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CADC to distribute Dec. 11 in Lonoke County

CADC to distribute Dec. 11 in Lonoke County

LONOKE, Ark. (CADC) –Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities Wednesday, December 11 beginning at 9 a.m. in Lonoke County.

Commodities will be distributed at the following locations: Allport City Hall, Austin City Hall, Cabot Church of Christ located at 500 North 2nd Street, Carlisle Old City Gym, Humnoke City Hall, Lonoke County Fairgrounds, Ward Chamber of Commerce, Woodlawn Community Center, and the England Community Center. ID must be present in order to receive commodities.

The food items to be distributed may include peaches, carrots, spaghetti sauce, vegetarian beans, rotini pasta and apple sauce.

More U.S. travelers taking Thanksgiving trips, spending more in 2013

(TRIPADVISOR) -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual Thanksgiving travel survey of more than 1,200 U.S. respondents, revealing 39 percent plan to travel for Thanksgiving this year, up seven percent from those that did in 2012 (32 percent). Of those traveling, 37 percent will flock to the skies, while 57 percent plan to drive to their Turkey Day destination.

Thanksgiving Spending on the Rise
Forty-six percent of travelers plan to spend more on Thanksgiving travel this year compared to 2012, while 44 percent anticipate spending about the same.
• 14% plan to spend more than $3,000
• 21% expect to pay $1,000-$2,999
• 23% are budgeting $500-$999

Shopping malls will be crowded along with roads and runways, as forty-five percent of U.S. respondents plan to take a Black Friday shopping trip, a 12 percent increase from those that anticipated doing so in 2012.

Lunchbox Connection feeds Cabot students who may be without food during Thanksgiving break

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Students in the Cabot School District are out of school for an entire week for the Thanksgiving holiday, leaving several students who may get their only meals at school without.

A Cabot community outreach program is providing students with meals during their Thanksgiving break.

Dodson released from hospital after Cabot shooting

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The suspect in an officer-involved shooting that happened early Friday morning in Cabot has been identified.

According to Lt. Carl Minden with Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened about 6:20 a.m., along the 2300 block of Backbone Road in a fairly rural part of Cabot.

"There's not an immediate neighbor," said Lt. Minden.

Authorities, he said, including Jacksonville police and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) were serving a federal warrant for narcotics to Mark Lyle Dodson, 53, when shots were fired.

Lt. Minden told THV11's Daniel Wilkerson that Dodson fired upon the officer first, striking him.

"He does have some injuries to his arm and I believe his facial area as well," he said.

Dodson will be charged with criminal attempt to commit capital murder, Lt. Minden said, and additional charges are pending further investigation.

Showcase Game of the Week: Cabot Defeats Central 35-7.

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A showdown between two coaching legends sends Mike Malham to the 7A semifinals while ending Scooter Register's and the Central Tigers season.

The Panthers scored on their first two possessions of the game. Senior Zach Launius found the end zone on runs from five and one yard out. Cabot would shutout the Tigers 21-0 in the first half.

The second half featured more of Malham's "Wing T" offense and the Panthers went on to win 35-7 and remain undefeated.

The victory for Cabot sets up a showdown with North Little Rock next week in Cabot. The Panthers handed the Charging Wildcats their only loss of the season September 27th, 48-31.

Drumming up a miracle: Grant's story

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since birth, he's been told by so many people he "can't." But he is proving every one of them wrong.

When Grant plays drums, it is loud and powerful. And if you're lucky enough to be in the room, you can literally feel the drumbeat.

"I love it," Grant tells us.

His face reveals his passion. Sitting right here on this throne is exactly where he belongs.

He practices at Conway's Institute of Music. The band Tragikly White's drummer Byron Hayes teaches him.

"Byron has taught me a lot," Grant reveals. "A lot of drum movements, he's a great teacher."

Arkansas Blue Cross, Blue Shield giving away Thanksgiving meals

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 20, 2013) - On Tuesday, November 26, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield will give away Thanksgiving dinners to 12 families in Arkansas. People can register at any Arkansas Blue Cross enrollment center located inside select Goodwill Industries of Arkansas stores around the state.

Arkansas Blue Cross enrollment centers are open at the folowing Goodwill store locations and times: