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Police name person of interest in Conway taxi cab robbery

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Conway Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a person of interest in the aggravated robbery of a cab driver early Saturday morning.

While he has not been named a suspect, 18-year-old Freddie Walker has been named a person of interest in connection with the crime.

Video footage showed a man pulling out a gun and pointing it at the driver before leaving the scene.

If you have any information about Walker's whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 501-450-6120 or text an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274-637) using the keyword "CONWAY."

Conway cab driver held at gunpoint speaks to THV11

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Surveillance footage could help track down a man who robbed a Conway taxi driver at gun point. Conway Yellow Cab installed cameras after being robbed several times.

It happened early Saturday while Maurice White was finishing his early morning shift and around 4 a.m. He picked up a man who needed to be dropped off at Conway's Stone Ridge Apartments.

The man held White at gunpoint while he took $200 from him. White reacted at first by attempting to take the gun.

"I thought it was grabbable distance, so I tried to reach for it," said White. "But it wasn't smart thinking, I had my seatbelt on."

Andrew Lewey owns the company. "To take that away from not only me, but my drivers is so frustrating."

Mayflower helping international student get degree

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) - A student attending Central Baptist College in Conway is in a tough spot as problems pile up back home in his native country, Venezuela.

The community of Mayflower alongside people in neighboring communities came together to help support his dream of getting an education in the United States.

Brian Moreno, 21, from Venezuela, has been studying at CBC for a semester now. He has been in Conway with a partial scholarship from the school. Yet, after things have worsened in his native country, his family was unable to pay the rest of his tuition.

That's when the community stepped in. Pat Schaefers owns The Farm at Lollie in Mayflower, and when she heard Moreno's story she felt compelled to help.

Bond denied for man charged in Cogdell deaths

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A bond has been denied for one of the teen's charged in the deaths of a Conway couple.

A judge denied a bond request from 18-year-old Hunter Drexler's mother. The judge stated that Drexler removed his electronic monitor and fled to Texas while on probation for previous charges.

He faces capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of Robert and Patricia Cogdell in July.

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AETN's 'Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 2' to premiere Oct. 30

AETN's 'Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 2' to premiere Oct. 30

CONWAY, Ark (AETN) — Arkansas’s young filmmakers show off their spooky sides in “Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 2: A Student Selects Halloween Special” premiering Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

Chosen from submissions to “Student Selects” – an annual event that showcases the work of Arkansas’s kindergarten through 12th grade filmmakers – “Ghosts, Blood and Zombies” features the most frightening and hair-raising films for Halloween.

Student films chosen for this special broadcast include:

Rick Springfield Homecoming performance at UCA sold out

Rick Springfield Homecoming performance at UCA sold out

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Rick Springfield, the Grammy-winning musician, author and actor, will perform to a sold-out audience in UCA Public Appearances’ homecoming show at Reynolds Performance Hall on October 29.

Springfield has sold more than 25 million records and had 17 Top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” and “I’ve Done Everything for You.”  He won a Grammy in 1981 for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl.”

"Rick Springfield’s concert is during Homecoming Week, and our alumni will enjoy this 1980s rock music icon,” director of Public Appearances Amanda Horton said.  “He is a wonderful entertainer with a multifaceted career as an actor, author and musician. Not only will audience members get to hear Rick perform his hits, but they will also hear stories from his amazing life.”

Conway Public Schools observing Arkansas School Bus Safety Week

Conway Public Schools observing Arkansas School Bus Safety Week

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Starting October 19 until October 23, Conway Schools will join forces with the State of Arkansas to promote School Bus Safety Week.

Every day in the Conway School District, 3,673 students are transported on school buses. Bus drivers cover more than 3,600 total miles each day with parents’ most precious cargo, their children. 

“Safety on our school buses is a top priority,” says Ed Dow, Transportation Supervisor for Conway Public Schools.  “We work year round to make sure we get all our kids to and from school safely each and every day.”