A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who has been recovering from a rare and often-fatal brain infection went swimming for the first time since she got sick.
Kali Hardig went swimming Friday at a pool at Arkansas Children's Hospital. That marks a milestone because health officials believe Kali became sick after a trip to an Arkansas water park this summer.
The brain-eating amoeba that caused Kali's infection is often found in warm freshwater. That amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, typically enters the body through the nose when people are swimming or diving.
It’s not unusual for composers to quote part of another person’s composition in their own work to elicit a mood or image. Two works which exemplify this practice are quotes of the Star Spangled Banner, depicting the American Lt. Pinkerton, in Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, and Tchaikovsky’s use of the Russian and French national anthems in his 1812 Overture.
Federal prosecutors say five people have been sentenced to prison or probation following an investigation into a drug-trafficking organization that was distributing methamphetamine in the northwest Arkansas area.
Prosecutors say the five people sentenced this week were charged in an eight-count indictment filed in March.
Online court records show that all five pleaded guilty to various charges in April. Prosecutors say the charges follow an investigation into an organization involved in distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in northwest Arkansas.