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Baptist Health to lay off 170 across company

July 16, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Baptist Health says it will lay off 170 workers across its network in Arkansas.

The hospital organization said Tuesday the layoffs will mainly affect workers who aren't nurses.

Arkansas Business reports the job cuts are expected to be completed by the end of the week.

Baptist Health has 73,000 workers and hospitals in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Heber Springs and Stuttgart.

Spokesman Mark Lowman says the cuts will not affect quality of care. He also says the layoffs are in line with job reductions made by other hospitals.

Fire risk remains high; burn ban still in effect

July 16, 2013

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the median between the service road and Interstate 30 East near the Saline County Fairgrounds in Benton on Monday evening. Despite recent rain, the risk for fire remains higher than normal and the burn ban for Saline County is still in place.

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