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Highway department 'confident' Broadway Bridge will close Sept. 28

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Highway department 'confident' Broadway Bridge will close Sept. 28

Highway department 'confident' Broadway Bridge will close Sept. 28

In all likelihood, the last opportunity to cross the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock will be the morning of Sept. 28, after which 25,000 motorists will have to find another way to cross the river.

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Toddler found dead yards away from Arkansas home identified

Madison County Sheriff Phillip Morgan on Thursday confirmed the identity of a toddler found dead after wandering away from his home as 2-year-old Aiden Johnson.

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