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Vulgar Instagram account raises cyber-bullying concerns


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A vulgar social media page exploiting Cabot students is concerning police and parents about the dangers of cyber-bullying.

The page shows pictures of district students with grotesque hashtags and captions.

As many as 200 photos of 22 students and parents were posted the captions. The account has since been taken down but it's becoming more common as younger kids start exploring social media.

"There's a lot of victims when this happens," said Lonoke County Prosecutor Chuck Graham.

In today's world popularity can be summed up into one word: followers.

"Cute girls or whatever you know, what's your Instagram name? Yeah you know everyone's looking for some followers," said skateboarders Dillon Martella and Brandon McCutchen.

The two used to attend Cabot High School and post skateboarding videos among other things almost daily.

Cabot mom speaks after controversial Instagram account removed


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Around 200 photos of Cabot students and adults were posted on Instagram have now been deleted, after the photos were found with vulgar captions.

22 people already filed reports to Cabot Police- saying they are victims of this Instagram account.

The posts were taken down from Instagram Thursday night.

"She's very embarrassed, and just violated in a way you know?" said Keri Kirkland, a mom to a 14-year-old in the Cabot School District.

Her daughter's picture was posted on the deleted account and her 8-year-old sister was also in the post.

"Since she's a minor, I wanted to get it taken care of," said Kirkland.

Most of the pictures posted were clean, but the captions and hashtags were inappropriate and vulgar.

My Town Hero: Cabot woman helping to feed her community


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - During the summer months when many families are busy taking vacations, others are often times searching for the next meal.

Tonight's My Town Hero has gone above and beyond to make sure families in her community don't go hungry.

As the summer draws to an end, the need for food does not.

Hunger doesn't take a vacation, which is why all summer long, Mount Tabor UMC in Cabot has opened its doors to feed those in need.

"I've never been in a place where I did not know how I was going to feed my children at night and a lot of people we see have."

Twice a week, Eileen Poss and other church volunteers prepare brown bag lunches filled with anything from pizza to sandwiches and cookies...feeding over 350 people a week.

All of which, Eileen greets with a smile.

"She makes people feel welcome and comfortable."

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ak. - The Regional Veteran Affairs Mobile Command Veteran Center will be at Pulaski Technical College's Main Campus from 8 am.to noon on Friday, August 21, to provide clinical, social and administrative services to veterans.

The unit will be parked by the Campus Center on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive. More than 500 veterans attend PTC; however, services are available to all veterans.

The services are part of a three-day orientation for vets who will be attending PTC this fall or in the future.

For more information, contact Roslyn Tillman at (501) 812-2809 or rtillman@pulaskitech.edu.

 

 

Cabot schools on cutting edge of athlete care


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - One of central Arkansas' school districts is raising the bar when it comes to healthcare and treatment of its student athletes.

Many school districts in Arkansas don't even have one certified athletic trainer on-staff. Cabot has four of them, and they're changing the way high school athletes are getting care in school districts around the state.

Cabot Schools head Athletic Trainer Jason Cates has been the driving force behind transforming the district's philosophy when it comes to student-athlete health. Not only that, but he teaches other coaches and trainers all over the state about it.

"I think that they're a little bit taken back because of the depth of some of the things that we do," said Cates. "But once we show them how we do it and how we go about it and why we do it, the science behind it, everything we do is evidence-based, it's not a knee-jerk reaction."

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Police searching for Cabot bank robbery suspect


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - On Tuesday evening, the Cabot Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the First Security Bank at 2255 West Main St.

Bank employees stated that a man came into the bank armed with a handgun and demanded money. He then fled the area driving a dark colored four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan.

The suspect was described as a black male, around 5'11" to 6'2" tall, weighing about 180 to 220 lbs. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a long sleeve white shirt, dark color pants, and a dark colored ball cap.

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