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August 8th

Local woman recovering after bad boating accident

August 8, 2013

April Wheeler of Bryant, formerly of Haskell, currently is hospitalized at UAMS in Little Rock for multiple injuries she suffered in a boating accident late Saturday afternoon on Lake Hamilton.
According to a family member, Wheeler, 27, was sitting at the front of the craft "when the boat hit a large wake."
"It caused her to lose balance and flip over off the front of the boat," said Wheeler's sister, Courtney Shoptaw. "The boat ran over her and the propeller hit her."
Wheeler was with her boyfriend, Cody Bullock, and some friends at the time of the incident.

LR police investigate shooting of young child

August 8, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock police say a young child was shot and faces a life-threatening injury.
The Wednesday afternoon incident happened at a home in the city's southwest where police say three children were home alone.
Police spokeswoman Cassandra Davis says the wounded child is being treated at a hospital.
Investigators say it was unclear whether the child shot himself or if he was shot by another child.
Names were not immediately released and police couldn't immediately confirm the age of the wounded boy.

Stomp D.A.T. back to school event set for Saturday

August 8, 2013

Stomp D.A.T., an anti-drugs, alcohol and tobacco group sponsored by the Benton Parks and Recreation Department, will present its Back to School Stomp at Tyndall Park on Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
In addition to several booths providing information for students on the risks associated with using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, the family event will feature a plethora of extracurricular activities on which students can focus instead of turning to substance use.

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