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Exxon Mobil subsidiaries to pay nearly $5M for oil spill

Exxon Mobil subsidiaries to pay nearly $5M for oil spill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties from a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community.

As part of a consent decree set to be filed in a Little Rock federal court Wednesday, the companies would pay about $3.2 million in federal civil penalties in addition to addressing pipeline safety issues and oil-response capacity. They would pay $1 million in state civil penalties, $600,000 for a project to improve water quality at Lake Conway and $280,000 for the state's legal costs.

Assistant Attorney General John Cruden notes that Exxon Mobil doesn't admit liability in agreeing to the measures.

Workshop promotes responsible interactions with law enforcement

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a free workshop, titled RESPOND-I-BILITY, that will address ways individuals should respond when encountering law enforcement officers.

The workshop will be held in the UCA Student Center, Room 213, from 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The public is invited to this free workshop.

Author and historian Edmond Davis will facilitate RESPOND-I-BILITY. The vision of RESPOND-I-BILITY is to raise awareness and show how each citizen (“I”) has the ability to respond responsibly when engaging with all officers of the law. The presentation is designed to address cultural and social etiquette skills for all Americans when encountering officers of the law.

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.

Knock out the new year with amateur boxing Saturday night

Knock out the new year with amateur boxing Saturday night

AMATEUR BOXING SATURDAY NIGHT

The fourth annual Central Arkansas Boxing Classic will be held at the Conway Expo Center & Fair Grounds this year as the event has outgrown the Conway Armory.

“The last event was standing room only,” said Rodney Gillespie, owner of Gillespie Boxing of Conway. “So this year we chose the Expo Center.”

The event is hosted by Gillespie Boxing and sanctioned by USA Boxing.

Gillespie is a former boxer, and former ammeter champion who decided to open his own boxing gym about five years ago at 1815 Old Morrilton Highway Suite 101.

***This article was contributed via RSS Feed from LogCabin.net, not produced by KTHV-TV.

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LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

The year 2014 is almost over and we have had a busy year.  Just a reminder about #GivingTuesday.  This year it falls on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Lupus patients, please help and support the cause of lupus.  We have worked since October 1993 so very hard as volunteers and I am happy to say that we have made many accomplishments.  People are finally taking this cruel complex disease of lupus serious.  Research in Little Rock was a big milestone.  Although the research did not work, we are praying that will not be the end of lupus research in Arkansas.  The first medication in over 50 years for lupus was approved  by FDA March 2009 and lupus has been around for many years.  It is difficult for me to believe that lupus patients only had aspirin for the excruiating pain they had to endure, but that is true.

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.

Health Dept.: Arkansas patient cleared after Ebola testing

Health Dept.: Arkansas patient cleared after Ebola testing


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A patient was reportedly in isolation in a Clinton hospital with low risk for Ebola on Thursday.

Kerry Krell with the Arkansas Health Department said they were notified Thursday morning about the patient by the Ozark Health Medical Center.

According to a tweet by the Health Department later in the day, the patient has been cleared. There are no suspected or confirmed cases in Arkansas.

What initially caught the attention of the medical staff at Ozark Health Medical Center was the travel history and symptoms of the patient. Upon further testing and consultation with the health department, it was later determined that the patient was not at an increased risk for Ebola. The department, however, still took precautionary measures.