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Arkansas man owes life to mystery organ donor

Arkansas man owes life to mystery organ donor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I was nervous, scared, apprehensive," all feelings Donovan Tucker says he experienced towards the end of 2013 upon receiving his diagnosis of liver disease and liver cirrhosis.

Dr. Frederick Bentley said, "There's medical therapy that kind of mitigates some of the symptoms and things like that but there is no other substitute therapy." Without a liver transplant people ultimately die from the illness. Fortunately for Tucker, he was only on the transplant list for about four months, before finally getting the call.

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"I know that I'm very fortunate," Tucker explained. He said he has not been able to tell his story without being overwhelmed by emotion, but as UAMS Dr. Frederick Bentley explains, it is easy to understand why. Dr. Bentley said, "To see someone who is very ill and sometimes on death's doorstep, it was truly amazing."

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Easter Seals to host free shredding event

Easter Seals to host free shredding event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Easter Seas) -- Easter Seals RENEW Recycling is hosting a Community Shred Day in which individuals, schools, churches, and businesses can drop off their paper and secure documents at the Center for Training and Wellness, and we will shred/recycle for free. People can drop off old bank statements, tax returns, bill stubs, and e-waste such as old computers, phones, and printers.

As a thank you, coffee will be provided by Starbucks while volunteers unload your vehicle.

The Shred Day will be Saturday April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 14901 Cantrell Road.

Faculty to be inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

Faculty to be inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

During an event to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, the president of the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation announced that two UALR faculty would be inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame this summer.

Tom Richeson, associate professor of music and jazz studies coordinator and Joe Vick, instructor of music in string bass and electric bass will be honored along with six others at the induction celebration at 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, at The Afterthought in Little Rock.

AJHF President James Thomson revealed the names of the inductees during a panel discussion, “Reminiscences and Reflections by Jazz Historians and Performers of Arkansas,” held earlier this month at at the Laman Library System Argenta Branch library in North Little Rock... Read More

Earth Day recognition for Clinton School

Earth Day recognition for Clinton School

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say a 115-year-old building affiliated with the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service has received an award for being environmentally friendly.

Sturgis Hall received the certification Tuesday for leadership in energy and environmental design - or LEED. It was presented by Jason Hartke - the vice president of national policy for the U.S. Green Building Council - to Clinton Center operations director Debbie Shock in Little Rock. The council is a nonprofit group that promotes environmental-friendly building construction.

Clinton Foundation executive director Stephanie Streett and school Dean Skip Rutherford also attended.

The Clinton School received a grant from Gov. Mike Beebe in 2009 to implement sustainable practices to reduce the building's environmental impact. Shock says utility costs have been lowered $38,000 annually and water usage has declined.

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Potbelly Sandwich Shop Coming to Little Rock

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Coming to Little Rock

Sandwich lovers, this one's for you. Potbelly Sandwich Shop is opening in Little Rock this fall... Read More

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

Neighbors concerned about sewer overflow

Neighbors concerned about sewer overflow

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - All the rain we've been having is putting Little Rock's aging sewer pipes to the test.

Waste water told us that some of their piping is more than 50 years old. Many residents are smelling the problem, and they came to us looking for answers.

Little Rock Waste Water is trying to get funding to prevent these overflows from happening again in Fourche Creek, but right now, it's causing quite a stink for neighbors who like to walk in the park.

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Almost every day, you'll find Mclees Baldwin and Terri Leath walking through the old Western Hills Golf Course usually with their dogs.

"We love to walk the whole thing, but when there's a hard rain the sewage is backing up into the area, and it's going in the creek."

Mclees Baldwin has lived in this area for about seven years, and said it's been like this since she moved here.