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Easter Seals to host free shredding event

Easter Seals to host free shredding event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Easter Seas) -- Easter Seals RENEW Recycling is hosting a Community Shred Day in which individuals, schools, churches, and businesses can drop off their paper and secure documents at the Center for Training and Wellness, and we will shred/recycle for free. People can drop off old bank statements, tax returns, bill stubs, and e-waste such as old computers, phones, and printers.

As a thank you, coffee will be provided by Starbucks while volunteers unload your vehicle.

The Shred Day will be Saturday April 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 14901 Cantrell Road.

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to two busy roadways in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced Tuesday that the commission awarded a $2.1 million contract to resurface 6.2 miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Maumelle. The work will extend west from Interstate 430 to Murphy Drive.

The commission also awarded a $267,000 contract to resurface nearly 1 mile of McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. The work will extend east from North Hills Boulevard to U.S. 67.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next two to four weeks. The North Little Rock project is expected to be complete this spring with the Maumelle project wrapping up this fall.

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Jacksonville Police Department warns parents about cell phone activity

Jacksonville Police Department warns parents about cell phone activity

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (JPD) - On Tuesday, Jacksonville Police Department arrested three juveniles for violating Arkansas State Statute, 5-27-602, distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. Two females, ages 13 and 14, and one male, age 14, was arrested today and cited into Juvenile Court. All three were released to their parents.

The investigation, which started on April 3, 2014, revealed an exchange of explicit videos between the juveniles. The videos were distributed out to several other juveniles.

Parents need to be aware of what their children are doing on the cell phones, IPads, and any other tablets. Sending explicit pictures or videos is against the law and causes problems when they end up in hands of a person that was not intended. There can be some emotional consequences when explicit pictures and videos are sent to someone and they forward it out to other people.

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Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of Lonoke County dogs are in limbo at the Pulaski County Humane Society. They'll be there until a Supreme Court judge makes a decision. But it's getting costly.

"It's approximately two years, it will be two years, the end of June," said Dr. Teresa Medlock.

Dozens of dogs, 137 to be exact, have been at the Pulaski County Humane Society for the last two years.

They were taken from Sandra Nance's Lonoke County property in 2012 after a search by the Humane Society and Lonoke County Sheriff's Department found the dogs living in poor conditions.

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"They are evidence in the court system case and so we're entrusted with their care until the resolution of the case," Medlock said.

Rally against child abuse scheduled at Capitol

Rally against child abuse scheduled at Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Children and Family Service is to join child advocates, parents, judges, children, and others in a rally at the state Capitol against child abuse.

The rally is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the front steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock and is intended to draw attention to child abuse and to present ways on how the abuse can be prevented.

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Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "More than 2 years later and nobody knows," Terry Richard explained. Richard is passionate about the fight to stop bullying within the Little Rock School District, which is why he is challenging the school board's plan of action. He said, "There's no measure of really what's going on with bullying."

According to school board president Greg Adams, the district is collecting data of bullying cases for comparison and measurement. Thursday evening the district's bullying committee met to review data and discuss their progress.

WATCH: LRSD tracking bullying in schools (http://on.kthv.com/1jdNAw4)