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UCA student reports sexual assault

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the UCA Police Department, a student reported being sexually assaulted on Wednesday night.

The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday night between the hours of 7 and 7:50 p.m.

Police said that the report stated that a university student said she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance and fellow student in an on-campus apartment.

Arch Jones with UCA police said no arrest has been made.

Additionally, he said police are aware of the whereabouts of both parties. He told THV11 that the school has not begun any disciplinary actions, but normal procedures for an incident of this magnitude have been taken.

The initial report is said to show that the alleged victim originally called police with concern of a suicide attempt of the acquaintance. Police responded immediately.

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Exxon Mobil subsidiaries to pay nearly $5M for oil spill

Exxon Mobil subsidiaries to pay nearly $5M for oil spill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties from a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community.

As part of a consent decree set to be filed in a Little Rock federal court Wednesday, the companies would pay about $3.2 million in federal civil penalties in addition to addressing pipeline safety issues and oil-response capacity. They would pay $1 million in state civil penalties, $600,000 for a project to improve water quality at Lake Conway and $280,000 for the state's legal costs.

Assistant Attorney General John Cruden notes that Exxon Mobil doesn't admit liability in agreeing to the measures.

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor Mark Spitzer is driving around Arkansas with a 12-foot-long alligator gar on top of his car to promote his new book, Return of the Gar, just out from the University of North Texas Press.

The last stop on his statewide tour will be at Hastings Books and Music in Conway on Saturday, May 9, from 1-3 p.m. Return of the Gar continues the conservationist crusade Spitzer began 13 years ago to de-stigmatize this monstrous-looking prehistoric fish. Alligator gar, the largest member of the gar family, can grow 11 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds ― and they’re right here in Arkansas.

Two suspects in custody, victim in hospital after Conway shooting

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Conway police are investigating a shooting on Fifth Avenue that sent one man to the hospital.

Police were called to the home regarding shots fired around 3:45 p.m.The victim is reportedly a male, and his injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

According to Latresha Woodruff, Conway Police Department PIO, two suspects are in custody that were picked up a few blocks from the scene.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

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Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Man fires 20 rounds at robbers in Conway neighborhood

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – An attempted armed robbery Monday night turned into a shootout in a Conway neighborhood.

Henry Richards was enjoying a game of pool in his garage when he was caught in the middle of a firefight. "It's a pretty quiet residential neighborhood," said Richards. "I kind of thought about Vietnam for a minute."

Conway Police say 34-year-old James Allen was the victim of an attempted armed robbery outside a home on Joyner Drive. Allen didn't want to speak on camera but told THV11 he was walking to his car when two men approached him demanding money. When he reached for his gun they shot first. He returned fire and starting running away. According to a police report Allen fired more than 20 rounds in the middle of the street.

UCA professor arrested for child porn resigns

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to officials, a University of Central Arkansas professor who was arrested for possessing child pornography has resigned.

Noel Campbell was arrested on April 2 and charged with 60 counts of child pornography after investigators found the photos on his state computer.

Noel Campbell's resignation letter:

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