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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.”

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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.

Arkansas Tech Business Index adds Benton

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 14, 2016)--The Arkansas Tech Business Index, a project created by the Arkansas Tech University College of Business and sponsored by Arvest Bank, has added Benton to its tracking matrix beginning with the January 2016 ratings.
    
Benton made its debut on the ATBI with a rating of 104.28, making it one of 10 cities with a rating above 100 for January 2016. By bringing Benton into the mix, the ATBI now tracks 19 Arkansas municipalities on a monthly basis.

The Arkansas Tech Business Index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity around the Natural State. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index. The index is based around 100. A city rating above 100 indicates that the city is currently doing better than the state average from 2009 to the present.

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.

 

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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.

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.

Reckless driver pulled from burning vehicle, faces several charges

Reckless driver pulled from burning vehicle, faces several charges

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) – Law enforcement officers and several bystanders were able to rescue a man from his burning vehicle Tuesday night.

Sgt. Todd Crowson with the Bryant Police Department (BPD) said police were called around 6:30 in regards to a reckless driver in a white Hummer on westbound I-30 in Bryant. Later, the Hummer was spotted on fire just before the Congo Overpass in Benton; the vehicle had hit the inside wall.