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As local law enforcement has adjusted to new restrictions and guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a marked drop in the number of people who are arrested and transported to county jails. The outbreak has also caused a noticeable shift in the types of crimes that are being committed. Despite the operational changes, authorites still want people to know they continue to respond to calls and are not turning a blind eye to crime.

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Starting next school year, students at Springdale's Har-Ber High School will be able to take aviation courses that could lead to a private pilot's license by the time they graduate. The school received 15 flight simulators earlier this year after math teacher Jason McMullen started an aviation club three years ago.

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Yesterday, Northwest Medical Center in Springdale held a ribbon cutting and open house for a new simulation lab. The new training center offers education and training procedures to Northwest Health staff and supports hands on workshops for emergency medical services, first responders and other medical professionals throughout Northwest Arkansas. 

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The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is hosting a mobile makerspace in Springdale this month. Free classes and workshops will be offered through Nov. 23 at the space, which is located at 302 Holcomb Street.

Today Pete talks with Jane Maginot, a County Extension Agent from the University of Arkansas, about Northwest Arkansas' waterways and an upcoming litter clean-up event.

The clean-up will take place this Saturday, October 26th, in Prairie Grove, Elm Springs, Farmington, and Springdale and will target creeks that are not regularly targetted for clean-up. The clean-up will take place from 10 AM to 12 PM, and volunteers should wear water-appropriate clothes and shoes. Clean-up supplies, such as gloves and trash bags, will be provided.