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Cabot law enforcement Freezin for a Reason

Cabot law enforcement Freezin for a Reason

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot community will be taking the plunge for 'Freezin for a Reason' on Feb. 28. 

The event will be held at the Cabot Community Pond, located at 1881 Kerr Station Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the plunge will be at noon. 

All of the proceeds will go to the Arkansas Special Olympics. Plungers can also register online at this website. Each participant will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt. After you have gotten wet, be sure to stay and enjoy the other Plunge festivities.

Jacksonville approves pitbull ordinance

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - An animal shelter in Jacksonville has succeeded in its mission to help save pitbull terrier breeds.

On Thursday night, the city council approved a modification to an ordinance that will allow the shelter to rehabilitate the breed rather than to euthanize them.

The animal shelter says the next step is to find a rescue group that's certified with an extensive background to work with the breed.

Jacksonville working to save pit bulls

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Animal Shelter is pushing to modify a ban on pit bull terrier breeds, in hopes of savings some of their lives.

Right now, they are working to convince the City Council to approve a provision to work with a rescue organization.

For eight years, pit bull terrier breeds have been banned from the city of Jacksonville.

"Once an owner no longer wants that breed, the city is unable to adopt it out," said Public Works Director Jim Oakley.

Leaving them with no other choice but to put them down. Now, the Jacksonville Animal Shelter is searching for another avenue to help find a home for these animals.

It's now asking the City Council to modify the ban in an effort to work with a rescue organization.

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (PCSSD) - The Pulaski County Special School District is proud to announce another first when it comes to the health and safety of its students and schools.

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - It has been one year since she was named the Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year, and model Faith Laureles is still in shock.

“I still can't believe it,” she said about winning the recognition.

Since receiving the Model of the Year award in Baton Rouge, Laureles was also named the Little Rock Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year last summer and has embarked on a modeling career that continues to surprise her.

With an interest in the fashion industry, Laureles participated in the casting call in 2014 when her mother, Amy Laureles, was looking for a different experience for her daughter. Once announced as the Model of the Year, Laureles was able to advance her modeling career with a contract with talent agency, Oneofakind Talent Inc. The high school sophomore has strolled runways for LRFW, New Orleans Fashion Week, has been featured in photo shoots and has become the face of the second annual OBRFW and seventh annual LRFW.

Jacksonville woman arrested for murder of son

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - On Tuesday, a Jacksonville woman was arrested for the murder of her 2-year-old son.

Jessica Rollins, 24, was arrested for first degree murder and introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person.

In July 2014, Rollins called reportedly called police because her son had stopped breathing.

In September, a toxicology test showed that the toddler had been given oxymorphone. According to a police report, a 7-month-old sibling was taken into DCFS custody soon after.

Rollins' bond was set at $25,000.

Stay with THV and THV11.com for more information as it becomes available.

Funeral homes overwhelmed with concerns after closure

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The last body from the coroner's office was transferred to a local funeral home on Monday following Arkansas Funeral Care's closure.

It's been just under two weeks since the coroner's office seized the bodies following misconduct allegations against the funeral home.

Local funeral homes that weren't in any way connected to Arkansas Funeral Care say they've been inundated with calls, and now they're trying to re-establish trust with the public.

Secretary Amy Goode spent most of her workday filling FOI requests for the Jacksonville Police Department.

Unfortunately for her, it's just another day at the office.

Ever since allegations against Arkansas Funeral Care in Jacksonville came out, the state has received almost 10 times as many calls.

"I finally started writing down dates that they called."