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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

Ark. man arrested twice for spending fake money

Ark. man arrested twice for spending fake money

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A man from Enola, Ark. was arrested twice in two days for allegedly spending fake money at Benton businesses. 

Police first arrested Ronald Wayne Foret, 46, on March 13 after Walmart employees claimed he was trying to buy merchandise with counterfeit bills. He was charged with five counts of forgery and posted bond. 

The next day, an employee with the Best Western hotel in Benton called police to report the use of fake bills for a room. Officers found in the room, which was under the name Foret, a computer, printer, scales and copied $20 bills. Foret was arrested again and transported to the Saline County Detention Center. 

Foret now faces 12 counts of forgery and 3 counts of criminal possession of forgery device. 

Anyone with additional information about Foret should contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171. 

 

Event schedule for St. Patty's Day in Hot Springs

 Event schedule for St. Patty's Day in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - If you are feeling the luck of the Irish on Thursday then downtown Hot Springs is where you need to be. 

On March 17, four-leaf clovers and anything green will cover the streets of Hot Springs, Ark. This is all in celebration for St. Patrick's Day.

The city is known for having the world's shortest parade celebrating this irish holiday. Their schedule of events leading up to the historic parade, include:

4:30 p.m.- Blarney Stone Kissing Contest at Arkansas Blarney Stone

5:30 p.m. - Festivities kick off with special guests at Bridge Street

6:25 p.m. - Measuring of the parade route at Bridge Street

6:30 p.m. - World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade at Bridge Street

Following the parade will be a free concert by The Bacon Brothers.

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local attorneys are going to offer free legal assistance to those in cancer treatment or have completed treatment in April. 

On April 6, lawyers will be at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) giving free advise on important personal documents. Those include preparing wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

This will all be done in the Patient Support Pavillion on the first floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute. 

Appointments will be made at one-hour intervals. To make a reservation for your spot, call the UAMS Cancer Institute Social Work Department at (501) 603-1612 or email wilsonavisf@uams.edu. 

Free parking for the event will be available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

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.