#7at7: Walt Disney World To Post Alligator Warning Signs


-Washington County officials are investigating a deadly fire in the Wedington Woods community. Firefighters responded just before midnight Wednesday to a mobile home on Appaloosa. Sheriff’s deputies say 82 year old Mary Carpenter died in the fire. Carpenter’s body has been sent to the state crime lab to determine an official cause of death. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

-One person is dead,after an early morning car crash on Thursday. According to Arkansas state police,the accident happened at around 5 a.m. Samantha Wender was driving on I49 near mile marker 78 near Lowell,when she lost control of her car and hit a semi truck. Wender died at the scene. The driver of the semi truck was not injured.

-Walt Disney World will put up alligator warning signs around the waterways in it’s parks and resorts in Orlando, Florida. That’s according to a high level source at Disney. The move comes days after an alligator dragged a toddler into a lagoon at Disney’s “Grand Floridian” resort. No swimming signs were posted,but no gator warnings were included. All beach areas at Disney World are currently closed,as search teams look for and capture alligators in the lake where the attack happened.
-A man convicted of murder and rape has been recaptured,after he escaped from a Lee County prison this week. According to the department of correction,Lloyd Jones was on work detail when he escaped from the East Arkansas Regional Correctional facility on Monday. The Arkansas department of corrections says he was allowed outside of the prison because of good behavior.
-The University of Arkansas approved a $160 million expansion of Razorback stadium. The UA board of trustees passed the proposal,with an 8-2 vote. It will add up to 4,000 seats to the stadium. The project also includes additions to the north end zone and other athletic facilities. Before Thursday’s vote,the university had already approved the hiring of a construction company to take on the project.
-Football coach Bret Bielema is partnering with the Ozark affiliate of Susan G.Komen for the football 101 clinic.
It’s a women’s only event,teaching female fans the fundamentals of college football. You’ll also get a tour of the football facilities and a chance to meet the coaching staff,all while raising awareness for breast cancer. Football 101 will be held July 28. Tickets for the event are $100.
-Eureka Springs blues weekend and Turpentine Creek wildlife refuge are partnering to host an event for music lovers and the whole family! This weekend on the refuge,there will be food, drinks and crafts,as well as blues music. Then on Sunday,Turpentine Creek will host its annual father’s day picnic and member appreciation day. That’s happening at noon. 

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