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    Suspicious Fires Being Investigated By Walnut Ridge Police Department

    The Walnut Ridge Police Department is asking for the publics assistance in a series of suspicious fires. On July 7th, a dumpster and vehicle were damaged by fire at the Walnut Terrace Apartments on West Free Street. The WRPD is asking for any information to […]

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    Railroad Crossing Damaged In Early Hours Of Saturday Morning

    Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating damage to the railroad crossing at Hwy 63 and Hwy 412 that occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning. According to reports the damage occurred before 5 am on Saturday morning. Serious damage was caused when a vehicle […]

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    Sloan-Hendrix to host new student registration

    The Sloan-Hendrix Public Schools at Imboden will host a registration for new students on Thursday, July 17, from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. Registration will take place in the cafeteria. All new students who have not previously registered are encouraged to attend. Sloan-Hendrix administrators and […]

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    Rural Fire Services Effected By Federal Program Ended By Government

    Local fire departments are learning the a surplus program aimed at helping fire departments obtain equipment know as the FEPP and FPP programs has been abruptly ended by the federal government. The program was shut down without warning because according to reports, the equipment does […]

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    Worker Injured In Portia While Setting Up For Annual Portia Picnic

    The Lawrence County Dispatch received a 911 call at 5:30 pm on Tuesday reporting a male subject at the Portia City Park injured after a cargo trailer had fallen on him. Portia Fire Department and AET Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. Initial reports indicated […]

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    Opioid Painkiller Prescribing Varies Widely Among States

    Opioid painkiller prescribing varies widely among states Where you live makes a difference Health care providers in some states prescribed far more painkillers than those in other states. Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012 – many more in some […]

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