December 18, 2014

Local News

Learning trip

Centerpoint seventh grade Gifted and Talented students, from left, Kristin Chessire, Hannah Davis, Ethan Mitchell and Jonathan Davis, recently visited Little Rock Central High Museum and High School in Little Rock.

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Medical presentation

Centerpoint sixth grade Gifted and Talented students recently heard nurse practitioners Ellen Moreland and Shawna Hellums from Glenwood Family Medicine make a presentation on issues and practices within the medical field.

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Blue Ribbon winner

Centerpoint Primary School staff members received a plaque on behalf of the school at the Arkansas State Board of Education meeting on Dec. 12 for being named a National Blue Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan designated 340 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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Wrong-way wreck

Hot Springs police, firefighters and other emergency personnel work the scene of a four-vehicle accident in the eastbound lanes of the King Expressway between Higdon Ferry Road and the McLeod Street exit Wednesday afternoon. Preliminary reports said the accident was caused by a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.

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Police log

Dec. 16 Gary D. Short reported a theft of a green 2014 Polaris Ranger ATV, utility trailer and tools at 409 Audubon St. Geoff S. Eliason, R&E Supply, 150 Airway St., reported a theft of copper from an air conditioning unit. David Roberts, Ideal Construction, reported a theft of copper pipe at 1401 Park Ave.

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Last-minute donations sought for Angel Tree

The Salvation Army will distribute boxes from the Angel Tree program by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, but there are still 50 to 60 adopted angels that have not been returned, along with about 30 that were never adopted.

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West Grand Avenue temporarily closed

The outside westbound lane of West Grand Avenue, between Woodbine Street and Ouachita Avenue, will be closed from 9-11 a.m. t0day to park a crane in order to install a cooling tower.

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Mayor walks out of executive session

Mayor Ruth Carney abruptly left an executive session Tuesday night during a performance review of the city manager, claiming it had changed into a review of her office, but her account of the incident was under dispute Wednesday.

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Drug sting operation ends in 24 arrests

A large-scale drug trafficking investigation by the local drug task force and national law enforcement agencies targeting crystal methamphetamine distribution has resulted in 24 arrests and the recovery of $450,000 worth of meth.

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