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April 18th

WEATHER UPDATE: Frost Advisory issued

April 18, 2013

Up-to-date weather advisory from the National Weather Service:

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...
...FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK HAS ISSUED A FROST
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM CDT SATURDAY. A
LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* EVENT: REGARDING WINDS...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING.
WINDS WILL GRADUALLY TURN MORE NORTHWESTERLY AS A COLD FRONT

WEATHER UPDATE: Tornado watch for Saline County lifted

April 18, 2013

The National Weather Service has lifted a Tornado Watch for Saline County. Rain is expected to continue in the area through 7 p.m.

Legislative breakfast set for Friday

April 18, 2013

The final legislative breakfast of the session is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 a.m. in the Saline Memorial Hospital cafeteria.
The community will be given a chance to weigh in as legislators recap the last two weeks at the Capitol.
Breakfast will be available to be purchased.

WEATHER UPDATE: Tornado Watch issued for Saline County

April 18, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Saline County in effect until 5 p.m. this afternoon.

Thunderstorms predicted for today

April 18, 2013

The National Weather Service is calling for showers and thunderstorms today. The NWS is reporting that some storms could be severe.
The first thunderstorm is predicted to start around noon, with a strong storm moving in at about 3 p.m.

Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely, mainly before 10pm, according to NWS. The temperature is supposed to drop, with a low around 38 predicted for tonight.

April 17th

BOSWELL CRASH UPDATE: Bryant FD releases photo of vehicle

April 17, 2013

ORIGINAL STORY: MedFlight was called to Bryant for the second time this week on Wednesday. Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department said that a male driver crashed into a tree on Boswell Road in Bryant around 11 a.m. The driver was transported by MedFlight to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. The name and age of the victim have not yet been released and a condition report has not been made available. More information will be reported as it becomes available.

Conflicting reports made regarding Boston Marathon bombing suspect

April 17, 2013

Moments after CNN broke the story that a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing was in custody, various news outlets, including the Associated Press, picked up the story.
The reporting was based on information from an investigative official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Now, federal officials deny that a suspect is in custody, according to the Associated Press.

Here is CNN's coverage of the controversy:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Official: Boston Marathon bomb suspect in custody

April 17, 2013

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Wednesday in a breakthrough that came less than 48 hours after the deadly attack, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said Wednesday.
The official spoke shortly after several media outlets reported that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a Lord & Taylor store between the sites of the two bomb blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.

MedFlight called to Bryant after driver hits tree

April 17, 2013

MedFlight was called to Bryant for the second time this week on Wednesday. Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department said that a male driver crashed into a tree on Boswell Road in Bryant around 11 a.m. The driver was transported by MedFlight to Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. The name and age of the victim have not yet been released and a condition report has not been made available. More information will be reported as it becomes available.

Bryant robotics team leaves for world championship today

April 17, 2013

The Bryant Hornet Engineering Robotics Team leaves for Anaheim, Calif. today to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship. The students will be up against thousands of students from more than 20 countries.
More information is available at the engineering department's website: http://engineering.bryantschools.org.
The team plans to regularly update the site while at the competition with new videos and special features to keep Bryant supporters in the loop, said Devin Sherrill, Bryant schools communications director.

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