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Arkansan produces film to raise awareness on suicide

Arkansan produces film to raise awareness on suicide

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An Arkansan has found her own way to raise awareness of the effect of suicide in the state. 

Summer Moody is the founder of a new film "This Too Shall Pass." As the writer of the movie, she hopes to bring alive the seriousness of suicide and depression that plagues individuals across the U.S. Summer's goal with the film is to shed light on the truth of suicide and the effect it has on those left behind as well as the healing process. 

Tom Logan, award-winning feature film director with the Director's Guild of America, has signed on to be the director of the film. 

Disney in Concert heading for Reynolds

Disney in Concert heading for Reynolds

CONWAY — Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 16 to bring to an end the 2015-16 season of UCA Public Appearances. 

The 7:30 p.m. show is already sold out. 

Four Broadway stars will sing Disney songs, accompanied by the Conway Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Israel Getzov, CSO's music director and a UCA faculty member. The actors are Terron Brooks, Erica Dorfler, Juliana Hansen and Aaron Phillips. 

"Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies is the perfect end-note for the wonderful season we've had at Reynolds in 2015 and 2016," said Julia Dossett Morgan, the director of Marketing and Finance at Reynolds Performance Hall. 

Re-Fashion Bash returns to Benton

Re-Fashion Bash returns to Benton

BENTON, Ark. - Recycle Saline is hosting its second annual Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black” Saturday, May 7th. 

Re-Fashion Bash is an upbeat recycling fashion show highlighting Saline County students on the runway.  They will walk the runway wearing trash that has been turned into treasure, showing off their fashion in hopes of winning top prize money.

The Benton Event Center doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 6 p.m.

There will be first ($500), second ($250), and third ($100) place prizes awarded to the top designers.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00. All the money raised from Re-Fashion Bash goes to the YEA! Team (Youth Environmental Ambassadors) program sponsored by Recycle Saline.

Rogue squirrel results in school lockdown, SWAT responds

Rogue squirrel results in school lockdown, SWAT responds

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – A recent job has likely left a few pest-control workers red-faced as their removal attempts resulted in a school lockdown.

Josh Radnor to lecture at UCA on April 4

Josh Radnor to lecture at UCA on April 4

CONWAY—Actor, director and writer Josh Radnor will speak at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

The visit is part of UCA Public Appearance’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Radnor is perhaps best known for his role as Ted Mosby, the central character on CBS’s Emmy-nominated comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” but after the show ended its nine-season run in March 2014, he quickly established that his talents extend beyond acting.  He has written, directed and starred in two feature films, “Happythankyoumoreplease” and “Liberal Arts,” which both debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Radnor also starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced.”

BNPD in full force for month of March

BNPD in full force for month of March

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Speeding might be a small concern for some travelers, but for the Benton Police Department, it's a problem that needs to be handled. 

The Benton Police Department is constantly creating new ways to ensure the safety of those they were hired to protect. A new initiative they are conducting is “NØ Need to Speed.” Throughout the month of March, Benton officers will be out in full force to make sure motorists are maintaining the appropriate speed limits, especially within school zones. 

Not only will officers be raising awareness to speeding in a school zones, but they also want to make it known that it is illegal to use a cell phone while passing a school building. According to state law (House Bill 1049), it is illegal for a driver of a motor vehicle to use a handheld wireless telephone while passing a school zone during school hours and when children are present.

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Actor and playwright Graham Gordy, who is also the co-creator and executive producer of the new Cinemax drama "Quarry," will be the guest speaker at Pulaski Technical College's Big Rock on the Map series on March 10.

The event will include film clips from Gordy's well-known work such as The Love Guru (2008), War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), and Spanola Pepper Sauce Company (2010). Gordy's short films have won awards at the South by Southwest festivals, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Festival and Slamdance. He also was a writer for the Sundance Series "Rectify."

The Big Rock on the Map event will begin at 6 p.m. in the college's Center for Humanities and Arts Theater located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

This event is free and open to the public.