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Conway couple helps homeless families through chiropractic care

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Inside of the Bethlehem House, you'll find people from all walks of life. It is a safe place for homeless individuals and families to seek refuge. Thanks to the help of a special couple, these people get to feel like they are worth a million bucks one day a week.

"When we heard about the Bethlehem House, we thought that was a great opportunity." Dr. Brian Beard explained.

Beard and his wife, Merissa, are both chiropractors in the city of Conway. The couple was looking for a way to give back to the community when they decided to dedicate one day a week to providing chiropractic services to homeless families, free of charge.

"Not everyone is going to get in our doors. We've got to get out there beyond these four walls." Dr. Merissa Beard stated.

14-year-old grandson arrested in deaths of Conway couple

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – Conway police have developed and arrested a suspect in the deaths of Robert and Patricia Cogdell, both 66.

According to LaTresha Woodruff with the Conway Police Department the Cogdells' 14-year-old grandson has been charged with two counts of capital murder. The teen is currently in jail awaiting trial.

Family and friends say the the teen lived with his grandparents. Jim Narey worked with Robert Cogdell for more than 12 years. "This is the same grandson I know that he and Pat got custody of to raise, so what do you say to that?" said Narey.

The couple's bodies were found in a tree line behind their home on Quail Run Circle Wednesday afternoon. Police believe the two were shot Tuesday night and said that Robert was shot inside the house and his wife in the garage then both dumped in the woods.

Wounded war veteran returns to Ark. hometown

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -A veteran, who was severely wounded during his second tour in Afghanistan, finally returned to his hometown on Sunday.

Carl Wayne Moore III was hurt in action on June 4, 2013 and has spent the last two years traveling to several states in the U.S. just trying recover and learn how to live with a spinal cord injury.

For Moore and his wife Heather, Sunday marked their first trip back to Arkansas since he left for his first tour to Afghanistan.

"Lots and lots has changed, but just being able to see my family and friends that I haven't seen in close to four years is...there's no words," said Moore.

While his recovery has been rough, Moore is adamant about his future. He plans to return to the VA in Tampa to continue his recovery, and says he will stay there until he's out of his wheelchair.

UCA to Host 29th Annual Community Development Institute

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Elected officials and community leaders from across the mid-south will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 3-6 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI).  Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the institute promises to be a rewarding learning experience for participants.

Participants will be involved in engaging class simulations, instructor led presentations, community tours and group discussions. A poverty simulation and offsite tours of the Hendrix Village in Conway and the Argenta District in North Little Rock are some of the highlights of the week. Additionally, program alumni will engage in an in-depth, accelerated community development process by working with community leaders from Heber Springs, Arkansas for several days.

Arkansas Tech University presents Walton Leader Scholars

Arkansas Tech University presents Walton Leader Scholars

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Tech University) - Arkansas Tech University has selected 18 Walton Leader Scholars for the third cohort of its LEAD 21 program.

LEAD 21 is an initiative by the Arkansas Tech Center for Leadership and Learning that makes the Arkansas Tech Master of Education degree in educational leadership available to selected teachers in northwest Arkansas, Pulaski County, the Delta region and districts throughout Arkansas that have priority schools or schools in need of improvement. 

Courses are delivered through a blended format of online course offerings and seminars.

LEAD 21 is made possible through a $974,157 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The program began in summer 2013.
The third class of Walton Leader Scholars (listed with the educational entity at which they serve) includes:

Rhea Lana's of Conway starts August 2

Rhea Lana's of Conway starts August 2

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - An event that specializes in name brand and boutique brand children's and maternity clothing as well as high-quality toys, baby equipment and furniture for a good price will be happening in central Arkansas.

An event that has become a one-stop-shopping-spot for moms, grandmothers and moms provides high-price merchandise at a low bargain. Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment of Conway will have hundreds of consignors and thousands of shoppers. 

Sale Dates and Times include:

Sav-on Drugs robbery suspect behind bars

Sav-on Drugs robbery suspect behind bars

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - An arrest was made on Saturday regarding the robbery at a Conway pharmacy

On July 8, an employee with the Sav-on Drugs pharmacy off Harkrider Street discovered that one of the facility's glass windows had been busted and prescriptions had been stolen. 

Police were able to capture a photo of the man responsible from security footage. According to police, the picture surfed through social media and eventually led to the arrest of 25-year-old Geoffrey Hensley.

Hensley was taken into custody on Saturday, July 11.