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Melissa Zygowicz


Little Rock, AR, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Overdose deaths rise in Arkansas during pandemic

Data from the Arkansas Department of Health shows overdose deaths in Arkansas are up about 12 percent for 2020. → Read More

Gov. Hutchinson says Delta variant spreading at 'warp speed' in Arkansas

Governor Asa Hutchinson stopped in Batesville Monday night to learn more about why some people are not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

West Little Rock getting its first medical marijuana dispensary

West Little Rock will soon see its first medical marijuana dispensary, planning to reopen November 1 after moving locations. → Read More

Arkansas sees increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations as vaccine rate slows

Hospitalizations and ventilator use are the highest they have been in Arkansas since the beginning of March with 33% of people in the hospital between ages 25 to 48. → Read More

Hot Springs tourism sets new record with spending up 138% from 2020

Hot Springs tourists are breaking records. The hospitality tax on restaurants, hotels, and Airbnbs is up 138 percent from 2020. → Read More

Arkansas wedding venues see boom in business after over a year of uncertainty

Some Arkansas wedding venues are seeing a welcome boom in business as the country gets back to normal after more than a year of uncertainty. → Read More

Heavy rainfall causing flooding in some Stuttgart neighborhoods

Flash flooding and multiple days of rainfall is causing some streets and neighborhoods in southeast Arkansas to flood. → Read More

Unseasonably cool weather delays blueberry picking season in Arkansas

Every year, thousands of people come to Wye Mountain Farm to pick blueberries. → Read More

Arkansans struggle with food insecurity as pandemic winds down

At the Arkansas Foodbank, thousands of boxes of food are packed daily. Around 3,000 40 pound boxes of food are packed each day. → Read More

Arkansas offering $2 million in incentives for getting COVID vaccine

The state is offering you a chance to win a million dollars with a scratch-off ticket or a $21 gift card to Arkansas Game and Fish. → Read More

This year may be a worse tick season than usual in Arkansas

Some people in are noticing more ticks on themselves and their pets. → Read More

Officials worry Lake Conway may be nearing flood stage as rain continues

A biologist with Arkansas Game and Fish opened all of the gates to the spillway at the Lake Conway Dam. → Read More

Little Rock sales tax proposal once again tabled until July

The Little Rock Board of Directors tabled Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s penny sales tax proposal until at least July. → Read More

Downtown Little Rock to have new 'pocket park', murals as city reopens

New art is coming to downtown Little Rock as the area bounces back from the pandemic. → Read More

'It would cost lives': Activists push for lawmakers not to override trans youth healthcare bill

Activists and people in the transgender community are pushing lawmakers to not override Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto on House Bill 1570. → Read More

Arkansas seeing decrease in the number of people getting tested for COVID-19

Pharmacies and clinics in Arkansas are seeing fewer and fewer people making appointments for COVID tests. → Read More

Little Rock airport seeing more passengers ahead of spring break

Airlines are also adding new nonstop destinations from Little Rock, like Miami and St. Petersburg, FL. This is a good sign for the airport. → Read More

City of Pine Bluff prepares for severe winter weather

The Pine Bluff street and police departments are getting ready for the potential for severe winter weather over the next few days. → Read More

Central Arkansas schools prepare for possible virtual learning due to ice threat

Central Arkansas school districts are asking students and staff to prepare to potentially pivot online this week due to an ice storm headed towards the area. → Read More

You should still follow CDC guidelines even if you are vaccinated, Arkansas health experts say

One doctor recommends continuing to practice the proper guidelines until the majority of the population is vaccinated since there is still a risk of infection. → Read More