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Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

Pinnacle Mountain car break-ins down significantly

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV)—Car break ins at Pinnacle Mountain are down significantly from a year ago.

In 2013 the state park saw fourteen break-ins, but this year there have only been two.

"It just happens in the blink of an eye," says park ranger Will Ward who has been with the park for almost a year. "We had people on the playground will this last break-in and nobody can see it or hear it."

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Officials say Pinnacle Mountain can be a hot spot for thieves because they know that when you're hundreds of feet up the side of a mountain it can be a little difficult to tend to your car that's in the parking lot.

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Airbrushing Class

Airbrushing Class

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers will be hosting an instructional class on how to use your airbrush on Saturday, May 10th beginning at 2pm at HobbyTown USA Little Rock. The class is free of charge.

-Instructor Led

-Airbrushing Techniques

-Hands on

-Step-by-Step Instruction

If you would like to attend the class, please bring your airbrush,a model to paint, and your choice of paint and thinner. There will be a limited number of airbrushes available to use if you do not own one.

Please fill out the sign up sheet located at the front counter so that we know how many
people to prepare for. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, May 7th.

 

Contact Person: Brianna Childres

Contact Phone: 501-269-9086

Event Location: 2614 S. Shackleford Rd., Suite C, Little Rock, Arkansas

Email: casmodelers@gmail.com

Website: www.CASModels.org

 

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway teen.

The Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Vonquarius 'Von' Gaston has been missing since March 25. He was last seen at his home on Southern Belle Drive.

The Sheriff's Office said Von has a history of running away, but has never been gone for more than three or four days. As of April 15 Von has been missing for three weeks.

Von has not made contact with anyone in his family or friends; investigators don't have any leads at this time.

Von was recently released from Bridgeway and his parents believe he has no connection to local schools.

If you have any information to the whereabouts of Von Gaston, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or our 24 hour Communications Center at 501-340-6963. Anonymous information can also be left on the Central Arkansas CRIMESTOPPERS tip-line at 501-340-TIPS(8477).

Mansfield schools awarded physical fitness grant


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Mansfield School District in western Arkansas has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education for physical fitness programs.

The grant announced Tuesday is intended to help schools and community organizations start, expand or enhance physical education and nutrition education programs - including after-school programs - for students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The Department of Education awarded a total of 67 grants nationwide worth more than $33 million.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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Garland, Saline counties to see lane closures

Garland, Saline counties to see lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Work on Highway 70 will require lane closures in Garland and Saline counties between Hot Springs and Interstate 30, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be performing pavement testing in preparation for widening Highway 70. The closures will be weekdays, Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using cones and flaggers.

The closures will begin on the eastbound lane at Hot Springs just east of the Hot Springs Bypass and continue to I-30. Once testing is complete on the eastbound lane, crews will perform work on the westbound lane, beginning at I-30 and moving toward Hot Springs.

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

‘THV11 in Your Town’ feature: Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – For my second THV 11 in My Town feature, I headed out to Arkadelphia for a day and found quite a few great things to highlight.

ARKADELPHIA ALLIANCE AND DEMOGRAPHICS

First, I stopped by the Arkadelphia Alliance (Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). There, executive vice president Shelley Loe talked to me about some of the great features in Arkadelphia and what the city had to offer.

If you’re into numbers, the city is home to around 10,714 citizens with 3,736 households as of the 2010 census. (See demographics info: http://on.kthv.com/1hwqnsh) It also offers two accredited 4-year institutions – Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University, and the area is home to three school districts—Arkadelphia, Gurdon, and Centerpoint.

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - A judge has dismissed manslaughter charges filed against a Little Rock police officer who was set to go to trial for the third time in the shooting death of a teenager.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted the prosecutors' request Monday to drop charges against Josh Hastings. In a motion, the prosecution said it made the request "based on its good faith belief that it cannot obtain a conviction" against Hastings.