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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Ark. girl outsmarts alleged kidnappers

Ark. girl outsmarts alleged kidnappers

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) -- A six-year-old girl was almost taken from her front yard in Cabot, Ark. on Tuesday with her mom a few feet away. 

Luckily, the girl knew better than to get into a car with strangers.

“It was just in a blink of an eye that everything could have changed.”

MTTC Celebrate Women's History Month

MTTC Celebrate Women's History Month
MTCC invites central Arkansas to participate in an informative conversation with women in health, who will share their stories of success and struggles. This year's guest will include Kameelah Harris, Executive Director, WOW-FITNESS; Nicolle Fletcher, Founder and Owner of Birth by Design; Dr. Anika Whitfield, DPM; and Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States.

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

Ark. man arrested twice for spending fake money

Ark. man arrested twice for spending fake money

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A man from Enola, Ark. was arrested twice in two days for allegedly spending fake money at Benton businesses. 

Police first arrested Ronald Wayne Foret, 46, on March 13 after Walmart employees claimed he was trying to buy merchandise with counterfeit bills. He was charged with five counts of forgery and posted bond. 

The next day, an employee with the Best Western hotel in Benton called police to report the use of fake bills for a room. Officers found in the room, which was under the name Foret, a computer, printer, scales and copied $20 bills. Foret was arrested again and transported to the Saline County Detention Center. 

Foret now faces 12 counts of forgery and 3 counts of criminal possession of forgery device. 

Anyone with additional information about Foret should contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171. 

 

Event schedule for St. Patty's Day in Hot Springs

 Event schedule for St. Patty's Day in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - If you are feeling the luck of the Irish on Thursday then downtown Hot Springs is where you need to be. 

On March 17, four-leaf clovers and anything green will cover the streets of Hot Springs, Ark. This is all in celebration for St. Patrick's Day.

The city is known for having the world's shortest parade celebrating this irish holiday. Their schedule of events leading up to the historic parade, include:

4:30 p.m.- Blarney Stone Kissing Contest at Arkansas Blarney Stone

5:30 p.m. - Festivities kick off with special guests at Bridge Street

6:25 p.m. - Measuring of the parade route at Bridge Street

6:30 p.m. - World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade at Bridge Street

Following the parade will be a free concert by The Bacon Brothers.

Freedom from smoking support groups at UAMS

Freedom from smoking support groups at UAMS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Anyone ready to quit smoking is invited to join one of two support groups starting in March at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

The Freedom from Smoking evening session will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. for seven Tuesdays beginning March 15 in the UAMS College of Public Health, Room 3202.

The daytime session will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. for seven Wednesdays beginning March 16 at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Patient Support Pavilion.

To register, contact Pat Franklin at (501) 944-5934 or plfranklin@uams.edu.