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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.

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.

AG: Ruling 'clear' no voter ID for election

AG: Ruling 'clear' no voter ID for election

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The state's top lawyer and top election official say the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision striking down a voter ID law means the requirement to show photo identification before casting ballots won't be in effect for the November election.

A spokesman for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that the court's decision is "clear" that the law doesn't apply to the upcoming election. Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins Monday.

Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said the ruling means the law reverts back to what it was before voter ID took effect this year, and voters won't be required to show photo identification at the polls.

The court unanimously struck down the law on Wednesday, saying it violated the constitution by adding a qualification for voting.