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Conway mother held at gunpoint with baby in car


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -A Conway woman is shaken up, but doing well, after she was held at gunpoint in broad daylight while her newborn was in the backseat of her car Friday at a local Walmart.

Police believe the situation could have been a lot worse had it not been for the mother's quick thinking.

"I felt like I was in a movie. It was just surreal," described Candace Dunwoody of Conway. She is holding her kids a little closer these days, after her first shopping trip with her newborn took a dangerous turn. "She was getting fussy, she wanted to eat so the checkers were helping me get out fast."

Dunwoody said she put the baby in the backseat for a moment while she finished putting groceries in the trunk. That's when she went to the backseat to feed her, but before she could get in, she was approached by a man with a gun.

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Conway residents discuss new $3.5 million rec center


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Conway city council is facing a tough decision over whether or not the city should move forward with plans for a new indoor rec center.

Mayor Tab Townsell is pushing council members to approve $3.5 million to purchase a former mobile home manufacturing facility for the project. "We would probably never build a building this big to handle this many possible uses under one roof anywhere else in the city," he told THV11 on Tuesday.

Most people attending Tuesday's meeting want the council to purchase the Spirit Homes building with some arguing it's the most fiscally conservative option available right now. Others believe purchasing an empty building for $3.5 million is a waste of money.

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

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Affidavit: 60 porn photos found on UCA professor's computer


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The University of Central Arkansas professor accused of having child pornography on his work computer is now facing formal charges.

According to an affidavit, 60 pornographic photos were found on Noel Campbell's computer.

When officers questioned him about the photos, he said he didn't want to speak to officers anymore.

Campbell was suspended and banned from campus last week after police said he was suspected of possessing the pornography.

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

Police: UCA professor arrested for possession of child pornography


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A University of Central Arkansas Professor has been suspended and banned from campus after police said he is suspected of possessing child pornography.

"On April 2, one of our employees approached us on the potential of child pornography on a state computer," Said Arch Jones, the director of community services at the University of Central Arkansas Police Department. "At that point our investigators began looking into that."

According to the UCAPD, economics professor Noel Campbell was taken into custody Thursday around 2 p.m. and taken to the Faulkner County Detention Center. He was arrested on probable cause but has not been formally charged. He was released on Thursday on a $15,000 bond.

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Arkansas Tech University AACSB accreditation extended

Arkansas Tech University AACSB accreditation extended

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 3, 2015)--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has announced that the Arkansas Tech University College of Business has extended its AACSB International accreditation for an additional five-year period.

AACSB first accredited the baccalaureate degree programs in business at Arkansas Tech in 2000. Officials from AACSB returned to campus in fall 2014, and their review has yielded extension of that accreditation for the Arkansas Tech College of Business until the next scheduled review during the 2019-20 academic year.

According to its website, AACSB accreditation is “known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.”

UCA men 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Thursday marked the 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event for the University of Central Arkansas.

Men from various organizations on UCA's campus strapped on the heels all for a good cause.

Director of Community Services Arch Jones said that this is a playful way to draw attention to their initiative to stop sexual violence.

"By the end of the walk, you'll see some grimaces on some faces. You'll see some red feet, you'll see some blisters that come up, but it's all for a great cause because it shows that the men of UCA are committed to stopping sexual violence," said Jones.

Jones went on to say that when officials began the program five years ago, they were inspired by 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'. The organization didn't just want do decrease sexual violence. They wanted to stop it.


Two suspects wanted for string of AT&T burglaries


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Conway Police Department is searching for two men they believe is responsible for a string of burglaries at three different AT&T locations.

Conway police responded to an activated alarm at the AT&T storeoff 2170 Harkrider Street around 9 p.m. Tuesday. When police arrived, they observed shattered glass and a light broken above the front door of the business. They also noticed that there were tiles removed from the ceiling. Around $20,000 of product was reported missing from the store's merchandise room.