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CabotFest 2014 this weekend

CabotFest 2014 this weekend

CABOT, Ark. -- On October 11th, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, the downtown streets of Cabot will come alive with the sights and sounds of Cabot's 36th annual hometown celebration of CabotFest.

CabotFest began in 1978 as a small gathering to help lift the spirits of citizens after a tornado struck the town, killed several citizens and did severe damage to the little city.

Today, CabotFest is a family style festival that brings thousands to the City of Cabot of Cabot for a day of family fun, food, shopping, bingo, kid games, etc., and a variety of entertainment that features many hometown entertainers.

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Counties call for jail overcrowding solution

Counties call for jail overcrowding solution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials from all 75 Arkansas counties are demanding answers on how state officials plan to reform prison funding.

Because of overcrowding, state inmates have to be housed at county jails, taking up space reserved for inmates within those counties.

County officials say the state requires they hold their own inmates and maintain prison conditions at a state specified level.

However, the problems counties say they face are space for the inmates and full reimbursement from the state.

"We need to get the state to start taking responsibility for their own inmates. They're forcing. They're basically... They're not basically but they're forcing the counties to violate the rights of our inmates by not running a constitutional jail," said David Lucas, Jackson County Sheriff.

Cheerleaders walk for cancer survivor coach

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - It's a fight that so many are in together. And one that Cheerleading coach Stacy Cates knows all too well.

"I was 33 years old and I found a lump in my breast," she said.

Diagnosed five years ago, it's been a struggle for her family and her friends. She decided this year that she wasn't going to walk in the race. But her cheerleaders decided otherwise.

"I felt like it's a special thing for me to do that for her," said 14-year-old Lexi Dunn. "And a special thing for her."

Cates went undiagnosed for five months. And three weeks after finally being diagnosed with breast cancer, she had a double mastectomy. Still, it wasn't enough so the mother of three turned to chemotherapy.

"I couldn't just lay down and take it," she said. "I had to stand up and fight. But isn't that what everyone does?

Lonoke County's most wanted man in custody

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (October 2, 2014) - Travis Eugene Hall, 32, is now in custody at the Lonoke County Detention Facility.

Hall was captured at around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday by the US. Marshal's Service at a residence in Maumelle.

Hall was taken into custody without incident. He was Lonoke County's most wanted when he fled from a residence during the commission of a residential burglary which occurred on July 25. Hall also had an outstanding arrest warrant from the Arkansas Board of Parole.

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Severe weather likely this evening

Severe weather likely this evening

A band of storms already popping in Oklahoma this morning along an approaching cold front. Ahead of that front, warm and muggy conditions with increasing clouds.

Cold front arrives by later afternoon in NW Arkansas with a pretty decent chance of rain and storms. Timing in central Arkansas will be later tonight, and cool air arriving Friday. This weekend will be the second weekend of Autumn and it will certainly feel like it.

Thursday: high 87, mostly cloudy. pm t-storms

Friday: high 75, mostly sunny.


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Happy Birthday to THV11’s Hayden Balgavy!

Happy Birthday to THV11’s Hayden Balgavy!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Happy birthday to our very own Hayden Balgavy!

The now 24-year-old works at THV11 as our sports producer, and he has some pretty awesome parents. They brought us cake and barbecue to celebrate!


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New Freshman Academy to be dedicated Oct. 6

Cabot, AR – The Cabot Public School District is proud to announce the building dedication and grand opening of the new Freshman Academy.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held this Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at 18 Spirit Drive.

The 205,000 square foot facility houses more than 800 students solely dedicated to 9th graders. It opened in August of 2014 and serves as a transitional program, providing all incoming freshmen a foundation for academic success and graduation.

The Academy offers full programming to include the arts, athletics, band, career and technical programs along with core educational programs.

Four Buildings Include: