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UCA vigil for peace

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The University Central Arkansas held a candle light vigil for global peace Thursday night.

UCA Students and community members hope that this event will help shed light on global tragedies. The event came about after over 100 people in Paras were killed in an attack last Friday. Around 500 candles were lit just to show support for their friends across the sea.

THV11 talked to a few exchange students on Thursday, who had loved ones hurt in the Paris attacks.

"That's just awful, everything that happened, is really awful," said Swe-zeek Houllier.

Houllier is still numb after the Paris attacks that left her entire country in mourning. Her friend was shot at the Bataclan concert where 87 out of the 129 were killed.

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Suspect arrested after alleged beating death of Conway man

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Hot Springs man was arrested for beating one Faulkner County man to death and seriously injuring another.

Around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Faulkner County Deputies were dispatched to Mount Gale Rd. in Conway in reference to a homicide. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found two men in the home.

Bradley Stinton, 52, was found and appeared to be beaten to death. A second victim was severely injured and transported to Baptist Health in Little Rock for treatment.

Through speaking with witnesses and neighbors, deputies gathered information on the suspect, 52-year-old Richard Williford.

At 5:35 a.m., deputies responded to another Conway address on Winwood Loop regarding a man who called himself "Ricky" with no shirt saying he was homeless and needed a ride.

UCA hosts Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace

UCA hosts Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A local university is taking the time to recognize the lives that were lost in the tragedy that struck in Paris on Friday.

The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a candlelight gathering to honor those who died in Paris on November 13. The Division of International Engagement at the university is sponsoring the event. The organization hopes to provide students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to reflect on world events and promote a peaceful society. 

The "Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace" will be held at the Student Center Amphitheater on UCA campus Thursday, November 19 at 4:45 p.m.

UCA STEM Institute open house

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The UCA STEM Institute open house will be held on Wednesday, November 18. 

The open house will be held in Main on UCA campus in room 212, 213 and 215. 

VIP hours will be held from 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., which will include a light lunch and a presentation of the new institute. Organizers of the event want to give the public an opportunity to tour the facilities and see the resources and programs that are available to teachers and students. 

Special guests attending the VIP luncheon are President Tom Courtway, the Provost, College Deans, various Department Chairs, and the CEO of Conway Corporation. 

For more information, visit www.uca.edu/steminstitute.

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Veteran receives special suprise from his 3rd grade students

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - On this Veteran’s Day, we are reminded of one of the many freedoms we get from those who serve our country; the ability to get an education.

Julia Lee Moore Elementary School in Conway honored someone who gave them this freedom, as well as someone who provides it first-hand.

Third grade teacher William Brown wore a full U.S. Air Force uniform at the school assembly Wednesday morning. Sgt. Brown received dozens of awards over his 25 years of service. 

However, Wednesday may have been his greatest honor of all. He received a surprise recognition from his students.

“When I saw all the kids singing and smiling, it brought tears to my eyes,” said Sgt. Brown.

Ark. Research Alliance recieves $764K for cancer study

CONWAY, Ark. - On Wednesday, the Arkansas Research Alliance announced a $764,000 contract with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to determine if new approaches can be developed to screen for lung cancer with a simple blood test.

Dr. Donald Johann, Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics at the UAMS Department of Hematology and Oncology, the Principle Investigator, noted the major goal of the initiative is the development of tools and methods for the early detection of cancer. Early detection leads to improved patient outcomes and can save lives.

Local churches invited to partner with Bethlehem House in battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls

Local churches invited to partner with Bethlehem House in battle to feed the hungry with Empty Bowls

CONWAY, Ark. - National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This year, the Bethlehem House is partnering with local churches to bring that awareness to a community level through its annual Empty Bowls event.

“Many children and adults go to bed hungry each night, across the world and across the street,” Bethlehem House Executive Director Judi Lively said. “This year, we are inviting churches throughout Faulkner County to join this fight by hosting their own Empty Bowls event for their congregation.”

The proceeds of these events will be used to support the work of Bethlehem House. 

Bethlehem House has as its mission to improve the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in the community. In addition to offering a home for the homeless, the shelter provides an evening meal daily and operates a food pantry to serve the needs of those who do not have adequate resources for food.