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April 23rd, 2013
LITTLE ROCK â€” Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law legislation that will allow Arkansas to use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private health insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
Beebe signed the bills Tuesday. The measures set up the "private option" program that supporters have touted as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law. The proposal would allow the state to purchase private insurance through an exchange set up through the law.
Relay for Life of Saline County will begin 6 p.m. Friday and conclude 6 a.m. Saturday at Bishop Park in Bryant.
This is an American Cancer Society all-night event, where the community will come together to celebrate,
remember and fight back against cancer.
Following the opening ceremonies will be a scavenger hunt, Luminaria Ceremony, Mr./Ms. Relay Contest, and a tug of war contest.
The event will end with closing ceremonies and a final lap around the track.
For more information contact event chairs Renee Taggart at 501-529-3839 or Monica Harris at 501-804-3875.
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 monthâ€™s topic is â€śHow to Pay the Least for Doctorâ€™s Visits.â€ť
The program is open to the public. No registration required.
Call 501-778-4766 for more information.
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 Humanityâ€™s art auction season.
Painting with a Twist is located at 4178 East McCain Blvd. in North Little Rock.
WATERTOWN, Mass. â€” 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.
Up-to-date weather advisory from the National Weather Service:
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS
...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
The National Weather Service has lifted a Tornado Watch for Saline County. Rain is expected to continue in the area through 7 p.m.
The final legislative breakfast of the session is scheduled for tomorrowÂ 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.
The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Saline County in effect until 5 p.m. this afternoon.
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.