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    A husband and wife accused of abusing their 1-month-old infant daughter have been formally charged by Miller County prosecutors.

    Charles and Crystal Uribe were arrested in mid-February after staff at Wadley Regional Medical Center notified law enforcement about a baby in critical condition who was being taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock, according to testimony from Miller County Sheriff's Office Investigator Patsy DeHart.

    If convicted, Charles Uribe and Crystal Uribe face 10 to 40 years or life in prison. Their case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Brent Haltom.

     

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    Yesterday the Texarkana Ar. Planning commission has given their approval to proceed with Construction of apartments in the former Coliseum nightclub building downtown despite concerns about parking

    The commission voted to approve a permit for 23 apartments on East Broad St, though owners of nearby businesses have worried that patrons would be forced to park further from their business, because of apartment residents taking curbside parking spaces

     

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    The state announced this week that Texas has been working with flawed data for six years on deaths of pregnant and post-natal women.

    The 2012 data listed Texas as having the highest rate of maternal mortality in the country. The state charted 147 cases of women dying during pregnancy or within the first 42 days after birth.

    After spending the past year-and-a-half studying each case, DSHS found that instead of the 147 reported maternal deaths, the correct total was 56. That is less than half of the original number.

     Working to find out how this miscalculation happened, DSHS announced this week that the mistake may be attributed to accidents at the computer keyboard.

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