LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) — An Arkansas church that insisted it would continue meeting despite restrictions implemented by officials due to the coronavirus will be ordered by officials to suspend large group gatherings. Gov. Asa Hutchinson tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Awaken Church in Jonesboro would be notified ahead of its Sunday services and a directive would be issued. Hutchinson says previous attempts to convince the church’s pastor, Chad Gonzales, to halt his large services were unsuccessful. In an email, Gonzales tells the newspaper he would comply with the order, but believed he was complying with public-health guidelines in order to continue holding services.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported 2,057 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, and 20 additional deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services said the total confirmed cases in the state is now […]
By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate. Texas-based Penney said […]
TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported Thursday there are 37 new coronavirus cases in the county, increasing the total to 544 active cases. Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,978 cases […]