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Update: Missing Landmark teen found


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says a missing Landmark teen has been found.

Courtney Barnes, 16, ran away from her home in Landmark on Thursday, August 7th.

An investigator with the Sheriff's Office said she was located in Memphis Wednesday morning.


Little Rock Board Members To Vote On New Nightclub Law


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The debate on whether to close all of Little Rock's nightclubs at 2 a.m. heated up at city hall Tuesday, where city board members advanced two ordinances that would impact a number of 5 a.m. clubs.

"The basic public safety stats indicate that we'd be better served by closing them early," said Director Gene Fortson. "We're looking at this from the perspective of public safety. We're not prohibitionists." Fortson was referring to the statistics regarding police related incidents at Little Rock's 9 nightclubs which are allowed to stay open until 5 a.m. According to LRPD data, 58 percent of the total incidents at those clubs occurred after 2 a.m.

162 dogs being returned to Lonoke Co. owner


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – After a two-year court battle, more than 100 dogs are being returned to their breeder in Lonoke County.

A Lonoke County judge ordered the animals be returned to Sandra Nance after they were taken from her on allegations of animal abuse. She won the dogs back on appeal in May.

According to Supreme Court documents, Nance appealed the state's conviction, saying that she did not consent to the search of her property. She also said the state violated her due process by denying her the opportunity to try to get them back.

The Humane Society of Pulaski County has been housing the animals during the legal limbo. Dr. Teresa Medlock told THV11 earlier this year, "They are evidence in the court system case and so we're entrusted with their care until the resolution of the case."

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New device could save stroke patients


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas is number one in deaths related to stroke, but help could be coming in the form of a new device developed right here in Arkansas.

A UAMS doctor and a UALR researcher teamed up to create the possible life saving clot buster.

It fits on the head like a halo and sends out ultrasounds that quickly break up clots that cause a stroke. It's in trials right now across the country, and doctor Culp says they're going well.

"We hope that within a couple of years this will be scattered throughout every emergency room in the state and the world. We hope to be able to cure a lot of strokes, hopefully thousands with this device," said Dr. William Culp of UAMS.

The device will soon be available at sites of the statewide stroke network, called "AR SAVES," while it's in trial stages.

Robin Williams death sheds light on depression


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The death of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams has put the spotlight on the issue of depression, changing the face of who normally comes to mind when we think of this disease.

Doctors at UAMS are investigating fresh approaches to unlocking depression's most stubborn grip. On the brink of a whole new era of treatment, doctors say that breakthrough hasn't happened yet.

Until a few years ago, psychiatrists only had few options when it came to treating depression. While treatment has gotten better, UAMS Psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Clothier says there hasn't been a major breakthrough in psychiatry in nearly 20 years.

Super Circus Heroes in town on Thursday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you see some elephants and clowns roaming around central Arkansas, don't be alarmed, the circus is in town!

Starting Thursday, a new spin on the typical circus will be performing at Verizon Arena.

The Super Circus Heroes performance combines traditional acts like the famous elephants with acrobats displaying some super human qualities. This is a new show that's never been to Little Rock before.

Show times:

Thursday, August 14 – 7 PM

Friday, August 15 – 7 PM

Saturday, August 16 – 11 AM, 3 PM & 7 PM

Sunday, August 17 – 1 PM & 5 PM

Tickets are available by calling 501-975-9000.


Dustin McDaniel to participate in United Nations hearing


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will take part in a United Nations hearing in Geneva this week to review the United States' efforts to implement an international treaty to eliminate racial discrimination.

McDaniel will join a U.S. delegation to deliver comments before the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Wednesday. The delegation will take questions from the Committee on Wednesday and Thursday. The Committee is responsible for monitoring the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), which the United States ratified in 1994.