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First case of Enterovirus D68 hits Arkansas

First case of Enterovirus D68 hits Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas Department of Health reported its first case of Enterovirus D68 on Monday. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 160 cases in 22 states since mid-August.

"We have a number of suspected cases actually through the northern part of Arkansas and this is the first case that we've gotten the sample results back on that this virus is also in Arkansas, as we suspected," said Dr. Gary Wheeler, Medical Director for Infectious Disease Branch, Arkansas Department of Health.

The virus mimics the common cold with symptoms like sniffling, congestion, and fever. Enterovirus D68 also comes with shortness of breath, fast breathing, and severe coughing.

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Thieves target vehicles near Conway trail

Thieves target vehicles near Conway trail


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - If you happen to walk, jog or bike, you may need to watch out the next time you leave your car to work out. The Conway Police Department continues to get reports of car break-ins in parking lots near the Tucker Creek Trail.

Two break-ins happened days apart, and the thieves took cash and debit cards and a gun that was left behind in one of the cars. Police told THV it is where the keys were that made these break-ins a piece of cake for criminals.

Once Deidra Maltbia locks her car, she wishes she could forget about it, but because of recent car break-ins in the parking lots near the Tucker Creek Trail, she cannot.

"I do not leave anything in my car," said Maltbia. "I do not trust anybody."

She also takes her keys with her. Other runners now holding on tight too.

UCA Greek Village contributes to sorority membership increase

UCA Greek Village contributes to sorority membership increase


CONWAY, Ark. (September 22, 2014) —The Panhellenic Council has seen a 20 percent increase of women joining sororities during the fall 2014 recruitment due in part to the construction of Greek Village on campus.

Greek Village is a housing system primarily for fraternities and sororities on campus. The first phase of construction began in spring with plans to complete five sorority houses by fall 2015 for Move-In Day. As part of the second phase, five fraternity houses will also be built.

Man arrested after allegedly firing shots at US Marshals

Man arrested after allegedly firing shots at US Marshals


FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – According to officials, a man was arrested after he fired gunshots at U.S. Marshals while they were working to apprehend another individual.

A press release sent to THV11 by the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office details that while U.S. Marshals were in the area of the 200 block of Stanley Road in Vilonia on Friday night working to apprehend fugitive Jesse Herring, someone from a nearby home fired shots at them.

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Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- As confirmed by Officer Shay Cobbs of the North Little Rock Police Department, Jesse Herring was arrested early Sunday morning sometime overnight. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office website, Herring was booked at 2:05 a.m. in North Little Rock.

Officer Cobbs stated that police received a tip that he was at a vacant house located at the 4000 block of Pike Ave. in North Little Rock. Cobbs stated that when officers arrived on the scene, Herring jumped from a window and fled on foot.

He was then captured without incident and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

UCA hosts Amigo Cup for cultural exchange

UCA hosts Amigo Cup for cultural exchange


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Sunday, the University of Central Arkansas hosted the Amigo Cup, which is a soccer tournament aimed at getting more Latinos into universities.

The competition is the only one of its kind in the state.

The idea is to promote cultural exchange, and to connect the Latino community with educational opportunities available at UCA.

Coordinator Manny Sepulveda says the event also helps bring awareness to different cultures.

"As an institution, when you have a diverse population, it really helps us prepare for a global economy, and a global world. So that you know other people have other cultures, other language, and other ways of thinking, and so this really helps all of our students to understand the world as it really is," added Sepulveda.

UCA receives $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation

UCA receives $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation


CONWAY, Ark. (September 19, 2014) —The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

The project, titled "A Systematic and Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Highly Qualified Secondary Teachers of Mathematics and Science in Arkansas" will be funded over five years through the NSF's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.

The grant will provide scholarships, research opportunities, and work-study for eight students that will be selected from the physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology departments.