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A Place to Call Home: Sierra

A Place to Call Home: Sierra

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Time and again, we've shared with you stories of abandoned, abused, and neglected children, left behind for the state to care for.

Through THV11's partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, our effort is to help find these children forever homes.

In the case of a 17-year-old, life comes full circle in this story, except one thing is missing: a family to call her own.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/1ikGXf8

"I thought they were precious," Sierra said with a smile at the Humane Society of Pulaski County.

Their innocent yips for attention, along with their sweet puppy eyes, was all enough to melt the 17-year-old's heart

A pup named Franklin and a kitten named Vida have Sierra's full attention. This is the only place she wants to be.

"I really love horses, cats, dogs, all of the above," Sierra told us.

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.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

2nd annual River Cities Dragon Boat Festival

Author: Lacey Burba

Preparations are well underway for the 2nd Annual River Cities Dragon Boat Festival. This event will be held on Saturday, May 17, at Burns Park’s Victory Lake.

All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Protection Center (CPC). The CPC is a non-profit child advocacy center housed in Little Rock. The CPC works with members of the Pulaski County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team (MDT) to serve victims of child abuse and their families. The (MDT) is a comprehensive team which includes child protection personnel (DCFS), law enforcement professionals, child forensic interviewers, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and victim assistance professionals (www.http://childrensprotectioncenter.org/)

Teams of 20 rowers and one drummer race on the water against each other in 46-foot-long Hong Kong-style dragon boats.

'Your Dog Can Be Toto' photo shoot set for April 5

'Your Dog Can Be Toto' photo shoot set for April 5

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HSPC) -- Your Dog Can Be Toto, a fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society of Pulaski County will be held Saturday, April 5th, 11 am - 3pm at Just Dogs! Gourmet at The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock.

For a minimum donation of $15, animal lovers can bring their dogs and pose for a digital photo with the main characters of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet School's presentation of the "Wizard of Oz". Photos will also be displayed in the lobby of Parkview Auditorium during the production on April 11-13, 2014. All breeds and sizes welcome.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to Buy One Get One Free Tickets for the "Wizard of Oz" musical at Parkview, a value up to $20.

Proceeds of the event will go directly to provide food, care and shelter for animals at the Humane Society of Pulaski County. The HEART mobile unit will be on-site for adoptions.

Let us help you with your yard sale!

Let us help you with your yard sale!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to mytown@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free!

Arkansas A+ Schools announces new Executive Director Melanie Landrum

Arkansas A+ Schools announces new Executive Director Melanie Landrum

The Thea Foundation and Arkansas A+ Schools are pleased to announce that Melanie Landrum has joined our staff as the Executive Director of the Arkansas A+ Schools program.  Landrum has served as the principal of Pike View Elementary School, an A+ school in the North Little Rock School District, for the past two and a half years of her four-year career in the district.  Her professional experience also includes serving as a curriculum consultant for Literacy and Leadership Cluster Leader America’s Choice Inc. and the “Voices of Love and Freedom” School Design Model; serving as an adjunct professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership and Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis; and working as a principal, teacher and curriculum consultant in Memphis, Tenn., for over twenty-five years.