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Win a granite kitchen makeover, help Lonoke Co. CASA

Win a granite kitchen makeover, help Lonoke Co. CASA

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- CASA helps represent children in the foster care system and this month, CASA of Lonoke County is hosting a special fundraiser to raise money and awareness.

You can purchase a ticket for $20 to win a granite kitchen makeover from Linco Countertops of Cabot. The makeover includes granite countertops, sink, and installation.

The winner will be drawn during the CASA Home & Outdoors Fundraising Dinner and Auction at the Cabot national Guard Armory on Thursday Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Grand prize winner doesn't have to be in attendance to win.

To purchase tickets for the makeover or the fundraising dinner, stop by CASA of Lonoke County at 119 W. Front Street or call (501) 676-6533.

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Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges

Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges


CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2014) – Hendrix College was named the nation's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college by

U.S. News and World Report

, whose annual college guide was published today.

According to U.S. News, the list includes the institutions most often cited by college presidents, academic leaders and admissions deans as having made promising and innovative changes in academic life, faculty, student life, campus and facilities. Hendrix has appeared on this list for seven consecutive years.

Hendrix is the only top 100 private national liberal arts college in Arkansas in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

Internationally renowned sculptor to lecture at UCA

Internationally renowned sculptor to lecture at UCA


CONWAY, Ark. (September 8, 2014) — The University of Central Arkansas will host internationally renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty for a lecture Thursday, Sept. 18 at 1:40 p.m. in McCastlain Hall 143.

Dougherty, who is in the process of installing one of his large-scale architectural sculptures formed from natural materials on UCA's campus, is appearing as an Artist in Residence.

Dougherty designs his sculptures by weaving natural materials such as twigs, sticks and saplings. He relies on the help of community volunteers to assist him with the gathering of these natural materials found among the environment as well as with the construction of the sculpture.

Volunteers can sign up here, and no sculpture experience is required.

Austin man arrested for domestic battery of 3-month-old


LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (September 4, 2014) - On Thursday, an Austin man was arrested for domestic battery and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

On August 8, Chief Tony Bryant of the Austin Police Department contacted Sheriff John Staley and requested assistance in an investigation concerning a 3-month-old male child. The child was taken to Children's Hospital emergency room by his mother on July 19 at which time the child had brain bleeds and possible brain stem damage. Lt. James Kulesa and Investigator Carla Lucas were assigned to assist with the investigation.

According to officials, the investigation led to the arrest of 32-year-old James Joseph Clowser. Clowser and his wife were living with the victim's family at the time of the incident.

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Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

Help the Red Cross prepare for emergencies by donating blood

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (RedCross) — Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.

The mission of the Red Cross is to help the public prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. During National Preparedness Month, the Red Cross reminds Americans to take simple steps to get ready for emergencies in their homes, workplaces and communities. One way to support this mission is to become a regular blood donor.

A stable blood supply is central to ensuring patient needs are met in emergencies. Blood can take up to three days to be tested, processed and made available for patients. It’s the blood already on the shelves that can help save lives when disaster strikes.

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Federal Communications Commission has reached a $7.4 million settlement with Verizon.

The FCC says the wireless company used personal consumer information for marketing purposes.

As part of the settlement, Verizon has agreed to take significant steps to improve how it protects the privacy rights of customers.


Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.