LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is reporting its first coronavirus deaths. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that two people have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Faulkner County’s deputy coroner says a 91-year-old man died at a hospital in Conway. State Health Secretary Dr. Nathaniel Smith says the other death was a central Arkansas patient in their 50s. The number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas rose Tuesday from 201 to at least 232. Hutchinson says he is planning to call a special session beginning Thursday to address a $353 million shortfall the state faces because of the effects of the virus pandemic.
By JAKE BLEIBERG DALLAS (AP) — Leaders in two of Texas’ biggest cities are calling on the governor to empower local governments to order residents to stay home as the state’s continued surge in confirmed […]
By JIM VERTUNO, CEDAR ATTANASIO AND JOHN MONE AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schools that feed millions of children from low-income families across the U.S. promised to keep providing meals during the coronavirus pandemic. But cities […]
TEXARKANA — Bowie County judge Bobby Howell issued a shelter-in-place order for Bowie County effective 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27. The order comes as the number of confirmed cases has risen from one in […]