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IMPACT announces next community meeting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County Planning Committee has announced that the next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

The final results of the IMPACT survey will be revealed at the community meeting, and the planning committee will give information to those interested in serving on an IMPACT Independence County committee. Chairs and co-chairs for each committee will be nominated, and dates for future committee meetings will be determined.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Community and Economic Development will provide a training on Thursday, Sept. 17 at UACCB in Room 104 at 6 p.m. for the selected chair and co-chairs for each IMPACT committee.

UCA observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the sixth time the university has observed National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

“Campus safety is everyone’s business and we depend on each and every member of the campus community to take an active role in keeping our campus, and each other, safe,” said UCA Police Chief Larry James. “We are partnering with several departments and student organizations to provide the programming and events during National Campus Safety Awareness Month.”

Conway police investigating possible rape, robbery

Conway police investigating possible rape, robbery

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Conway Police Department is investigating a possible rape and robbery that occurred Thursday morning. 

A woman stated to Conway police that three unknown black males broke into her apartment off Clifton Street, used a stun gun to subdue her and then raped her. The woman also said that before leaving, the men took her TV.

The woman was unable to give a description to police.  

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Conway police at (501) 450-6120.


Sav-on Drugs robbery suspect behind bars

Sav-on Drugs robbery suspect behind bars

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - An arrest was made on Saturday regarding the robbery at a Conway pharmacy

On July 8, an employee with the Sav-on Drugs pharmacy off Harkrider Street discovered that one of the facility's glass windows had been busted and prescriptions had been stolen. 

Police were able to capture a photo of the man responsible from security footage. According to police, the picture surfed through social media and eventually led to the arrest of 25-year-old Geoffrey Hensley.

Hensley was taken into custody on Saturday, July 11.

Arrests made for Conway vehicle break-ins

Arrests made for Conway vehicle break-ins

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Arrests have been made in regards to the string of vehicle break-ins that occurred in Conway during the month of March. 

Spencer Johnson and Jacob Reza are being investigated for their involvement in the break-ins. According to detectives, the two 19-year-old boys could be responsible for most of the 70 car break-ins that were reported in March. 

The pair was taken into custody after police received a call about trespassers on Duncan Street Wednesday night. Police later discovered that Johnson and Reza were in possession of a car that was reported stolen from Hendrix College. Reports state that during questioning, the men admitted to breaking into unlocked cars and taking anything they could put into a backpack or their pockets. Johnson and Reza stated that they traded the stolen property for drugs. 

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.


3 arrested after narcotics search in Faulkner Co.

3 arrested after narcotics search in Faulkner Co.

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – According to deputies in Faulkner County, three were arrested after a narcotics search on Locust St. in Conway.

David Woodall, 50, was reportedly arrested and charged with:

-2 counts of Felony C Delivery

-Possession of Meth Felony C