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Trail of Tears Association holds conference after two-year hiatus

CHEROKEE, N.C. – After two years of waiting to hold its next conference, the Trail of Tears Association met in Cherokee, North Carolina, Sept. 19-21. The association includes nine state chapters including Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina, which could not meet in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Conference attendees got to tour historic sites in the area, take in a Cherokee fashion show and hear historians share information about the Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) removals from their southeastern homelands.
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Arkansas Hospital Shooter Allegedly Asked Couple About Their Relationship Before Opening Fire

When Raymond Lovett Jr., 24, opened fire at CHI St. Vincent Hospital North in Sherwood, Arkansas, on Wednesday, he allegedly asked an engaged couple “how long they had been together,” according to a police report obtained by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Lovett is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault for the death of Leighton Whitfield, 21. The fiancée, Jade Pye, was receiving treatment on the fourth flour and being visited by Whitfield when Lovett, whom Pye referred to as “Ajay,” entered the room around 10 a.m. He shot Whitfield, then turned his gun toward Pye, but she pulled an alarm attached to her bed. Police said Lovett and Whitfield knew each other. Whitfield was found with “at least one gunshot wound,” and cops are calling the shooting as an isolated incident. Lovett, whose bail is set at $500,000, will appear in court on Nov. 8.Read it at Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Entergy Arkansas provides several bill assistance programs

Although the weather is cooling off, Entergy Arkansas bill assistance programs are still available for qualified customers. One-time bill credits, charitable contributions and weatherization efforts are just a few of the offerings provided to help ease the strain of higher bills caused by record temperatures this summer. For July and...

3-year-old that went missing from Cabot found

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Sylvia Noel Ferricher, the 3-year-old that went missing from Cabot Thursday afternoon has been found. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sylvia Noel Ferricher went missing Thursday after her mother Colbert Winter, 40, fled with her after her father, Juston Fields was awarded custody on Sept. 23.

COVID-19 case numbers down in South Arkansas

South Arkansas COVID-19 cases fell on Saturday, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. There were no new virus-related deaths in the five-county area of South Arkansas. COVID-19 Metrics for Columbia County. Total Cumulative Cases: 6,290. Total Active Cases: 28, down three since Friday. Total Recovered Cases: 6,162. Total Deaths:...

Hurricanes, storms, shorter days, etc. | What will October bring?

ARKANSAS, USA — October and spooky season are here... And so will be the cooler air, earlier sunsets, and better chances for storms for the United States. October usually brings 10-20 degree temperature drops with stronger cold fronts. What will October 2022 bring?. Tap HERE for the latest forecast...

Arkansas governor gets flu shot, encourages others to get theirs

Flu shot clinics are being held throughout Arkansas. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and State Secretary of Health Rene Mallory got their shots during a free clinic Friday at the Bryant Community Center. Hutchinson said he has made sure to get his annual shots during each year while in office. "I want...