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Weekend weather forecast

Friday marks the first day of Autumn with cool crisp fall readings expected in the state today with sunny skies.  The weekend looks mainly dry with sunshine both Saturday and Sunday. However and upper-level disturbance will bring a rain chance by late in the weekend.

Friday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High 77. Wind NE 5-10mph.

A Place to Call Home: Chris, Billy, Adrianna, and Bentley

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- We continue our partnership with the Department of Human Services this week, profiling some of the hundreds of children in state foster care.

Adoption specialists will tell you, placing a group of siblings in one forever home is a tough task. But they are working hard to find a family for one set of youngsters.

Chris, 9, 7-year-old Billy, 4-year-old Adrianna, and 2-year old Bentley have been in state foster care for about a year.  Right now, they are in two separate foster homes, and adoption workers are hoping one family will adopt them all.

For the older children, the situation has been heartbreaking. 

"You don't have nobody to watch over you or anybody to help you or anything like that," says Chris.

Much of their lives, Chris and Billy have watched over their younger siblings.

Ouachita Baptist University turns 125 years old

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- After four years as the No. 1 Regional College in the South, Ouachita Baptist University has moved up to a national ranking in U.S. News & World Report's annual assessment of "America's Best Colleges."

"After leading our region for years, we are now being recognized nationally," said Ouachita President Rex Horne. "I expect as we become even better known across the nation that our ranking in the top tier will rise."

Ouachita also is ranked nationally among "America's Top Colleges" by Forbes magazine for the third year in a row.

Ranked by U.S. News in the top tier among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Ouachita is one of only three schools in Arkansas ranked in that category, along with Hendrix College and Lyon College.

Monday forecast

A cool front will move across Arkansas during the day with skies gradually clearing and temperatures remaining about where they should be this time of the year. A dry weather pattern is in store this week with another cool front by Thursday.

Monday:  Becoming partly cloudy and mild. High 81. Wind NW 5-10mph.

Arkansas cities set records for low maximum temps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More temperature records are being
broken in Arkansas.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock reports that a
record low maximum temperature was reached in North Little Rock
when the mercury only peaked at 64 degrees on Friday. The old
record was 71 degrees on Aug. 16, 1984 and again in 1993.
A record low maximum temperature also was set in Harrison on
Friday.

The temperature reached 64 degrees, breaking the old record of
66 degrees set in 1949. Just four days ago, the weather service reported a record of 106 degrees in Texarkana in southwestern Arkansas.

 

Today's Box Office: 'Straw Dogs' aka Nightmare in the Country

The "victim gets revenge tale" is a staple of Hollywood along with the "normal man pushed too far" tale. Straw Dogs delivers on both of those counts but it saved all the pushing and shoving until the end, the rest just kind of makes you uncomfortable.

A Place to Call Home: Brandon

This week, we continue our partnership with the Department of Human Services with the story of a 15-year old boy with disabilities. 

Adoption specialists say finding him a home won't be easy.  Nonetheless, he deserves a chance, to be loved forever, and he deserves a place to call home.