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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

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Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

Coats and Claus for a Cause in Sherwood

Coats and Claus for a Cause in Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The Sherwood Young Professionals of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Wall Allstate Agency, will be holding "Coats and Claus for a Cause" on December 22.

On Tuesday, December 22 they will be collecting coats and raising funds for the charitable organization, The Call.

People can come by the Wall Allstate Agency at #7600 Highway 107, Suite B, in Sherwood from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off new or gently used coats and/or donations for coats.  

Santa Claus will also make an appearance to the event. He will be available for photos and fun with the kids.

For more information, contact SYP President Darrell W. Brown at (501) 425-4037 or DWBrown@CityofSherwood.net

Jacksonville PD breaking policy for cancer awareness

Jacksonville PD breaking policy for cancer awareness

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department is bending some of the rules in November to raise awareness for cancer. 

Some of the officers with the department will be taking part in "No Shave November." For the entire month of November, Chief Boyd is allowing participating Jacksonville officers to let their facial hair grow. 

Those involved will also be donating $20 towards the Susan G. Komen organization, all of it on behalf of their fellow officer and survivor School Resource Officer Jennifer Corben. 

Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville Parks and Recreation and Arkansas Game and Fish are sponsoring a Youth Fishing Derby for fishing enthusiast ages 15 and under, Saturday, September 19 at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex.

Registration is free and will be at the Jacksonville Shooting Complex from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 19. Tournament will be 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., rain or shine.

Prizes will be awarded after the derby for different categories such as smallest fish caught, most fish caught and longest fish caught. You must be present to win.

For Derby regulations and more info, call (501) 982-4171.