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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. 

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Community Center is doing their best to help the community maintain New Year's resolutions for 2016. 

For the early risers needing to work out before they start their day, Jacksonville Parks and Recreation is offering morning Boot Camp classes Monday through Friday, starting at 5:15 a.m. TG Fitness Trainer, Tony Gordon, will provide you a regimen of strength moves and cardio that will make you stronger, fitter, and a happier person. 

These classes are free to members of the Center. If you need additional information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net

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.

Fall sports league registration

Fall sports league registration

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - Jacksonville Parks & Recreation fall sports leagues registration is now open. 

The deadline for Adult Softball is August 27. Co-ed Volleyball & Flag Football deadline is August 28. League games begin early September.

Coaches meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 27 at the Jacksonville Community Center.

For more information contact Megan at 982-4171 or email mhandy@cityofjacksonville.net

NLR church hosts community fun day

NLR church hosts community fun day

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bailey Chapel Baptist Church of North Little Rock will host its annual fun day on August 15 for the community to enjoy. 

From 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. the church will host their community fun day with the goal of reaching out to the area to inform, instruct and encourage. 

There will be several activities for the people of all ages to take part in. 

For information on the event, contact Reverend C. Wayne Hawkins at elevenof15@yahoo.com. 

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics: