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NAIROBI, Kenya — The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says he came down with COVID-19 last week and if he had not been vaccinated earlier, “I would not be here by … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of students and staff at an east Arkansas school district who have quarantined because of a coronavirus outbreak grew to more than 700 on Wednesday as lawmakers … more
GENEVA -- There were more than 4 million new COVID-19 cases reported globally in the last week, driven mostly by spikes in the Middle East and Asia. That’s according to the World Health … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas parents have sued the state seeking to overturn a law prohibiting schools and other governmental bodies from requiring face masks. The parents asked a … more
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against two people accused of running over and killing an Arkansas police officer in June. Shawna Cash, 22, is accused of hitting Pea … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas started its fiscal year with revenue coming in $39.2 million above forecast, the state's finance office said Tuesday. The Department of Finance and … more
SYDNEY — Australia's Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due to an associated downturn in domestic … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 42 new COVID-19 deaths Monday and its biggest one-day spike in coronavirus hospitalizations since the pandemic began. The Department of Health reported … more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee fully reopened Monday ahead of schedule following repairs to a crack that had shut down the span since early … more
HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says authorities would reclassify countries into high, medium and low-risk, and update quarantine requirements to favor vaccinated travelers as it seeks to … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Some doctors and nurses in Arkansas say they are dealing with burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder after more than a year of battling the coronavirus pandemic, … more
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Three Arkansas police officers have been placed on administrative leave after a man died while in their custody. Officers with the Hot Springs Police Department had … more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday night reopened the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that had been closed ever since a crack was discovered in the span in … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of reported coronavirus cases in Arkansas increased by more than 1,300 Saturday and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 topped 1,100, according to the Arkansas … more
ROCK ISLAND, Okla. (AP) — The body of a woman reported missing in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been found in a pond in eastern Oklahoma and three men were arrested in connection with her death, … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The superintendent of Little Rock's schools on Friday called for suing to overturn Arkansas' ban on mask mandates, saying he wasn't confident legislators would allow local … more
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Transportation officials on Friday sped up their plans to reopen the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee that was closed after a crack was discovered in the … more
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — No injuries were reported following two shootings this week involving Arkansas State troopers during traffic stops along Interstate 40, according to state police. On … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A 42-year-old inmate of the Pulaski County jail in Little has died, according to the county sheriff's office. “A deputy working ... was alerted by an inmate that … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The … more
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