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7-year-old airlifted to hospital after being struck by car in Conway

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A 7-year-old boy was reportedly struck by a vehicle while crossing Dave Ward on Wednesday.

Conway police said that the child was crossing Dave Ward with his two older siblings. One lane of traffic stopped, while the another one didn't. The boy is said to have walked into the moving lane and was hit by a vehicle.

According to LaTresha Woodruff with Conway police, the PIO for the Conway Police Department, the child was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Little Rock, and his condition is unknown.

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Church opens free car wash in Conway

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A group was hosting a free car wash in Conway on Tuesday, but they turned down all donations.

The group belongs to the City Church of Conway. All week, they're holding free events and random of acts of kindness around the city.

Richard Alonzo says it's their way of giving back.

"We just figured a great way to love on the city is love on its people. And people love their vehicles. And we figured to show that love, we just wanted to wash their cars," said Alonzo.

Other than holding sports clinics, art camp and working at a women's shelter, the City Church volunteers will continue to wash cars Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The car wash is on the corner of Dave Ward and South Salem.

The week of events will conclude in a Freedom Fest this Friday at Laurel Park. It's also free for families.

UCA receives grant to preserve history of Japanese Americans

CONWAY, Ark. (June 29, 2015) - The University of Central Arkansas was recently awarded a $75,908 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program and the National Park Service. UCA was one of 20 institutions across the nation awarded funding from the federal program.

The goal of the program is to teach present and future generations about the history of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated from their homes and detained at 50 confinement sites throughout the country, including one in Rohwer and another in Jerome, Arkansas, during WWII.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:


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LRFW impacts local community

LRFW impacts local community

By Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is preparing for another great year and people in the community have the event marked in their calendars.

Every year, LRFW exceeds the expectations of an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind experience that merges designers, models and artists together to connect and establish their brands.

“LRFW is a great platform to allow those seeking careers in the modeling and fashion industry a leg to stand on in hopes of creating or expanding their brand,” said fashion designer, Nichole McGehee, who has been participating in LRFW since 2009. “As for me, LRFW has benefited me in helping to put my brand in the “spotlight” of the media. I feel that being a part of LRFW played a great part of my line becoming known on both a local and national level.”

Model trains arrive on time for holiday

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - An event fun for any generation came to Little Rock on this Father's Day weekend.

The Central Arkansas Model Railroad Club held an open house in Conway on Saturday filled with model trains for the public to see. You could find a mix of different gauge trains on display, all whooshing through the miniature countryside.

For longtime hobbyists, getting young people involved delivers a great payoff.

"The kid's expression is the smile on their face, and you can tell they're having a good time. That's something I like to see the kids do," said train enthusiast Melvin Hightower.

One sure-fire way to reach one group of kids is with the "Thomas the Tank Engine" trains that are on display. Also a big hit are the miniature trollies and streetcars they added to some of the constructed scenes.

UCA receives $3 million endowment

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded $3 million from the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program.

The funds will endow a chaired faculty position in the College of Business to support and expand the Supply Chain Logistics Management program, beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Arkansas Highway Commission recently announced the award, along with awards to the Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas Trucking Association. UCA was the only higher education institution to receive funding.