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Police: Runaway teen stole grandfather's glock

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway teen.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, 17-year-old Courtney Fason, of Jacksonville, ran away on August 14 and stole her grandfather's Glock 23 pistol; she has apparently been posting on Facebook but has not revealed her location or who she is with.

Minden added that this isn't her first time running away. He said she apparently stole her grandmother's vehicle on August 12 but was found the next day.

If you know the whereabouts of this teen, please contact PCSO as soon as possible at (501) 340-6600.

AHTD will hold public meetings over I-30, I-40 expansion

AHTD will hold public meetings over I-30, I-40 expansion

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold Public Involvement Meetings in Pulaski County to discuss plans to widen Interstates 30 and 40.

The construction work will widen and reconstruct Interstates 30 and 40 between Interstate 530 in Little Rock and U.S. Highway 67 in North Little Rock. It includes a new bridge over the Arkansas River.

The meetings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, August 12th

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
(Bank of the Ozarks Conference Center)
100 Main St.
North Little Rock, AR

Thursday, August 14th

Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential
(Cash/Campbell Ballroom)
707 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A National Moment of Silence has been planned for August 14 at 7 p.m. EST in memory if Michael Brown, who recently died during an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Little Rock, participants for the moment of silence will be gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol. A Facebook page dedicated to event says people will gather at 6 p.m., and the moment of silence will begin at 6:20 p.m.

The page also requests that participants bring candles and signs with names of the fallen or other messages about police violence or community strength in addition to a red cloth or ribbon as a sign of solidarity. Participants are reminded to remain respectful as it is a moment intended for healing and remembrance.

Learn more at the Facebook page: http://on.kthv.com/1uy5ZNn

UAMS Fertility Center gives new hope to Arkansans

UAMS Fertility Center gives new hope to Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Infertility issues can be devastating for couples hoping to start a family, but there's new hope in Central Arkansas now that UAMS has reinvented its women's health center.

"I think there is a lot of misconception about fertility that if you go to a fertility doctor, you're going to have 8 or 10 babies or something," said 32-year-old Shanna McKeller. "But that's not necessarily the case."

All Shanna McKeller and her husband Jason ever wanted was one baby.

"After three years of trying, we finally got pregnant and we lost that baby," McKeller said.

Two years and two miscarriages later, the couple went from doctor to doctor, looking for a solution.

"A lot of doctors don't give you answers so we just wanted answers as to what we needed to do," she said.

Recycling rewards program cut due to poor results

Recycling rewards program cut due to poor results

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Recycling incentives in Pulaski County are getting a makeover.

This comes after a 3-city-wide, 2-year-old recycling program got cut Tuesday night due to a lack in participation.

The board, made up of the mayors of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle and Jacksonville, are now formulating a new incentive plan.

"We want people who are presently recycling to continue to do it and we want people who aren't to register and think hey I'd like to win that $1,000 card from Walmart," said John Roberts of the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District.

A request for a new proposal will go out in September with a goal of starting a new program in 2015.

Meeting to be held for proposed Jacksonville School plan

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville-North Pulaski Education Corps, hoping to create a new school district in Jacksonville, formally begins their campaign Monday.

The group plans a final push leading up to a special election on September 16. Supporters have been working for decades trying to carve out their own district away from the Pulaski Country Special School District.

"The last new school that's been built in Jacksonville was built in 1980, so none of our facilities have been up to par with today's facilities, teaching needs, and we need some new high schools. We need a bunch of new facilities," explained Daniel Gray, spokesperson for the Jacksonville-North Pulaski Education Corps

The campaign begins with a public meeting Monday night at the Jacksonville Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

The deadline to register to vote in next month's election is August 17.

Savor the Summer: Hit up the Little Rock Farmer's Market for National Farmer's Market week

Savor the Summer: Hit up the Little Rock Farmer's Market for National Farmer's Market week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This is National Farmers' Market week and the LR Farmers' Market will celebrate this Saturday with its first-ever Savor the Summer event.

Savor the Summer is a 2-hour Watermelon Festival where you can try a taste of different watermelons, participate in a seed-spitting contest, watermelon-eating contest, and even go bowling with watermelons!

There will also be a watermelon-carver on display to show off some cool designs

There will be other things besides watermelons, including produce such as okra and grapefruits, tomatoes, and corn.