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$1,000 reward offered for information on threats to Cabot Junior High South


CABOT, Ark. (November 4, 2014) – The Cabot School District is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for making multiple threatening phone calls to Cabot Junior High South.

According to the Cabot Police Department, they are confident the suspect is a male.

Superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman said, "We take every threat seriously and the safety of our students and faculty is a top priority. School is a safe place and we want to keep it that way. I want to thank parents, patrons and the community for their support and understanding and if anyone has any information, please do not hesitate in coming forward."

If you have any information, contact the Cabot Criminal Investigations Division at 501-843-6166. You can also contact Dr. Thurman at 501-843-3363.

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Bailiff injured in confrontation with 'suspicious male' at courthouse; man still at large


LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – A bailiff in Lonoke County was reportedly involved in a scuffle, prompting him to be taken to a hospital.

According to Sheriff John Staley, a suspicious male with "something" in his hand approached the bailiff at the Lonoke County Circuit Courthouse on N. Center Street, saying he had an appointment with the judge, who is actually out of town.

Sheriff Staley said that when the bailiff questioned him, there was a scuffle, and the bailiff went down a flight of stairs. He was injured and is being taken to a hospital for treatment.

The man is to have run off, and authorities are looking for him. He is said to be slender and 6' tall, with a tattoo on his neck. He was reportedly wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans at the time.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, you're asked to contact authorities immediately.


HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas

HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2014) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced on Thursday HUD's latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued overall decline in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness and significant reductions particularly among veterans and those persons living on the streets. In Arkansas, homelessness had declined by 23 percent since last year.

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

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Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and ax-wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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#1 ANNUAL ARKANSAS NIGHT TERRORS 13

Dates: Oct 10 & 11, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 26-31, Nov. 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. during the week, 7:30 p.m. to midnight or later on the weekend.

Location: 11200 West Markham; Little Rock (Behind Colonial Wine and Spirits)

Number: (501) 398-FEAR (3327)

Tickets: $15; $1 off admissions available at Colonial Wine and Spirits

Website: http://hauntingarkansas.blogspot.com/

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ARKANSAS' REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House continues battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls event

Bethlehem House has as its mission to improve the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in the community. In addition to offering a home for the homeless, the shelter provides an evening meal daily and operates a food pantry to serve the needs of those who do not have adequate resources for food.

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy,” said Judi Lively. “But it’s hard to look a person in the eye and say there is no food today and we can’t help your family,” “This occurs more often at the shelter than most people would like to believe.”