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April 23rd

Medicare seminar set for Wednesday at the library

April 23, 2013

An Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information Program representative will present "Medicare Minute" on Wednesday at 5:30 in the Herzfeld Library in Benton.
The seminar is for anyone interested in learning more about how to navigate Medicare.
This month’s topic is “How to Pay the Least for Doctor’s Visits.”
The program is open to the public. No registration required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.

April 19th

Painting with a Purpose to benefit Habitat for Humanity

April 19, 2013

Painting with a Twist in North Little Rock will host Painting with a Purpose on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. During this time, proceeds from the painting classes will be given to the Humane Society of Saline County.
Classes cost $35 dollars. Those interested may register at www.paintingwithatwist.com or by calling 501-352-1366.
The event will kick off Habitat for Humanity’s art auction season.
Painting with a Twist is located at 4178 East McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock.

1 of 2 Mass. bomb suspects dead; suburbs shut down

April 19, 2013

WATERTOWN, Mass. — One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead after the killing of a university officer and a shootout with police, and a massive manhunt is under way for the other, authorities said early Friday.
Police locked down some neighborhoods in Boston and its western suburbs as they searched for the remaining suspect, known as the man in the white hat from marathon surveillance footage.

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

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