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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to talk with legislative leaders about the growing calls to allow schools to require face masks as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rapidly increase.

The pileup occurred during a period of high winds that caused a dust or sandstorm which reduced visibility, the highway patrol said.

The United Way's Fill the Bus campaigns will look a little different this year. Find out how you can donate school supplies to local students here.

Some assisted living facilities in the area have closed their doors to visitation due to climbing COVID-19 numbers.

School starts in a few weeks, and a national survey shows parents are expected to spend more than last year. However, some of those items could be hard to find.

Reigning Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is out of the team finals after apparently suffering an injury during the vault.

UAMS has returned to its restricted visitor access for patients after officials said the rise in cases began to be a concern within Arkansas hospitals.

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The nurses at Mercy in Fort Smith are working hard to bring some happiness during these ever-changing times! Thank you to ALL of the health care providers who make sure we are all taken care of. ♥

Bars and restaurants in Arkansas will be closed for dine-in services but can remain open for to-go orders. – Gov. Hutchinson

A herd of buffalo is on the loose in Bella Vista. Police have spotted 12 so far and are asking people to stay out of the area. Crews are out searching and devising a plan to find and catch the buffalo.

Campus Free Speech Restoration Act is a bill that protects the First Amendment rights of students at public universities from unconstitutional speech codes.

BREAKING: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued a statewide mask mandate.

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