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Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

Helping Fight Hunger-Empty Bowls Event

“Talking about ‘The Hungry’ in our community is easy.  But try looking a person in the eye and saying you can’t help their family,” says Bethlehem House volunteer Lesley Turner.  

Sunday, November  10,  will be the second annual Bethlehem House “Empty Bowls” fundraiser to provide for the needs of the homeless and nearly homeless.  Guests are invited to join us for a meal of soup, bread, and dessert made by local restaurants and volunteers and served at the facility of oneChurch, 1058 Front Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m on Sunday, November 10.   

Also, local artisans and vendors will display a variety of items for sale in the   Empty Bowls Marketplace. Cost for the meal is $10 per person, and vegetarian and gluten-free soups and desserts will be available.  Children under 10 eat free.  This event coincides with Conway’s Downtown Christmas Open House. 

35th annual CabotFest this weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The downtown streets of Cabot will soon come alive with the sights and sounds of Cabot's 35th annual hometown celebration of CabotFest.

Event chair Damon Bivins and food coordinator Melissa Underwood stopped by "THV 11 News at 9:00" to share all the details.

It all happens this Saturday Oct. 12 in downtown Cabot. For more information, contact the Cabot Chamber of Commerce at 843-2136 or email chamber@cabotcc.org.

This free event will have live entertainment, all day event, carnival rides, food, vendors and much, much more.

FBI releases more info on Arkansas power grid attacks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Three separate attacks on the Arkansas power grid over the last six weeks have the F.B.I. and the A.T.F. asking for help in finding the culprits. Investigators won't go as far as to say all three attacks are definitely related but say they are looking into that possibility.

Duo takes police on chase, stopped by ditch embankment

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - After police checked in on a tip about a man with outstanding arrest warrants, they were led on a chase and even made a drug and firearm seizure.

Sgt. James Kulesa, with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office, said police were trying to find 40-year-old Joseph Brackett on Oct. 4 around noon in the area of Gatepost Road in Cabot. He said they found him in a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero and tried to make a traffic stop, but the car failed to stop and sped up, leading police on a chase down Highway 5 into Pulaski County and back.

The Mitsubishi eventually went into a ditch and struck the embankment near Morrison Road and Highway 319. Deputies said they found 10 ounces of meth ice, drug paraphernalia, $3,460, and a stolen 9mm automatic in the car.

Brackett and his female driver, 23-year-old Desirea Bodin, were taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.

FBI wants more information on tractor used in Oct. 6 power line incident

Little Rock (FBI) - Randall C. Coleman, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the State of Arkansas, released the following additional information relating to the October 6 power line attack:

At approximately 7:20 am Sunday morning, October 6, 2013, officials with First Electric Cooperative reported a power outage which affected approximately 10,000 customers in the Cabot area. An inspection of two wooden power poles located near the 1400 block of Robin Road, behind the McBride Subdivision, revealed that they were intentionally cut.

$25K reward offered in power grid attack investigation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -The FBI is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to power line vandals.

It started in August when someone climbed a 100-foot tower and cut high voltage lines in Cabot. Now the FBI believes the same vandals could be responsible for two more power line attacks.

"Kind of unusual for a day like yesterday to lose power. There weren't any storms of anything," says Darrell Burns who lives on Robin Road in Jacksonville.

Today's Box Office: James Hetfield goes Through the Never

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Concert movies can drag on at times and eventually become boring, unless we're talking about Metallica.

I talked with James Hetfield last week about Metallica: Through the Never which is a concert movie with a  storyline about a roadie who is sent on a mission to retrieve something for the group and along the way he experiences very strange events set to the music of the ultimate rock band, Metallica.

Hetfield talks about the origination of the idea for the movie and the process of putting it all together.