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Kroger raises awareness to help fight hunger in Arkansas

From December 8th through December 18th customers and associates at 20 area Kroger family of store locations from Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Cabot, Conway and Benton can help make a difference by taking advantage of simple donation opportunities while they shop. In addition to these efforts, Kroger will also make a $5,000 cash donation to the food bank.

Making a financial donation to a local food bank is as easy as scanning a pre-marked tag or asking the cashier to 'round up' a grocery order. Customers can take advantage of this option in all Kroger stores.

Pre-filled bags of nutritious food can be purchased for $10 and added to collection barrels at Kroger stores.

Kroger has partnered with local food banks, Feeding America and other organizations to fight hunger in our communities. Customers who shop at any of Kroger's family of stores can help, too, by taking advantage of simple donation opportunities while they shop.

12 properties nominated to National Register of Historic Places

Properties nominated to the National Register nomination are:

· University of Central Arkansas Administrative Building at Conway in Faulkner County, a 1919 building designed in the Classical Revival style of architecture

· North Jackson Street Bridge and Maxwell Street Bridge at DeWitt in Arkansas County, reinforced concrete structures built around 1910

· Charles Hampton Tracy House near Star City in Lincoln County, a 1923 residence designed in the Craftsman style

· Union School near Hagarville in Johnson County, a two-room, wood-frame building constructed in 1929

· Henley Hotel at St. Joe in Searcy County, a ca. 1913 Plain Traditional-style building

· Missouri Pacific Railway Van Noy Eating House at McGehee in Desha County, a ca. 1910 railroad restaurant building

· McGehee City Jail at McGehee in Desha County, a brick building constructed around 1908

Mayflower woman dies in house fire started by space heater

Eula Fay Delbeck, 77, died in her home at 107 Highway 89 South in Mayflower. Delbeck's daughter, Peggy Lynn Lopez-Garcia, and her granddaughter, Zelah Lopez-Garcia, were able to escape without injuries.

Lopez-Garcia told investigators that she was awakened by smoke in the house at approximately 1:20 this morning and that she got her daughter, Zelah, and her service dog out of the house. Lopez-Garcia went back into the structure to try to rescue her mother while her daughter called 9-1-1.

The interior was completely filled with smoke and Lopez-Garcia says she couldn't make entry again. She then went from window to window on the outside of the structure to try to locate her mother without success.

The fire was fully involved when firefighters from Mayflower and Saltillo Volunteer Fire Departments arrived. It took firefighters approximately 3.5 hours to finally get the blaze under control to confirm that Delbeck was inside.

Multi-vehicle wreck on Highway 64 in Faulkner County

It happened around 5:15 p.m. Thursday.  


State Police dispacthers tell Today's THV that they sent at least four wreckers to the crash scene near Squirrel Hill Road and some folks were taken to the hospital. No word yet on their conditions.

The westbound lane of Highway 65 was shut down temporarily to clear the accident but is now back open.

Today's THV at 6:30 p.m.: Creative Thanksgiving leftovers

Scott McGehee, ZaZa Fine Salad + Wood Oven Pizza chef and proprietor, says there are many ways to enjoy turkey and trimmings once Thanksgiving is over.   

The most obvious, he says, eat them as is:   Thanksgiving dinner for lunch, between meals, dinner, and as a midnight snack!

Second steps include making turkey broth with the leftover turkey carcass and using that in any soup that calls for chicken broth as a base.

Other ideas:  turkey chili, turkey sandwiches with cranberry mayo, turkey pot pie, and a turkey Cobb salad.

If you want to get creative, McGehee suggests the following:

1.) Turkey and Cranberry Tacos with Cajeta Cheese and Avocado
2.) Barbecue Turkey Pizza with Mozzarella, Barbecue sauce, and Fresh Jalapenos
3.) Sweet Potato Raviolis with Braised Turkey and Sage

Be a part of AETN's 'American Experience'


"American Experience" will select 40 students who possess strong written communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to civic engagement.

All applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25 as of May 1, 2011, and must be full or part-time undergraduate students and you can apply online.

The application deadline is Jan. 17, 2011, and decisions will be announced in February.

The 2011 Student Freedom Ride will begin in Washington, D.C., and the journey will kick off with a series of events in partnership with many original Freedom Riders who will be gathered for 50th anniversary events. The 10-day journey will take students from Washington to Jackson, Miss. All transportation, hotel and food expenses are covered by "American Experience."

Update: Faulkner Co. man arrested on 44 counts of child porn

Deputies call them predators, men who prey on children.

Lt. Matt Rice says, "If you haven't seen it. You can't even imagine."

In the last 10 months, Faulkner County deputies have arrested eight child porn suspects.

Rice says, "We are putting a small small dent in this problem."

The latest arrest came Friday. Deputies took Justin Hill, 25, into custody during a traffic stop on Salem road in Conway. They'd been watching him for two months. Finally, Rice says they got enough evidence to charge him with 44 counts of child pornography.

He explains, "Especially if you have kids, it's really hard to look at. I've had to look at it. I don't want to but somebody has to do it. Somebody has to view them."