Arkansas is among the leaders in new COVID-19 cases per capita. The rolling average number of daily new cases has increased 115% over the past two weeks, according to numbers compiled by Johns Hopkins University researchers.
State response teams ordered by the governor to come to Springfield and help in the fight against the COVID-19 surge have arrived including a group that's giving out antibody infusions to try and keep moderate cases from becoming life-threatening.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Thursday that while running for the Republican nomination for governor, she also will try to put on next year’s ballot a proposition to end the state’s individual income tax.
A nurse from the country of Nepal came to Springfield to get her Masters degree five years ago and went to work here in helping the Ozarks fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Now she's heading to one of the leading hospitals in the country for the next chapter in her life.