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CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Chiropractors give back to Conway by helping homeless

Chiropractors give back to Conway by helping homeless

CONWAY, Ark. - Doctors Brian and Merissa Beard, husband and wife, have been in Conway for a little over a year, and for the last three months they have been using their skills as Chiropractors to help the homeless.

Merissa says, "We were looking for somewhere to give back to our community. Conway has been awesome giving to us.”

The Beards had worked performing adjustments on Sundays at a homeless church while attending Parker University in Dallas. It was a logical step for the Beards to start helping the homeless through Bethlehem House, Conway’s homeless shelter.

 “Chiropractic adjustments can help in tremendous ways. Anything from treating neck pain, back pain and headaches to helping people sleep better, to function better and for overall health,” Brian added.

The Beards perform chiropractic adjustments at the Bethlehem House once a week either on Monday evenings or Thursday afternoons. 

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

Maumelle PD closes stabbing investigation


MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Maumelle Police Department closed the investigation regarding a stabbing that occurred on Monday, June 15.

The initial report stated that on Monday around 1:30 p.m., Steven Wilson called into the police department claiming that an adult white male walked up to his car while he was at a stop sign and stabbed him.

Once police arrived on the scene, they did observe a stab wound to Wilson's adomen. Wilson told police that while he was stopped at the intersection of Millwood and Audubon Drive, a man walked up and slashed his stomach.

Police stated that based on Wilson's own statements and evidence, they now believe that the stabbing injury was self inflicted. The case has been closed.


Maumelle man stabbed at intersection


MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) -A Maumelle man was stabbed while stopped at a stop sign on Monday.

Maumelle police were dispatched to the Maumelle Fire Department station 2 on Monday around 1:27 p.m. to investigate a reported stabbing.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with a man who had a stab wound on his abdomen. The man alleged that he had been sitting in his vehicle stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Millwood and Audubon Drive when an adult white male subject walked up to his vehicle and slashed his stomach.

Officers searched the immediate area but were not able to find a suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital by MEMS, and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Maumelle police believe that this is not a random attack. Based on the victim's statements, it is believed that this attack was regarding an amount of money that the victim owed.

Shakespeare performance to return to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Shakespeare performance to return to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. — This summer, all of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s front lawn will be a stage.

On Saturday, June 20, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will enact an outdoor performance of As You Like It at the Institute. The performance, which will be free and open to the public, will include the full plot of As You Like It abridged into a family-friendly version. While outdoor chairs will be set up at the Institute for the upcoming event, onlookers will also be able to utilize blanket space on the lawn depending on their preferences. The River Rock Grill will provide food for purchase.

“The 2014 performance of A Comedy of Errors was a big success,” said Dr. Marta Loyd, executive director of the Institute. “We are proud to offer such an exceptional experience to the residents of Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton and the rest of the Arkansas River valley.”

1st Annual Fishing Day for Arkansas amputees

1st Annual Fishing Day for Arkansas amputees

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A non-profit organization in Arkansas is holding the first ever Fishing Derby honoring amputees in the state.

On Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a free family-friendly fishing derby taking place on Lake Valencia in Maumelle, Ark. There will also be games, face painting and other festivities at the event. The Fishing Derby weigh-in will be at 1 p.m., and prizes will be awarded to the top two biggest fish caught in the adult and child categories. 

No fishing license is required for the competition. 

A.B.L.E., Amputees Beyond Life's Expectations, is the organization hosting the event. The non-profit's main mission is to empower people affected by limb loss. They host monthly peer support group meetings for amputees and their loved ones as well as fundraising events for those who cannot afford prosthetic devices.