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Success of Habitat for Humanity homes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Habitat for Humanity works to place families in need into safe, reliable and affordable homes.

Most know the mission of Habitat for Humanity, but can families keep up on new mortgage payments on a new home?

High school students prepared for emergency

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - High school students from across the state are a little more prepared in case of an emergency after today.

They completed a week-long rapid response camp by taking place in a mock emergency drill. The program took place at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, just 10 miles west of Little Rock.

THV photojournalist Steve Payne was there as they put what they learned to the test. Just click the THVideo for more.

At 6: Success of Habitat for Humanity homes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Habitat for Humanity has been building homes in Pulaski County for over 20 years.

Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. According to their website, over 100 families in Pulaski County and 30 internationally owned homes have been built and financed with Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County.

How successful are these homes? Are the families chosen to receive the homes still in them? How many are built a year?

THV's Dustin Wilson will have the full report on "Today's THV at 6:00" and todaysthv.com.

Man killed on his front porch

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A man is shot and killed overnight in Little Rock just after midnight Monday.

Police got a call about a shooting on S. Heights Road. When police arrived they found the victim, Charles Gaskins, 50, lying on the front porch. Gaskins lived at the home.

Police say Gaskins had a gunshot wound to the right hand, center of the chest, and his face. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness at the scene told police she and Gaskins were sitting on the front porch when a suspect walked onto the porch, said something with profanity and showed a gun.

When a second suspect walked up to the porch, the witness says she tried to get into the house. She says one of the suspects tried to follow her into the house and the witness says as she tried to close the door, the suspect was pushing back.

Then, she says she heard two gunshot wounds and the suspect stopped pushing the door. She then shut and locked the door.

Little Rock gas prices fall just over 1 cent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) --  Average retail gasoline prices in Little Rock have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50/g, according to gasoline price website LittleRockGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Little Rock during the past week, prices yesterday were 26.8 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 24.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 12.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 20.2 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

Encouraging adults to go back to college

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 29, 2012) - Nearly 10,000 visitors have viewed the new 'Come Back 2 Go Forward' website from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) since it was launched July 2.

ADHE began the four-week marketing campaign to inspire adults who have not completed college to enroll this fall and finish their degrees.

"Life offers many choices, such as completing college immediately after high school, or going back to school after learning real-world lessons and gaining valuable experience," said ADHE Interim Director Shane Broadway. "Most people realize that a college degree opens the door to more career opportunities, and it's important to encourage students to complete their degrees at any age."

Family members speak out on murder and kidnapping

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) A Morgan Nick Amber alert is canceled and the search is over. Twelve-year-old Amber Whitlow is back in Arkansas after police sway her adopted brother took her to Memphis Saturday night. Officers say Antonio Whitlow is also suspected of killing their parents. A visitor found Bobby and Annette Whitlow's bodies inside their home Saturday afternoon.

The victims', Bobby and Annette Whitlow's, son is being held on two counts of capital murder and one count of kidnapping. He allegedly killed his parents in their home on Zion Street. The Visitor, who called police, is a member of the Whitlow's church. They meet each Sunday at Candlewood Suites on Markham and train people to be pastors.
Four people met for service this morning and all say the Whitlows were very passionate about their church, Warriors for Christ.