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Homeowner: Risky roundabout needs fix

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Call them roundabouts or traffic circles, they purpose is to slow down traffic and make roads safer.

But for one homeowner in Conway, he says a new roundabout near his house has done the opposite.

Thomas Speck reached out to THV11 to say that on Saturday a car flew through the intersection of Poteete and Irby. He said they hit the roundabout and flew into his front yard, smashing his brick mailbox. He is able to count a handful of wrecks in just the past six months, and he wants Conway to do something about it.

"They don't stop at the stop sign. I mean if I sit out in my front yard you can watch people go right on through," said homeowner Thomas Speck. "Sometimes they see me looking and they stop, but most of the time they look and keep on going."

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UCA hosts Tuba Euphonium Conference

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A whirlwind of brass consumed UCA's campus on Thursday as they kicked off the Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference.

More than 300 tuba and euphonium players from all over the south came out to show their skills.

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Conway's Homeless Shelter Raises $36,000 to Benefit Bethlehem House

Conway's Homeless Shelter Raises $36,000 to Benefit Bethlehem House

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Bethlehem House, Conway’s homeless shelter, recently raised over $36,000 during the Tenth Annual Valentine Gala and Auction.

This was the first year for the Jewelry Hunt from Dayer Jewelers. Forty boxes were sold for $50 each, one box contained a Chatham Aquamarine and Diamond pendant valued at $1,100 won by Tess Fletcher of Conway. All other boxes contained a gift certificate for a meal from David’s Burgers.

Bethlehem House is a non-profit shelter that depends on support from local churches, organizations and individuals. Funds from the Valentine Gala and Auction go to the Operational Fund for day-to-day operations.

Bethlehem House has a mission to change the life situations of the homeless and nearly homeless in our community. To obtain more information, volunteer with or donate to Bethlehem House, call (501) 329-4862 or visit bethlehemhouse.net.


LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the seventh annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 13 through 18. The application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 95 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Harding University, Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone on to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

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Update: Man suspected of stealing Ark. patrol car in custody

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A man who is accused of stealing a patrol car is now in custody.

On Tuesday around 2 a.m., a deputy reportedly tried to make a traffic stop in the area of Hwy 286 and Caney Creek Road, and it resulted in a pursuit.

The suspect vehicle is said to have lost control, and wrecked the car near Caney Creek and Amity Road.

When the deputy tried to make contact with the suspect, a struggle ensued. The suspect, later identified as Tyler J. Beene, 44, managed to get the weapon away from the deputy. Beene fled from the scene in the deputy's patrol car with the lights and siren activated on Caney Creek Rd towards Foothills Dr.

Approximately 50 minutes later, the patrol car was reportedly found abandoned on Betty Ln.

Deputies said Beene was arrested Tuesday around 4 p.m.

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Youth Leadership Initiative) - Kids from across Arkansas will convene in Little Rock to join in the fight against tobacco and other nicotine use on Wednesday, March 18th with a Silent March and Mock Funeral along Capitol Avenue, followed by a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative and other public health partners, Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids are sending two powerful messages on this day: They want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.