40 to 50 animals died after a barn in Austin, Arkansas caught fire. The barn housed animals ranging from prairie dogs to lemurs as part of a petting zoo. Source

Black Lives Matter Louisville contributed $100,000 to bail out an activist who attempted an assassination on Democrat Mayoral candidate Craig Greenburg.  Source

The jobless rate in Arkansas is down to 3.1% as of December 2021, but about 1,600 fewer people are in the workforce compared to December 2020. Source