Man wanted for murder in Phillips County surrenders to the Warren PD

Man wanted for murder in Phillips County surrenders to the Warren PD

According to KARK 4 News, Helena-West Helena Police Department officers responded to a shooting Monday, August 8, 2022 at 1205 Highway 49. Upon arriving on the scene, Demarcius Foreman, 43, was found lying down and not responding. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Sherman LeFree Gill, 42, was identified as a person of interest.…

HHS Invests Nearly $60 Million to Strengthen Health Care Workforce and Improve Access to Care in Rural Communities

HHS Invests Nearly $60 Million to Strengthen Health Care Workforce and Improve Access to Care in Rural Communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced investments of nearly $60 million to grow the health workforce and increase access to quality health care in rural communities, including nearly $46 million in funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The Biden-Harris Administration is…

School Safety Commission delivers report to Governor Hutchinson

School Safety Commission delivers report to Governor Hutchinson

The Governor is calling the General Assembly into an Extraordinary Session next week to address the use of surplus funds to provide tax relief and funding for school safety measures. The Arkansas School Safety Commission was reinstated in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Members of the original commission created in March 2018…

August is Catfish Month in Arkansas

August is Catfish Month in Arkansas

The catfish industry is the largest component of aquaculture in the United States and a significant industry in Arkansas.  In fact, Arkansas catfish farmers contributed $19.5 million to Arkansas’s agricultural economy in 2021. That’s up 17% from the previous year. The month of August has been proclaimed as Arkansas Catfish Month.  This designation recognizes the impact…

Growers need forecast precipitation to be a ‘slow, soaking rain’

Growers need forecast precipitation to be a ‘slow, soaking rain’

TRUMANN, Ark. — Arkansas’ thirsty farm fields and emptying reservoirs may get some relief this weekend, with hopes that the forecast rainfall is gentle rather than furious, said Mike Hamilton, extension irrigation educator for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Weeks of triple-digit highs and dry weather at a time when crops are…

LIHEAP application period begins July 25

LIHEAP application period begins July 25

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Officials with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) have announced residents can begin submitting applications Monday, July 25 for help with the costs of summer cooling bills, including those from Entergy Arkansas and other utilities. LIHEAP is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is…

Boozman celebrates groundbreaking of National Desert Storm Desert Shield Memorial

Boozman celebrates groundbreaking of National Desert Storm Desert Shield Memorial

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) celebrated the groundbreaking of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial on Thursday. “One day a memorial will stand in this location as a symbol of reverence to and respect for the veterans and their families, and help teach future generations about this important moment in our nation’s tradition of…

Arkansas Department of Agriculture increases wildfire danger risk level designations for all 75 counties

Arkansas Department of Agriculture increases wildfire danger risk level designations for all 75 counties

LITTLE ROCK, AR – With hot, dry conditions throughout the state, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division has increased the wildfire danger risk level designations for all 75 counties over the past two weeks. Twelve counties in Northwest Arkansas were raised to the “high” risk level, and the remaining counties were rated as being at…

“Obey the sign or pay the fine”; Speed enforcement operation readied

“Obey the sign or pay the fine”; Speed enforcement operation readied

Speeding violations on Arkansas roadways continue to rise and law enforcement officers across the state plan to ban together in a united operation under the banner, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”. The two-week crackdown directed at speeders begins Monday, July 18th. “It’s an acknowledged fact, as a motor vehicle speed increases, so do…

State mourns the loss of first female nominee for Governor and longest-serving State Treasurer, Jimmie Lou Fisher

State mourns the loss of first female nominee for Governor and longest-serving State Treasurer, Jimmie Lou Fisher

LITTLE ROCK – On Tuesday, the Democratic Party of Arkansas announced the passing of Jimmie Lou Fisher (1941 – 2022). Fisher served as Arkansas’s State Auditor and State Treasurer, a post she held for a record 22 years. She also held the distinction of being the first female nominee for Governor of Arkansas. Fisher served…

Commerce Secretary Mike Preston names new broadband director

Commerce Secretary Mike Preston names new broadband director

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (July 11, 2022) – Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston today announced that Glen Howie has been named the state’s new Director of Broadband. Howie comes to the Commerce Department from Louisiana’s Office of Broadband Development and Connectivity. “I’m pleased to welcome Glen Howie to Arkansas, and I am confident that he is…

Governor Hutchinson reacts to revenue report; announces date for special session

Governor Hutchinson reacts to revenue report; announces date for special session

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson reacted Tuesday to the record state surplus and announced his intent to call an Extraordinary Session of the Arkansas General Assembly the week of August 8. “June revenue collection was more than $150 million above forecast, leaving a net surplus for the year in excess of $1.6 billion for…

Entergy Arkansas eyeing renewable energy

Entergy Arkansas eyeing renewable energy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Entergy Arkansas officials announced Thursday it has issued a request for proposals for 1,000 megawatts of solar and wind generation resources, emissions-free renewables that can provide cost-effective energy supply, capacity, fuel diversity, and other benefits to its customers. “Entergy Arkansas has a commitment to providing our customers with low-cost, reliable energy…

Cattle producers urged to monitor cattle for ticks; take preventative measures

Cattle producers urged to monitor cattle for ticks; take preventative measures

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas cattle producers are being urged to check their herds for unusual ticks and take measures to prevent transmission of theileriosis or other tick-related diseases. The warnings follow the recent finding of additional Asian longhorned ticks in northwest Arkansas by scientists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The invasive…

Jefferson Regional Physician receives Preceptor award

Jefferson Regional Physician receives Preceptor award

Jefferson Regional General Surgeon John R. Taylor, III, M.D. has been presented with the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award from the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM). The award goes to a clinical preceptor who has made notable and outstanding contributions to the ARCOM graduating class. Dr. Taylor was the first recipient of the award, which…

Dana Harvey wins Bradley County JP District 9 seat in runoff

Dana Harvey wins Bradley County JP District 9 seat in runoff

The following are results of votes cast in Bradley County for the Republican Primary runoff for the Justice of the Peace-District 9. Dana Harvey received 71 of a total 92 votes cast. She has no opponent in the general election in November later this year, so she will win the District 9 seat. Turnout for…