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Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- As confirmed by Officer Shay Cobbs of the North Little Rock Police Department, Jesse Herring was arrested early Sunday morning sometime overnight. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office website, Herring was booked at 2:05 a.m. in North Little Rock.

Officer Cobbs stated that police received a tip that he was at a vacant house located at the 4000 block of Pike Ave. in North Little Rock. Cobbs stated that when officers arrived on the scene, Herring jumped from a window and fled on foot.

He was then captured without incident and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

UCA hosts Amigo Cup for cultural exchange

UCA hosts Amigo Cup for cultural exchange


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Sunday, the University of Central Arkansas hosted the Amigo Cup, which is a soccer tournament aimed at getting more Latinos into universities.

The competition is the only one of its kind in the state.

The idea is to promote cultural exchange, and to connect the Latino community with educational opportunities available at UCA.

Coordinator Manny Sepulveda says the event also helps bring awareness to different cultures.

"As an institution, when you have a diverse population, it really helps us prepare for a global economy, and a global world. So that you know other people have other cultures, other language, and other ways of thinking, and so this really helps all of our students to understand the world as it really is," added Sepulveda.

UCA receives $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation

UCA receives $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation


CONWAY, Ark. (September 19, 2014) —The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

The project, titled "A Systematic and Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Highly Qualified Secondary Teachers of Mathematics and Science in Arkansas" will be funded over five years through the NSF's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.

The grant will provide scholarships, research opportunities, and work-study for eight students that will be selected from the physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology departments.

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

Little Rock, Ark - Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will produce the bridal fashion shows at the 5th annual An Unforgettable Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, located at 134 Convention Blvd. at Hot Springs, AR 71902.

“I’m excited to be working on the bridal runway shows again,” says Campbell. “The clothing styles that will be seen are going to amaze guests. Everyone should expect an out of the box type of bridal show that will provide a positive and enjoyable experience.”                                                    

Political ads: Negative vs. positive

Political ads: Negative vs. positive


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The competition between political candidates in Arkansas is heating up this year and so are their ad campaigns. With the Senate race in the national spotlight, candidates are pulling out all the stops, and that includes bashing their opponent. But do negative ads really make an impact? And how do they hold up against positive campaigns?

Dr. Greg Schufeldt, a political science professor at UALR, studies the influence of negative ads versus positive ads. He says it's all in the eye of the beholder, or rather, the political party you're affiliated with because everyone sees the facts differently.

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 18, 2014) – When the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission collects fines from game law convictions, the money goes back to the county where it was collected. During Thursday's monthly Commission meeting, the agency approved a grant of more than $679,100 to the Arkansas Department of Education as a result of fines collected during the 2014 fiscal year.

The money is used to fund educational programs focused on fish, wildlife and conservation in the counties where the offenses occurred. The highest amount of fine money went to Drew County with just over $28,000. The next highest amount went to Arkansas County with more than $25,900 in fines.

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent


NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

The world's largest retailer also says current workers who want more hours during the holidays will get priority for them. The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., has been criticized by labor groups for low pay and intentionally keeping employees' hours low.

The news follows similar announcements from UPS, FedEx and Kohl's, which are also making more temporary hires this year.

A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

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