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Pulaski ranks 28 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

Pulaski ranks 28 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

County-by-county rankings show what influences health, longevity
 
The third annual County Health Rankings were released Tuesday. The Rankings are an annual check-up that measure how healthy people are and how long they live in more than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia.

Maumelle police still searching for missing teen

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Maumelle police need your help finding a missing teenager.

Police say on Feb. 17 just after 7 a.m. Megan Bray, 16, left her home on Windsor Drive in Maumelle voluntarily.

Bray hasn't been seen or heard from since and police are concerned about her. Police are calling her a runaway juvenile.

Police have no reason to believe this is a criminal case right now, but any information about Bray's location is appreciated.

Bray is between 5'3" and 5'4" and weighs between 140-150 pounds with blue eyes and naturally brown hair dyed red.

Please contact Det. Shannon Giompoletti at 501-851-1337 with any information.

(Source: Maumelle Police Dept.)

Morgan Nick Amber Alert for 1-year-old girl out of Howard County

TOLLETTE, Ark. (KTHV) Arkansas State Police have activated a Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level 2 for 1-year-old Zahkairi Morrison.

The Howard County Sheriff's Department says the toddler's father, Ralph Morrison intentionally collided into a car to grab his daughter. He also allegedly starting beating and stabbing the toddler's mother, Amaria Webster, with an ice pick. After grabbing the girl, police say he hitched a ride with at least three other people and could be driving an older cutlass.  Police say he may also be headed to California. 

Zahkairi Morrison was last seen wearing sky blue, pink shirt and shorts. The suspect is Ralph Morrison, 28, who has several tattoos, under his left arm pit of a bracelet, left arm, left wrist, right arm, left shoulder, on front right arm and front left arm.

The suspect could be driving an older Cutlass four-door sedan. The license plate or color of vehicle is unknown at this time.

Today's Box Office: Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror on the wall, which will be the fairest adaptation of Snow White to come theaters of all? Two film adaptations of Snow White are set to hit theaters this year. They could not be much more different from each other. This week, we get the closer to a fairy tale, live-action, kid's version and in a couple of months we get the darker, more sinister, grown up version. Which one will be better? Time will tell.

Friday's Arkansas Showcase, 88.3FM KABF

Friday's Arkansas Showcase, 88.3FM KABF

Be sure to tune in for Friday's Arkansas Showcase, 88.3FM from noon to 2. Where as always we will be playing the best music coming out of Arkansas. We will have film maker Ian Argo in the studio talking about his upcoming horror movie. Best of all Jeff and Roy will be celebrating their birthdays. So be sure to call in at 501-433-0088.

Mega Millions jackpot reaches world record

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Lottery Commission is expecting players by the thousands to line up for a chance to win a world record jackpot.

Half a billion dollars. It's all up for grabs for the lucky lottery player who gets the winning numbers in Friday's Mega Millions drawing.

"WOW! Everyone wants to win this money, of course," says Sara Tims, a cashier at Shell gas station off Cantrell Road.

Employees at gas stations around Little Rock say business is booming as people come in to buy their tickets.

"Very good, very good because the prices are high," Tims says.

"It has been real crazy. We've sold over 1,300 [dollars] in sales in mega millions yesterday," says Exxon employee Kathy Thornton.

The ballooning jackpot is attracting first-time buyers.

"There's very little possibility that I actually might be a winner but I'm feeling lucky today so why not, why not try," says first time buyer Kristen Vandaveer.

Test your risk on Diabetes Alert Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 26, 2012) - Twenty-six million children and adults have diabetes in the U-S and 7 million of those people don't even know they have it.

Today is the 23rd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.