Arkansas News

Monday, August 15, 2022

COVID-19 in Arkansas: Active cases see slight uptick after 5-day drop

After a week of steady drops in active cases new data from the Arkansas Department of Health shows that there was an uptick on Friday The ADH reported Friday that Arkansas currently has 11,793 active cases of the virus, up 27 from the previous day, but there was a steady drop for the last five consecutive days. The latest figures also put the state’s pandemic case total at 915,733, which is up 1,114 from Thursday. There are currently 351 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Natural State, a decrease of 13. The number of COVID patients in ICUs increased by five to now stand at 59, while the number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators dropped by one to now sit at 17. There were eight deaths attributed to COVID-19 added Friday, pushing the total for the state to 11,812.
KOLR-TV CBS 10 Springfield

Friday, August 12, 2022

Vacant house fire in Tuckerman ’suspicious’, fire department says

A house was completely destroyed in an early morning fire in Tuckerman. Police Chief Justin Collum told Region 8 News the fire happened at a house on Foster Street around 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11. He explained no one was inside at the time of the fire and it had been empty for several years. The fire department is investigating what caused the fire, and the property owner is being contacted for more details about the house. Chief Collum added the fire has been ruled “suspicious” by the fire department, as no utilities were turned on inside the house at the time.
KAIT-TV ABC/NBC/CW+ 8 Jonesboro

Pine Bluff Sheriff’s Office: 2nd arrest made in murder, arson

Pine Bluff police say a second arrest has been made in connection with a July homicide and arson investigation. According to investigators, 42-year-old James Dixson of Pine Bluff was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Police say Nicky Woodfork’s body was found on July 26 in a burning home in the 2300 block of West 11th Street. Woodfork was found to have died due to multiple gunshot wounds. McKinney is facing capital murder, arson, abuse of a corpse, gun and drug charges. Dixson was booked into the Jefferson County Detention Center.
KLRT-TV FOX 16 Little Rock

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