Kelly Connelly

Intern, KUAR News

Kelly Connelly is an intern in KUAR News' fall 2019 internship program. She is a senior majoring in mass communications at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. She is interested in news reporting, freelance writing and copy editing. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, checking out local businesses, and playing musical instruments.

Vaping
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Clinicians are being urged to report any cases potentially involving vaping-related illnesses to the Arkansas Department of Health. Nationwide, 450 possible cases of vaping-induced illnesses are being investigated, including six deaths, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Arkansas, the ADH says as of Thursday there are eight possible cases. Two have been confirmed, two are probable and four are under investigation.

Earthquake
U.S. Geological Survey

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake was felt early Thursday in north Arkansas. The U.S.Geological Survey says the epicenter was located 19 kilometers southeast of Gassville and felt by residents in Baxter and Marion counties.

No damage was reported, according to USGS geophysicist Julie Dutton. She says 387 people within a 100 kilometer radius contacted the agency to report feeling the quake.

Baxter County resident Carol Eberhard says she was awakened by the earthquake.

Deborah Baldwin
Sarah Kellogg / KUAR News

The Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust has pledged $2.25 million to the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture. The funds will be managed by the University of Arkansas Foundation.

During a news conference on Tuesday, University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt announced that the gift is to support the Winthrop Rockefeller Collection and its other activities and collections in an effort to perpetuate continual support.