Category Archives: News

Stolen Boat

The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is currently looking for a stolen boat out of Melbourne.

During the investigation it was learned the boat was sold to an individual in the Norfork area after it was taken. The boat was then reportedly sold to another person in the Melbourne area.

If you have any information on the location of this boat call the Sheriff’s Department. MORE

Suspect Sought

The Faulkner County Major Crime Unit Investigators need the public’s help in identifying suspect.

The man was caught on surveillance using a stolen debit card at the First Arkansas Bank and Trust and the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Greenbrier.

Photos are posted on the sheriff office Facebook page.

If you recognize him you’re asked to please contact Investigator Freeman at the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office at 501-450-4917 or leave a crime tip at www.fcso.ar.gov.

Conway Road Closing

Here’s a traffic note for Conway drivers.

Starting Monday May 28th, the intersection of College Avenue and Country Club Road will be closed for the construction of a new roundabout.

The intersection is expected to be closed most of the Summer.

State Offices Closed

The State of Arkansas will observe Memorial Day on Monday.

State Capitol Offices and all State Buildings will be closed.

The State Capitol Building will, however, be open to visitors from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Person of Interest

Batesville Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person of interest.

Photos are posted on the department’s Facebook page.

If you can identify him, you’re asked to please contact the Batesville Police Department at 870-569-8111.

UAMS Researchers Unlock More Clues to Alzheimer’s

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers led by Sue Griffin, Ph.D., have found a way to illustrate how a protein known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease interacts with DNA.

Sue Griffin, Ph.D., is an internationally known Alzheimer’s disease researcher at UAMS. The findings were published February 2018 in Alzheimer’s and Dementia, the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Apolipoprotein E, more commonly known as ApoE, is a protein in the body responsible for carrying cholesterol and other fats through the bloodstream and is the main protein for supplying lipids to brain cells. Everyone has two copies of the gene for ApoE, one inherited from each parent.    MORE

UAMS Stroke Program Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Care

Excellence in treating stroke patients recently garnered two awards for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Stroke Program.

The American Heart Association honored the program with the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus award. The Arkansas Department of Health recognized the program with a Defect Free Stroke Patient Care award for the overall quality of UAMS’ stroke care.

The Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite recognition acknowledges the program’s compliance with standards for quick and timely treatment of stroke as well as counseling and follow-up treatment at discharge. The Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus status recognizes the program’s continued high performance by those measures for an entire year after receiving a Gold or Silver award.    MORE

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