State’s number of active covid cases exceed 100K

State’s number of active covid cases exceed 100K

  The number of active covid-19 cases in Arkansas have surpassed 100,000, meaning more than three percent of the state’s population has the virus, and the number of hospitalizations have increased to a new record of 1,658, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced...
Hamburg man killed in single-vehicle wreck

Hamburg man killed in single-vehicle wreck

A Hamburg man was killed Saturday morning in a single vehicle accident on U.S. 82 in rural Ashley County, according to State Police. James Randall Rial, 71, was fatally injured around 8:59 a.m. when the 2003 Toyota he was driving crossed into the oncoming lane and ran...
1 dead, 1 wounded, 1 arrested in Dumas shooting

1 dead, 1 wounded, 1 arrested in Dumas shooting

  A Desha County man has been arrested for allegedly shooting two persons in Dumas Thursday night following a domestic disturbance, according to State Police. Jason Jenkins, 36, of Dumas died at a local hospital and Robert Washington, 35, of Dumas, was treated...
Arkansas distributing free covid tests

Arkansas distributing free covid tests

Arkansas has received its first shipment of Covid-19 rapid at-home test kits, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Monday. Last month, Hutchinson directed the Arkansas Department of Health to acquire 1.5 million rapid at-home tests to be available for free to Arkansans. The...
Slaughter to run for Drew County Sheriff

Slaughter to run for Drew County Sheriff

  James Slaughter, a 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force officer, has announced his intent to run for Drew County Sheriff, according to a news release announcing his candidacy. Slaughter said he is “excited to bring new ideas to the Sheriff’s...
Child injured crossing road to board school bus

Child injured crossing road to board school bus

  State Police are investigating a Thursday morning accident in Drew County where a 10-year-old child was struck by a southbound vehicle on U.S. 425 North while attempting to cross the highway to board a northbound Drew Central school bus, according to a news...
SEARK Concert Association to host Tuba Skinny

SEARK Concert Association to host Tuba Skinny

  The new year will usher in a show by New Orleans-based Tuba Skinny, hosted by the Southeast Concert Association at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) Fine Arts Center on January 22. Show time is 7 p.m. Formed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has evolved from...
Hamburg man killed in single-vehicle wreck

1 killed, 1 injured in Cleveland County wreck

  A Rison woman was killed and a Rison man was injured in a single-vehicle accident Sunday on U.S. 63 in Cleveland County. Stephen Vonnie Clark, 60, was traveling north on U.S. 63 when the 2019 Jeep he was driving ran off the right side of the highway and hit a...
Eagle watch tour at Lake Chicot Jan. 7

Eagle watch tour at Lake Chicot Jan. 7

Lake Chicot State Park will host a eagle watch boat tour on Lake Chicot on Friday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Step aboard a 24-foot boat with a park interpreter to explore what makes Lake Chicot State Park a great place for an eagle. This gently gliding lake...
Kick-off 2022 with a hike

Kick-off 2022 with a hike

  Arkansas State Parks will offer guided hikes at many locations and encourage self-guided walks and hikes throughout the first weekend of 2022, January 1 and 2, for those who would like to explore on their own. All participants are eligible to receive a free...
Hamburg man killed in single-vehicle wreck

Driver dies in van-train accident in Cleveland County

  A Cleveland County woman died Friday when the van she was driving was struck by a train. According to an Arkansas State Police preliminary report, Nahdyne R. Estes, 63, of New Edinburg, failed to stop at a railroad crossing on Maple Street in Kingsland and the...
Hutchinson discusses developmentally disabled waitlist

Hutchinson discusses developmentally disabled waitlist

  Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday discussed the Community and Employment Supports Medicaid waiver that provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Hutchinson said the waiver serves more than 5,000 Arkansans, but for many...

AAA announces new conference realignments

The Arkansas Athletic Association recently approved high school football conference reclassifications. The 4A-8 and 3A-6 classifications, which include Southeast Arkansas schools, will each have one change. McGehee will be moving up in classification, joining the...