Some Friday morning headlines

More than one thousand patients and over twelve hundred volunteers are signed up for Saturday’s free medical clinic at the Statehouse Convention Center. Little Rock is reported to have provided more medical personnel willing to work for free than Houston, Texas.

St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center is opening a neuroscience institute with a team of three neurosurgeons, including two big name doctors who recently departed UAMS — Dr. Ali Krisht and Dr. Osama Al Mefty.

Despite a change in federal recommendations, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and its related Health Advantage will continue to cover mammograms for women 40 and over who have “wellness” coverage.

Federal regulators have authorized Entergy Corp.’s utilities in two states to leave a multi-state agreement – a move expected to save money for ratepayers in Arkansas.

State Police, in conjunction with law enforcement agencies nationwide, will kick off a Click It or Ticket campaign Monday, leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.

The FBI is helping investigate the slayings of five people found shot in their homes outside Hot Springs after days of dead-end leads and no arrests.

The Court of Appeals reversed and dismissed a breaking and entering conviction against a Union County handyman, citing lack of evidence. Keith White had claimed that he had permission to enter the storage area from which the admitted theft occurred.

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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