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Maumelle kindergartner struck by vehicle expected to be OK

Maumelle kindergartner struck by vehicle expected to be OK

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) – A kindergarten boy and a security guard were hit by a car outside a school on Friday morning.

According to Capt. Jim Hansard with the Maumelle Police Department, the child and a Pulaski County security guard were hit by a Chevy Tahoe while on the crosswalk outside Pine Forest Elementary in Maumelle around 7:30 a.m.

"Adopt-A-Vet" for Christmas

"Adopt-A-Vet" for Christmas

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A few Maumelle citizens are trying to help veterans in the area have the perfect Christmas.

A drive is underway to take Christmas gifts to the “forgotten vets” at Fort Roots Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. Almost 400 vets are hoping to be surprised with gifts this year, including a visit from Santa. The veterans at Ft. Roots suffer from PTSD, life threatening illnesses or injuries, addictions and homelessness. 

“For many of the vets at Fort Roots, their only Christmas gift will be the ones we give them,” said Jacki Bruning of Maumelle, who had the idea six years ago.

According to Bruning, they are looking for donation items such as backpacks, socks, pajamas, coats, shirts, lap blankets, individual toiletries individual packaged snacks, candy, coffee and hand-held games,” said Bruning. 

UAMS Neighborhood Clinic opens in Maumelle

UAMS Neighborhood Clinic opens in Maumelle

MAUMELLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a new UAMS Neighborhood Clinic offering convenient, high-quality primary care services in Maumelle.

The clinic, located at 102 Town Centre Drive in Maumelle, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. It offers primary care services to those 12 and older.

To make an appointment, call (501) 614-2470. More information is available at UAMShealth.com/Maumelle.

“UAMS is committed to offering all Arkansans world-class health care. Our Neighborhood Clinics allow us to meet the primary care needs of our patients in their own communities,” said Roxane A. Townsend, M.D., UAMS Medical Center CEO and vice chancellor for clinical programs.

Master craftsman carving pumpkins in Maumelle

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Halloween is a time when a few unique jobs get to show off, whether it's being a make-up artist or expert pumpkin carver.

In Maumelle, we found one man who is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to carving jack-o-lanterns. Johnny Angell creates works of art on pumpkins. He combines his carving skills with a lot of patience, both for him, his wife and his neighbors.

"I carve these in the house, so as I'm shaving the skin off I'm leaving little pumpkin chips and flakes all over the floor. But she puts up with me," said Angell.

Angell said he started to get elaborate with his carving about 10 years ago. He told THV11 that he only works with large pumpkins because it's easier to get a good pattern on them.

And the bigger and better the pattern, the better the final result.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Former Razorback arrested for selling drugs in school parking lot

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) -- A former Arkansas Razorbacks football player and current paraprofessional at Maumelle High School was arrested on Friday after he sold prescription narcotics to an undercover officer.

An undercover officer with the Maumelle Police Department conducted a buy of oxycodone from 36-year-old Sacha Lancaster in the Maumelle High School parking lot.

Reports state that Lancaster was arrested on school grounds and charged with delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

He was transported to the Pulaski County Jail, and a bond of $5,000 was set.

Authorities emphasized that this is not an allegation that Lancaster sold or delivered any controlled substances to any faculty member or student of the Maumelle High School.

Deb Roush, the spokesperson for PCSSD gave the following statement:

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

UCA to host Tournées French Film Festival

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Visit the French-speaking world without leaving central Arkansas through the Tournées French Film Festival at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Tournées French Film Festival is from October 30 to November 13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA. An audience discussion with a panel of UCA faculty will follow each film, and refreshments will be served.

All films are free and open to the public, have English subtitles and will begin at 6 p.m.

A special family-friendly screening of the animated film “The King and the Mockingbird” will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7. Refreshments and interactive games for kids of all ages begin at 5 p.m.