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Hospital in lockdown after bomb threat report – KAIT

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – An area hospital was on lockdown Wednesday evening after getting a report about a bomb threat, authorities said. According to Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill, the threat is at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Cockrill said no one is being allowed into the hospital unless it is an absolute emergency …


Arkansas covid death toll reaches 9,000; Memphis lab detects dozens of omicron cases in Craighead County – Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Nurse Brionna Rivers looks in the room of a Covid-19 patient while the patient is treated in one of the Covid wards at University of Arkansas for Medical Science on Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Little Rock. .More photos at Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe) Arkansas’ second covid-19 case caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant was confirmed …


Water service interrupted at two Newport prison units – KAIT

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – Two prison units in Newport continue to have low water pressure Saturday because of a water main break. According to Communications Director Cindy Murphy of the Arkansas Department of Corrections, the two units affected are Grimes and McPherson. On Saturday, officials were making sure the inmates have enough water. They …


Arkansas reports first omicron case – KAIT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT/AP) – The state of Arkansas has seen its first case of omicron variant, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The governor said on social media Friday that the case has been confirmed. In today’s report, we have the first confirmed case of the Omicron Variant in Arkansas. This was expected, and we …


Power outage reported in Jackson County – KAIT

By Region 8 Newsdesk Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 9:08 PM CST|Updated: 28 minutes ago JACKSON Co., Ark. (KAIT) – Nearly 1,200 Entergy Arkansas customers are without power Wednesday evening due to an outage in Jackson County, according to the utility’s website. The customers in the Swifton and Tuckerman areas lost power around 8:55 p.m. …


EF-1 tornado hits Jackson County town – KAIT

DIAZ, Ark. (KAIT) – Several communities across Northeast Arkansas were hit by tornadoes Friday night. According to the National Weather Service, Diaz was one of those towns. The NWS confirmed the town was hit by an EF-1 tornado at 8:06 p.m. and only lasted for one minute. However, the storm caused extensive damage throughout the …


UPDATE: Arkansas Barbecue Trail – Arkansas Times

A lot can happen in a year, or just over a month, and that is part of the innate challenge of the Arkansas Barbecue Trail. Since launching on November 1, we’ve learned that Sugar Booger’s in Huntsville is closed for the season and Knightfire BBQ in Searcy shut its food truck down after four years to …


Lawrence County crash kills fire chief – Arkansas Online

Two people were killed and another injured in wrecks Monday and Wednesday on Arkansas roads, according to Arkansas State Police preliminary fatality reports. Sedgewick Fire Department Chief Wesley Adams, 61, of Walnut Ridge died as the result of injuries suffered shortly after 6 p.m. Monday while helping direct traffic after another a crash on U.S. …