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State preparing in case liquor sales get approved

State preparing in case liquor sales get approved

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One of 3 questions voters might see on the November ballot this year could make alcohol sales legal in all 75 Arkansas counties.

Even if voters approve that measure, there will still be lots of work to do at state and local levels to implement the plan.

Arkansas Business Online Editor Lance Turner says officials are already making plans.

Michael Langley, the director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, tells Arkansas Business that he's already been thinking through the possible new law.

If voters do approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment he's got a plan of action on tap to implement the law, which would go into effect on July 1.

Bigelow man found dead in his tractor

Bigelow man found dead in his tractor

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – On Monday around 8:30 a.m., family members found a Bigelow man dead.

According to the Mayflower police department, Lendell Boydston was found dead in his Bobcat tractor at his business in Mayflower.

Boydston owned Mayflower RV, which was destroyed in the April tornado. He was trying to push some debris off his property when the Bobcat overturned.

AHTD holding meeting about Conway expansion

AHTD holding meeting about Conway expansion

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has scheduled a public hearing in Conway on plans to relocate Highway 25 and expand it to 5 lanes.

The work will extend north from Exit 124 on Interstate 40 to existing Highway 25 just west of Beaver Fork Lake.

The meeting is set for Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Conway Parks and Recreation.

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Distracted driving is a big concern to a Central Arkansas Traffic Enforcement Group.

To reduce the number of fatal crashes, the Central Arkansas Group has been conducting a distracted driving mobilization that started on September 22 and ends on Tuesday.

They're using marked and unmarked cars to identify drivers guilty of distracted driving and will issue them a violation citation. Arkansas State Police says so far they've given out 11 citations.

Artsfest presents Conway's 6th annual film festival

Artsfest presents Conway's 6th annual film festival

CONWAY, Ark. (September 26, 2014) —The sixth annual Conway Film Festival Oct. 2 and 4 will feature the top 14 films from a pool of 1,600 entries.

As part of Conway's ArtsFest, the first screening will be Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., with the second, a rescreening, set for Oct. 4 at 1 p.m., both at The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., in downtown Conway,

"We have some exciting films, including Arkansas shorts," said Matthew Foss, co-director of festival and president of the UCA Film Club. "We are hoping to have a brief Q and A with all filmmakers there."

The festival list is an international one.

15-year-old racing for charity

15-year-old racing for charity

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – One 15-year-old is trying to raise raising money for the Conway chapter of the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Her name is Rebekah Harris, and she saving part of her race winnings at Plummerville Speedway and selling stickers to raise cash. She plans to present a check to the chapter at the speedway on Oct. 11.

Rebekah’s racing FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Rebekahharrisracing

Accidental shooting leads to explosives investigation

GREENBRIER, Ark. (KTHV) - An accidental shooting on Wednesday night left one man dead and led federal agents to an explosives investigation. The shooting happened at a private hospice care facility in a home in Greenbrier.

Jeremiah Hackler died after he was transported to a nearby hospital. Faulkner County Sheriff's Office have questioned four people in connection with the shooting. Matt Rice, Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy, said it's still unclear what happened.

"I know he was 22-years old and I know they're acquaintances to each other," Rice said.

Deputies took the person who shot Hackler into custody for questioning. He told Rice that the shooting was an accident. So far, no arrests have been made.

"We don't know a whole lot at this point but we do know there were quite a few individuals at the house," Rice said.