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Jacksonville police will hold Citizens Police Academy

Jacksonville police will hold Citizens Police Academy

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville police will be giving the community an opportunity to go behind the scenes of their department beginning April 7, 2015. 

Jacksonville police will be holding a Citizens Police Academy, sessions lasting eight weeks. Officers will be informing civilians on different aspects of law enforcement including community policing, criminal investigations, patrol duties, use of force, firearms, K-9 duties, SRT demonstration, narcotics and less lethal weapons. The courses will take place every Tuesday for eight weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The instructors will be officers with the Jacksonville police and will speak on their area of expertise. 

The full course is free, and attendance will be limited. You can attend the CPA if you live or work inside the city limits, are over the age of 18, pass a background investigation, have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for at least one year. 

First Assembly of God NLR launches project to feed Ark. hungry kids

First Assembly of God NLR launches project to feed Ark. hungry kids

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (First Assembly of God Church) - The First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock, pastored by Reverend Rod Loy, launched a 10-week campaign to feed hungry children in xentral Arkansas on Feb. 1, 2015.

According to recent studies by child hunger experts:

·       Arkansas is the hungriest state in America.  Last year, 21.2 percent of households were at risk of hunger.

·       111,771 students in Arkansas qualify for free lunch (23.5 percent of all school children).  For many of them, the only full meal they get is at school. 

·       1 in 5 school children in Arkansas don’t have an adequate meal when they go home at night.

·       28.4 percent of children in Arkansas are food insecure – meaning consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. 

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.

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The best spellers in the state will come together to compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, which could take the winner to nationals in Washington D.C.

The competition will be held Feb. 28 in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9 a.m. 

The competition will consist of 60 county spelling bee winners in second through eighth grade that will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., in May. 

The other prizes will be Kindles for the top three finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries. 

 

UCA television station available through U-verse

UCA television station available through U-verse

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A station previously only available in Conway will no spread to various parts of Arkansas. 

The University of Central Arkansas' Channel 6 television station is now available on U-verse, Channel 99.

“I'm extremely excited to be able to reach a new audience through Channel 6's original programming,” said Chris Churchill, director of Channel 6 Television. “Now, thanks to AT&T U-verse, UCA students, family and fans can experience our programming from anywhere in central Arkansas.”

Channel 6 will cover from Little-Rock to Pine Bluff, including Benton, Bryant, Cammack Village, Conway, Haskell, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, Pulaski County, Shannon Hills, Sherwood and Searcy.

​To access Channel 6's programming through U-verse, browse to U-verse Channel 99, which will display a list of available Public Education Government (PEG) channels. Click on Conway and then UCA Television.

Jacksonville police keeping crime out of neighborhoods

 Jacksonville police keeping crime out of neighborhoods

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing and Crime-Free Rental Property Program in an attempt to keep crime out of neighborhoods. 

Police are encouraging property owners, managers and landlords to participate in the program as well, in hopes of a conjoined effort to provide clean safe living and reduced crime for the community.

The next session will be a three part evening class done Tuesday Feb. 17 through Thursday Feb. 19. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Happy Holidays! List of events in Arkansas

Happy Holidays! List of events in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Here's a look at city holiday events all around Arkansas:

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FAULKNER COUNTY

Conway Parade – Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.; begins at Deer and Front Streets and ends at Mill Street

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GARLAND COUNTY

Hot Springs Parade – Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.; downtown Hot Springs

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JEFFERSON COUNTY

Pine Bluff Parade – Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.; downtown Pine Bluff

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PULASKI COUNTY

Holiday Crafts Open House - Dec. 20 Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

Little Rock Parade – Dec. 6 at 3 p.m.; downtown Little Rock