Healthbytes - Normal pressure hydrocephalus: A treatable form of dementia

Normal pressure hydrocephalus was first described in 1965. It’s important because it may cause one of the few forms of treatable dementia. As originally described, the hydrocephalus of NPH was considered to be unknown. However, there are some cases of predisposing conditions that can cause secondary hydrocephalus: brain hemorrhage, trauma, meningitis and sometimes following brain surgery.

PBHS student wins award at FBLA convention

FBLA sponsor William Douthard, left, congratulates Cameron Withers, a student at Pine Bluff High School, who placed second in impromptu speaking at the state FBLA Convention in Little Rock. Cameron will compete at the FBLA National Convention in June in Chicago. (Special to The Commercial)

Ethics Commission grapples with new laws

LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday discussed new ethics laws that came out of this year’s legislative session, including one that gives elected officials a 30-day grace period to return improper gifts from lobbyists and correct reporting errors.

Huckabee ready for Hillary

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sat down with about a dozen reporters Friday afternoon to make his case as a the most viable Republican to square off against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Felony charges filed

Felony charges were filed during the past two weeks against the following individuals by Eleventh Judicial District-West Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter. Listed below are the names and addresses of the defendants, the charges filed against them, the investigating agency and the bond amount if any.

Supporters, opponents of regional haze plan speak at EPA hearing

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — In a public hearing Thursday, the federal Environmental Protection Agency heard from supporters and opponents of the agency’s plan to improve visibility at national parks and wildlife areas in the region by reducing power plant emissions — a plan that would affect the White Bluff plant in Jefferson County.

ArcBest breaks ground for new headquarters

As the Fort Smith-based ArcBest broke ground on its new corporate headquarters at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith on Wednesday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the construction would help create momentum for future growth in the city and the state.

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County 4-H offers summer learning opportunities

The Jefferson County 4-H program will conduct a variety of educational activities that will offer county youths ages 5 to 19 an opportunity for summer learning in a safe, fun and informal environment.

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