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My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Tandy 10 $1 movie theater to close

Tandy 10 $1 movie theater to close

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Sadly, the Tandy 10 in North Little Rock is closing.

Free legal assistance event for cancer patients, survivors next week

Free legal assistance event for cancer patients, survivors next week


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 16, 2014) – Anyone in cancer treatment or who has completed treatment is invited to receive free legal assistance on important personal documents at an upcoming event.

The legal aid event is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Lawyers will assist cancer patients and survivors in preparing simple wills, powers of attorney and advance directives.

Body cameras give Jacksonville police added perspective


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville Police Department is taking a new safety measure out in the field.

"The body cameras are an unbiased way of collecting what the officers are seeing in every situation," said April Kiser, Public Information Officer for Jacksonville Police Department.

It's right on their uniforms and provides another form of backup in the field.

"We wear these every day," said Officer Michael Holland. "We wear them for purposes of recording our interaction with our community."

The body cameras, made by Prima Facie, are clipped to an officer's uniform and ready to document any encounter.

"Once we put it on, there is a power button on the side," Holland said. "We turn that on before any contact with society, whatever that may be, whether it's a domestic violence, traffic stop, whatever the call is. You push that and it starts recording audio, video."

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday and organizers say there will be plenty of security to ensure the safety of visitors.

Around half a million people are expected to pack the fairgrounds in Little Rock over its two-week run and Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says security is a top priority.

"We'll be out in ATVs, golf carts. We'll have the mounted patrol, our horses out."

Lt. Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said his department along with Little Rock Police, State Police and 43 private security guards will be spread throughout the fair grounds and its perimeter.

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