Carroll County, ARLovely County Citizen

Hospitals react to rapid rise in COVID-19 cases

At least one hospital in Northwest Arkansas is making changes in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 infections in the region and across the state, while another is continuing on the same path chosen last April. In a news release issued last week, Birch Wright, the chief operating officer...
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Davenport Journal

Arkansas woman has been accused of faking her adopted son’s mysterious illness, forcing him to endure painful and unnecessary medical procedures for collecting thousands of dollars in donations

The woman is now facing charges of endangering the welfare of a minor in the first-degree after authorities said she purposely engaged in conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury for her son. Kristy and her husband are also being sued for fraud in civil court...
Pulaski County, ARtalkbusiness.net

Judge orders state to return to supplemental unemployment program

Jobless workers who received supplemental unemployment benefits until Gov. Asa Hutchinson removed the state from the program could receive those benefits once more. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herbert Wright on Wednesday (July 28) ruled the governor didn’t have the authority to order Arkansas’ Division of Workforce Services to terminate the state’s participation in the federally funded program, and that authority rests with the state legislature, per his ruling.
Fort Smith, ARSouthwest Times Record

Antioch for Youth & Family distributed 14,000 pounds of food Wednesday

Antioch for Youth & Family gave away at least 14,000 pounds of food to 1,230 families Wednesday in Fort Smith. The food distribution is scheduled to happen each Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. It will continue until all the food is gone, said Charolette Tidwell, founder of Antioch, which is located at 1420 N. 32nd St.
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The Independent

Mother charged with faking son’s ‘mystery’ illness and putting him through procedures for charity cash

An Arkansas mother has been accused of inflicting unnecessary medical procedures on her adopted son and raising thousands in charitable donations in the process. According to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday by the state attorney general, Kristy Beth Schneider and Erik Schneider raised $31,000 in charitable donations for their son between 2017 and 2019.
Fayetteville, ARKHBS

Fayetteville Health Board discusses mask ban in schools

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Fayetteville Mayor Lionel Jordan called for the Arkansas governor to hold a special legislative session during the city board of health meeting on Wednesday. The board of health discussed the state's ban on mask mandates. Some board members said they're hopeful state lawmakers will reverse the ban...
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Governor asks legislature to reconsider ban on school mask mandates

Gov. Asa Hutchinson reinstated Arkansas' public health emergency Thursday, and announced he is calling a special session of the legislature to amend the law banning mask mandates to allow more flexibility for schools. What's happening: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are out of control in the state. And Act 1002 prohibits...
Fayetteville, ARUniversity of Arkansas

Blue & You Foundation Gives $600,000 to School of Social Work

As part of a large investment in behavioral health programs benefiting Arkansas, the U of A School of Social Work will be the recipient of a $600,000 grant from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. This grant is part of a recently...
Arkansas StateArkansas Online

OPINION | EDITORIAL: How Arkansas beats covid-19

A month ago it seemed like Arkansas had covid-19 beat. Cases were dropping, folks were returning to restaurants and movies, and friends and families started gathering for holiday cookouts. Fast forward to today, and covid-19 is once again the center of attention thanks to this nasty Delta variant. The number...