• Child hurt at zoo improves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 3-year-old who was critically injured after falling into a Little Rock Zoo exhibit and being bitten by jaguars was improving Saturday, hospital officials said. “The child’s condition has been upgraded to stable and is expected to improve,” Arkansas Children’s Hospital …

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  • Juvenile centers asked to stop using ‘The Wrap’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ Division of Youth Services has asked that juvenile detention centers in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties stop using a device known as “The Wrap” that handcuffs disruptive children and immobilizes their legs. The requests, in letters sent Friday, come after …

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  • EAST Night Out planned

    Eagle Mountain Magnet will host EAST Night Out from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is open to the public. EAST stands for Environmental And Spatial Technology. This is the program’s first year at Eagle Mountain Health Wellness and Medical Sciences Magnet School. Julie …

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  • Storms may bring high winds, twisters to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says isolated strong tornadoes are possible today as a large storm system moves through Arkansas. Forecasters say areas east of Little Rock are at the greatest risk of tornadoes today, including eastern Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi and far …

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  • Breast health to be topic

    White River Medical Center is hosting a free Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. Dr. Steve Alexander, surgeon, will present a seminar about breast health. The …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • Waits to speak on expansion

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11. Lyndal Waits, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department district engineer, will speak on the progress of the expansion of Hwy. 167 North. …

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  • Southside Water to meet

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1401 Batesville Blvd. The agenda includes a system update, water treatment plant expense and performance report as well as September financial reports and discussion of a water rate adjustment. Meetings are …

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  • Concord to get reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the community center to hear monthly reports and review current bills, Mayor Warren “Buck” Rone said.

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  • PP council meets tonight

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in city hall. Monthly reports and bills will be discussed along with any other business that arises, Mayor Rick Siler said.

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  • Southside to hear update

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school media center. Agenda items include an update about the high school auditorium project, the approval of a bus driver’s resignation and review of a financial report, among other reports.

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  • ‘Paint Night’ coming to BAAC

    Batesville Area Arts Council will introduce a new series of adult workshops, “Paint Night,” from 6 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of both October and November in the Citizens Bank Annex. The painting workshop pairs instructional art with a casual atmosphere for friends to …

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