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Maumelle High School welcomes Canadian R&B band

Maumelle High School welcomes Canadian R&B band

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Victoria High School R&B Band from Canada is visiting Maumelle High School Friday, April 24.

This band made up of British Columbia Canadian high school students is expected to arrive in Maumelle between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The band is expected to hold two performances for the Maumelle students, which will occur in the cafeteria. 

The R&B band is working with Arkansas native Al Bell. Bell made an appearance at the Maumelle High School's banquet in 2014. Since then, the school has honored him by creating an 'Al Bell Award of Excellence', which is annually presented to a Maumelle High School band student.

Bell is known for being co-owner of Staxx Records in Memphis, Tenn., as well as being president of Motown Records. 

For more information on this performance, contact the Maumelle High School Booster Club. 

Man claims Blue Bell made him sick; Health Dept. says no confirmed cases of listeria in Ark.

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Concerns came to the THV11 newsroom after several people eat Blue Bell Ice Cream at a birthday party at a local business.

Blue Bell announced a nationwide recall of all their products on Monday. This comes after 10 people got sick across the country. The ice cream was served at Jump Zone, an inflatable indoor playground in Maumelle, before that recall expansion.

The Nelson family stated that a family member got stomach symptoms after eating ice cream at the location last Sunday. They sent THV11 the statement below:

"Like many people, we just assumed it was another gastrointestinal bug. After days of illness, we finally decided to seek medical care at Prime Care in North Little Rock. They inquired specifically about the lot number on the individual containers. We were advised that he had Listeria since he had come into contact with the contaminated ice cream."

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor Mark Spitzer is driving around Arkansas with a 12-foot-long alligator gar on top of his car to promote his new book, Return of the Gar, just out from the University of North Texas Press.

The last stop on his statewide tour will be at Hastings Books and Music in Conway on Saturday, May 9, from 1-3 p.m. Return of the Gar continues the conservationist crusade Spitzer began 13 years ago to de-stigmatize this monstrous-looking prehistoric fish. Alligator gar, the largest member of the gar family, can grow 11 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds ― and they’re right here in Arkansas.

Program your weather radio with THV11

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - THV11 has made a commitment this year to help you get storm ready, and that includes programming your NOAA weather radios.

THV11's Sarah Fortner was in Maumelle Thursday, April 16 helping those that needed their radios examined.

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Acoustic Music Series Features Tim Sparks

Acoustic Music Series Features Tim Sparks

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series will present Tim Sparks this Thursday, April 16, at The Joint in Argenta. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Musician Leo Kotke on Tim Sparks, "You can hear Tim Sparks think. He plays by choice not habit: ideas not licks. He's really one of the best musicians I know." 

Maumelle police arrest man for attempted homicide and arson

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) – A Maumelle man has been arrested for attempted murder and arson.

On Saturday, April 11 at 6:22 p.m., the Maumelle police and fire departments were dispatched to a residential fire on Prince Dr. Police reportedly found a woman stabbed in the forearm and her 6-year-old daughter uninjured.

Officers found that there was reason to believe that the man who lived in the home had stabbed his wife and then lit the home on fire. He left the scene before officers arrived.

According to police, the home was a total loss in the fire.

On Wednesday, Daniel Earl Cecil, 43, was arrested in Little Rock and transported to the Maumelle Police Department. He was charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, 1st Degree Domestic Battery, Arson, and Interference with Emergency Communication.