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Are federal unemployment benefits returning in Arkansas?

ARKANSAS, USA — Pandemic unemployment benefits may be making a come back in the Natural State. A federal judge ruled that Arkansas will re-enroll in the federal pandemic assistance program, which means the extra $300 in unemployment will begin again. The question is, when can people in Arkansas expect to see these funds roll into their bank accounts. As of right now, there's no clear answer.
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State investigating city car sales

A spokesperson for the Arkansas State Police confirmed that the agency is investigating allegations of unauthorized sales of Pine Bluff city-owned vehicles. In an email, Bill Sadler told The Commercial: "Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division have begun an investigation into allegations of criminal violations involving the sale of vehicles owned by the City of Pine Bluff."

Coronavirus in Arkansas: 2,544 new cases, 13 additional deaths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Arkansas Department of Health coronavirus dashboard recorded 2,544 new COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths due to the virus in Arkansas on Friday, July 30. There are 18,541 cases statewide considered active by the Arkansas Department of Health. A total of 1,087 people are...
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COVID-19 cases jump by 2,544 in Arkansas; hospitalizations up by 32

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas reported another large increase in COVID-19 cases Friday as a surge driven by the Delta variant and low vaccination rates continued. The state logged 2,544 new cases. Active cases increased by 1,309 to 18,541. Hospitalizations increased by 32 to 1,087. That's a sixth-month high. Thirteen...

DNA testing unites Arkansas twins with family

ARKANSAS, USA — It took 57 years, but current Arkansas residents David and Doug Shade finally met their biological siblings in Dallas, Texas, this past weekend. Thanks to a DNA testing kit, their family was able to unite for the first time. "Mom had twins in 1964 and didn't tell...

Arkansans facing eviction as federal moratorium is set to expire Saturday

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas could see a lot of evictions during the next few months after the federal eviction moratorium expires Saturday. Walker Hawkins, staff attorney at Center for Arkansas Legal Services, said he is concerned many renters will be left without a home. “We’re unfortunately thinking we’re...

Lights! Camera! Arkansas!

The Boone County Library is hosting a traveling exhibit created by the Arkansas Heritage Commission that celebrates musicians, actors, directors, writers and many Arkansans that have contributed to …. This item is available in full to subscribers. Attention subscribers. We have recently launched a new and improved website. To continue...