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Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (July 20, 2016) — In a report released today, leaders under the age of 40 from across the state identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas.

List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – It’s that time of the year again! Folks across the Natural State usually celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, and THV11 is working to create a list of where Arkansans can enjoy a show.

Arkadelphia

July 4th Island Fest at DeGray Lake Resort State Park: You can enjoy traditional Independence Day games and activities, including a watermelon eating contest, kayak race, basketball shooting, water balloon games, lawn bowling, crafts, demonstrations and more. Activities culminate for those 12 and under with an Underwater Treasure Hunt in the lodge pool. The fireworks show will begin at dark on July 4. (501) 865-5810. Visit DeGray.com for more information. This event is free.

 

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Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Friday night football heroes are forged in the summer heat. In recent years, protecting young football players from that heat has been the top safety concern.

But now, there's a new worry about concussions. And that's why coaches from across the state gathered on Friday in Conway.

Even the NFL is threatened by concussions and head injuries. At that level, it's about liability and the quality of life after the game.

For Arkansas high school football coaches, it’s about convincing parents that the game is safe and kids that they can have fun on the field.

“The parents are really concerned about their kids, but if you can show them that you're going to take care of their kids, I have seen an increase in kids that usually don't play are gravitating back into our program.”

Hot Springs to unveil historic fountain

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - A ceremony unveiling the historic National Humane Alliance Water Trough Fountain will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the intersection of Malvern Avenue and Broadway Street.

The solid granite fountain dates back to the early 1900s when the National Humane Alliance placed an estimated 125 animal fountains on city streets across America.

The Alliance was founded in 1897 by Hermon Lee Ensign, a wealthy business tycoon with a great love of animals. Ensign’s goal was to educate people to be considerate of animals and of each other.

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.

Do you know these women?

Do you know these women?

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department needs help finding two people that are suspected of stealing from a local jewelry store.

Police are searching for two black females they believe are responsible for stealing jewelry from a Young's Jewelers in Benton. 

Employees told officers that it happened around 4:41 on March 22. They said the women were first looking at a pair of earrings but then had questions about a diamond ring. The two reportedly asked a clerk if the store had a layaway plan, and as the employee was asking another store associate, the suspects left the store. 

One of the women had a tattoo with the word "Sweet C" on her right arm. 

They drove out of the parking lot in a silver car. 

Anyone with information about the tw women should contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1151.

 

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two Organic pouch baby food products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

The recall affects Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches, which are available in 3.5 ounce pouches with pears, carrots and peas, and carrots, apples and mangoes.