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Purple Cow, Yarnell's host milkshake-drinking contest to benefit Bethlehem House


CONWAY, Ark. (Bethlehem House) – The Purple Cow Restaurant and Yarnell's Ice Cream will host a milkshake-drinking contest Sunday, Oct. 26, as a fundraiser for Bethlehem House transitional shelter for individuals and families in Conway.

The competition, called Brain Freeze, is based on who can drink the most milkshakes in three minutes. The winner in each category wins free milkshakes from the Purple Cow for a year. There is also a prize for the individual that raises the most money, as well as the one with the most community support. Each contestant receives a wristband and a T-shirt. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the green space at Hendrix Village.

There will also be free activities for kids, including face painting, tattoos and pumpkin painting, and Yarnell's will be selling scoops of ice cream. ALL proceeds benefit Bethlehem House.

Conway man arrested for aggravated assault


CONWAY, Ark. (October 23, 2014) - A Conway man was arrested on Wednesday night after a shooting on Clements Lane.

James Barker, 50, was reportedly arrested for felony aggravated assault.

Deputies responded to the scene where a man had been shot in the arm. Investigators also arrived and determined that Barker and the victim got into an argument and at some point during the argument Barker shot the man in the arm.

According to police, Sheriff's Investigators arrested Barker and he is being held at the Faulkner County Detention Center.

The victim was taken to Conway Regional Medical Center and in stable condition.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more information as it becomes available.


UCA students protest Rapert rally on campus


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A political rally on UCA's campus drew major criticism from a group of students on Tuesday night.

Protesters gathered in front of Reynolds performance hall expressing frustration with Senator Jason Rapert's "Stand Up America" event.

It's common for the University of Central Arkansas to rent out the Reynolds performance hall for community events, but tonight a group of students are protesting the school's decision to allow a controversial Arkansan as a featured guest.

"The truth is overwhelming 75 percent of Arkansans have stated they believe marriage is between one man and one woman."

You may recognize him from the popular T.V. show, 19 Kids and Counting, but reality star and native Arkansan Josh Duggar is now a major player in political activism, and Tuesday night he was in Conway to support state senator Jason Rapert.

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

A look inside Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Out on the outskirts of Conway, contagion has spread, the dead are walking, and the only safe house left in the country has been compromised. Through the emergency exit, you’re left with no choice but to jump on a ride through the woods with nothing but the weapons you’re given and your own fear.

Paintball Arkansas Zombie Hunt has opened for its second year and offers a frightful ride on the Zombie Annihilation Vehicle, 100 rounds of glow-in-the-dark ammo, and a tour through a labyrinth of horrors. The 25 to 30 minute tour is $25 per person and includes all of the above plus sideshow acts by PaulPrater.com.

Thursday was opening night and tours run to Nov. 8 on Thursdays through Saturdays. Gates open at 7 p.m.