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Approval for sidewalk clearing near Majestic Hotel

Approval for sidewalk clearing near Majestic Hotel

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The City of Hot Springs received approval from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Wednesday to begin clearing the sidewalk near the "yellow brick" structure adjacent to the Majestic Hotel. 

In February of 2014, parts of the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs, Ark. went up in flames. Over a year later, debris from the fire still covers the sidewalk. 

The City of Hot Springs is taking over the project after giving the property owner over a year to dispose of the rubble. The project will include construction of a fence barrier to ensure pedestrian safety. The property owner will be billed for the cost of the project. The County Judge Rick Davis has agreed to waive landfill fees for debris disposal. 

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a "Welcome Home" event to remember and honor Vietnam veterans Saturday, April 11. 

On May 25, 2012, President Barack Obama declared May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the 'Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.' 

The museum will be open at no charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11. There will be several exhibits on display at the event. There will also be live music and a showing of the new documentary "The Last days in Vietnam" presented by AETN.

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the seventh annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 13 through 18. The application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 95 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Harding University, Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone on to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

Arkansas man takes plea deal in power grid attacks

Arkansas man takes plea deal in power grid attacks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty in a series of attacks on a power grid in the central part of the state.

U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer said Tuesday that 38-year-old Jason Woodring of Jacksonville pleaded guilty to the attacks between August and October 2013. Prosecutors agreed that Woodring should receive a 15-year sentence in federal prison under the plea deal. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18.

Woodring admitted to downing a 500,000-volt power line onto a railroad track near Cabot, cutting down power poles and setting fire to an electrical station in Scott.

He was arrested in October 2013 following an explosion under power lines near his home.

Jacksonville police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Jacksonville police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will be hosting Prescription Drug Take Back Day in an attempt to collect expired and unused medications from those in the community. 

This event will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville Police Department off 1400 Marshall Road. 

Drop-off of the medications is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked. Medications can be returned in any container. For privacy, the pills may be removed from the original pill bottle. Police are accepting unwanted prescriptions, over the counter meds and vitamins.

According to a study published in 2013 by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation, more than 40 percent of teens who have misused or abused a prescription, obtained it from their parents' medicine cabinet.

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (February 18, 2015) - Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days to begin February 23, 2015. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

CADC accepting LIHEAP applications next week

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (February 18, 2015) - Central Arkansas Development Council will begin accepting applications for the Crisis Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days to begin February 23, 2015. Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within seven days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.