community,” Higginbotham said. “I mean there’s some people that love their dogs, but on the whole, no it’s not.”</p> Dog fighting leads to increase in injured pit bulls at Helena-West Helena shelter https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/dog-fighting-leads-to-increase-in-injured-pit-bulls-at-helena-west-helena-shelter/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:3f52ab59-b017-f979-b138-c5fe80058eed Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:53:58 +0000 HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WREG) — Dog fighting in the Helena-West Helena community has led to a rise in pit bulls coming to the animal shelter severely injured or near death. Reta Merritt is director of the Humane Society of the Delta. This is home to 400 dogs, 90% of them pit bulls. Many of them [&#8230;] <p>HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (WREG) — Dog fighting in the Helena-West Helena community has led to a rise in pit bulls coming to the animal shelter severely injured or near death.</p> <p>Reta Merritt is director of the Humane Society of the Delta. This is home to 400 dogs, 90% of them pit bulls. Many of them are horribly abused, even beaten with hammers.</p> <p>“We get dogs here that have got gang member’s initials carved in their head, lit on fire, some things unspeakable,” Merritt said. “Some people can’t bear to look at it and some of us have looked at for so long we’re getting really tired.”</p> <p>Merritt says often their owners want them back so they can use them again for fighting or as bait dogs.</p> <p>“They’ll tell us, they’ll say, ‘I’m gonna get my dog back. I’ll get my dog back no matter what it takes.’ And they want these fighting dogs. They want them,” Merritt said.</p> <p>The shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter depending on donations to stay opened.</p> <p>Gloria Higginbotham says during the pandemic adoptions and donations have increased in the northeast U.S. but locally have not kept pace.</p> <p>“I get about five hundred dollars locally, donated, once a month out of this community and thank you,” Higginbotham said. “You know who you are for doing that.”</p> <p>The shelter averages a hundred new dogs a month needing care. Higginbotham hopes law enforcement will crack down on dog fighting rings which bring nothing but pain to these canines.</p> <p>“I’m there for the dogs, and it’s not a ‘dog friendly’ community,” Higginbotham said. “I mean there’s some people that love their dogs, but on the whole, no it’s not.”</p> CAUGHT ON VIDEO: El Dorado man facing attempted first degree murder charge, accused of shooting and beating his father in the street https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/arkansas-news/caught-on-camera-el-dorado-man-facing-attempted-first-degree-murder-charge-accused-of-shooting-and-beating-his-father-in-the-street/ Arkansas News | KTVE - myarklamiss.com urn:uuid:10e539a8-f492-77e1-2401-76db04e1521d Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:48:19 +0000 UPDATE: A man is facing an attempted first degree murder change after police say he shot his father three times. The incident was caught on home surveillance video which we obtained from a homeowner. As seen in the video above, 55-year-old Vance Powell was shot in the leg at the corner of North Newton and [&#8230;] NLRFD responds to deadly fire https://www.kark.com/news/breaking-news/nlrfd-responds-to-a-deadly-fire/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:6fda6a02-90b3-6dd4-fc38-e6cf2f7070c2 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:46:48 +0000 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; One person is reported dead after a fire in North Little Rock, responders are on the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released. A spokesperson for the North Little Rock Fire Department confirms they were called to the fire in the 3900 block of Orange Street just [&#8230;] <p>NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; One person is reported dead after a fire in North Little Rock, responders are on the scene.</p> <p>The identity of the victim has not been released.</p> <p>A spokesperson for the North Little Rock Fire Department confirms they were called to the fire in the 3900 block of Orange Street just before 7:00 p.m.</p> <p>There is no word yet on the cause of the fire or the age of the deceased person.</p> <p>We will have more details as they become available.</p> NLRFD responds to deadly fire https://www.fox16.com/news/breaking-news/nlrfd-responds-to-a-deadly-fire/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:dad441db-d7ca-1417-fe9e-a61dc0ae3b2c Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:46:44 +0000 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; One person is reported dead after a fire in North Little Rock, responders are on the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released. A spokesperson for the North Little Rock Fire Department confirms they were called to the fire in the 3900 block of Orange Street just [&#8230;] <p>NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; One person is reported dead after a fire in North Little Rock, responders are on the scene.</p> <p>The identity of the victim has not been released.</p> <p>A spokesperson for the North Little Rock Fire Department confirms they were called to the fire in the 3900 block of Orange Street just before 7:00 p.m.</p> <p>There is no word yet on the cause of the fire or the age of the deceased person.</p> <p>We will have more details as they become available.</p> CAUGHT ON CAMERA: El Dorado man facing attempted first degree murder charge, accused of shooting and beating his father in the street https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/arkansas-news/shooting-in-el-dorado-sends-55-year-old-man-to-the-hospital/ Arkansas News | KTVE - myarklamiss.com urn:uuid:c010336a-3c35-a522-061a-d9a8d746fe49 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:25:29 +0000 UPDATE: A man is facing an attempted first degree murder change after police say he shot his father three times. The incident was caught on home surveillance video which we obtained from a homeowner. As seen in the video above, 55-year-old Vance Powell has been shot in the leg at the corner of North Newton [&#8230;] Getting Creative: Arkansas teacher inspires students through imaginative lessons https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/getting-creative-arkansas-teacher-inspires-students-through-imaginative-lessons/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:e8963201-37ce-ebf6-8476-ed53bda5eddf Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:03:47 +0000 PULASKI COUNTY, Ark.- During this pandemic, many of us have picked up new hobbies and learned new things. A lot of us had to seriously alter our job life too. That&#8217;s especially true for educators. One teacher at Mills Middle School is teaching students art by using what&#8217;s around them. Art is not like math. [&#8230;] <p>PULASKI COUNTY, Ark.- During this pandemic, many of us have picked up new hobbies and learned new things.</p> <p>A lot of us had to seriously alter our job life too.</p> <p>That&#8217;s especially true for educators.</p> <p>One teacher at Mills Middle School is teaching students art by using what&#8217;s around them.</p> <p>Art is not like math.</p> <p>You can&#8217;t fill out worksheets.</p> <p>There are no right and wrong answers to write down.</p> <p>&#8220;In art, you need a bunch of different materials to make something happen,&#8221; says 8th Grade Art Teacher Lindsey McMullin. &#8220;So I&#8217;ve had to give students digital options for working digitally.&#8221;</p> <p>McMullin shows students to use what they have, whether virtual or in class.</p> <p>&#8220;They really prefer to work hands-on,&#8221; McMullin says. &#8220;They want to be making art with their hands versus working being on the computer when they&#8217;re on the computer for eight hours a day.&#8221;</p> <p>Sometimes, that means being resourceful.</p> <p>She&#8217;s teaching her students to draw inspiration from art influencers online.</p> <p>&#8220;Been finding boxes and empty bottles and empty toilet tissue rings,&#8221; says McMullin. &#8220;Sculpting with those kind of things. We can sculpt! Just not the way they want.&#8221;</p> <p>This is her first year teaching, which she sees as an advantage.</p> <p>&#8220;I haven&#8217;t had the opportunity to get set in my ways,&#8221; McMullin says. &#8220;I don&#8217;t know any different.&#8221;</p> <p>She uses a monitor that her in-class students can see, and her students at home can see on their computer screens.</p> <p>&#8220;Not all my virtual students have access to art materials,&#8221; says McMullin.</p> <p>McMullin is very flexible.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve offered to put together kits,&#8221; McMullin says. &#8220;If they want to pick up art kits with paper, pencils, everything they need. It&#8217;s just been a matter of just figuring it out. 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A lot of us had to seriously alter our job life too. That&#8217;s especially true for educators. One teacher at Mills Middle School is teaching students art by using what&#8217;s around them. Art is not like math. [&#8230;] <p>PULASKI COUNTY, Ark.- During this pandemic, many of us have picked up new hobbies and learned new things.</p> <p>A lot of us had to seriously alter our job life too.</p> <p>That&#8217;s especially true for educators.</p> <p>One teacher at Mills Middle School is teaching students art by using what&#8217;s around them.</p> <p>Art is not like math.</p> <p>You can&#8217;t fill out worksheets.</p> <p>There are no right and wrong answers to write down.</p> <p>&#8220;In art, you need a bunch of different materials to make something happen,&#8221; says 8th Grade Art Teacher Lindsey McMullin. &#8220;So I&#8217;ve had to give students digital options for working digitally.&#8221;</p> <p>McMullin shows students to use what they have, whether virtual or in class.</p> <p>&#8220;They really prefer to work hands-on,&#8221; McMullin says. &#8220;They want to be making art with their hands versus working being on the computer when they&#8217;re on the computer for eight hours a day.&#8221;</p> <p>Sometimes, that means being resourceful.</p> <p>She&#8217;s teaching her students to draw inspiration from art influencers online.</p> <p>&#8220;Been finding boxes and empty bottles and empty toilet tissue rings,&#8221; says McMullin. &#8220;Sculpting with those kind of things. We can sculpt! Just not the way they want.&#8221;</p> <p>This is her first year teaching, which she sees as an advantage.</p> <p>&#8220;I haven&#8217;t had the opportunity to get set in my ways,&#8221; McMullin says. &#8220;I don&#8217;t know any different.&#8221;</p> <p>She uses a monitor that her in-class students can see, and her students at home can see on their computer screens.</p> <p>&#8220;Not all my virtual students have access to art materials,&#8221; says McMullin.</p> <p>McMullin is very flexible.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve offered to put together kits,&#8221; McMullin says. &#8220;If they want to pick up art kits with paper, pencils, everything they need. It&#8217;s just been a matter of just figuring it out. 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They say it&#8217;s taking more time, resources, and taking away from the lesson plans. Because of this, the Russellville School Board voted to eliminate that kind of virtual option for kindergarten through eighth grade. This decision impacts more than [&#8230;] <p>RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. &#8211; Teachers across the state are struggling to navigate both classroom and virtual learning. They say it&#8217;s taking more time, resources, and taking away from the lesson plans. Because of this, the Russellville School Board voted to eliminate that kind of virtual option for kindergarten through eighth grade.</p> <p>This decision impacts more than 1500 students and their parents. Caliese Cain is one of those parents who now have to decide whether to enroll their kids in a different virtual option or risk sending them back through those doors.</p> <p>&#8220;They set some of these kids up to fail and my son will be one of them,” Cain said.</p> <p>When Cain was weighing her kid&#8217;s options for learning this year, she had multiple things to consider because one of her sons has asthma and her other son is ADD.</p> <p>&#8220;Just constant change is not suitable for him,” Cain said.</p> <p>She had three choices. Option A is in the classroom. Option B is the same classes and same teachers just virtual. Option C is another virtual program called Lincoln Learning offered by the state. She chose option B.</p> <p>&#8220;They get to see the teachers they get to see the classes. They are uploading video it&#8217;s really just every day it&#8217;s gotten better,” Cain said.</p> <p>Cain says there have been issues but this was the most stable choice for her kids.</p> <p>&#8220;We chose this thinking it was going to be long-term and give my child the consistency that I wanted and now here we are and it&#8217;s not,” Cain said.</p> <p>Tuesday the Russellville School Board voted to end this learning option at the end of the first nine weeks.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve received a lot of phone calls from parents who are not happy,” Russellville Superintendent Dr. Mark Gotcher said.</p> <p>Dr. Gotcher said teachers were struggling to teach both in the classroom and online.</p> <p>&#8220;Teachers are stressed, teachers are exhausted. I&#8217;ve heard many reports of teachers staying up late at night after they put their kids to bed just to be able to prepare for the next couple of days.” Gotcher said.</p> <p>Now he said this decision will allow teachers to focus solely on their in-classroom kids and Lincoln Learning is still available for those who can&#8217;t risk going back to school.</p> <p>&#8220;Students can watch videos, it&#8217;s self-guided so they can move along at their own pace,” Gotcher said.</p> <p>Cain said neither one of those is a good option because her kids need as close to the classroom experience as possible and this change is going to put them behind.</p> <p>&#8220;These next nine weeks for him will probably be a fail,” Cain said.</p> <p>As far as high school students all three options are still available but Dr. Gotcher said the board will make a decision at the end of the semester.</p> Russellville School Board eliminates virtual learning option, another still available https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/russellville-school-board-eliminates-virtual-learning-option-another-still-available/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:e20aedf5-3788-4ce9-16a2-804d65ad6d8c Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:44:13 +0000 RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. &#8211; Teachers across the state are struggling to navigate both classroom and virtual learning. They say it&#8217;s taking more time, resources, and taking away from the lesson plans. Because of this, the Russellville School Board voted to eliminate that kind of virtual option for kindergarten through eighth grade. This decision impacts more than [&#8230;] <p>RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. &#8211; Teachers across the state are struggling to navigate both classroom and virtual learning. They say it&#8217;s taking more time, resources, and taking away from the lesson plans. Because of this, the Russellville School Board voted to eliminate that kind of virtual option for kindergarten through eighth grade.</p> <p>This decision impacts more than 1500 students and their parents. Caliese Cain is one of those parents who now have to decide whether to enroll their kids in a different virtual option or risk sending them back through those doors.</p> <p>&#8220;They set some of these kids up to fail and my son will be one of them,” Cain said.</p> <p>When Cain was weighing her kid&#8217;s options for learning this year, she had multiple things to consider because one of her sons has asthma and her other son is ADD.</p> <p>&#8220;Just constant change is not suitable for him,” Cain said.</p> <p>She had three choices. Option A is in the classroom. Option B is the same classes and same teachers just virtual. Option C is another virtual program called Lincoln Learning offered by the state. She chose option B.</p> <p>&#8220;They get to see the teachers they get to see the classes. They are uploading video it&#8217;s really just every day it&#8217;s gotten better,” Cain said.</p> <p>Cain says there have been issues but this was the most stable choice for her kids.</p> <p>&#8220;We chose this thinking it was going to be long-term and give my child the consistency that I wanted and now here we are and it&#8217;s not,” Cain said.</p> <p>Tuesday the Russellville School Board voted to end this learning option at the end of the first nine weeks.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;ve received a lot of phone calls from parents who are not happy,” Russellville Superintendent Dr. Mark Gotcher said.</p> <p>Dr. Gotcher said teachers were struggling to teach both in the classroom and online.</p> <p>&#8220;Teachers are stressed, teachers are exhausted. I&#8217;ve heard many reports of teachers staying up late at night after they put their kids to bed just to be able to prepare for the next couple of days.” Gotcher said.</p> <p>Now he said this decision will allow teachers to focus solely on their in-classroom kids and Lincoln Learning is still available for those who can&#8217;t risk going back to school.</p> <p>&#8220;Students can watch videos, it&#8217;s self-guided so they can move along at their own pace,” Gotcher said.</p> <p>Cain said neither one of those is a good option because her kids need as close to the classroom experience as possible and this change is going to put them behind.</p> <p>&#8220;These next nine weeks for him will probably be a fail,” Cain said.</p> <p>As far as high school students all three options are still available but Dr. Gotcher said the board will make a decision at the end of the semester.</p> Little Rock Zoo offering ‘Laser Lights at the Zoo’ in place of ‘Boo at the Zoo’ https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/little-rock-zoo-offering-laser-lights-at-the-zoo-in-place-of-boo-at-the-zoo/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:e0d22b3f-0ce4-1172-6d1c-8a3e2e9c1084 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:28:09 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock Zoo is offering something fun to take the place of Boo at the Zoo, which was canceled this year due to COVID. &#8220;Laser Lights at the Zoo&#8221; is a drive-in laser light show. It&#8217;s being held in the zoo&#8217;s parking lot for families to enjoy music and light [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock Zoo is offering something fun to take the place of Boo at the Zoo, which was canceled this year due to COVID.</p> <p>&#8220;Laser Lights at the Zoo&#8221; is a drive-in laser light show. It&#8217;s being held in the zoo&#8217;s parking lot for families to enjoy music and light displays. It starts tonight and each show will be 30 minutes long.</p> <p>Tickets are $25 per vehicle.</p> <p>The parking lot is limited to 116 cars for each show.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/zoolr/posts/3588215171189789" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> Little Rock Zoo offering ‘Laser Lights at the Zoo’ in place of ‘Boo at the Zoo’ https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/little-rock-zoo-offering-laser-lights-at-the-zoo-in-place-of-boo-at-the-zoo/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:78e0d7fc-1a1e-6aad-c793-a9d342621689 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:27:08 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock Zoo is offering something fun to take the place of Boo at the Zoo, which was canceled this year due to COVID. &#8220;Laser Lights at the Zoo&#8221; is a drive-in laser light show. It&#8217;s being held in the zoo&#8217;s parking lot for families to enjoy music and light [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock Zoo is offering something fun to take the place of Boo at the Zoo, which was canceled this year due to COVID.</p> <p>&#8220;Laser Lights at the Zoo&#8221; is a drive-in laser light show. It&#8217;s being held in the zoo&#8217;s parking lot for families to enjoy music and light displays. It starts tonight and each show will be 30 minutes long.</p> <p>Tickets are $25 per vehicle.</p> <p>The parking lot is limited to 116 cars for each show.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-facebook aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-facebook"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <fb:post href="https://www.facebook.com/zoolr/posts/3588215171189789" data-width="auto"></fb:post> </div></figure> High court blocks referendum on Arkansas eye surgery law https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/arkansas-news/high-court-blocks-referendum-on-arkansas-eye-surgery-law/ Arkansas News | KTVE - myarklamiss.com urn:uuid:81b43d8d-1ef3-412e-af47-d3f9d565ce0b Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:26:17 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has blocked a referendum on a law expanding the procedures that optometrists can perform. Justices on Thursday ruled that the campaign behind the referendum didn&#8217;t comply with a law requiring them to certify that their paid canvassers passed a criminal background check. The court blocked two [&#8230;] Woman arrested in I-30 child death has ‘erratic’ history with police, records show https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/woman-arrested-in-i-30-child-death-has-erratic-history-with-police-records-show/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:d72f28d6-2ef7-daa7-5a7e-8a5ede8b22af Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:18:00 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Police records have shown the woman who was arrested in connection to the tragic death of a child on Tuesday has had a &#8216;combative&#8217; and &#8216;erratic&#8217; history with police. The following reports have been made in order: On April 11, 2017 officers with the Little Rock Police Department were called for [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Police records have shown the woman who was arrested in connection to the tragic death of a child on Tuesday has had a &#8216;combative&#8217; and &#8216;erratic&#8217; history with police.</p> <p>The following reports have been made in order:</p> <p>On April 11, 2017 officers with the Little Rock Police Department were called for a disturbance. They spoke with Whitney Turner-Tyson who told officers her boyfriend took her keys and threatened to beat her up. She told officers she lets her boyfriend drive her car on occasion. Turner said she did not feel like her life was in any danger. Officers told her she would go and seek warrants for her boyfriend for Terroristic Threatening.</p> <p>A couple of months later on June 9, 2017, officers responded to another residence regarding a disturbance. Once officers arrived they could see the caller (Turner&#8217;s new boyfriend) entangled with his girlfriend (Whitney Turner). Turner could be heard from the parking lot screaming obscenities and acting belligerently. Turner was asked by police to move away from the caller multiple times. Turner refused to cooperate with the police. While speaking to the police it seemed she was under the influence of narcotics or substances. Police had a feeling she had also been drinking due to the smell of intoxicants on her. Due to her being disorderly and uncooperative, police placed her in handcuffs. She continued her tirade of erratic behavior until she was put into the back of a patrol car. Police spoke to her boyfriend regarding the disturbance and saw he had scratches on him but he said they were self-inflicted. Police said her boyfriend did not want to cooperate with a domestic battery case. He did ask the police to take her away from his house at that time. Turner&#8217;s daughter was inside the house during the incident and she told officers it would be okay for her daughter to be taken to her grandmother&#8217;s house in Little Rock. Turner was then taken to Pulaski County Regional Jail. Police say Turner later was combative at the jail in which she was pepper-sprayed by deputies. She was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and obstruction of governmental operations.</p> <p>On July 16, 2017 officers responded to a location regarding a criminal mischief call. Once officers arrived they made contact with the man in the first report. He was standing on the porch and seemed as if he was under the influence of narcotics. Police say he wasn&#8217;t making any sense and he was mumbling about Turner and then would trail off and forget what he was saying. The man seemed to be upset because he went looking for Turner after police left earlier on a different disturbance between them. The man told police Turner was across the street smoking crack with another guy. A while later Turner showed up while officers were still with the man. Officers said she seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. She told officers she was going inside to grab her daughter&#8217;s things to leave. Turner told police her daughter wasn&#8217;t living there and had been at her cousin&#8217;s house for a while. Turner grabbed her things and was taken to her cousin&#8217;s house. When she got there her cousin pulled an officer aside and wanted to speak with the officer in private. Her cousin told officers she has been taken care of Turner&#8217;s daughter for three months with no help. She also told officers she didn&#8217;t want Turner at her house if she was going to act out. She told officers Turner had been doing &#8216;Sherm&#8217; (PCP). She told officers she wasn&#8217;t able to take care of Turner&#8217;s daughter financially anymore because she had her own children to take care of. Police asked if she wanted them to contact DHS, but she said no. Officers checked on the welfare of the children and they all had clean clothes on and looked well cared for.</p> <p>On August 13, 2017 officers were called to the cousin&#8217;s house in reference to a disturbance. Once officers were on the scene they spoke with Turner who told officers she wanted to go to a shelter. Officers spoke with her cousin who told officers that Turner had been standing in front of her house refusing to leave. She also told police that she had allowed Turner to stay there in the past but because of her drug use, she thought it would be best if Turner left. Officers conducted a warrants check on Turner and found two failure to appear warrants out of both criminal and traffic court. Turner was then taken to Pulaski County Regional Jail.</p> <p>Turner is now facing a capital murder charge in the death of a child on I-30. This comes after state police say the child was reportedly dropped from a moving car.</p> Woman arrested in I-30 child death has ‘erratic’ history with police, records show https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/woman-arrested-in-i-30-child-death-has-erratic-history-with-police-records-show/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:cdad5f87-16ca-4350-aea3-9d386a358cfb Thu, 17 Sep 2020 22:16:46 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Police records have shown the woman who was arrested in connection to the tragic death of a child on Tuesday has had a &#8216;combative&#8217; and &#8216;erratic&#8217; history with police. The following reports have been made in order: On April 11, 2017 officers with the Little Rock Police Department were called for [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Police records have shown the woman who was arrested in connection to the tragic death of a child on Tuesday has had a &#8216;combative&#8217; and &#8216;erratic&#8217; history with police.</p> <p>The following reports have been made in order:</p> <p>On April 11, 2017 officers with the Little Rock Police Department were called for a disturbance. They spoke with Whitney Turner-Tyson who told officers her boyfriend took her keys and threatened to beat her up. She told officers she lets her boyfriend drive her car on occasion. Turner said she did not feel like her life was in any danger. Officers told her she would go and seek warrants for her boyfriend for Terroristic Threatening.</p> <p>A couple of months later on June 9, 2017, officers responded to another residence regarding a disturbance. Once officers arrived they could see the caller (Turner&#8217;s new boyfriend) entangled with his girlfriend (Whitney Turner). Turner could be heard from the parking lot screaming obscenities and acting belligerently. Turner was asked by police to move away from the caller multiple times. Turner refused to cooperate with the police. While speaking to the police it seemed she was under the influence of narcotics or substances. Police had a feeling she had also been drinking due to the smell of intoxicants on her. Due to her being disorderly and uncooperative, police placed her in handcuffs. She continued her tirade of erratic behavior until she was put into the back of a patrol car. Police spoke to her boyfriend regarding the disturbance and saw he had scratches on him but he said they were self-inflicted. Police said her boyfriend did not want to cooperate with a domestic battery case. He did ask the police to take her away from his house at that time. Turner&#8217;s daughter was inside the house during the incident and she told officers it would be okay for her daughter to be taken to her grandmother&#8217;s house in Little Rock. Turner was then taken to Pulaski County Regional Jail. Police say Turner later was combative at the jail in which she was pepper-sprayed by deputies. She was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and obstruction of governmental operations.</p> <p>On July 16, 2017 officers responded to a location regarding a criminal mischief call. Once officers arrived they made contact with the man in the first report. He was standing on the porch and seemed as if he was under the influence of narcotics. Police say he wasn&#8217;t making any sense and he was mumbling about Turner and then would trail off and forget what he was saying. The man seemed to be upset because he went looking for Turner after police left earlier on a different disturbance between them. The man told police Turner was across the street smoking crack with another guy. A while later Turner showed up while officers were still with the man. Officers said she seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. She told officers she was going inside to grab her daughter&#8217;s things to leave. Turner told police her daughter wasn&#8217;t living there and had been at her cousin&#8217;s house for a while. Turner grabbed her things and was taken to her cousin&#8217;s house. When she got there her cousin pulled an officer aside and wanted to speak with the officer in private. Her cousin told officers she has been taken care of Turner&#8217;s daughter for three months with no help. She also told officers she didn&#8217;t want Turner at her house if she was going to act out. She told officers Turner had been doing &#8216;Sherm&#8217; (PCP). She told officers she wasn&#8217;t able to take care of Turner&#8217;s daughter financially anymore because she had her own children to take care of. Police asked if she wanted them to contact DHS, but she said no. Officers checked on the welfare of the children and they all had clean clothes on and looked well cared for.</p> <p>On August 13, 2017 officers were called to the cousin&#8217;s house in reference to a disturbance. Once officers were on the scene they spoke with Turner who told officers she wanted to go to a shelter. Officers spoke with her cousin who told officers that Turner had been standing in front of her house refusing to leave. She also told police that she had allowed Turner to stay there in the past but because of her drug use, she thought it would be best if Turner left. Officers conducted a warrants check on Turner and found two failure to appear warrants out of both criminal and traffic court. Turner was then taken to Pulaski County Regional Jail.</p> <p>Turner is now facing a capital murder charge in the death of a child on I-30. This comes after state police say the child was reportedly dropped from a moving car.</p> Little Rock Southwest cancels two football games due to COVID https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/little-rock-southwest-cancels-two-football-games-due-to-covid/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:62b1ebb3-b916-293f-077f-328969330419 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:49:39 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock School District Athletic Director John Daniels confirmed to us Thursday that the Little Rock Southwest High School football team has one positive COVID case and due to the exposure of other players who are in quarantine they are canceling two of their games. The games that are being [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock School District Athletic Director John Daniels confirmed to us Thursday that the Little Rock Southwest High School football team has one positive COVID case and due to the exposure of other players who are in quarantine they are canceling two of their games.</p> <p>The games that are being cancelled are:</p> <ul><li>Sept 25th vs Conway</li><li>Oct 2nd vs Cabot</li></ul> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-dONIJ5TZ' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=dONIJ5TZ&#038;cid=9360&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>This week was a bye week.</p> Little Rock Southwest cancels two football games due to COVID https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/little-rock-southwest-cancels-two-football-games-due-to-covid/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:f4409e19-400b-e115-9f18-4006cfeecc2a Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:48:57 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock School District Athletic Director John Daniels confirmed to us Thursday that the Little Rock Southwest High School football team has one positive COVID case and due to the exposure of other players who are in quarantine they are canceling two of their games. The games that are being [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Little Rock School District Athletic Director John Daniels confirmed to us Thursday that the Little Rock Southwest High School football team has one positive COVID case and due to the exposure of other players who are in quarantine they are canceling two of their games.</p> <p>The games that are being cancelled are:</p> <ul><li>Sept 25th vs Conway</li><li>Oct 2nd vs Cabot</li></ul> <div class='s2nFriendlyFrame k k-TCwAREb3' data-type='float'></div><script type='text/javascript' src='https://embed.sendtonews.com/player4/embedcode.js?fk=TCwAREb3&#038;cid=9355&#038;offsety=140&#038;floatwidth=400&#038;floatposition=top-right' data-type='s2nScript'></script> <p>This week was a bye week.</p> Autumnal Equinox Next Tuesday https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/autumnal-equinox-next-tuesday/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:69485d83-0ced-67e7-49c9-e95f602bc47f Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:25:32 +0000 You no doubt have noticed the shorter days, later sunrises and earlier sunsets. It&#8217;s all part of our never ending journey around the Sun and the fact that the Earth is tilted on it&#8217;s axis as shown above. This year&#8217;s Autumnal, or Fall, Equinox will occur on Tuesday, September 22, at 8:31 am. Explanations below [&#8230;] <p>You no doubt have noticed the shorter days, later sunrises and earlier sunsets. It&#8217;s all part of our never ending journey around the Sun and the fact that the Earth is tilted on it&#8217;s axis as shown above. This year&#8217;s Autumnal, or Fall, Equinox will occur on Tuesday, September 22, at 8:31 am. Explanations below are Courtesy of the <a href="https://www.weather.gov/">National Weather Service</a>.</p> <h1>The Equinoxes (Vernal &amp; Autumnal)</h1> <p>There are only two times of the year when the Earth&#8217;s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a &#8220;nearly&#8221;&nbsp;equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as Equinoxes.The word equinox&nbsp;is derived&nbsp;from two Latin words &#8211;&nbsp;<em>aequus</em>&nbsp;(equal) and&nbsp;<em>nox</em>&nbsp;(night). At the equator, the sun is directly overhead at noon on these two equinoxes.&nbsp; The &#8220;nearly&#8221; equal hours of day and night is due to refraction of sunlight or a bending of the light&#8217;s rays that causes the sun to appear above the horizon when the actual position of the sun is below the horizon.&nbsp; Additionally, the days become a little longer at the&nbsp;higher latitudes (those at a distance from the equator) because it takes the sun longer to rise and set.&nbsp; Therefore, on the equinox and for several days before and after the equinox, the length of day will range from about 12 hours and six and one-half minutes at the equator, to 12 hours and 8 minutes at 30 degrees latitude, to 12 hours and 16 minutes at 60 degrees latitude.</p> <h1>The Solstices (Summer &amp; Winter)</h1> <p>The&nbsp;summer solstice occurs at the moment the earth&#8217;s tilt&nbsp;toward from the sun is at a maximum. Therefore, on the day of the&nbsp;summer solstice, the sun appears at its highest elevation with a noontime position that changes very little for several days before and after the&nbsp;summer solstice.&nbsp; The summer solstice occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer, which is located at 23.5° latitude North, and runs through Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, India, and southern China.&nbsp; For every place north of the Tropic of Cancer, the sun is at its highest point in the sky and this is the longest day of the year. The winter solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, which is located at 23.5° south of the equator and runs through Australia, Chile, southern Brazil, and northern South Africa.&nbsp;</p> See the International Space Station Thursday evening https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/see-the-international-space-station-this-evening/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:0d157f19-d47e-3cb0-4157-aa12e5f858ac Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:25:04 +0000 The International Space Station will be visible this evening over Arkansas for six minutes starting at 7:58 p.m. It will appear above the southwest horizon and disappear over the northeast horizon moving just about overhead. Look for a steadily moving, non-flashing “star”. which you can easily see with the naked eye! For specific times outside [&#8230;] <p>The International Space Station will be visible this evening over Arkansas for six minutes starting at 7:58 p.m. It will appear above the southwest horizon and disappear over the northeast horizon moving just about overhead. Look for a steadily moving, non-flashing “star”. which you can easily see with the naked eye! For specific times outside of central Arkansas, just navigate to <a href="https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/">Spot The Station</a> and use the map to find out times for where you live!</p> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/winston-groom-forrest-gump-author-point-clear-native-dies/">Winston Groom, &#8216;Forrest Gump&#8217; author, Point Clear native dies</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/boy-sends-baby-yoda-to-keep-oregon-firefighters-company-on-the-front-line/">Boy sends &#8216;Baby Yoda&#8217; to keep Oregon firefighters company on the front line</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/what-are-the-rules-on-masks-in-schools/">What are the rules on masks in schools?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/your-local-election-hq/average-of-the-polls-latest-numbers-in-the-trump-biden-2020-election/">Average of the polls: Latest numbers in the Trump-Biden 2020 election</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/second-stimulus-checks-will-we-see-a-new-direct-payment-before-election-day/">Second stimulus checks: Will we see a new direct payment before Election Day?</a></li> </ul> Smoke from Western Wildfires Headed for Arkansas this Weekend https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/smoke-from-western-wildfires-headed-for-arkansas-this-weekend/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:42806c64-9177-f2f2-7fa2-0313061a1aba Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:24:40 +0000 A trough of low pressure in the upper levels will bring northwesterly winds aloft over the Mid South through the weekend. This will allow smoke associated with multiple wildfires in the northwestern US and southwestern Canada to move from the northern Rockies and adjacent northern and central Plains and southeastward. While Air Quality shouldn&#8217;t be [&#8230;] <p>A trough of low pressure in the upper levels will bring northwesterly winds aloft over the Mid South through the weekend. This will allow smoke associated with multiple wildfires in the northwestern US and southwestern Canada to move from the northern Rockies and adjacent northern and central Plains and southeastward. While <a href="https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/techsvs/air_chem_lab/dailyaqidata_littlerock.aspx">Air Quality</a> shouldn&#8217;t be an issue because smoke particulates will be primarily above the surface, the sky may appear unusually hazy. This smoke and haze may result in more colorful sunrises and sunsets&#8211;these particulates scatter the already red sunrise and sunset wavelengths accentuating the reds and oranges.</p> Cross County Sheriff’s Office finds human remains in Wynne https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/cross-county-sheriffs-office-finds-human-remains-in-wynne/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:471def9a-773e-4c1e-595c-669a813a5999 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:38:26 +0000 CROSS COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Cross County Sheriff&#8217;s Office has executed a search warrant with the help of the Arkansas State Police on 626 HW 1S in Wynne that involves a missing person. On September 15, deputies found what is believed to be human remains during the search. The remains were sent to the Arkansas [&#8230;] <p>CROSS COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Cross County Sheriff&#8217;s Office has executed a search warrant with the help of the Arkansas State Police on 626 HW 1S in Wynne that involves a missing person.</p> <p>On September 15, deputies found what is believed to be human remains during the search. The remains were sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for identification and cause of death.</p> <p>Deputies say an arrest has been made and charges are pending on the suspect.</p> <p>This case is still under investigation.</p> Cross County Sheriff’s Office finds human remains in Wynne https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/cross-county-sheriffs-office-finds-human-remains-in-wynne/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:dc9cdbf9-5933-b479-b863-3156fc361144 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:37:13 +0000 CROSS COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Cross County Sheriff&#8217;s Office has executed a search warrant with the help of the Arkansas State Police on 626 HW 1S in Wynne that involves a missing person. On September 15, deputies found what is believed to be human remains during the search. The remains were sent to the Arkansas [&#8230;] <p>CROSS COUNTY, Ark. &#8212; The Cross County Sheriff&#8217;s Office has executed a search warrant with the help of the Arkansas State Police on 626 HW 1S in Wynne that involves a missing person.</p> <p>On September 15, deputies found what is believed to be human remains during the search. The remains were sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for identification and cause of death.</p> <p>Deputies say an arrest has been made and charges are pending on the suspect.</p> <p>This case is still under investigation.</p> Walmart surprises Hope Academy with school supplies https://www.kark.com/news/state-news/walmart-surprises-hope-academy-with-school-supplies/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:4c0e0668-ae57-6893-1798-b7f89f8815ba Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:20:09 +0000 BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Walmart is also doing its part to make sure students have what they need for school during the pandemic. Hope Academy opened its doors last month for the start of the 2020 school year. The school, a first-of-its-kind charter school for children who have experienced significant childhood trauma, is an expansion [&#8230;] <p>BENTONVILLE, Ark. (<a href="http://knwa.com">KNWA/KFTA</a>) — Walmart is also doing its part to make sure students have what they need for school during the pandemic.</p> <p>Hope Academy opened its doors last month for the start of the 2020 school year.</p> <p><a href="https://www.nwahomepage.com/news/hope-academy-approved-to-open-in-bentonville/">The school, a first-of-its-kind charter school for children who have experienced significant childhood trauma, is an expansion of the Northwest Arkansas Children&#8217;s Shelter campus.</a></p> <p>Walmart surprised the academy with school supplies for its students and Principal Jake Gibbs said it is important for his students to understand that people in the community want them to succeed in the classroom.</p> <p>&#8220;We want them to know that they have something to contribute. And when I&#8217;m able to go in and say hey look what these donations, these individuals donations, these corporate donations those happen because a community works together and we care about one another,&#8221; he said.</p> <p>Hope Academy currently has 40 students, kindergarten through 3rd grade.</p> <figure class="ns-block-embed-anvato"><div class="ns-block-embed__wrapper"><div id="p1"></div></div><script data-anvato-params type="application/json">{"mcp":"LIN","width":"100%","height":"100%","video":"5857143","autoplay":false,"expect_preroll":true,"pInstance":"p1","plugins":{"comscore":{"clientId":"6036439","c3":"kark.com","script":"//w3.cdn.anvato.net/player/prod/v3/plugins/comscore/comscoreplugin.min.js","useDerivedMetadata":true,"mapping":{"video":{"c3":"kark.com","ns_st_st":"kark","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Featured Stories","cs_ucfr":""},"ad":{"c3":"kark.com","ns_st_st":"kark","ns_st_pu":"Nexstar","ns_st_ge":"News,Featured Stories","cs_ucfr":""}}},"dfp":{"adTagUrl":"https://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=1x1000&iu=/5678/nx.kark/news/local_news&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=vmap&unviewed_position_start=1&ad_rule=1&description_url=https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/feed/&cust_params=vid%3D5857143%26vidcat%3D/news/local_news%26bob_ck%3D[bob_ck_val]%26d_code%3Dna003"}},"expectPrerollTimeout":8,"accessKey":"GWj6LABvooDPOuvGBPhB0hevoa2Avn3o","token":"eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ2aWQiOiI1ODU3MTQzIiwiaXNzIjoiR1dqNkxBQnZvb0RQT3V2R0JQaEIwaGV2b2EyQXZuM28iLCJleHAiOjE2MDAzNzgwMjZ9.65-Ix62FtLSjcwfmlcChAng7We9cMlvNa9gX2uh256g","nxs":{"mp4Url":"https://nxsglobal.storage.googleapis.com/knwa/video/video_studio/1344/20/09/16/5857143/5857143_A4F1348F46464195808E12C28E5A7AAC_200916_5857143_Walmart_surprises_Hope_Academy_with_school_suppl_4000.mp4"},"disableMutedAutoplay":false,"recommendations":false,"expectPreroll":true,"titleVisible":true,"pauseOnClick":true,"trackTimePeriod":60}</script></figure> <p>LATEST POSTS:</p> <ul class="wp-block-latest-posts wp-block-latest-posts__list"><li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/melrose-place-actress-headed-back-to-prison-for-2010-crash-after-serving-initial-sentence/">&#8216;Melrose Place&#8217; actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash after serving initial sentence</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/washington/washington-dc/travel-restrictions-between-canada-us-hurting-local-economies-lawmakers-say/">Travel restrictions between Canada, US hurting local economies, lawmakers say</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/state-news/walmart-surprises-hope-academy-with-school-supplies/">Walmart surprises Hope Academy with school supplies</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/vile-incident-video-shows-veteran-robbed-while-dying-of-heart-attack-on-virginia-bus/">&#8216;Vile incident&#8217;: Video shows veteran robbed while dying of heart attack on Virginia bus</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/national-news/ellen-to-discuss-controversy-when-her-show-premieres-on-monday/">Ellen to discuss controversy when her show premieres on Monday</a></li> </ul> Coronavirus in Ark.: 71,614 confirmed cases and 1,018 confirmed deaths, according to ADH https://www.fox16.com/news/coronavirus/confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-in-arkansas-up-to-118/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:67843fca-f3ca-e36b-5a2f-eabaaed76acd Thu, 17 Sep 2020 20:09:38 +0000 UPDATE (Thursday, September 17)- LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Health tweeted Thursday there are an additional 883 confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 71,614 confirmed cases and 1,018 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 5,726 active cases. The [&#8230;] <p>UPDATE (Thursday, September 17)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Health tweeted Thursday there are an additional 883 confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight deaths. </p> <p>That brings the state&#8217;s total to 71,614 confirmed cases and 1,018 confirmed COVID-19 deaths. </p> <p>According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 5,726 active cases.</p> <p>The counties with the most newly confirmed cases is Pulaski County (67), Sebastian County (60), Washington County (54), Benton County (34), Craighead County (32) and Jefferson County (32).</p> <p>The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has increased by two since Wednesday, which means there are 389 people hospitalized in Arkansas due to COVID-19, according to ADH.</p> <p>According to the Arkansas Department of Health, there are 72 people in the state on ventilators due to COVID-19, an increase of seven.</p> <p>The Arkansas Department of Health reports 64,866 people have recovered from the virus.</p> <p>There were 7,910 PCR tests completed Wednesday, according to the Department of Health.</p> <p>Governor Asa Hutchinson released the following statement Thursday:</p> <blockquote class="wp-block-quote"><p>“The increased use of antigen point-of-care testing is encouraging. This shows our investment in point-of-care testing is helping address the new demand for rapid tests on our K-12 and college campuses. Today’s report includes almost 10,000 tests between the PCR tests and the antigen tests. Of course, this means we identified new cases, and this will allow our more than 770 contact tracers to do their work and reduce the spread of the virus. Right now, we are concentrating on identifying communities that have an increased level of spread and encouraging stricter compliance with our health guidelines.”</p><cite>Governor Asa Hutchinson</cite></blockquote> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, September 16)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Hutchinson said as of Wednesday afternoon, there are an additional 606 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 95 new probable cases. The 606 cases are positive PCR tests and the 95 probable cases are positive antigen tests.</p> <p>That brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 72,219 with 70,731 confirmed cases and 1,488 probable cases, according to the Arkansas Department of Health&#8217;s <a href="https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/c2ef4a4fcbe5458fbf2e48a21e4fece9">website</a>.</p> <p>As of 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, ADH reports there have been 1,157 total COVID-19 deaths, with 1,010 of those confirmed and 147 considered probable deaths.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">606 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas have been added in today’s update. Visit our interactive dashboard later today for more information, including a breakdown of antigen testing and probable cases: <a href="https://t.co/M5BsgcTx8M">https://t.co/M5BsgcTx8M</a> <a href="https://t.co/trfeCnRIH7">pic.twitter.com/trfeCnRIH7</a></p>&mdash; Ark. Dept. of Health (@ADHPIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/ADHPIO/status/1306306917673861121?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 16, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, September 15)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson said as of Tuesday afternoon, there are an additional 676 confirmed cases due to positive PCR tests and 188 probable cases due to positive antigen tests.</p> <p>Governor Hutchinson said there are 1,003 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, which is an increase of 17 from Monday.</p> <p>According to Secretary of Health Dr. José Romero, there are 70,125 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,232 total probable cases.</p> <p>Hutchinson announced 139 new deaths will be added to the COVID deaths but will be listed as probable deaths. Dr. Mike Cima with the Arkansas Department of Health said the probable deaths mean the person had a positive antigen test but not a PCR test before they died, or COVID was listed as a contributing factor on the death certificate.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">676 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas have been added in today’s update. Visit our interactive dashboard for more information, including a breakdown of antigen testing and probable cases: <a href="https://t.co/M5BsgcTx8M">https://t.co/M5BsgcTx8M</a> <a href="https://t.co/l0a4MQSfe4">pic.twitter.com/l0a4MQSfe4</a></p>&mdash; Ark. Dept. of Health (@ADHPIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/ADHPIO/status/1305955630381965317?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 15, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>UPDATE (Monday, September 14)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- A spokesperson with the Arkansas Department of Health tweeted Monday afternoon there are 399 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas and an additional 10 people have died from the virus.</p> <p>According to the Department of Health, there are 69,449 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 986 deaths.</p> <figure class="wp-block-embed-twitter aligncenter wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter"><div class="wp-block-embed__wrapper"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-width="550" data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">399 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas have been added in today’s update. Visit our interactive dashboard later today for more information, including a breakdown of antigen testing and probable cases: <a href="https://t.co/M5BsgcTx8M">https://t.co/M5BsgcTx8M</a> <a href="https://t.co/54oWAC96xy">pic.twitter.com/54oWAC96xy</a></p>&mdash; Ark. Dept. of Health (@ADHPIO) <a href="https://twitter.com/ADHPIO/status/1305600234651779076?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 14, 2020</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div></figure> <p>According to ADH, 381 of the new cases are in communities and 18 are in correctional facilities.</p> <p>The Department of Health reports there are 5,719 active cases and 62,740 people have recovered from the virus.</p> <p>The counties with the most new cases added Monday are Pulaski County (55), Craighead County (26), Jefferson County (25), Crawford County (22), Faulkner County (16), Sebastian County (16) and Stone County (16).</p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, September 13)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Sunday afternoon there are an additional 508 COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths.</p> <p>That brings the state&#8217;s total to 69,050 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 976 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, September 12)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Saturday afternoon there are an additional 631 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths.</p> <p>That brings the state&#8217;s total to 68,542 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 964 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Friday, September 11)-</p> <p>MENA, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Friday afternoon that the state has seen a new record high number of new cases. </p> <p>According to Governor Hutchinson, there were 1,107 positive PCR tests and 78 positive antigen tests. That is a total of 1,185 positive tests.</p> <p>Governor Hutchinson said 225 of the positive PCR tests came from the same lab and one-third of the cases were from last week. </p> <p>Hutchinson announced Friday 13 additional people have died from the virus in Arkansas, bringing the total to 953. </p> <p>UPDATE (Thursday, September 10)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday afternoon there are an additional 398 COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths.</p> <p>That brings the state&#8217;s total to 66,804 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 940 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, September 9)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson said as of Wednesday afternoon, there are an additional 11 deaths due to COVID-19 and 499 positive PCR and antigen tests. </p> <aside class="promo-link"> <a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/" class="promo-link__link" > Coronavirus in Arkansas </a> </aside> <p>According to Governor Hutchinson, the 499 new COVID-19 cases are a combination of 385 positive PCR tests and 114 positive antigen tests.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kark.com/news/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-arkansas-governor-hutchinson-state-leaders-to-give-update-on-covid-19-response-4/">Hutchinson announced on September 2 antigen tests and antigen positives will be reported publicly and to the CDC.</a></p> <p>That brings the state&#8217;s total to 66,406 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 928 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, September 8)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday afternoon there are an additional 294 COVID-19 cases and nine new deaths. That brings the state’s total to 66,021 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 917 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Monday, September 7)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Monday there are an additional 350 COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 65,727 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 908 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, September 6)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Saturday there are an additional 687 COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 65,377 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 894 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, September 5)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Saturday there are an additional 515 COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 64,690 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 882 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, September 2)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday afternoon there are an additional 615 COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 62,112 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 841 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, September 1)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson said as of Tuesday afternoon, there have been an additional 273 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 61,497 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 814 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Monday, August 31)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson said as of Monday afternoon, there have been an additional 368 COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 61,224 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 797 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, August 30)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Arkansas Department of Health announced Sunday there are an additional 478 COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 60,856 total COVID-19 cases and 784 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, August 29)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Arkansas Department of Health announced Saturday there are an additional 795 COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 60,378 total COVID-19 cases and 772 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Friday, August 28)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Hutchinson announced Friday there are an additional 838 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 59,583 total COVID-19 cases and 756 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Thursday, August 27)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday there are 722 additional COVID-19 cases and seven deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 58,745 total COVID-19 cases and 739 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, August 26)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Governor Asa Hutchinson announced 649 new cases and 21 additional deaths due to COVID-19 in Arkansas at his daily press conference in Little Rock on Wednesday.</p> <p>The statewide death toll due to coronavirus is now 732. Of the 21 deaths announced Wednesday, six occurred in nursing homes and one was from a correctional facility, according to Dr. Jennifer Dillaha with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). </p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, August 25)-</p> <p>MALVERN, Ark.- Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday afternoon there are an additional 480 cases and 15 deaths. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 57,374 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 711 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Monday, August 24)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- There are an additional 320 cases and nine deaths as of Monday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. This brings the state&#8217;s total to 56,894 cumulative cases and 696 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, August 23)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- There are an additional 375 cases and 13 deaths as of Sunday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. This brings the state&#8217;s total to 56,574 cumulative cases and 687 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, August 22)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- There are an additional 547 cases and 11 deaths as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. This brings the state&#8217;s total to 56,199 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 674 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Friday, August 21)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- There are an additional 887 cases and 22 deaths as of Friday afternoon, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. This brings the state&#8217;s total to 55,652 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 663 deaths in the state.</p> <p>That is an increase of 22 deaths in 24 hours; the biggest recorded number of deaths in 24 hours since the beginning of the pandemic.</p> <p>UPDATE (Thursday, August 20)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- There are an additional 549 cases and 10 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. This brings the state&#8217;s total to 54,765 cumulative COVID-19 cases and 641 deaths in the state.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, August 19)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 729 new COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 54,216 total COVID-19 cases and 631 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, August 18)-</p> <p>BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.- As of Tuesday afternoon, there are 410 new cases of the coronavirus and 16 additional deaths, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That brings the state&#8217;s total to 53,487 total cases and 619 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Monday, August 17) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson reported today along with Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. Jose Romero that there are 412 new COVID-19 cases along with four new deaths making the totals 53,077 positive COVID-19 cases in the state with 603 deaths. </p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, August 16) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 673 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 52,665 cases.</p> <p>There are 599 total deaths, 1 less than yesterday.</p> <p>The Arkansas Department of Health removed 1 death after it was found to be a false positive case of COVID-19. There were no new deaths added today.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, August 15) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 851 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 51,992 cases.</p> <p>There are 600 total deaths.</p> <p>You may notice the total number of cumulative cases have dropped since yesterday’s release of data.</p> <p>The Arkansas Department of Health explained why there have been changes, related to updated information about prior cases:</p> <p>“We have worked to validate our records, and have removed cases that were found to be out-of-state residents or duplicates. We have also corrected an issue that affected testing data from one private lab and added records that had been missing.”</p> <p>&#8211; Arkansas Department of Health</p> <p>UPDATE (Friday, August 14) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 626 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 52,392 cases.</p> <p>There are 5 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 587 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Thursday , August 13) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 652 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 51,766 cases.</p> <p>There are 9 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 582 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, August 12) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 703 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 51,114 cases.</p> <p>There are 7 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 573 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, August 11) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 383 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 50,411 cases.</p> <p>There are 11 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 566 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Monday, August 10) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 645 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 50,028 cases.</p> <p>There are 11 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 555 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, August 9) &#8211;</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; The Arkansas Department of Health has reported 572 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 49,383 cases.</p> <p>There are 11 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 544 deaths.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, August 8)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Governor Asa Hutchinson has reported 772 new COVID-19 cases in the state of Arkansas making the total 48,811 cases.</p> <p>He says&#8221; &#8220;As we get closer to the start of school, it is more important than ever for each of us to do our part to slow the spread. Remember to wear a mask, and have a safe weekend.&#8221;</p> <p>There are 14 more deaths reported from yesterday making the total 535 deaths.</p> <p>The full report for August 8 is below.</p> <div class="wp-block-image"><figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img loading="lazy" src="https://www.kark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/85/2020/08/Ee67tVkXgAMWAXb.jpg?w=557" alt="" class="wp-image-425673"/></figure></div> <p>UPDATE (Friday, August 7)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Friday afternoon, there are 48,039 total COVID-19 cases and 521 deaths, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That is an increase of 1,011 cases and six deaths since Thursday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Thursday, August 6)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Thursday afternoon, there are 47,028 total COVID-19 cases and 515 deaths in the state, according to Secretary of Health Dr. Josè Romero. That is an increase of 735 cases and seven deaths since Wednesday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, August 5)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 46,293 total COVID-19 cases and 508 deaths in the state, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That is an increase of 912 cases and 18 deaths from Tuesday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, August 4)- </p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 45,381 total COVID-19 cases and 490 deaths in the state, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That is an increase of 784 cases and 15 deaths since Monday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Monday, August 3)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Monday afternoon, there are 44,597 total COVID-19 cases and 475 deaths in the state, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That is an increase of 787 new cases and 11 deaths since Sunday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Sunday, August 2)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Sunday afternoon, there are 43,810 total COVID-19 cases and 464 deaths in the state, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. That is an increase of 637 new cases and 6 deaths since Saturday.</p> <p>15 more cases were hospitalized bringing the total to 515 patients hospitalized.</p> <p>UPDATE (Saturday, August 1)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Saturday afternoon, there are 43,173 total COVID-19 cases and 458 deaths in the state, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. That is an increase of 662 new cases and 5 deaths since Friday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Friday, July 31)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Friday afternoon, there are 42,511 total COVID-19 cases and 453 deaths in the state, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That is an increase of 752 new cases and 11 deaths since Thursday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Thursday, July 30)</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Thursday afternoon, there are 41,759 total COVID-19 cases and 442 deaths in Arkansas. That&#8217;s an increase of 791 cases and eight deaths since Wednesday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Wednesday, July 29)</p> <p>RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.- As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 40,968 total COVID-19 cases and 434 deaths in the state, according to Governor Asa Hutchinson. That is an increase of 787 cases and six deaths from Tuesday.</p> <p>UPDATE (Tuesday, July 28)-</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- As of Tuesday aftern Governor Hutchinson helps cut ribbon on Tech Depot in Newport https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/governor-hutchinson-helps-cut-ribbon-on-tech-depot-in-newport/ Local News | KARK urn:uuid:41b8b875-f4d4-3143-58f4-694f859580e5 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:59:10 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Governor Asa Hutchinson joined with a group of dignitaries and local citizens on Wednesday to open Tech Depot. Tech Depot is an information technology apprenticeship academy in Newport. It will offer IT training for people who are employed as apprentices to Arkansas companies and will further the recommendation of Governor Hutchinson&#8217;s [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Governor Asa Hutchinson joined with a group of dignitaries and local citizens on Wednesday to open Tech Depot.</p> <p>Tech Depot is an information technology apprenticeship academy in Newport. It will offer IT training for people who are employed as apprentices to Arkansas companies and will further the recommendation of Governor Hutchinson&#8217;s Blue Ribbon Commission to increase technology skills and jobs in Arkansas.</p> <p>To learn more about Tech Depot click the file below.</p> <div class="wp-block-file"><a href="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/Press-Release-Tech-Depot-Ribbon-Cutting.docx">Press-Release-Tech-Depot-Ribbon-Cutting</a><a href="https://www.fox16.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2020/09/Press-Release-Tech-Depot-Ribbon-Cutting.docx" class="wp-block-file__button" download>Download</a></div> Governor Hutchinson helps cut ribbon on Tech Depot in Newport https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/governor-hutchinson-helps-cut-ribbon-on-tech-depot-in-newport/ Local News | KLRT - FOX16.com urn:uuid:12007ce5-19e1-0e60-a1ee-fe06e274def8 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 19:56:41 +0000 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Governor Asa Hutchinson joined with a group of dignitaries and local citizens on Wednesday to open Tech Depot. Tech Depot is an information technology apprenticeship academy in Newport. It will offer IT training for people who are employed as apprentices to Arkansas companies and will further the recommendation of Governor Hutchinson&#8217;s [&#8230;] <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. &#8212; Governor Asa Hutchinson joined with a group of dignitaries and local citizens on Wednesday to open Tech Depot.</p> <p>Tech Depot is an information technology apprenticeship academy in Newport. 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