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LAX nonstop flight returns to Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (November 19, 2015) – Clinton National Airport has announced the return of Allegiant Air nonstop, seasonal service from Little Rock to Los Angeles.

It will operate twice weekly beginning June 8 between Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Flight days, times and fares are available at www.allegiant.com.

"Allegiant's service from Little Rock to Los Angeles was extremely well received during the past summer," said Ronald F. Mathieu, executive director of Clinton National Airport. "We are excited for this addition that will offer extra convenience to travelers."

Aunt of Arkansas boy killed in accidental shooting released


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Little Rock woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of her 6-year-old nephew has been released on $10,000 bond.

Kenya Brevard was charged with felony manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted person after it was determined that she was a convicted felon.

LPRD reports state that the child was waiting in a vehicle by himself until his aunt and her daughter were to return from a nearby residence. When Brevard was walking back to the vehicle, she saw the 6-year-old lying down in the backseat.

 

Meanwhile, health officials are urging gun safety after three children were fatally shot throughout the state in the past week. 

No attorney information was listed for the woman in court documents and messages seeking comment from her family members were not returned.

One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies at 96


 

ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.

Crenchaw's daughter, Dolores Singleton, said he died Tuesday at Piedmont Henry Hospital near Atlanta after battling cardiovascular disease and pneumonia.

Singleton said her father, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, was among the last surviving instructors of the Tuskegee Airmen. They were the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II.

A biography by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies says Crenchaw trained hundreds of pilots at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in the 1940s, and later was instrumental in creating an aviation program at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.

Group continues to push for Capitol Hindu statue


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The group pushing to put up a Hindu statue on Capitol grounds has cleared an initial hurdle.

The Universal Society of Hinduism says Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has acknowledged receiving their request.

Martin may now put the idea before a commission in charge of the Capitol grounds.

The society says the statue would be privately funded, putting it on the same level as a planned Ten Commandments monument approved by lawmakers in April.

War Memorial Stadium hosts youth super bowl games


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Friday night saw some fantastic finishes all across the area in high school football last night.

But on Saturday, even the younger kids got to take the field at War Memorial Stadium in the Little Rock youth football super bowls.

Teams that have been playing at parks across the city since the early fall had their chance to shine on the big stage.

There are three age divisions and the city loves to pull out all the stops.

“We like to take it up a notch for their final game and show it's a big deal and it's very exciting for these youth. The cheerleaders are out here. The coaches are excited,” said Lauren Clark of Little Rock Parks and Recreation.

Every player got a trophy with the winners of each super bowl game getting one that's a just little bit bigger.

UCA STEM Institute open house

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The UCA STEM Institute open house will be held on Wednesday, November 18. 

The open house will be held in Main on UCA campus in room 212, 213 and 215. 

VIP hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., which will include a light lunch and a presentation of the new institute. Organizers of the event want to give the public an opportunity to tour the facilities and see the resources and programs that are available to teachers and students. 

Special guests attending the VIP luncheon are President Tom Courtway, the Provost, College Deans, various Department Chairs, and the CEO of Conway Corporation. 

For more information, visit www.uca.edu/steminstitute.

CARE for Animals hosts "Paws with Santa Claus"


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 12, 2015) -- Whether your pets have been naughty or nice, 'tis the season for Paws with Santa Claus—CARE's annual pet photos with Santa event!

Held at Cammack Village City Hall, Paws with Santa Claus will feature two of central Arkansas' finest photographers, Heather Canterbury and Abby Malone.

Paws with Santa Claus will offer multiple "pawtrait" sessions to accommodate your pets' busy "howliday" schedules:

Photographer Heather Canterbury

• Saturday, November 14th from 10am‐5pm

• Sunday, November 15th from 12pm‐5pm

Photographer Abby Malone

• Saturday, December 5th from 10am‐5pm

• Sunday, December 6th from 12pm‐5pm

A $15 donation to CARE gets you a professional 5x7 print, and Christmas card packages are also