Camera stolen had newborn pictures

October 19, 2010 LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences say a digital camera stolen from a nurse’s lab coat has pictures in its memory of newborn babies as well as personal data about the infants and their mothers.A news release Monday from UAMS said its officials and the campus police department were seeking the camera containing photographs of babies born at the UAMS hospital over a three-month period dating back to July.

Longer-lasting options to treat drug addiction

October 19, 2010 WASHINGTON (AP) — New treatments for addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers promise longer-lasting relief that may remove some day-to-day uncertainty of care: A once-a-month shot is now approved and a six-month implant is in the final testing phase.The main treatment options have long been once-a-day medications — controversial methadone or a tablet named buprenorphine — that act as substitutes for the original drug, to suppress withdrawal and craving without the high.

Zion FD offers chili supper

October 19, 2010 ZION — The Zion Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual chili supper and pie auction Saturday.Chili, soup and hot dogs will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. A pie auction will follow, conducted by Watson Auction Company. Proceeds from this event provide the majority of the department’s operating funds.

Industrial pumps stolen

October 19, 2010 The combined value of nine Carloss stainless steel turbine pumps that were stolen from a warehouse on Six Mile Lane in Oil Trough comes to $22,500, according to Paul Roberson.He said the pumps, which weigh about 300 pounds each, were taken from a building sometime between Sept. 25 and Friday.Investigating officer Chris Little said he could see where the pumps had been dragged across the floor to an open end of the building.Police have no suspects at this time.—from submitted reports

Woman hit, killed by pickup at Sherwood school

October 19, 2010 SHERWOOD (AP) — Police in Sherwood say they’re trying to determine what led to a 27-year-old Sherwood woman being hit and killed by a pickup truck outside an elementary school.Police say Amber Hutcherson was run over about 9:30 a.m. Monday after an argument outside the W.J. Clinton Elementary Magnet School. School district spokeswoman Deborah Roush says Hutcherson was hit in the drop-off lane of the school parking lot — but that classes were under way and no students apparently saw the incident.The driver of the truck is identified only as a male relative of Hutcherson.

Trooper pleads not guilty to traffic death

October 19, 2010 BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas state trooper has pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge from a 2009 traffic crash that killed a Blytheville woman.Prosecutors say 30-year-old Andrew Rhew of Manila was involved in a traffic accident in which 52-year-old Vickie Lynn Freemyer was killed. Rhew pleaded not guilty to manslaughter on Monday in Mississippi County.Prosecutors allege that Rhew recklessly caused Freemyer’s death.

Lyon to feature Vatican astronomer

October 19, 2010 Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., will be featured in a convocation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Derby Lecture Hall on the Lyon College campus. Consolmagno has been at the Vatican Observatory since 1993. His research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids and the evolution of small solar system bodies. He observes asteroids, moons and Kuiper Belt comets with the Vatican’s 1.8-meter telescope in Arizona, and curates the Vatican meteorite collection in Castel Gandolfo.

Victim fights back, gunman flees scene

October 19, 2010 When Erick Oyemaja answered the knock at his door just before midnight Monday he wasn’t expecting to come face to face with a masked man who shoved a gun to his chest.The man with the gun wasn’t expecting his victim to fight back either.Oyemaja told police that when the knock came on the door around 11:50 p.m., Angel Nguyen asked him to answer it and there stood a black man dressed in a black hoodie who said “Hey, man,” and then put the gun to his chest.

Suspect eyed in bomb case

October 19, 2010 A person of interest has been developed in the case of a homemade bomb found on a bridge in rural Independence County Saturday morning.Independence County Sheriff Alan Cockrill said the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms sent an agent to Batesville Monday to examine evidence collected at the bridge after the bomb was detonated by a member of the Arkansas State Police Bomb Squad.

Author Neal Shusterman visits school

October 19, 2010 PLEASANT PLAINS — A book doesn’t have buttons, it doesn’t make noise and it isn’t very interactive at face value. When you’re an author like Neal Shusterman the competition’s tough.“I’ve got to do something to keep you from playing video games or texting your friends ... to get you excited enough to get into the book and into those pages,” he told a group of students at Midland High School during a recent visit.