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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.

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Faulkner Co. hosts 6th annual charity 5k

Faulkner Co. hosts 6th annual charity 5k

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Faulkner County Day School will hold their sixth annual 'Racin' in the New Year' 5K Saturday, Jan. 3. 

The race will begin at 10 a.m. off South Blvd. in Conway. The cost to enter the race is $25, and registration will end at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. 

Proceeds from the 5K will be donated to programs such as the Milestones and the Workforce, which benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities. 

 

Knock out the new year with amateur boxing Saturday night

Knock out the new year with amateur boxing Saturday night

AMATEUR BOXING SATURDAY NIGHT

The fourth annual Central Arkansas Boxing Classic will be held at the Conway Expo Center & Fair Grounds this year as the event has outgrown the Conway Armory.

“The last event was standing room only,” said Rodney Gillespie, owner of Gillespie Boxing of Conway. “So this year we chose the Expo Center.”

The event is hosted by Gillespie Boxing and sanctioned by USA Boxing.

Gillespie is a former boxer, and former ammeter champion who decided to open his own boxing gym about five years ago at 1815 Old Morrilton Highway Suite 101.

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Charges against all but one hazing suspects dropped


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Charges have been dismissed against some of the people involved in the UCA student hazing case in early March.

According to Faulkner County Prosecutor Cody Hiland, Christopher Ozuna, the person who actually carried out the hazing, was convicted of four counts of hazing, and one count of third-degree battery.

Ozuna has been sentenced to 12 months of probation, community service, and restitution--$2,000 from fraternity fees. The majority of the restitution was paid, and the others originally charged paid a portion of it.

Hiland said Ozuna was expelled from UCA, which is required because of the charges. However, since he had never been in trouble before and was close to graduation, Ozuna was ordered to enroll in another college within a certain time frame to get his degree.