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Man convicted in teen's death in court Monday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Little Rock man convicted of killing a teenage girl during a prank is expected to be in court on Monday morning.

Willie Noble is currently serving a 30-year sentence in the shooting death of 15-year-old Adrian Broadway.

According to Noble's attorney, they are asking the court to declare Noble "indigent" because he cannot afford the cost of the appeal.

If the judge agrees, the state will help pay for fees associated with the appeal process,including the costs of records and attorney fees.

Broadway died when Noble shot at a group of teens who he says were vandalizing his son's car last February.

The hearing begins at 9 a.m. in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

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Habitat for Humanity volunteers raise the roof


MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) – A Maumelle Family got some help on Saturday in getting a new home.

Habitat for Humanity organized volunteers from CHI St. Vincent and the Air Force to put trusses on a home being built for Monique Reneau and her family.

This part of putting up a house has an easy way and a hard way, and for volunteers sometimes the hard way is the fun way.

“We're raising trusses and as you can see it can be a lot of fun. You can hire a crane to do this or you can get a bunch of good people to come out and help you and put it up with rope,” said Bill Plunkett with Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas.

Reneau is a single mother of two, and in addition to helping build the house, Habitat for Humanity helps families like hers secure zero-interest loans for the mortgage.


Rice Depot and local churches unite in hunger fight


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Local congregations with the United Methodist Church joined with the Arkansas Rice Depot for a packing party on Saturday.

It is part of what's called "Ingathering."

The groups hope to put together 40,000 meals for hungry children and families this weekend.

Volunteers also did plenty of vegetable and rice packing as well as unpacking supplies.

They’re also looking beyond the holiday coming up next Thursday.

“Folks come from all across the state. They bring items to help alleviate hunger but also disaster clean-up. There's flood buckets and tornado buckets that people bring in,” said Bishop Gary Mueller with the United Methodist Church.

Bishop Mueller also announced the ministries and projects slated to get 30-thousand dollars in grants.

FaithSpring holding 2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 20, 2015) - FaithSpring Women's ministry will be hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Sip and Shop Friday, December 4 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at FaithSpring Church (1514 Market Street).

The Holiday Sip and Shop is a great place to enjoy over 20 vendors, including MetalMan Studio Designs, Grace & Charm Boutique, and Pratt Family Salsa just to name a few. Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and light refreshments will be provided!

Admission is $5, and you receive $1 off admission if you bring a new or gently used children's book. All admission costs go toward supporting our Women's Ministry Outreach.

We hope to see you there!

LAX nonstop flight returns to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (November 19, 2015) – Clinton National Airport has announced the return of Allegiant Air nonstop, seasonal service from Little Rock to Los Angeles.

It will operate twice weekly beginning June 8 between Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Flight days, times and fares are available at www.allegiant.com.

"Allegiant's service from Little Rock to Los Angeles was extremely well received during the past summer," said Ronald F. Mathieu, executive director of Clinton National Airport. "We are excited for this addition that will offer extra convenience to travelers."

Aunt of Arkansas boy killed in accidental shooting released

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Little Rock woman arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of her 6-year-old nephew has been released on $10,000 bond.

Kenya Brevard was charged with felony manslaughter and possession of a firearm by a convicted person after it was determined that she was a convicted felon.

LPRD reports state that the child was waiting in a vehicle by himself until his aunt and her daughter were to return from a nearby residence. When Brevard was walking back to the vehicle, she saw the 6-year-old lying down in the backseat.


Meanwhile, health officials are urging gun safety after three children were fatally shot throughout the state in the past week. 

No attorney information was listed for the woman in court documents and messages seeking comment from her family members were not returned.

One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies at 96


ATLANTA (AP) - Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained many of the U.S. military's Tuskegee Airmen, has died in Georgia. He was 96.

Crenchaw's daughter, Dolores Singleton, said he died Tuesday at Piedmont Henry Hospital near Atlanta after battling cardiovascular disease and pneumonia.

Singleton said her father, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, was among the last surviving instructors of the Tuskegee Airmen. They were the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II.

A biography by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies says Crenchaw trained hundreds of pilots at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in the 1940s, and later was instrumental in creating an aviation program at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.