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Student says she was stun-gunned, raped at Hendrix off-campus apartment

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Conway police are investigating the rape of a 21-year-old student who said men broke into her apartment and subdued her with a stun gun.

According to Latresha Woodruff, the incident reportedly happened in an apartment at 1605 Clifton St. early Thursday morning. The address matches that of Huntington Apartments, a complex listed on Hendrix College's website under Residence Life.

The student told police that it was three unknown men who broke into her apartment, and raped her after using a stun gun to subdue her. She also said they stole her TV before leaving the apartment.

In response to the incident, Hendrix College released this statement:

Hendrix College is grateful to the Conway Police Department for its swift response to this incident, and we will continue to assist the department in its investigation.

Conway police investigating possible rape, robbery

Conway police investigating possible rape, robbery

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Conway Police Department is investigating a possible rape and robbery that occurred Thursday morning. 

A woman stated to Conway police that three unknown black males broke into her apartment off Clifton Street, used a stun gun to subdue her and then raped her. The woman also said that before leaving, the men took her TV.

The woman was unable to give a description to police.  

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Conway police at (501) 450-6120.


JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 


July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*


Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

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.