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Arkansas one of 10 states with no mandates to restrict movement The New York Times is keeping track of what restrictions on movement states are imposing to stem the spread of the new coronavirus that has killed nearly 34,000 Americans and 6 Arkansans, and reported Sunday that Arkansas is one of only 10 states that has not asked residents to either stay at home or shelter in place.

Eyewitness footage captures tornado ripping through Arkansas Eyewitness footage captures a tornado ripping through Jonesboro, Arkansas. Video: Reuters.

This Week In Arkansas Athletics The Arkansas baseball team crushed Centenary 18-2 at Baum Stadium. Andy Wilkins hit his 10th home run of the season and drove in four runs, while Bo Bigham and Matt Vinson had three hits apiece. Bigham and Zack Cox each scored three runs. Christian Kowalchuk earned the victory with three scoreless innings in relief.

Pittman must wait to see what Hogs have on field "So we got a little bit, since the last time we talkedā€¦ we feel like we know quite a bit more about our players than what we did before." The Razorbacks will need to advance rapidly from knowing "a bit more" about their players to understanding how they operate under pressure between now and the season opener Sept.

Arkansas doctor, quarantined from family, sees home destroyed by tornado The home of an Arkansas doctor - who was quarantined from his family as he worked in a hospital during the coronavirus pandemic - was reportedly destroyed by a tornado.

Arkansas doctor in viral photo greeting toddler son though glass door narrowly escapes tornado Just days after Doctor Jared Burks' wife snapped a photo of him taking a quick break from his hospital duties fighting the coronavirus pandemic to greet their toddler son through a glass door in their Arkansas home, the physician narrowly escaped death on Saturday when a tornado ripped through his community and destroyed his house.

Some US megachurches defy social distancing, while others live-stream Congregants of megachurches in Louisiana, Ohio and Florida attended services in defiance of social distancing orders on Sunday morning, even as politicians and doctors took to weekly news shows to warn of the coronavirus's spread in the US.

Texas A&M star Chennedy Carter declares for WNBA draft Texas A&M junior guard Chennedy Carter announced Sunday that she is declaring for next month's WNBA draft. Carter was long considered a strong candidate for the 2020 draft, for which she is eligible because she turns 22 this calendar year. She's projected to go No.

Teen sustains life-threatening injuries in shooting that also wounded father on East Side SAN ANTONIO - A man in his 40s and his teen son were hospitalized Sunday after an argument led to a shooting on the East Side. San Antonio police officers received a call for shots fired and when they responded around 4:45 p.m. they found the victims injured at the intersection of Clark Avenue and I Street, according to a sergeant at the scene.

22 injured total, 2 hospitalized, no casualties from Jonesboro, Ark. tornado Search and rescue is complete, recovery and cleanup efforts underway Massive tornado tracks through Jonesboro, Ark. area Saturday afternoon By Region 8 Newsdesk - March 28, 2020 at 6:01 PM EDT - Updated March 29 at 12:33 PM JONESBORO, Ark.

Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidance to April 30 On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced an extension of the federal social distancing guidelines to April 30, an effort to continue curbing the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus.

"Wrap it in Red" Takes off The Hope/Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce "Wrap it in Red" campaign has taken hold all over town. Red Ribbons adorn the doors of many many businesses celebrating, ahead of time, the day when this pandemic is all behind us. Simultaneously creating a bond, a union of support between small and big businesses alike.

Razorback Volleyball Honors their Athlete Dads This time of uncertainty is tough for everyone, but getting to spend it with our dads makes it a little bit better.

Coronavirus Deaths Rise To Six In Arkansas, 426 Positive Cases The number of coronavirus deaths in Arkansas has risen by one to six and the number of cases is at least 426, up from 404. Gov.

Top 10 Most Anticipated Arkansas Non-Conference Opponents However, half the teams on this list are not from Power 5 conferenceā€¦ Michigan pulled the rug out from under Arkansas just two years before the two teams were set to play a home-and-home series in 2018 and 2019, so the Wolverines could renew their rivalry against Notre Dame.

COVID-19 deaths rise to 6 in Arkansas, positive cases up to 426 The number of COVID-19 deaths in Arkansas rose to six with positive cases up to 426 Sunday afternoon. Governor Asa Hutchison declares the area of Jonesboro a disaster area after Saturday's tornado and also declares Sunday as a day of prayer.

Today's news: A double disaster. Here's the open line - Arkansas Times A tornado and coronavirus top the daily news roundup. The line is open.

Coronavirus update: A sixth death and 426 cases in Arkansas - Arkansas Times The pandemic has now been confirmed in 47 Arkansas counties as the state continues to struggle to do broad testing.

Worst person in the world - Donald Trump - Arkansas Times Another new low for Donald Trump. And we ain't done yet.

Oklahoma standout high on Clemson Edmond Santa Fe four-star linebacker Collin Oliver is getting ready to narrow down his recruitment. The No. 9 inside linebacker in the 2021 class, according to 247Sports, plans to release his top eight schools this Friday, April 3.

NWS: EF-3 rips Jonesboro, Ark.; businesses damaged eligible for COVID-19 unemployment help And causes severe damage. Preliminary results from the NWS in Memphis said the Jonesboro tornado had max winds of 140 m.p.h. An EF-1 averages winds 86-110 m.p.h. and causes moderate damage. Governor Asa Hutchinson declared Jonesboro a state natural disaster and will be seeking a federal declaration as well.

Activists Assail California Board for Keeping Horse Race Tracks Open An executive with the company that owns Santa Anita urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to continue live racing despite a statewide stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Santa Anita in Arcadia, outside Los Angeles, and Golden Gate Fields in the San Francisco Bay area are among a handful of U.S.

Arkansas doctor whose photo of him greeting his son went viral has his home destroyed by tornado Jared Burks meeting with Zeke, left, was shared more than 50,000 times. On Sunday his wife Alyssa said the family home in Jonesboro had been destroyed in a tornado, right.

Is there a legislator worse than Trent Garner? - Arkansas Times Nominations welcome, but topping this will be difficult.

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