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Local parents respond to NFL child abuse case

Local parents respond to NFL child abuse case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Whether you call it cultural or criminal, the debate over spanking and other corporal punishment has come center stage in the United States.

A national conversation over parenting continues to grow in the wake of a child abuse case involving NFL star Adrian Peterson, who is charged with felony child abuse after reportedly spanking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch.

"The scars on the kid's leg and bruises look pretty excessive," said Nicholas Dudley, a Little Rock father of two. "My wife and I decided early on that we wouldn't spank our children, we just believe there are multiple other ways to send a good message to your children as far as what needs to be done."

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More demonstrations were held on Tuesday after protesters bombarded the Arkansas Health Care Association Headquarters.

On Monday, dozens gathered with a disability rights group refusing to give up the fight for their rights.

The group wants the ability to choose their support instead of being forced into nursing facilities and institutions.

Little Rock police were called to U.S. Representative Mike Ross' office on Tuesday afternoon and have made more arrests for disorderly conduct for people refusing to get out of the street.

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

Salvation Army recruiting volunteers for Angel Tree Christmas assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 9, 2014) - The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is now recruiting volunteers to help process applications for Angel Tree Christmas assistance. The central Arkansas application process will be held at the following locations:

Pulaski County, Lonoke County, White County

Dates: October 7-9, 14-16

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: 1505 West 18th Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

 

Saline County

Dates: September 29 – October 3

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: 129 North Main Street,Benton, AR 72015

Volunteers can register for these two locations at http://SalvationArmyCentralArkansas.org/angels

14th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show

14th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show

It's about that time again!

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers are hosting their 14th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show on September 27th at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, AR. The show committee is very excited about this year's show and is inviting everyone to come out to join in the fun. The show is open the the public with no admission fees.

Contestant entry fees are listed below.

Adult - $10 for one (1) and $2 for each additional model
Juniors (13-18) - $4 for one (1) and $1 for each additional model
Kids (12 and under) - Free for the first one and $1 for each additional model

*IPMS Members get a discount!

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

Parent/Child Work Day - June 14th

Parent/Child Work Day - June 14th

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers are hosting a Parent/Child work day on June 14th from 2-4pm at HobbyTown USA in Little Rock, AR.

 

Recommended Items:

  • Model Kit of your choice
  • Sanding Stick/File
  • Plastic glue (Tamiya extra thin recommended)
  • Sprue cutters or finger nail clippers
  • Exacto knife
  • Masking tape

 

*For more information, please email casmodelers@gmail.com.

**For help on tools and kits, please ask a HobbyTown USA employee.

My Town Hero: Woman adopts 5 children, offers daycare to low-income families

My Town Hero: Woman adopts 5 children, offers daycare to low-income families

AUGUSTA, Ark. (KTHV) - Becki Watkins Hodges’ dedication and passion for helping children in need was brought to THV11’s attention when three people nominated Hodges for our weekly My Town Hero honor. The three of them said Hodges is the absolute definition of a hero as she works closely with children and provides an in-home day care service for low-income families.