AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit accuses Texas Gov. Greg Abbott of overstepping his constitutional authority by issuing an order restricting which criminal suspects can get bond during the coronavirus pandemic. Abbott issued the order March 29 as officials across the state worked to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in jails. It prohibits bond for anyone arrested on charges related to physical violence or with past convictions for violent offenses. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll at a San Antonio nursing home has reached 10. And officials in Houston say a disproportionate number of people who have died of the coronavirus in the city have been African Americans.
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is requiring public schools to stay open five days a week when classes resume this month, complicating efforts by some districts to limit on-site instruction because […]
By ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison staff who test positive for the coronavirus have been allowed to work at a facility where at least 876 inmates have the virus. Arkansas Division […]
TEXARKANA — The Bowie County emergency operations center reported 43 new coronavirus cases over the weekend, bringing the total of active cases in the county to 606. The Texas state department of health services reports […]