AP-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — The days of Mountain Home firefighters potentially getting lost when responding to an emergency are now numbered. Thanks to a new system being put into place, the firefighters will be given directions and a host of other information in real time. The system is called Active911 and involves software loaded on smartphones and tablets. The fire department is in the process of mounting iPads in firetrucks to accommodate the new software, the Baxter Bulletin reported. By Josh Dooley.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Little Rock officials announced earlier this month that they will try to reduce street homelessness by 25 percent in Ward 1 by 2020, the first step in a partnership with a group that is striving to end street homelessness in 150 cities across the world by 2030. The Institute of Global Homelessness has partnered with eight “vanguard cities” so far. Little Rock will join Chicago as the second city in the United States. Other cities are Adelaide, Australia; Edmonton, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland; Greater Manchester, United Kingdom; Rijeka, Croatia; and Tshwane, South Africa. By Ginny Monk.
CHILD SHOT — Authorities say the 3-year-old son of a south Arkansas police officer fatally shot himself in the head after finding a loaded handgun in the family home.
SCHOOL SECURITY-ARKANSAS — A commission studying school safety in Arkansas has completed its draft of recommendations it will include in a report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
LSU plays Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
FBC--ARKANSAS ST-COASTAL CAROLINA — Arkansas State plays Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium.
FBC--INCARNATE WORD-CENTRAL ARKANSAS — Incarnate Word plays Central Arkansas at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.
FBC--ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF-SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY — Arkansas-Pine Bluff plays Southern University at Ace W. Mumford Stadium.
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