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My Town Hero: Chris Matthews

My Town Hero: Chris Matthews

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Many of people have been writing in from different communities around central Arkansas, telling THV11 in My Town why some of their nearest and dearest should be nominated.

Sean Matthews wrote to us about his father, explaining just how much a super hero he is.

We'll let Sean's letter do the talking this time around.

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Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

Arkansas panel OKs projects for Pulaski Co. roads

MAUMELLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to two busy roadways in central Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced Tuesday that the commission awarded a $2.1 million contract to resurface 6.2 miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Maumelle. The work will extend west from Interstate 430 to Murphy Drive.

The commission also awarded a $267,000 contract to resurface nearly 1 mile of McCain Boulevard in North Little Rock. The work will extend east from North Hills Boulevard to U.S. 67.

Work on both projects is expected to begin in the next two to four weeks. The North Little Rock project is expected to be complete this spring with the Maumelle project wrapping up this fall.

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Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of Lonoke County dogs are in limbo at the Pulaski County Humane Society. They'll be there until a Supreme Court judge makes a decision. But it's getting costly.

"It's approximately two years, it will be two years, the end of June," said Dr. Teresa Medlock.

Dozens of dogs, 137 to be exact, have been at the Pulaski County Humane Society for the last two years.

They were taken from Sandra Nance's Lonoke County property in 2012 after a search by the Humane Society and Lonoke County Sheriff's Department found the dogs living in poor conditions.

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"They are evidence in the court system case and so we're entrusted with their care until the resolution of the case," Medlock said.

Rally against child abuse scheduled at Capitol

Rally against child abuse scheduled at Capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Children and Family Service is to join child advocates, parents, judges, children, and others in a rally at the state Capitol against child abuse.

The rally is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the front steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock and is intended to draw attention to child abuse and to present ways on how the abuse can be prevented.

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Controlled burn at Camp Robinson today

Controlled burn at Camp Robinson today

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ANG) -- The Arkansas National Guard Engineering & Environmental Office will conduct a prescribed burn over approximately 15 acres of land on Camp Robinson Maneuver Training Center in North Little Rock, Ark. beginning at about 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, and will last until approximately 4 p.m.

The prescribed burn will be located in the posts central cantonment area and include the running track facility and south perimeter of the golf course.

The intent of the burn is to clear out underbrush and overgrowth around old concrete foundation structures from previously removed old World War !!-era warehouse and storage facilities. The concrete is scheduled to be removed and the area re-landscaped in the next month.

The Post firefighters and environmental personnel will monitor the activity, and adjacent fire departments are notified as a precaution to ensure public safety for areas neighboring the post.