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National Adoption Month: "The Call" joins THV11


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - November is National Adoption Month, and Arkansas is in need of families to foster and adopt children.

Mary Carol Pederson with "The Call" joined THV11 on Monday morning. Watch the full video to learn more.


Thousands of pieces of mail strewn across I-30



(Editor's note: We erroneously reported that a USPS truck was somehow involved in mail being strewn around downtown Little Rock. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience.)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Downtown Little Rock was strewn with thousands of pieces of paper over the weekend.

According to Randy Pierce, owner of Goldman Recycling, all of that paper was recycling materials on its way to being processed at the center.

The Postal Inspection Service and local postal officials are aware of the situation and are working with the recycling company to address the issue.

THV11 currently has no word on how the incident happened.



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Pot-bellied pig's welcome could be running out


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A pot-bellied pig living in Little Rock avoided a court eviction last year but could be forced out soon.

W.P. Sooie got the chance to stay with his owner Jyll Latham last year. At the time, a judge said the city's ambiguous laws for livestock as pets needed to be cleared up, and the city board is set to do that at Tuesday's agenda meeting.

They are expected to add an item to that would limit the number of pigs allowed in a household. A decision on a new limit could come the following week.

Free car safety check ups for seniors brings crowd


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Baby Boomers going strong. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 10,000 people in the United States that turn 65 each day. The Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute sponsored a free personal driver safety event for people 55 and over on Saturday.

Organizers said the interactive check-up program allowed seniors to learn about slight adjustments they could make to drive safer and more comfortable.

"As we age, and go through the aging process, our bodies change," said Amanda Woodall, an occupational therapist, who works with the CarFit. "We become more fragile and less mobile."

"The elderly community has a greater risk of injury due to their fragility," added Katie Fry, physical therapist at Baptist Health Rehabilitation Center. "Their decreased range of motion, decreased strength just doesn't let them heal as quickly."

Battle of the cornbread: Amateurs compete for top prize


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Some serious cash was on the line in a competition over a staple of southern cooking

cornbread.

Amateur bakers offered up both traditional and non-traditional recipes at the Arkansas Cornbread Festival. The top prize was worth up to $12,000.

"She got it out of a recipe and tried it out, and it was a huge hit. She started making it for a pot luck at work, and everybody loved it and asked her to make it every year," said Greg Edgin of his mom's entry

She made Mexican cornbread, and he spent most of the day running back and forth to their home to pick up ingredients like hot sauce.

The event does more than show off some tasty cornbread. The annual event is also a showcase for the downtown section of Little Rock.


LRPD encouraging use of online "Report It" service


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police are encouraging the community to use a free online system to help keep track of personal property.

"Report It" is a free, secure online service that records serial numbers and uploads images for valuables.

So if they end up getting stolen, LRPD already has information to identify it.

You can access the site here.


ARVets, Arvest join forces for Veterans Day event


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - ARVets, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving the lives of veterans and their families, is joining forces with Arvest Bank to host Veterans Day cookouts at some of it banking locations in Arkansas.

Cookouts are planned on Tuesday at Arvest bank locations in Little Rock, Jacksonville, Conway and Hot Springs Village.

ARVets CEO Nicole Hart says that although the organizations have different missions, they have similar names and a shared commitment to bettering people's lives. Hart says ARVets and Arvest Bank are dedicated to supporting the veterans' community in Arkansas.