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Cabot neighborhood wants to eliminate speeding

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A Cabot neighborhood is tired of seeing drivers speed through their residential streets.

"The sounds, the kids screaming, the big bang." It all happened within a matter of seconds, but the memory may last a lifetime. "Frightening experience. It's not one I'm going to forget."

Sharron White was sitting in her home in the Shiloh subdivision when chaos happened just feet away from her front door.

She explained, "I heard yelling and screaming and I heard a screeching and a loud bang and I saw something fly pass my window."

Afraid the children next door had been hit, White ran outside, fortunately to only find her mailbox knocked down and broken into dozens of pieces. She said, "If that mailbox had not caught that car it could have come down into my front door."

Suspect dead after shootout with police

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A man is dead after a routine warrant arrest turned into a shootout with police Tuesday night.

According to the Department of Community Correction, it started when the suspect fired from inside the police car.

"You don't see stuff like this happening around here," said witness and neighbor, Kathy Ballard, "everyone around here heard the shots, everyone was running everywhere, it was chaotic."

According to Ballard, the first shot came from inside the patrol car, breaking through the side window.

"You can see the gun and his arm and a little bit of his body outside the window and he just open fires on the police officers," said Ballard.

ADCC says 35-year-old Jonathan Macintosh fired at two of their officers.

The officers returned fire until Macintosh stopped.

Police respond to Cabot shooting

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A shooting occurred at South Pine Street and East Main in Cabot on Tuesday night.

The Cabot Police Department posted to their Facebook page that police are on the scene and no Cabot police officers were involved.

According to Bill Sadler with the Arkansas State Police, special agents with the state police are also on the scene.

No other information has been released at this time. THV11 crews are on their way and we will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Boys and girls of all ages will hit the basketball courts on June 6 not only for the competition, but also for a good cause. 

Chick-fil-A off Reynolds Road in Bryant is teaming up with Landers of Benton and Team USA to host a Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Bishop Park in Bryant and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Team USA.

"We are very grateful for our growing customer base and believe strongly in giving back to the community where ever we can. It's a must," said Guy Parker, owner/operator of Bryant Chick-fil-A and sponsor of the tournament. The Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament will be a great way to provide fun and entertainment, while raising money for...two organizations that help ensure great futures for our local youth."

Cabot City Council wants feedback on fireworks

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time, the city of Cabot is reaching out on social media for feedback from the community to see if they should allow fireworks during the 4th of July and New Year's Eve holidays.

Setting off fireworks is illegal in the city. Mayor Bill Cypert explained that two aldermen proposed the ordinance. He explained that people setting off fireworks is a problem in the city. "Right now we can't respond to all the calls on a given holiday period."

Reaching out on the web could help the aldermen voting on the proposal to have a clearer picture of what the community wants. "It's overwhelming response for some amnesty days for the 4th of July-and January 1st," said Mayor Cypert.

Two arrested for theft, vehicle break-ins in Lonoke Co.

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A stolen laptop led officers to a man and a woman who delivered newspapers in the same area where several vehicle break-ins had previously been reported.

Early Sunday morning, police took a report of breaking or entering along with theft from a vehicle on Ashtin Place off of Highway 38 outside Ward city limits. One of the items taken was a laptop, which deputies were able to track and locate to an address on Deer Creek Drive in Cabot. Officials made contact with the residents, 25-year-old Curtis Yaeger and 21-year-old Cheyenne Taylor, and discovered that the two delivered newspapers for the Democrat Gazette in the area where they had been reports of vehicle break-ins.

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

Renewal Ranch "Rally for Recovery"

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway non-profit organization, Renewal Ranch, is hosting a 'Rally for Recovery' event inviting the community to stand against what addiction can do to our society and families. 

On Friday, May 22 crowds of people will join together at the Conway Expo Center to join the fight against addiction and drug and alcohol abuse.

Rehabilitation facility Renewal Ranch is a faith based organization for adult men 21 years of age or older and is located at 75 Lake Drive in Houston, Ark. The organization includes 15 different pastors and teachers from all over central Arkansas who teach these men about the damage of addiction.

Tickets are being sold for $20 at the North Branch of First Security Bank and the Central Baptist Church in Conway. Patron tables, which include six tickets, are for sale at $250.  There will be catfish and other foods being served.