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- In response to destruction and violence erupting out of peaceful protests across the state over the past four days, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday night declared a state of emergency in Arkansas effective for 30 days.
- Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. announced an earlier curfew of 8 p.m. for the city of Little Rock in a press conference with Chief Keith Humphrey of the Little Rock Police Department, effective immediately.
- The G.W. Exotic Animal Memorial Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma has been under the control of Jeff Lowe while Joe Exotic has been in prison. Now, Baskin is gaining control after news of fraudulent behavior regarding the zoo. Exotic was arrested for attempting to have Baskin killed.
- The University of Arkansas (U of A) announced a plan for returning to campus throughout the summer and fall. Phase one of the university’s approach will begin on June 15.
- Branson, MO theme park Silver Dollar City will open its doors on June 15, after closing due to COVID-19. Season pass holders will be able to go on June 13 and 14.
- Chris Chapmond has been announced as the new police chief for the Hot Springs Police Department. He will assume the position on July 1, 2020.
- Started by Floyd’s sister, Philonise, the fund was established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, and lodging and travel for all court proceedings for the family. In five days, the page has raised nearly $9.5 million.