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State troopers seize record quantity of methamphetamine

State troopers seize record quantity of methamphetamine

Arkansas State Troopers have seized a record amount of methamphetamine during an arrest along Interstate 40 earlier this week. Troopers discovered 276 pounds of methamphetamine valued at an estimated $10-million dollars (retail/street value) inside the cargo trailer of a commercial carrier truck stopped along Interstate 40.

The seizure from the cross-country shipment is believed to be the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in Arkansas law enforcement history.

State Police on Monday afternoon (March 30th) patrolling Lonoke County in the area of Kerr Road and Interstate 40 (eastbound) noticed a tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder of the highway. A trooper approached the truck to check the driver's wellbeing.

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Austin officer receives recognition

Austin officer receives recognition

AUSTIN, Ark. (KTHV) -  Officer Kyle Matthews was recognized for his 20 years of service with the Austin Police Department Monday. 

Chief James Kulesa with Austin police awared Matthews with a plaque of recognition. 

The mayor, Bernie Chamberlain, and members of the City Council were present. 

Chief Jim Kulesa stated, "His actions reflect his commitment to serving others."

Officer Matthews served the department as a part-time officer in addition to having full time employment. 

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a "Welcome Home" event to remember and honor Vietnam veterans Saturday, April 11. 

On May 25, 2012, President Barack Obama declared May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the 'Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.' 

The museum will be open at no charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11. There will be several exhibits on display at the event. There will also be live music and a showing of the new documentary "The Last days in Vietnam" presented by AETN.

14-year-old arrested in Cabot bomb threats

14-year-old arrested in Cabot bomb threats

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – Police have arrested a 14-year-old from Louisiana in connection to a series of bomb threats made at Cabot Junior High South last year.

According to the Cabot Police Department, the teen was found after several subpoenas and search warrants were issued to the teen in Acadia Parish. They said a laptop, desktop, and tablet were seized from the home for evidence.

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Students pledge to stop using the "R" word


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of high school students are working to make their campus free of the "R" word.

Its part of Cabot High's "Spread the Word to End the Word" campaign.

11th grader Trea Kiser says he and his peers are trying to get students to stop using the word, "retarded."

On Friday, they signed a banner to make the pledge.

"Or they could overhear you. And literally there's over a 1,000 words that we could use besides the word retarded. Those with intellectual disabilities hurts their friends their family and everybody else around them," said Kiser.

The students who made the pledge are also wearing stickers and arm bands to spread the word.

Ward man who escaped custody arrested

Ward man who escaped custody arrested

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - AUSTIN, Ark. (KTHV) - A Ward man who escaped police custody Thursday morning was arrested Saturday.

Stephen Thomas Pilgreen, 27, was first taken into custody after admitting to taking items from a Dollar General Store in Austin. Pilgreen escaped from the police and ran into a nearby wooded area adjacent to Highway 367.

Cabot student raising awareness for Special Olympics Ark.

Cabot student raising awareness for Special Olympics Ark.

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A junior at Cabot High School is raising awareness for Special Olympics Ark. by holding a "Spread the Word" campaign Friday, March 13.

Trea Kiser, who is an ambassador for the Special Olympics Arkansas, is holding a "Spread the Word to End the Word" to raise awareness of the derogatory use of the r-word (retard/retarded). 

Banners for people to sign will be set up during both lunch times on March 13, times include 10:54 a.m. to 11:26 a.m. and 11:51 a.m. to 12:23 p.m.

For more information on Kiser's efforts, click here