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State park bioarchaeologist to speak at Pulaski Tech

State park bioarchaeologist to speak at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Dr. Melissa Zabecki Havey, a  bioarchaeologist with Parkin Archaeological State Park, will be the guest speaker for the Pulaski Technical College Anthropology Club's meeting on Nov. 16.

The event will be held at the Celebrity Chef Theatre at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute located at 13000 Interstae 30 starting at 7 p.m. 

Dr. Harvey will speak about osteoarchaeology and mortuary archaeology with a link to Egyptology and burial mound archaeology in Arkansas. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, email mkterrell@pulaskitech.edu

 

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Grace Church of Bryant will be hosting 'Harvest Party' on Saturday, November 7.

This is a free, family-friendly event. There will be live music, games and food for all those of all ages to enjoy. You will be able to Watch puppet performances, taste chili from a chili cook off and bounce around at a foam party. There will also be an antique car show.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church located at 4200 AR-5 in Bryant.

 

 

BNPD makes arrest in bomb threat at Benton High School

BNPD makes arrest in bomb threat at Benton High School

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - A 16-year-old was arrested and charged on Wednesday after allegedly making a bomb threat against Benton High School.

The Benton Police Department took a report of a bomb threat at the Benton High School on Wednesday, October 21.  Reports state that during the late afternoon, information was obtained that indicated a bomb threat was made against the school. Officers with the school took immediate action to investigate and determine who was behind the threat. 

Benton PD searching for driver behind hit-and-run near Junior High School

Benton PD searching for driver behind hit-and-run near Junior High School

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is searching for the driver that hit a 13-year-old on a skateboard Tuesday morning. 

At around 7:26 a.m., officers responded to a hit-and-run accident near the Benton Junior High School. When they arrived on the scene, police made contact with the 13-year-old victim who claimed he was skateboarding near the intersection of Border and North Street when he collided with a truck.  The victim told police that he was unable to stop as he and a truck approached the intersection. The teen reportedly hit the front driver's side of the vehicle, causing him to roll over the hood and land on the pavement. 

The vehicle is described as being a small dark colored truck with red wheel rims and a rusted, roughed up truck bed. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries to his knees, elbows, and head.   

BNPD launches 'Be Wary, Don't Be Scary' fall initiative

BENTON, Ark. - The Benton Police Department (BNPD) is officially launching the ‘Be Wary, Don’t Be Scary’ fall initiative during the month of October. 

The ‘Be Wary, Don’t Be Scary’ initiative will be a program that has two primary goals:

One goal will be focusing on traffic related issues throughout the city, including speeding, distracted driving and other related offenses. 

Bryant hosts Thank a Police Officer Day Celebration

Bryant hosts Thank a Police Officer Day Celebration

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Boys and Girls Club of Bryant invites the public to join in on the celebration of National Thank a Police Officer Day. 

The event will feature a parade of officers as well as a release of over 400 blue balloons, all happening on Friday at Bishop Park between 4:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

To show your support for officers in your area, you are asked to wear the color blue.