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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

UAPB freshman enrollment rises 38 Percent

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) showed a dramatic increase in freshmen enrollment and total student enrollment, according to figures released by the university.

First-time freshmen enrollment has increased by 38.1 percent, with 685 students enrolled. Overall student enrollment, including graduate students, increased by 6.1 percent, with a student population at 2,666. Last year, UAPB enrolled 496 new freshmen and 2,513 students overall.

UAPB Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander attributed the rise in enrollment to several factors, including enhanced scholarship offerings, a return of the Pre-Licensure (Generic) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, new STEM program offerings, as well as targeted marketing and recruitment efforts.

JCSO recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JCSO recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - For the month of October, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be writing citations in pink ink as a way to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Additionally, their female deputies have been provided pink handcuffs in lieu of the traditional stainless steel department issued handcuffs.

“The Sheriff’s Office wants to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s something when you realize that typically there exists no more than one degree of separation between someone you know who has or has had breast cancer. So, many in our communities and within the Sheriff's Office family have been personally touched by breast cancer in some way, which is why we found it appropriate to bring forth the idea of support through the "Stroking For The Cure” campaign," said Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

 

Jefferson Co. jail detainees riot resulting in thousands in property damage

Jefferson Co. jail detainees riot resulting in thousands in property damage

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – According the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, the Special Response Team (SRT) responded after inmates at the Jefferson County Jail rioted causing several thousand dollars in damage on Wednesday night.

According to Major Lafayette Woods, Jr., over 80 detainees rioted after jail security staff tightened security and restricted privileges for the inmates.

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and ax-wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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#1 ANNUAL ARKANSAS NIGHT TERRORS 13

Dates: Oct 10 & 11, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 26-31, Nov. 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. during the week, 7:30 p.m. to midnight or later on the weekend.

Location: 11200 West Markham; Little Rock (Behind Colonial Wine and Spirits)

Number: (501) 398-FEAR (3327)

Tickets: $15; $1 off admissions available at Colonial Wine and Spirits

Website: http://hauntingarkansas.blogspot.com/

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ARKANSAS' REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock