The state health department says another Arkansan has tested positive with the Zika Virus.
KAIT-TV reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that the individual contracted a “mild” case of the virus after a recent visit to Central America. This is the second confirmed report of the virus in the state.
NPR reports the World Health Organization has recently confirmed the connection between the virus and the birth defect microcephaly.
Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on Wednesday 30 more appointments to various state boards and commission. 4 are from Northeast Arkansas, which includes Jack Crumbly from Widner, Mayor David Morris from Searcy, Carmen Smith from Jonesboro, and Jim Gates from Walnut Ridge.
The complete list of appointments and their terms can be seen below:
Governor Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced that he intends to grant 9 pardons and restore firearm rights for one person. 5 of the applicants are from Northeast Arkansas. The public has 30 days to give feedback on the applicants before clemency is granted.
All terms of these applicant’s sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations for the following:
The Arkansas State University Red Wolves will play 4 games against the Memphis Tigers in a home-and-home series beginning in 2020.
A-State announced Monday the two teams will alternate venues, reviving A-State's longest running series against any opponent in school history. Since 1914, A-State has played Memphis 57 times. The last time the two teams faced off was in 2013 when A-State visited Memphis.
The press release and full schedule can be read below:
Wednesday Night storms caused major flooding around Jonesboro. E-911 reported 32 calls within an hour for vehicles that were stalled out or flooded.
Flash flooding on the east side of the city also prompted emergency officials to open the Allen Park Community Center on Race Street for shelter.
Storms also caused major to minor flooding for various rivers in the area. The National Weather Service in Memphis reported major flooding at Nonconnah Creek at Riverport Road in Shelby County. The river was observed at about 63 feet; about 17 feet above flood stage.
In preparation to his upcoming trip to Cuba, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford educated listeners on how the embargo affects Arkansas in his “Tune In” web series.
Crawford asks one simple question: “who are we really punishing with the embargo?”
He said unlike other countries like China the embargo in Cuba has helped the Castro Regime make the case that America was the “bad guy"--a dynamic he says lawmakers are trying to change to improve relations with the country.