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Survey names Maumelle as #1 laziest city in Ark.

Survey names Maumelle as #1 laziest city in Ark.

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - According to a report released by Zippia, Maumelle was ranked as the laziest city in Arkansas. 

The report was developed by taking into consideration the number of hours worked per week, commute times and the average number of workers per household. 

The full top-10 list is as follows:

1. Maumelle

2. Centerton

3. Bryant

4. Cabot

5. Lowell

6. Sherwood

7. Benton 

8. Greenwood

9. Marion

10. Farmington

The data for this information was gathered from the latest American Community Survey.

In case you were wondering which city is the hardest-working, Osceola took 1st place. 

For more information visit: http://www.zippia.com/advice/laziest-places-in-arkansas/

Raymar on/off ramp Project moves ahead in Bryant

Raymar on/off ramp Project moves ahead in Bryant

BRYANT, Ark. - Bryant residents will soon have a new gateway into the city located at the Echo Lake Blvd. overpass, formerly known as Raymar Overpass. 

Optimistically the completion date could be as early as late in 2017.

According to Mayor Jill Dabbs, the City Council voted last year to enter into a partnership with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to “fast track the project that will improve traffic flow and spur economic development for the city.”

Bryant’s growth over the past four years, according to Metroplan, has almost reached 20 percent.  

“The vision of the city council and Mayor to invest in this project in an expedited manner will greatly benefit Bryant by creating additional traffic flow options and lead to additional job growth in Bryant,” said Planning Commissioner Jonathan Long.  

Benton PD to hand out gun safety locks

Benton PD to hand out gun safety locks

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Amid all of the crimes being committed involving guns in our society today, one police department is trying to make a difference. 

Through the help of the Project ChildSafe Program and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Benton Police Department will be distributing free gun safety locks to residents in the area. 

Fatal firearms accidents in all age groups dropped by 22 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to the National Safety Council. Chief Kirk Lane said the BNPD has been a member of the Project ChildSafe Program for a number of years and attributes the decrease of firearm fatalities to the education of firearm safety to citizens along with the increase of gun safety locks being provided to gun owners.

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BNPD doesn't want a Grinch to ruin your holidays

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -   There is at least one Grinch, if not more, in every community looking for opportunities to steal the joy from families this holiday season.

To help families avoid being sought out by a Grinch, the Benton Police Department wanted to pass along a few safety precaution tips to help keep you and your property safe.

Some of the ideas and tips we are trying to convey when you’re out shopping are:

Saline Co. announces new alert notification system

Saline Co. announces new alert notification system

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Saline County officials have created a new mass notification alert system that will help officials more sufficiently contact the public during a major crisis or emergency. 

If a tragic event were to happen, officials will be able to send out emergency alerts, notifications and updates to the following devices:

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Henderson State University psychology professor Dr. Travis Langley believes comic book superheroes have the ability to teach us about heroes in real life.

Langley will share some of his knowledge about the subject at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Science and Café Lecture on Thursday. He is the featured speaker at the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Kollective Coffee and Tea, 110 Central Ave. He will speak on “Psychology and Superheroes,” including how superheroes are good stand-ins for the study of what makes real-life heroes.

His lecture will focus on several particular superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America and Batman. He called them some of the most down-to-earth superheroes, because they don’t have superpowers. They have very human qualities that make them more relatable to real-life individual, according to Langley.

2015 Toy Troopers Toy Drive

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The 15th Annual Toy Troopers Toy Drive season kicks off with the Inaugural Toy Trooper’s Banquet on November 12 at Bishop Park, located at 6401 Boone Road in Bryant.

The event starts with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a fine dining experience at 7 p.m., provided by Bistro’s Catering and Gourmet Take Away. The evening events will also include musical entertainment, with Chris Wyatt, DJ Raquel, and The Arkansas All Star Band, featuring “Sally Howell” and special guest, Arkansas’ own Michael “Roosterboy “ Shipp.

The event will also have a silent auction.

The season will continue with the 15th Annual Toy Troopers Toy Drive December 11, 12, and 13, at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Bryant.