Regional headlines reported by magnoliareporter.com Twitter feeds. Visit specific sites for more information:
Arkansas Blog, “Sweet, Sweet Connie” Hamzy, 66, of Little Rock, made famous in the song “We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad, has died at the age of 66. … NWS Little Rock, Sweltering conditions today with heat index values approaching 105-110 statewide. … KATV, Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services mourns the death of 9-year-old Cory Collins from COVID-19. … Fox16 News, Two shots fired at an early Sunday morning rally in Cleburne County. … TalkBusinessArkansas, As COVID-19 has impacted tourism and travel as well as business development, Arkansas strives to stay open and ready to do business. … Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, investigators obtain information from the Gravette man’s iCloud account in the US Capitol riot.
National / International:
From multiple sources, the Biden administration is activating the civilian reserve air fleet, calling on US commercial and charter carriers to transport the Afghan evacuees to other locations – they will not fly to Afghanistan. … BBC News, an Afghan woman gives birth to a baby girl in an American evacuation plane. … Tom Cotton, President Biden must pledge to get every American out from behind Taliban lines. … CNN Breaking News, Tropical Storm Henri makes landfall along the Rhode Island coast with winds of 60 mph. … From multiple sources, conservative radio host Phil Valentine, initially a COVID-19 vaccine downplayer, dies from the virus. … Mother Jones, Donald Trump is encouraging people at his rally to get vaccinated – they booed him. … Austin Kellerman, Nexstar acquires The Hill, a leading political digital media platform, for $ 130 million. … From multiple sources, the floods of Middle Tennessee kill 10 people, dozens of missing. … From multiple sources, Don Everly, the last survivor of the Everly Brothers, died at the age of 84. … Rachel Palermo, Vice President Harris arrives in Singapore. … Brian MD, “Facebook is funny because all the people who cheated on me about biology in high school are now giving me a course in vaccine science.”