Arkansas official: Tornado injures 4 people, destroys homes

ROMANCE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a tornado in northeast Arkansas left four people injured. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the severe weather Sunday was near Romance, an unincorporated community about 23 miles (37.01 kilometers) west of Searcy. No deaths were reported. White County Sheriff Phillip Miller says the four injured people were hospitalized for evaluation. […]

Virus hospitalizations hit new high in state as cases rise again; Hutchinson issues new guidelines for churches

The Associated Press reports Arkansas’ COVID-19 hospitalizations have again hit a new high. The Department of Health on Tuesday reported 24 more people were hospitalized because of COVID-19, bringing the state’s virus hospitalizations to a new high of 810. After a surge of 75 new cases on Monday, Independence County recorded a slightly lower number […]

Marshall police chief resigns after threatening Democrats

MARSHALL, Ark. (AP) — The police chief of a small Arkansas community has resigned after posting online threats of violence targeting Democrats. Marshall Mayor Kevin Elliott said in a statement Saturday that Police Chief Lang Holland had resigned effective immediately. Elliott said the city “strongly condemns” Holland’s posts and doesn’t “in any way support or […]