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5 to 6 small grass fires ignite in central Arkansas


 

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) – Several agencies are working to put out small grass fires in central Arkansas.

A THV11 photographer on scene in Cabot said traffic in the area is stop and go and the moment because of four to five small fires along Highway 5 between the Greystone Gold Club and the Highway 89 and 5 intersection.

At the moment fire crews don't know how the fires began, but Cabot Fire Chief Phil Robinson said the ground is so dry at the moment that something as simple as a ciggarette, chain dragging, or hot brakes could have caused the grass to ignite.

Robinson said the situation near Cabot is under control.

Cabot community encouraging others to get active


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot community wanted to encourage people to get outside and be active through their 2015 Inspiration Run.

The Annual Inspiration Run took place on Friday, October 9 at 8:15 a.m. Those involved traveled a total of 26 miles by feet and bicycle, and visited 14 Cabot schools with students cheering them on along the way.

The run began at Ward Central Elementary and the finish line was at Magness Creek Elementary.

The event partners with the Cabot School District and the Cabot Country Cruisers.

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Cabot inspiring others to be active

Cabot inspiring others to be active

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot community is encouraging people to get outside and be active through their 2015 Inspiration Run. 

The Inspiration Run is taking place on Friday, October 9 beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Ward Central Elementary. Those involved will travel a total of 26 miles by feet and bicycle, visiting 14 Cabot schools with students cheering them along the way. The finish line will be at Magness Creek Elementary. 

The run partners with the Cabot School District and the Cabot Country Cruisers. 

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, October 10, the Cabot Lions Club invites you to join them at Cabotfest for some pancakes. 

The organization is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cabot First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

You can purchase a ticket from any Cabot Lions Club member or the day of at the entrance of the church. Adults are $5 each and kids ages 10 and under are $2 each. Carry-Out/To-Go Orders will be available.

Proceeds raised from the event will go directly towards the purchasing of eyeglasses for local school children and in-need adults, assisting local applicants with vital glaucoma and cataract surgeries, providing vision-screenings at local daycares, pre-schools, churches, health fairs and the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, as well as supporting the Cabot Lions Scholarship Fund. 

The Cabot Lions Club ask that you bring any unwanted eyeglasses to the breakfast so they can recycle them.

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts 2015-16 Science and Arts Café lecture series will feature Henderson State University professor Dr. Travis Langley and several ASMSA faculty members.

The first lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, features ASMSA French instructor Bryan Adams, who will present “French Crash Course Using the AIM Method.” AIM stands for Accelerative Integrated Methodology, which uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn a new language. Adams’ lecture will help attendees learn some French using AIM during the session.

Woman arrested in connection to Cabot shooting


 

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Cabot Police Department has arrested a woman they believe was involved in a Monday evening shooting.

According to Sgt. Keith Graham, officers found a man with a gunshot wound at the intersection of Locust Street and Vine Street.

Now, investigators have arrested a woman named Michelle Lynn Brimer in the case. She has been charged with first-degree battery and is currently at the Lonoke County Jail awaiting her first appearance in court Tuesday.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Police have not given a reason behind the shooting or said what condition the victim is in.

Jacksonville PD participating in Crime Free Housing program

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - The Jacksonville Police Department is participating in the Crime Free Multi Housing and Crime Free Rental Property program, with the goal of keeping crime out of neighborhoods. 

Officials are encouraging property owners, managers and landlords in the community to participate in the opportunity to improve the town they live in. 

The Crime Free Multi Housing program was developed in 1992 in Mesa, Ariz. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 44 U.S. states, five Canadian Provinces, Mexico, England, Finland, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Puerto Rico. The Crime Free Multi Housing program was designed to reduce crime, drugs and gangs on apartment properties.