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Conway Salvation Army asking for help to feed families

Conway, Ark. (KTHV)- The crew at the Salvation Army in Conway says every day their pantry feeds 150 families, but they've hit a shortage. The non-profit organization depends on donations from families, but fear that people haven't been helping enough.

They only have food left to help families for three more days.

Major David Robinson says that things usually don't look like this. "Usually at this time of year, after Christmas, the shelves are full." But he said this year, Santa wasn't as giving as most years.

Thirty families per day depend on the pantry, that's 150 families a week. Twelve cans per each food box are given to each family.

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91-year-old Arkansas WWII vet to receive highest French honor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- "We [drove] the Germans out of France."

Very rarely does one meet a person who can say they've helped make history.

"I liked history myself in school," states an old soldier remembering his school days.

However, in the outskirts of Vilonia, Johnie Arnold explained how he helped defeat Adolf Hitler in World War II.

"It was 150,000 troops, [that] hit that beach that first day," exclaimed Mr. Arnold.

Arnold is 91 years old, actually 91 and-a-half, he insisted on clarifying, but despite that memory being more than 70 years ago, he says it's hard to forget D-Day.

'I was 19, they just told you what you had to do and what your job was," added Arnold.

Arnold joined the coast guard in 1942.

UCA television station available through U-verse

UCA television station available through U-verse

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A station previously only available in Conway will no spread to various parts of Arkansas. 

The University of Central Arkansas' Channel 6 television station is now available on U-verse, Channel 99.

“I'm extremely excited to be able to reach a new audience through Channel 6's original programming,” said Chris Churchill, director of Channel 6 Television. “Now, thanks to AT&T U-verse, UCA students, family and fans can experience our programming from anywhere in central Arkansas.”

Channel 6 will cover from Little-Rock to Pine Bluff, including Benton, Bryant, Cammack Village, Conway, Haskell, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, Pulaski County, Shannon Hills, Sherwood and Searcy.

​To access Channel 6's programming through U-verse, browse to U-verse Channel 99, which will display a list of available Public Education Government (PEG) channels. Click on Conway and then UCA Television.

CHS point guard leads team to first state title since 2008

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Jordan Danberry is the starting point guard at Conway high school who led her team to its first state title since 2008 in 2014.

Danberry is a 5-star recruit who will take her talents to the U of A next year to play for Jimmy Dykes and the ladybacks.

Before graduating – Danberry hopes to bring home another state title for the Wampus Cats.

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UCA holds annual MLK prayer breakfast

UCA holds annual MLK prayer breakfast

CONWAY, Ark (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Friday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is "The Blueprint for Change: Nonviolence. Unity. Perseverance."

The guest speaker for the event will be Charles O. Stewart, chief executive officer for Stewart Real Estate Development, LLC and co-founder/chairman of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame and Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation.

“The breakfast is held each year to celebrate the spiritual legacy, moral courage and fortitude that Dr. King brought to the social justice movement of this country," said Angela Jackson, director of the Office of Diversity and Community. "It is also an event that gives us a chance to reflect on how far we have come and how much further we have to go as a society."

The event is free and open to the public.

Cold causes central Arkansas power outages

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Some homeowners in central Arkansas were in the dark on Thursday as the cold temperatures began putting extra strain on power lines.

Entergy officials say at this point, just a few dozen customers remain in the dark.

According to Senior Communications Specialist Sally Graham, the company had 6,227 customers without power as of 8:54 a.m. She added that the number fluctuated throughout the day as most of the outages can be contributed to the cold weather.

Graham said several things could cause an outage throughout the day. One of them being power lines sagging down due to the cold and contacting neutral lines. Another could be fuses burning out.

After a night of temperatures in the teens, Pete Kaufman spent the morning shivering in his home.

"We woke up at 5 and that was the first time we noticed that power went out."

UCA food drive a huge success

UCA food drive a huge success

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Central Arkansas Athletic Training Students' Association (CAATSA) hosted its annual food drive through the months of November and December and saw major success.

The organization received 2,000 pounds of non-perishable items from people wanting to give back.

All of the items collected for the food drive go towards helping those at the Bethlehem House of Conway and the University of Central Arkansas Bear Essential Food Bank.

The donations for the food drive were made possible by UCA Kinesiology and Physical Education Faculty and Staff, the UCA Strength and Conditioning Staff, university students, various student-athletes, and the Conway Police Department’s SWAT Team.