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Today In History

Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 17, 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.)
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Paragould, Tech students receive safety training


Gary Exelby / Daily Press
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School student Kereska Stevenson checks out the driver's seat of a Paragould Fire Department truck during Safety Team Training at Westview Baptist Church on Monday.

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
About 200 students in grades 2-6 from both the Paragould and Greene County Tech School Districts got a good dose of safety training on Monday.
According to Safety Team Training Coordinator Dr. Brent Cox, who also is a

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Lady Hounds drop season opener


Cole Turbeville / Daily Press
Marmaduke's Reesa Hampton (middle) looks to pass the ball while being guarded by Bay's Abby Frisby (left) and Shelby Corn on Monday night at Chester Barner Sr. gym. Hampton had 18 points, but the Lady Greyhounds fell, 57-53.

By Cole Turbeville cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
By Cole Turbeville
cturbeville@paragoulddailypress.com
MARMADUKE -- The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds couldn't quite keep up with Bay down the stretch on Monday night, losing 57-53 in their season opener at Chester. . . more »


Zombies in the streets


Main Street Paragould ushered in the Halloween season with its annual Downtown Paragould Zombie Walk on Friday night. The event raised money and donations for Mission Outreach, which provides food and housing for those in need in Northeast Arkansas. Zombie-participants contributed $1 to participate, and compete in costume contests, along with non-perishable food items for Mission Outreach. Michelle Gould / Daily Press

A healthy budget

Dear Heloise: I'm always looking for ways to save money, and a big expense for me is my medical bills. Here are some hints I use to help my budget: • I stay on top of my health with a yearly physical. The doctor can see potential problems and cut . . . more »