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Train hits, kills teen in Conway area


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A Conway teen was hit and killed by a train Sunday afternoon.

Police said 17-year-old Sean Studler died after being struck by a train just west of the Salem Overpass. LaTresha Woodruff with CPD said Studler was wearing headphones as he was walking along the track.

A spokesperson for Union Pacific said the conductor saw Studler walking the track and tried to blow the whistle to get his attention, but it was too late.


UPDATE: Kidnapped child safe, father and grandfather arrested


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The 4-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped Friday morning has been found safe, according to LaTresha Woodruff with the Conway Police Department; this information comes after an afternoon of changing information in this case.

Late Friday morning, Woodruff said a 4-year-old had been taken from her Conway home by her non-custodial father, Nakia Gibbs, and his father, Johnny Gibbs, earlier that day. A search took place looking for the three people and the vehicle they were believed to be in, a tan Mercury Grand Marquis with Arkansas tag 519 SHM.

At about 3 p.m. Friday, Woodruff told THV11 that the girl had been located at the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office, where both Gibbs men had been arrested.

The information continued to change to say that none of the three Gibbs were located or in custody.

Amazing: Wine glass musician is back, with Mario Bros. tune

Amazing: Wine glass musician is back, with Mario Bros. tune

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The musician from Conway Arkansas, Dan Newbie, who has become a YouTube sensation by playing the unique instrument of wine glasses, is back again. This time he's performing a favorite familiar tune that all children of the 90s can appreciate ... the Super Mario Brothers theme song.

Come To Diamond Bear Brewing Company's Grand Opening on Monday

Come To Diamond Bear Brewing Company's Grand Opening on Monday

Diamond Bear Brewing Company is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting Monday at its new North Little Rock location, and you're invited!... Read More

Community Easter events

Community Easter events

Community Easter events are as follows:

 

Friday

• Mount Olive Baptist Church Flashlight Easter egg hunt, 7:30 p.m. 448 Hwy. 25 N., Guy.

Saturday

• Greenbrier First United Methodist Church Easter egg hunt, corner of Hwy. 65 and Tyler Street, from 10 a.m. to noon.

• The Damascus Library is hosting an Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2-12 at the Damascus Community Center on April 19, at 10 a.m.

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Airbrushing Class

Airbrushing Class

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers will be hosting an instructional class on how to use your airbrush on Saturday, May 10th beginning at 2pm at HobbyTown USA Little Rock. The class is free of charge.

-Instructor Led

-Airbrushing Techniques

-Hands on

-Step-by-Step Instruction

If you would like to attend the class, please bring your airbrush,a model to paint, and your choice of paint and thinner. There will be a limited number of airbrushes available to use if you do not own one.

Please fill out the sign up sheet located at the front counter so that we know how many
people to prepare for. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, May 7th.

 

Contact Person: Brianna Childres

Contact Phone: 501-269-9086

Event Location: 2614 S. Shackleford Rd., Suite C, Little Rock, Arkansas

Email: casmodelers@gmail.com

Website: www.CASModels.org

 

One lane on Hwy 60 across Toad Suck Dam to close until April 21

One lane on Hwy 60 across Toad Suck Dam to close until April 21

CONWAY, Ark. (ACE) - The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is closing one lane of Highway 60 across Toad Suck Lock and Dam from 7 a.m. till 5 p.m. April 21 to allow personnel to inspect the bridge.

Officials regret any inconvenience this may cause, and asks for the public's cooperation until the work is complete. The closure is being coordinated with emergency services and law enforcement agencies.  Corps officials ask travelers to plan alternate routes and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

News and recreation information can be found at www.about.me/usacelittlerock.

(Source: Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District)