LAS VEGAS — Nevada officials are re-imposing a mask mandate for indoor public spaces in the state’s cities in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus amid a rise in cases and hospitalizations not seen since before the arrival of vaccines.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leader of the University of Arkansas system on Tuesday proposed keeping a statue of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright on its flagship campus but add “contextualization" about his legacy, despite calls to remove the monument because of Fulbright's support of segregation.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and its hospitalizations surpassed 1,000 as Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was considering calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to revisit the state's ban on schools requiring face masks.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he planned to meet with House and Senate leaders about growing calls to allow schools to require face masks as the state reported 23 more deaths from COVID-19.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — COVID-19 continues to rage through Arkansas as new day-over-day cases topped 2,000 for the first time since February.
State health officials reported 2,015 new cases Saturday as the highly contagious delta variant swept across the state, prompting the state to resume weekend daily updates.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' coronavirus cases rose by nearly 2,000 on Friday as the state's COVID-19 surge prompted the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to scale back its hospital visitor policy.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers in Arkansas, which has the nation's highest COVID-19 rate, urged the governor and Republicans who control the Legislature on Thursday to lift the state's ban on schools and government entities requiring people to wear masks.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal judges on Wednesday temporarily blocked an Arkansas law banning gender confirming treatments for transgender youth and a West Virginia ban on trans athletes in women's sports, two major victories for LGBTQ advocates against a wave of restrictions approved by Republican legislators.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality.
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect on July 28.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Public health researchers on Tuesday called the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arkansas a “raging forest fire," and the state's top health official warned that he expects significant outbreaks in schools.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas submitted to the federal government on Tuesday a proposal to overhaul its Medicaid expansion after the program's previous requirement that some recipients work was blocked by the courts.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Black couple working at Tyson Farms plant in North Carolina has filed a lawsuit that says a supervisor frequently used racial slurs against them, showed disdain for their Muslim faith and that the company refused to address the issue despite multiple requests.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Audubon Society is merging its Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi offices into a regional office called Audubon Delta, the nonprofit conservation group said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus jumped by 106 over the weekend in Arkansas, which is leading the nation in new virus cases per capita.
The Department of Health said Monday that the state's virus hospitalizations increased to 787.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been killed by police in Mississippi after they surrounded a hotel over the weekend.
Quentin Bogard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, barricaded himself inside a room at the Relax Inn in Canton, Mississippi, on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers. Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either. And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas remained the nation's top spot for new COVID-19 cases per capita on Friday, as the state reported 1,342 more cases.
The Department of Health said the state's total cases since the pandemic began now totals 362,580.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The percentage of homes with earthquake insurance in Missouri's highest-risk areas is at a historic low amid rising costs for coverage.
Only 12.7% of homes in the New Madrid fault area were insured as of last year, according to a survey of insurers released by Missouri's Department of Commerce and Insurance this week.
DALLAS (AP) — Robert Shaw, whose more than 40-year career with The Associated Press included leading news coverage in three states, has died. He was 79.
Shaw died Thursday in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville with family around him, his daughter, Erin Moore, said.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' campaign on Thursday said she had raised another $4.2 million for her bid for Arkansas governor.
Sanders' campaign said the latest figures over the past three months mean she has raised $9 million total since launching her bid in January for the state's top office.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man is jailed in Springfield after a fatal shooting at a Walmart Neighborhood Market, police said.
The victim of Wednesday's shooting was 33-year-old Tanner Stichka, of Springfield, police said.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, has been the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported more than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday as the state's hospitalizations with the coronavirus increased for the 15th day in a row.
The Department of Health said the state's COVID-19 cases increased by 1,309 to 360,258 since the pandemic began.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — What police initially thought was a fatal officer-involved shooting of an armed man outside a Little Rock hospital emergency room turned out to be a self-inflicted shooting, the state medical examiner said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported its biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases in five months on Tuesday as the state remained atop the country in new cases per capita.
The Department of Health said the state's cases rose by 1,476 to 358,949 since the pandemic began.
LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — A western Arkansas prosecutor was chosen Monday to decide whether to prosecute a central Arkansas deputy for the fatal shooting of a teenager.
A Lonoke County circuit court judge chose Jeff Phillips to handle the case of t he death of Hunter Brittain, 17, by Lonoke County sheriff's Sgt.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' coronavirus hospitalizations increased by 68 over the weekend, the Department of Health said Monday as the state remained tops in the country in new cases.
The Department of Health said the state's COVID-19 hospitalizations now total 565.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former NFL player Jake Bequette on Monday announced he's challenging Arkansas Sen. John Boozman in next year's Republican primary.
Bequette, an Army veteran and former Razorbacks player, launched his bid with a online video touting his football and military background.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — The authenticity of a United Nations designation that was given to an Arkansas city by an artist is now being questioned.
At a ceremony on Tuesday, Nigerian artist Ibiyinka Alao announced Fort Smith became the 10th city in the world to be declared a “United Nations international city for artistic and cultural innovation in peace building and economic growth.” Fort Smith Mayor George McGill attended the event.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police on Friday handed over to prosecutors the results of its investigation into a deputy's fatal shooting of a white teenager that has drawn the attention of civil rights activists nationwide.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas added more than 1,000 coronavirus cases for the third day in a row Friday as the state topped the nation in new cases per capita.
The Department of Health reported Arkansas' cases rose by 1,155, bringing the state's total to 355,460 since the pandemic began.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican whose state is struggling with a resurgence in coronavirus cases and lagging vaccinations, called combatting vaccine resistance a priority as he took over as head of the National Governors Association.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' coronavirus cases increased by more than 1,000 for the second day in a row Thursday as the state saw another spike in its hospitalizations and deaths.
The Department Health reported 1,210 new virus cases, bringing its total since the pandemic began to 354,305.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education on Thursday lifted the last remaining restrictions on the Little Rock School District, returning it fully to local control nearly six and a half years after a state takeover.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Wednesday reported 1,000 coronavirus cases, its biggest one-day spike in nearly five months
The Department of Health reported the state's virus cases now total 353,095 and its hospitalizations increased by 16 to 432.
BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton and attorneys for George Floyd's family on Tuesday mourned a white Arkansas teenager fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy, as they urged support across racial lines for efforts to reform police practices.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that he would hold “community COVID conversations” across the state in hopes of persuading more Arkansas residents to get vaccinated as the coronavirus continues a comeback in the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday reported 1,246 new coronavirus cases and 23 more hospitalizations from the past three days as Gov. Asa Hutchinson warned that the state could face a “tough week" in the virus' growth.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man charged with killing an Arkansas woman who went missing after she went jogging is seeking to delay his trial.
Attorneys for Quake Lewellyn on Friday asked a judge to continue his trial until next spring.
PEA RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A police officer killed by a vehicle in a northwest Arkansas convenience store parking lot has been hailed as "an example in what he did."
Pea Ridge police Officer Kevin Apple died on June 26 when he was struck and dragged about 150 feet by a vehicle matching the description of one sought by police.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this week he intends to commute the sentence of a man who's been serving life in prison for robbing a taco shop in 1981 with a water pistol.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $1 billion, more than double the state's previous record, finance officials said Friday.
The Department of Finance and Administration said the state ended the fiscal year on June 30 with a surplus of $945.7 million.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Leading a state that went heavily for Donald Trump in the 2020 election and that has enacted some of the most aggressive laws on social issues, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas has been in the national spotlight this year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a teenager during a traffic stop was fired Thursday after the sheriff said he did not activate his body camera until after the shooting took place.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — For the second day in a row, Arkansas reported Thursday its biggest one-day spike in four months of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, an increase officials have blamed on the delta variant of the virus.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A coalition of attorneys general from nearly three dozen states and nine pharmacy associations are supporting a North Dakota law aimed at regulating pharmacy benefit managers.
PEA RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A woman accused of running over and killing a police officer in Arkansas was facing multiple low-level theft and drug cases at the time and had a record of now showing up in court, authorities say.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported its biggest one-day spike in coronavirus cases in four months Wednesday, an increase the state's governor said was being fueled by the delta variant of the virus.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The sponsor of Arkansas' voter ID law said Wednesday that he would challenge the incumbent secretary of state in next year's Republican primary.
State Rep. Mark Lowery announced he would oppose Secretary of State John Thurston for the Republican nomination.