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Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Man fires 20 rounds at robbers in Conway neighborhood

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – An attempted armed robbery Monday night turned into a shootout in a Conway neighborhood.

Henry Richards was enjoying a game of pool in his garage when he was caught in the middle of a firefight. "It's a pretty quiet residential neighborhood," said Richards. "I kind of thought about Vietnam for a minute."

Conway Police say 34-year-old James Allen was the victim of an attempted armed robbery outside a home on Joyner Drive. Allen didn't want to speak on camera but told THV11 he was walking to his car when two men approached him demanding money. When he reached for his gun they shot first. He returned fire and starting running away. According to a police report Allen fired more than 20 rounds in the middle of the street.

UCA professor arrested for child porn resigns

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to officials, a University of Central Arkansas professor who was arrested for possessing child pornography has resigned.

Noel Campbell was arrested on April 2 and charged with 60 counts of child pornography after investigators found the photos on his state computer.

Noel Campbell's resignation letter:

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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.

Conway mother held at gunpoint with baby in car

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -A Conway woman is shaken up, but doing well, after she was held at gunpoint in broad daylight while her newborn was in the backseat of her car Friday at a local Walmart.

Police believe the situation could have been a lot worse had it not been for the mother's quick thinking.

"I felt like I was in a movie. It was just surreal," described Candace Dunwoody of Conway. She is holding her kids a little closer these days, after her first shopping trip with her newborn took a dangerous turn. "She was getting fussy, she wanted to eat so the checkers were helping me get out fast."

Dunwoody said she put the baby in the backseat for a moment while she finished putting groceries in the trunk. That's when she went to the backseat to feed her, but before she could get in, she was approached by a man with a gun.

Conway residents discuss new $3.5 million rec center

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Conway city council is facing a tough decision over whether or not the city should move forward with plans for a new indoor rec center.

Mayor Tab Townsell is pushing council members to approve $3.5 million to purchase a former mobile home manufacturing facility for the project. "We would probably never build a building this big to handle this many possible uses under one roof anywhere else in the city," he told THV11 on Tuesday.

Most people attending Tuesday's meeting want the council to purchase the Spirit Homes building with some arguing it's the most fiscally conservative option available right now. Others believe purchasing an empty building for $3.5 million is a waste of money.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more developments as they become available.

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Affidavit: 60 porn photos found on UCA professor's computer

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The University of Central Arkansas professor accused of having child pornography on his work computer is now facing formal charges.

According to an affidavit, 60 pornographic photos were found on Noel Campbell's computer.

When officers questioned him about the photos, he said he didn't want to speak to officers anymore.

Campbell was suspended and banned from campus last week after police said he was suspected of possessing the pornography.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.