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Walmart expanding drone delivery testing to Northwest Arkansas

Walmart continues to dabble in new technologies, and customers in Northwest Arkansas may soon get a glimpse of the retailer’s latest venture. In a new blog post, the company says it is partnering with California-based delivery startup Zipline to launch a drone delivery operation in the U.S. Zipline has transported blood and plasma transfusions and other medical products in Rwanda and Tanzania for the past three years.

Trial deliveries for Walmart will take place near the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, according to a Walmart blog post Monday.

Arkansas State Police investigating body found in Lewisville home

LEWISVILLE — Police have requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate an apparent homicide following the discovery of a woman’s body inside a home at 915 West 3rd Street. A body was identified as Kira Bradley, 45, of Lewisville. Local police officers found the body inside a bedroom of the residence shortly before noon on Friday. Two suspects, an El Dorado man and a Lewisville woman, have been taken into custody by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police. This is still under investigation.

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