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April 18th, 2013

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.

April 16th

WRECK UPDATE: Driver was traveling on I-30 prior to crossing service road, crashing

April 16, 2013

WRECK UPDATE: Sgt. Todd Crowson of the Bryant Police Department said the driver of the 18-wheeler that was traveling westbound and left the road on the northbound side of Interstate 30 was a female driver and was taken to Baptist Regional Medical Center via MedFlight around 11 a.m. this morning.

Hunter Mickelson transferring from UA

April 16, 2013

Arkansas sophomore Hunter Mickelson will not be a part of the Razorbacks basketball squad next year, according to his father. Darien Mickelson, Hunter's dad, said that his son will be transferring away from UA at the conclusion of the 2013 spring semester.
Mickelson set the freshman shot-blocking record two seasons ago with 72 while averaging 5.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 548 minutes as a freshman.

Traffic on service road congested after 18-wheeler wreck

April 16, 2013

An 18-wheeler ran off the service road on the northbound side of Interstate 30 earlier today. The vehicle was traveling west, behind Ashley's Furniture in Bryant.
Traffic in the area is congested, as local authorities continue to deal with the incident.
Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department said when the accident was reported the witness informed police that the driver of the truck was unconscious.

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