BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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OMAHA, Neb. _ Rainfall in the coming days could raise water levels in the Mississippi River higher than expected and lead to more flooding, the National Weather Service at St. Louis said Saturday. At some points, including Davenport, Iowa, the past week’s levels were the highest ever. Davenport saw a large part of its riverfront and downtown flooded when a section of a temporary flood barrier broke after it had held back the swollen river for 38 days. By Margery A. Beck. AP Photos. Moving on national lines.
With: SPRING FLOODING-THE LATEST
ARKANSAS CORRUPTION _ The federal trial of a former Arkansas state senator who is the nephew of the governor and son of a former U.S. senator is being postponed.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. _ Kayla Lester didn’t care which came first — the chicken or the egg. She used a pipette to fill vials and test for salmonella in a bird’s blood sample. Twenty-four strains can strike poultry, said Gordon Whitbeck, a microbiologist. Whitbeck Laboratories is just one link in the long chain of the food processing industry. Serving mostly the poultry industry, the lab employees test for everything from disease to the quality of feed, the chicken and the egg, and the products on grocery store shelves. By Laurinda Joenks.
EXCHANGE-KIDS IN CHARGE
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. _ Pinkston Middle School students received firsthand experience in local government this week, shadowing elected officials as part of the Student Government Day sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Mountain Home. About 80 sixth-grade students ran campaigns at Pinkston earlier this year to be elected to one of 16 city, county and judicial offices. In April, students being elected to a particular office got to spend part with their adult counterparts to learn about how that office functions. By Scott Liles.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Game Winner is the tepid 9-2 favorite for the 145th Kentucky Derby, one of the top three choices saddled by Bob Baffert. A sixth victory would tie the trainer for the most wins ever. Rain is in the forecast. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 5:50 p.m. CDT. Moving on national lines.
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