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3 arrests made for kidnapping, attempted murder


FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office along with the North Little Rock Police Department and Cabot Police Department made three arrests after finding a woman shot and beaten in Faulkner County.

A woman was found on Sunday, June 7 walking near a bridge close to Fortson Road and Highway 89 claiming that she had been kidnapped, beaten and shot by two males and a female in a black SUV.

A woman driving by had picked up the victim stating that she seemed very confused and had perhaps been involved in a car accident.

Deputies with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office searched the area where the victim was located and discovered a black electrical cord possibly used to tie the victim's hands. The deputy also found a gun shell casing.

Conway woman dies in late night car accident


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A 25-year-old woman died in a car accident around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Amber Elizabeth Hendrixson was traveling southbound on Wasson Road, when her 2003 GMC Envoy swerved into the northbound lane, off the road and into a tree.

According to the Arkansas State Police's report, the road conditions were dry at this time, so they are still unsure of the cause of the accident.


UCA receives Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant

UCA receives Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) announced its continued support of the Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas through a three-year Rural Community and Economic Development Grant for $84,000.

This funding is intended to support the Center’s efforts to assist municipal and nonprofit leaders build regional connections and to provide direct assistance to communities with their development efforts.

This award is the second community development grant WRF has awarded UCA. The center recently concluded a three-year grant in which rural community leaders and nonprofits serving rural communities received training and direct assistance. The first grant provided assistance to over 1,000 people in rural Arkansas communities and directly impacted over 350 UCA students.

Ark. Shakespeare Theater's 9th season to run in June at multiple venues

Ark. Shakespeare Theater's 9th season to run in June at multiple venues

CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s ninth season of Shakespearean plays and other works that entertain, engage and enrich the community will run June 4-28 at multiple venues: the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus, outside at The Village at Hendrix, in the Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock and in new venues across the state.

The season will include The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Fiddler on the Roof and a special one-hour family adaptation of As You Like It

The season will see the return of many favorite performers from seasons past as part of the acting company, including Dan Matisa, an eight-year veteran of AST; Paige Reynolds, Courtney Bennett, Chad Bradford, Garrett Whitehead and Jordy Neill, among others.

UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Institutional Advancement announces a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for phase two of the renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. This new grant will be used to create a new, more accessible, grand hallway between McCastlain’s East Commons and the Baum Gallery.

Dr. Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and K.C. Poole, interior design instructor, were the co-authors of the grant. Randy Stocks and Melissa Rodgers of Stocks-Mann Architects, PLC, were the architectural consultants.

Long-awaited dog park opens in Conway


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The rain held off just enough Saturday to give a group of canines in Conway a day at the park.

The brand new dog park in Conway is finally open. Officials held a grand opening Saturday, May 16 for the facility that has been in the works for years. The Humane Society of Faulkner County helped get the park in place

The new dog park is part of the Don Owen Sports Complex.

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UCA extends in-state tuition to service members, families

UCA extends in-state tuition to service members, families

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a resolution to allow in-state tuition to some military servicemen, veterans and their families. The resolution was approved during the board’s meeting today.

 

Starting with the 2015-2016 academic year, military students who fall into the following categories will receive in-state tuition:

·      A veteran who was discharged or released from active duty within three years before the date of enrollment

·      The dependent of such a veteran

·      A member of the armed forces

·      The spouse of or a member of the armed forces