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UCA men wear high heels to raise sexual violence awareness

UCA men wear high heels to raise sexual violence awareness

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) – Male students, faculty and staff will sport women’s high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual violence.

UCA men, as well as female supporters, will be participating in a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

The end of sexual assault and gender violence starts with awareness and Walk a Mile is one of the best ways to raise awareness in the Central Arkansas region,” said Scott Isenga, director of fraternity life.  “The event is important because it puts our UCA fraternity men creatively at the forefront, literally, of these issues on our campus.“

Conway man's 'Happy' rendition goes viral

Conway man's 'Happy' rendition goes viral

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – With more than 53,000 views, it's safe to say that a Conway man's rendition of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has gone absolutely viral.

Using wine glasses, cooking pans, and pencils for drum sticks, Dan Newbie said he made the video to prove how sometimes you don't need actual musical instruments to make music… He said, "Just as you don't always need a reason to be happy."

Newbie lives in Conway, Arkansas and according to his YouTube profile, he is a computer science student, music producer, photographer, and filmmaker. Check out his video here: http://on.kthv.com/1m8vuxF

The Mayflower oil spill robbed Michelle Ward of her middle-class dream

The Mayflower oil spill robbed Michelle Ward of her middle-class dream

In the spring of 2009, Michelle Ward was finishing her last semester at UCA. She was on her own, supporting her 2-year-old daughter, Kayla. The economy was in recession, and the future looked uncertain, but she decided to take a leap: She secured a loan to build a home. By October, she had moved out of the Conway apartment she'd shared with her college roommate for the previous six years and into a brand new brick house in a subdivision, Northwoods, that is located in a sleepy town just off Interstate 40 heading south towards her hometown of North Little Rock... Read More

Cross Creek Sandwich Shop celebrates 5th birthday

Cross Creek Sandwich Shop celebrates 5th birthday

CONWAY, Ark. (CCSS) - In honor of its 5th birthday, Cross Creek Sandwich Shop is celebrating with Customer Appreciation Week April 7-12, 2014.

“We are excited about making our birthday celebration all about our awesome customers because we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for them.” said Chris Jennings, owner of Cross Creek Sandwich Shop. “Customer Appreciation Week is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone that has contributed to the ongoing success of our restaurant. We are looking forward to many more years to come.”

To kick off the birthday celebration, Cross Creek will be offering free samples of some of your favorite cookies on Monday, April 7 only - while supplies last. A drawing to win a free lunch will be held each day during Customer Appreciation Week and Cross Creek will be bringing back everyone’s seasonal favorite – Homemade Strawberry Pie.

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Fallen Conway Officer's Heart Gives Life


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Bittersweet is the best way to sum up Tanya and Harold McGary's Sunday. The two are proud parents of fallen Conway officer William McGary, who was killed by a driver while patrolling an accident in January 2013.

"It's William's heart," Tanya said. "His big loving heart."

McGary was an organ donor when he died. In November, his family met the recipient of one of his kidneys, and Sunday they met the other—Charles Connor, who was laying in the hospital in need of a heart transplant.

STORY:
Transplant recipient meets fallen officer's family at emotional event

Tanker truck accident shuts down interstate


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A person with the Conway police department told tHV11 News that Exit 127 east bound is closed down at Oak Street and I-40 for a while.

Police are working a diesel fuel truck accident there; only one vehicle involved in the accident. The diesel fuel truck overturned is leaking some of the fuel.

The driver was taken to a Little Rock hospital for his injuries.

OEM and fire department personnel are cleaning up the area, and another tanker truck is on the way to retrieve the remaining fuel inside of the truck. People need to avoid the area as they attempt to clean up his accident.


Lake Dardanelle State Park events for April 2014

Lake Dardanelle State Park events for April 2014

Lake Cruise –Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat.  Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1 hour cruise.  There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited.  You must register for the tour. Call 479-967-5516 to register for a seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.  (Weather permitting)

Tuesdays & Saturdays at 1:30p.m. – What’s for Lunch? –We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?