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October 1st, 2014

Stormy weather in Arkansas forecast for Thursday

October 1, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — The Storm Prediction Center says all of Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather Thursday as a band of thunderstorms forms along a cold front moving through the state.

Forecasters say the best chances for storms will be late Thursday afternoon and evening, with damaging straight-line winds the main threat. The National Weather Service says large hail and heavy rainfall are also possible with the storm system.

Some local areas could see more than 2 inches of rain Thursday.

Lights, land, lease topics of park meeting

October 1, 2014

New lighting is on the way for the ball fields at Bernard Holland Park.

In a meeting Tuesday night, the Benton City Council's Parks Committee approved a proposal for the lighting upgrade.

The committee also approved a land swap with adjacent Holland Chapel Baptist Church and addressed a lease between the parks department and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock system for the use of C.W. Lewis Stadium in Downtown Benton.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

New safety app released for UALR students

October 1, 2014

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock​ ​Department of Public Safety is encouraging students to turn their phones into personal safety devices this week by downloading the free app UALR Guardian.

According to UALR officials, "Much like a guardian who provides protection, the app helps a student to check in with family, friends, the public safety department, or others, to ensure he or she is safe on campus."

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

 

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