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Wednesday forecast

Dry and pleasant weather continues but temperatures will warm each day before our next front arrives late Thursday.

No rain is in the forecast for the next week.

Wednesday: Sunny, High 86

School attendance policies change in Arkansas

Little Rock, Ark. (KTHV) -- A new school attendance policy went into effect this fall for all public schools in Arkansas.

Representative James McLean of Batesville sponsored Act 1223 to discourage truancy. It, more specifically, restricts students from missing an excessive number of school classes each year.

This new law no longer recognizes absences as excused or unexcused. It's now up to each school district to decide how many days students are allowed to miss each semester.

Unexcused and excused. Two words that will no longer be used to describe school absences. That's according to a new state law enforcing stricter attendance policies in Arkansas schools.

"The intent behind the law is to discourage students from skipping school basically," Judy Wilber, General Counsel for the Pulaski County Special School District.

10 things you should know about the new Facebook

UNDATED (USA TODAY) -- The social network has made its most aggressive set of changes ever in the last few weeks.

New features like the Ticker, a real-time feed of activity from your friends, have raised eyebrows among Facebook users.

And then last week Facebook unveiled Timeline, which brings long-forgotten archived posts to the surface and makes them easier to see.

As with any major change, there has been a significant amount of misinformation out there about what the new Facebook means for its users.

Here is a look at the 10 things you should know about Facebook's changes.

Free clinic for 'Powder Puff Mechanics'

Free clinic for 'Powder Puff Mechanics'

Gildner AutoGroup's FREE Car Care Clinic will show you about...

  • Check fluids/ Change Oil
  • Tire Change/Check tire pressure
  • Syncing your phone with your car
  • Q & A about your car
  • Extended Warranties

DATE: September 27, 2011

TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION: Gildner AutoPlex

(...and you men are invited too!!!)

RSVP daniellemoreland@gildnerauto.com

Tuesday forecast

A few storms will continue over south Arkansas through the morning hours, then skies will become partly cloudy to sunny and a little warmer today. A surface trough will move through this afternoon with drier air in its wake. Warmer temperatures are in store for Wednesday and Thursday with high's in the mid-80s.

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, High 84. Wind W 5-10mph.

Moms, babies to benefit from $7.7M grant

Moms, babies to benefit from $7.7M grant

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has received a $6.2 million and $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Maternal and Child Health Bureau, to provide evidenced based home visiting services for communities with high concentrations of mother and child health issues such as premature and low birth weight births, poverty and child abuse.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the grants are designed to help at-risk families voluntarily receive home visits from nurses and social workers to improve maternal and child health, child development, school readiness, economic self-sufficiency and child abuse prevention.


Monday forecast

A cold front moved through the state Sunday with strong storms producing large hail, and damaging wind in eastern Arkansas.  Monday looks a lot better with a fresh batch off cool Autumn air and sunshine. We will have a few changes and a slight warming trend through the rest of the week before another front blows through Thursday.

Monday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant. High 78. Wind NW 5-10mph.