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1 year 6 months ago

Blood tests urged for young Ark. dental patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health officials on Tuesday recommended blood tests for about 100 young patients of a dentist who sedated them with drugs possibly contaminated with infectious material. Screenings for dozens of patients of the now deceased Dr. William Jarrod Stewart will include tests for hepatitis B,...

2 years 3 months ago

Feds expanding state access to immigration data

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Federal officials are expanding access to an immigration database so that several states can use it to cleanse voter rolls. The Homeland Security Department first notified Florida officials last week that they could check to see if registered voters are actually noncitizens who should not be...

2 years 6 months ago

Johnson & Johnson fined $1.1B in Risperdal case

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) - An Arkansas judge fined Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary more than $1.1 billion Wednesday for downplaying and concealing risks associated with the antipsychotic drug Risperdal, a ruling that could affect dozens of pending lawsuits over the drug. Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled that Janssen...

2 years 10 months ago

Minnows reintroduced in Arkansas River

Two rare minnows are once again swimming in the Arkansas River thanks to pioneering research efforts at the John Mumma Native Aquatic Species Restoration Facility. Plains minnows and suckermouth minnows are native species on the Colorado threatened and endangered list. The small minnows were stocked into the Arkansas River above...

3 years 5 months ago

Travel Channel show taping in Canon City

The Travel Channel is taping an episode of "Bert the Conqueror" in Canon City this weekend. The show's star, Bert Kreischer, travels the country looking for thrills and challenges American towns have to offer. Sometimes it is at theme parks and other times in people's backyards. In Canon,...

3 years 5 months ago

One dead in Arkansas building collapse

MORRILTON, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a young girl has died and several other people are injured after a building collapsed in central Arkansas. Conway County Sheriff Mike Smith says rescue teams are searching the wreckage of the building in downtown Morrilton for any other people trapped inside. He says...

3 years 9 months ago

Deadly December tornado

CINCINNATI, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Arkansas are reporting a deadly tornado strike. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says three people have died after the twister slammed into the tiny northwest town of Cincinnati. A sheriff's dispatcher says there are "lots of injuries." Cincinnati is located near the Oklahoma...

3 years 10 months ago

Drought threatens Arkansas Valley

DENVER (AP) - While parts of Colorado's High Country have gotten plenty of snow, parts of southern Colorado are showing signs of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor lists the entire Lower Arkansas Valley east of Pueblo as having severe drought conditions. The Rio Grande basin is categorized as abnormally...

3 years 11 months ago

Water compact rules enacted

The judge in the Division 2 Water Court in Pueblo, Dennis Maes, has approved new rules enacted by Colorado State Engineer Dick Wolfe that will allow the state to enforce and comply with the Arkansas River Compact. The ruling clears the way for improvements, such as replacing flood and...

3 years 11 months ago

Body found in Arkansas River north of Salida

Workers from the Arkansas Valley Headwaters Recreational District, plus several agencies, including the Colorado Springs Fire Department have recovered a body in the Arkansas River north of Salida. The newest reports out are that the CSFD dive team actually discovered the body. Kimberly Appelson, 23, was on a private...

4 years 1 month ago

Both sides meet over rafting rights

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado panel to settle rafting disputes between landowners and paddlers has begun sorting through ideas to calm the waters. A task force set up after a rafting bill died in the state legislature held its first meeting Wednesday in Salida. Task force member Bob...

4 years 4 months ago

Arkansas searchers seek victims

Another day of searching today has begun as crews try to find one person still missing after flash floods swept through an Arkansas campsite and killed at least 19 people. A torrent of water swept through the Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn Friday and piles of tangled debris...

4 years 4 months ago

Death toll now 12 in Arkansas floods

State police say 12 people are confirmed dead after flash floods triggered by heavy rains slammed a pair of campgrounds in southwestern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says he does not know if those killed early Friday were campers or area residents. He says officials are moving...

4 years 4 months ago

10 dead in Arkansas flash floods

Flash floods around a campground in western Arkansas have drowned 10 people after four to six inches of rain swamped the area, officials told NBC News on Friday. Search-and-rescue efforts were ongoing for campers who were still trapped at the Albert Pike Campground. State police spokesman Bill Sadler said...

4 years 4 months ago

Snow melts, water rises in Colorado rivers

Coloradans are keeping a nervous eye on rising rivers as a late spring heat wave melts snow quickly, swelling waterways, wiping out bridges and flooding some homes. The high water has prompted some rafting companies to halt guided trips. In Estes Park, some 500 sandbags were handed out Monday...

4 years 4 months ago

Army names new officer to chemical operations

A former commander of the Pueblo Chemical Depot has been named director of stockpile operations for the Army agency that oversees storage of the nation's chemical weapons. The Chemical Materials Agency announced the appointment of Col. John J. Megnia on Monday. The agency is based at Aberdeen Proving Ground,...

4 years 4 months ago

Rafter drowns in accident on Arkansas River

The drowning death of a Canon City woman is being investigated in Fremont County. The accident happened yesterday afternoon in the Arkansas River just west of Parkdale. Fremont County Coroner Dorothy Twellman says that 22-year old Nikki Innes was training to be a raft guide with Whitewater Adventure...

4 years 5 months ago

Voters send message to incumbents

Yesterday's primary elections have reaffirmed the danger faced this year by congressional incumbents and candidates who were hand-picked by national party leaders. Democratic voters in Pennsylvania rejected Sen. Arlen Specter, while Arkansas Democrats forced Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a run-off. And in Kentucky, Rand Paul -- with the backing...

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