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800 Arkansans have 2009 tax return checks waiting for them

These are federal income tax refund checks that have been mailed out, but returned by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. Almost all are from year 2009 tax return filings.

To receive their undelivered checks, people on the list need only contact the IRS with a current mailing address. This can be accomplished most easily online via the IRS Website.

Crash involving ambulance in Benton, everyone taken to hospital

Spokesperson Matt Brunley tells Today's THV the accident happened at the intersection of Highway 5 and Salem Road in Benton.

Witnesses on the scene say there was heavy traffic backed up, that's when the driver of the car pulled out of the lane and got onto the lane for opposite moving traffic in order to pass.

Brunley says the driver of the ambulance saw the car coming and swerved in order to avoid being hit head on.

Everyone involved in the crash was taken to a local hospital where they are being treated for minor injuries. Brunley says everyone is in stable and good condition and confirms the ambulance crew will be discharged.

The ambulance was responding to a call when the accident occurred.

A witness says they were in traffic for more than an hour because the road was blocked off while police investigated, cleaned the scene and waited for tow trucks to arrive.

Stay with Today's THV and todaysthv.com for updates.

Salvation Army kicks off Angel Tree season

The rally will begin at 10:30 AM with breakfast donated by Chick-fil-a. The Angel Tree Kick-Off will begin at 11:00 AM at the Angel Tree in front of JC Penney. The event will feature

• Lakewood Elementary Choir singing carols in front of the Angel Tree.
• NLR Fire Fighters Local 35 presenting donated bikes to kick off their fundraiser to provide bikes for the Angel Tree. Their goal is to donate 50 bikes this year.
• Media interviews with Salvation Army officers.
• Salvation Army representatives from Little Rock, North Little Rock, Saline County, and Jacksonville to register individuals for volunteer opportunities.

If you haven't registered to volunteer yet this season, please visit www.VolunteerFirst.org to register for a shift at the Angel Tree, the Red Kettle, the Christmas Distribution Center, or our shelter kitchen.

(Source: Salvation Army)

Union Rescue Mission starts Thanksgiving program


Families will be referred to the Union Rescue Mission by area agencies, such as St. Francis House, Agape Church, Martindale Baptist Church and The Summit Church- North Little Rock. The last day for families to sign up for food boxes will be Friday, November 12, 2010. There is enough food in each box to feed a family of four, and families with more than four members will receive more than one box.

The Feeding the Multitude Food Drive is conducted annually by the Union Rescue Mission. Local churches, schools, and civic organizations collect canned food items, boxed stuffing, cake mixes, and frosting. More than 50 volunteers will come to the Mission on Confederate Blvd. Saturday, November 21 to help pack the food boxes.

(Source: Union Rescue Mission)


Winners of the 2010 Duck Pluck for Special Olympics!

The Arvest Bank/Peabody Hotel Duck Pluck for Special Olympics Arkansas is in the books with Tracey Zeiner winning the Grand Prize - $2,500.00 in gift cards to Walt Disney World!  Tammy Foreman won a $1,000 cash from Arvest Bank and Andrea McNeely won the 42" Plasma HDTV provided by Cardinal Health.Below is a list of the prizes drawn Friday night at the Peabody Hotel. A special thanks to Arvest Bank, The Peabody Hotel, Golden Corral and all sponsors who contributed tomake this a great event for the whole family! 

In all about $15,00 dollars was raised for Special Olympics Arkansas!


Benton man stabbed to death, arrest made

Lt. Kevin Russell told The Saline Courier that 43-year-old Andrew Hampton was arrested Saturday shortly after officers found 27-year-old Nicklaus Latting with stab wounds. Latting was found about 10:30 a.m. by police responding to reports of a stabbing.

He was taken to a local hospital where he died later Saturday.
It was not known if Hampton had yet hired an attorney. No motive for the stabbing was released.

Russell said the death is the first suspected homicide in Benton since December 2008.

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