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All-Sun Belt men's basketball team selected

All-Sun Belt men's basketball team selected

NEW ORLEANS, La. (SUN BELT) - One of the nation's premier post players headlines the 2013 All-Sun Belt Men's Basketball Teams as South Alabama's Augustine Rubit has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. The league announced its annual award winners on Wednesday.

Rubit currently ranks sixth nationally in both rebounds per game (18.9 rpg) and double-doubles (16). The junior also ranks 29th nationally in scoring (18.9 ppg). Rubit finished the regular season with 302 rebounds, currently fourth-best in school history. He needs only five more rebounds to tie for ninth in Sun Belt history.

Joining Rubit on the first team All-Sun Belt are Florida Atlantic's Greg Gantt, FIU's Tymell Murphy, Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton and Middle Tennessee's Marcos Knight.

Pulaski Co. offers amnesty for failure to pay warrants

Pulaski Co. offers amnesty for failure to pay warrants

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Circuit Court is granting amnesty for people who have warrants for failure to pay court fines and costs.

According to Circuit Judge Vann Smith, those wishing to take part in the program may go to the Pulaksi Circuit Clerk's Office between March 15 and May 1 to pay the fine and have their warrant recalled. This applies to all fine and cost warrants in circuit court, but does not apply to juvenile courts.

Judge Smith said after May 1, all outstanding warrants will result in a driver's license suspension.

If your driver's license has been suspended as a result of a failure to pay warrant in circuit court, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee of $150 to the office of Driver Control before the license will be reinstated.

To find out if you have a warrant qualifying for amnesty, call the circuit clerk's office at (501) 340-8500.

Little Rock School District names new Superintendent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRSD) - The Little Rock School District Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Dexter Suggs, of Indianapolis, Indiana, as the District's new superintendent.

Dr. Suggs has served as the Chief of Staff for Indianapolis since July, 2012. His prior experience includes many facets of the educational process, including the positions of Chief Information Officer/Superintendent, Director of Operations and Communications, and principal in the 31,000 student Indianapolis district. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Milken National Educator Award.

"The Board is pleased to welcome Dr. Suggs to the Little Rock School District," said Dianne Curry, school board president. "We believe he has the talent, experience and commitment necessary to help our students achieve their full potential and to help us fulfill our mission of creating excellence for tomorrow."

ACH Injury Prevention Center Hosts Teen Driving Safety Event

ACH Injury Prevention Center Hosts Teen Driving Safety Event

What:  The Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH), in partnership with the Allstate Foundation, will present its first Teen Driving ROADeo event to equip teen drivers and parents with safety information and tools to be safer on the road.  Educational booths will address topics such as the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL), car insurance and impaired driving (teens will have the opportunity to wear impairment simulation goggles to experience the effects of impairment).

Who:   The Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Allstate Foundation

When: Saturday, March 9

            Two identical sessions will be held:

            Session one - 10 AM – 12 PM

Little Rock's finest honored at ceremony

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- City officials, business leaders and city and fire department personnel gathered on Tuesday at the Convention Center to honor Little Rock's finest officers and firefighters.

Now in its 21st year, the event highlighted the outstanding service of more than 100 individuals. Meritorious Service and Bravery medals are awarded during the program, as well as more than $5,000 in awards.

THV's Craig O'Neill was MC for the ceremony.

Matt Murski was named Officer of the Year, and Ryan Baker was named Firefighter of the Year.

For the LRPD, the Medal of Merit went to Capt. Mike Davis, and Cheree Carlton earned a commendation award. The Leadership Award went to Lt. Mary Cook, and the award for Civilian Employee of the Year went to Sandra Scott.

Help keep Little Rock Beautiful this weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- You can help make Little Rock a more beautiful place to live this weekend.

For the fourth year in a row, Keep Little Rock Beautiful will host a city wide clean up this weekend.

In 2012, the Citywide Cleanup achieved the following results:

• 997 volunteers contributed 3,218 hours
• 29.24 tons or 58,480 pounds of litter and trash were collected
• 106 miles of city streets were picked up
• 220 acres of City Parks were cleaned up
• 5 sites were beautified

This year you can help that number grow. 

Joining us with more details and how you can get involved are co-chairs of the event are Suzanne Hirrel and Brian Pipkin.

Wild River Country now under new management

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Recently an Arkansas river park has been treading water, but the new owners of Wild River Country said the best is yet to come.

The park was recently purchased by a company called Aquapark Holdings LLC from Halycon Attractions of Arkansas LLC, and Aquapark has some ideas to improve the business.

For more on the changes coming to the park, watch the video attached to this story or visit www.ArkansasBusiness.com.