Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero led the COVID-19 briefing Thursday while Gov. Asa Hutchinson was at a meeting in Washington D.C.
PINE BLUFF – Today, August 5, a Division of Correction inmate was pronounced deceased at CHI St. Vincent – Hot Springs. The Ouachita River Correctional Unit inmate was undergoing treatment for COVID-related symptoms. The inmate was in his mid-60s and serving a sentence for possession of firearms.
Over the weekend, the Malvern Fire Department responded to their first water rescue emergency this month. Malvern FireFighters were dispatched Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m. of people distressed floating the river. Somehow the individuals lost their boat near Grigsby Ford, a bridge with a r…