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Project Runway Alumn Korto Momolu to speak at breastfeeding education event

Project Runway Alumn Korto Momolu to speak at breastfeeding education event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas Department of Health, Sisters United, UAMS College of Medicine, and Baptist Health are coming together to host an event for pregnant women, new moms, and breastfeeding mothers.

The free event on Sat., Aug. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is intended to discuss breastfeeding successes and challenges in addition to featuring health booths, prizes, breakfast, massages, and more.

It will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center on 501 West Ninth Street. Special guests include breastfeeding mom, Korto Momolu (Project Runway) and Dr. William Greenfield, OB/GYN      

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ADEQ: Oil and gas drilling causing pollution


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Wednesday, the ADEQ unveiled of the catalysts at fault in Arkansas' pollution.

According to the state Department of Environmental Quality, gas and oil drilling has a significant impact on pollution, and up until now was grossly underestimated.

ADEQ says they expect to see growing pollution problems in Crittenden County from other pollutant sources such as Ozone and an increase in sulfur dioxide.

The rest of the state meets federal standards.

More information on this story can be found here: http://www.adeq.state.ar.us/air/default.htm#stateModeling


A Place to Call Home: 11-year-old hoping for a forever home


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Children end up in state foster care for any number of reasons, including abuse, neglect, or a parent's inability to care for them.

The kids we feature through our partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services were never able to return to their birth families and their parents' rights were terminated.

This week, we meet Alex, a young man who's fighting to put his past behind him, aiming for a better tomorrow.

There are kicks, tricks, knee pads, and the soccer ball.

"They wanted you to have your own soccer ball, this is yours to keep," said THV's Dawn Scott as she presented Alex with his very first ball.

"Awesome," said Alex.

And he is up for the challenge.

Soccer coach Jason Gillen donates his time to run the drills.

Big Brothers Big Sisters roast Nolan Richardson


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - From Arkansas governors to presidents, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been raising money through their annual roast sessions for 40 years.

Somehow former Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson has been skipped over, until Thursday night.

We found our own Craig O'Neill live at this event.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters honoring Nolan Richardson

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Alexander police chief shoots dog in defense


ALEXANDER, Ark. (KTHV) - An Alexander woman's dog was shot by a police chief but both parties are telling different stories.

According to the police report, Chief Jackson said when he arrived at the property, a dog started barking aggressively. Jackson said his life was in danger when he shot the dog.

According to the dog's owner, he left the dog in the middle of the yard for her to put down fully.

Jackson issued citations for a vicious animal and violation of the leash law.

The dog's owner filed a complaint with the police department.


Beyond the Books: Learning life skills


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In high school, many times the focus is on standardized tests and college academic preparation, but what about life skills?

While there once was a time where home economics was a requirement for students, times have changed.

In tonight's, 'Beyond the Books' we show you how some students are taking advantage of these life skills classes in hopes of someday becoming productive adults.

Child development students at North Pulaski High are learning essential tools that can't be taught with a textbook.

"I learned how to cook, learned how to balance a checkbook," said Rebecca Bailey, a North Pulaski High student.

No longer referred to as home economics, students are now taking what's called family consumer sciences. It's an elective offered at most high schools throughout the state that encompasses just about every life skill you can imagine.

Commission approves waterfowl season dates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AGFC) – For the 18th consecutive year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl. The vote came today during the Commission's monthly meeting.

AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator Luke Naylor presented the Commission with the late migratory season proposals. "Habitat conditions were improved or similar to last year in many areas due to average or above-average annual precipitation," Naylor explained. "Continued wet conditions appear to be driving continued good habitat" he added.

Naylor noted that total duck population estimates of breeding waterfowl in the U.S. and Canada were the highest on record. "The total duck population estimate is 49.2 million ducks. That's an 8 percent increase from 2013 and 43 percent above the long-term average," Naylor said.