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IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.

National Bullying Prevention Month: Cabot students promote kindness one compliment at a time

National Bullying Prevention Month: Cabot students promote kindness one compliment at a time

CABOT, Ark.(KTHV)-The student council at Cabot Junior High is on a crusade to make others happy. In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, students and staff are fighting criticism one compliment at a time.

Tired of the negativity surrounding anti-bullying campaigns, Cabot Junior High Student Council President Jackson Kincade says he decided to try something different.

"Everyone is always trying to stop everybody from being so harsh to other people, but we're just trying to kind of ignore that and say, just try to be nice."

8th grader Claire Tebbutt says she's received several nice compliments.

"A couple of my friends have given me the 'you rock' compliment and I've also gotten the 'you're thoughtful' compliment."

Cabot paraprofessional arrested for sexual assault of a juvenile

CABOT, Ark. (October 16, 2014) – On Thursday, a female paraprofessional was arrested for sexual assault of a juvenile.

The Cabot Police Department received information about inappropriate contact between a paraprofessional and a female student at the Junior High South School in Cabot. The case was immediately investigated by the Cabot Police Department detectives.

The juvenile female victim was interviewed at the Cabot Police Department about the alleged incident. A short time later, the female paraprofessional was identified as Morgan Young, 23, of Cabot.

MUST SEE: Local airman returns from Qatar to surprise daughter

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) -- Saying goodbye is never easy, and for military families it can be that much more difficult. But on Thursday there was a moment reminding all of us how sweet a return home can be.

At Cheer City United it's no stretch to say there is plenty of enthusiasm but today there was more, much more.

"When you're gone you know, it affects you one way or the other. I don't care who you are it does," said Master Sergeant Jeff Wade.

Wade is a military man through and through. Working quality assurance for the Air Force he's made more than 40 tours overseas.

"It got worse every time. It never got better. Ever," he said.

Each one becoming more difficult, because it meant one more goodbye to his prized possession- his 10-year-old daughter Abigail.

"You slow down and that's when you think about it the most and it stinks," Wade continued.