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Hearing to discuss mobile food vendors within city limits

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkadelphia Planning Commission will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss an ordinance allowing mobile food vendor courts within city limits.

This topic has been under discussion for many months, and was deferred from the city board back to the planning commission for review. 

For more information on designated areas for the mobile food vendor courts and details on electrical access please see the Siftings Herald website


Man charged for beating child with rhinestone belt

Man charged for beating child with rhinestone belt

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - A caregiver is in custody and charged with second-degree Battery, a Class C felony, after repeatedly whipping a juvenile with a rhinestone belt. 

Police say Richard McClure, 24, was left in charge by the mother to take care of the juvenile. He would not state to officials why he began whipping the juvenile, but there were reported bruising marks on the child as well as abrasions. 

McClure's arraignment has been set for March 3. 

For the full story check out the Siftings Herald website

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

PHOTOS: http://on.kthv.com/1u7WF2W

11-year-old captures essence of Arkansas through photos

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV)- Every day we pass hundreds, if not thousands of people. We see their faces, we see their clothes, but we don't always see beneath their image to their essence.

One young Arkansas girl is trying to change that, one picture at a time.

11-year-old Katie Chandler began the Facebook page Humans of Arkansas in July as a way to tell the hundreds of stories we don't see every day.

"Some people reject us and some people are glad to do it," Chandler said smiling.

"Essentially what's she's trying to do is to capture the essence of Arkansas through photographs, and anecdotes, and quotes," added Katie's mother Amanda Chandler.

Even though she's from the tiny town of Newhope, Katie has traveled all over Arkansas, cementing moments in time in Hot Springs, Little Rock and Fayetteville, introducing new characters, triumphs, and tribulations with each snap shot.

Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

Nominees announced for Black Hall of Fame

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - African Americans in the state are being recognized today for their outstanding achievements.

Chairman of the Black Hall of Fame, Charles Stewart, listed this year's nominees to be inducted.

Among them are educators, business men and women, entertainers and those involved in social and political life.

"We each year will receive a number of nominations and we are actually building a library of nominees," said Stewart.

Stewart also said this year they will hold a special tribute performance at the ceremony for those who have died this year. They expect a record turnout.

For a list of the inductees and how to purchase tickets: http://on.kthv.com/1lIjHe4


Wait, Morgan Freeman gets bees from Arkadelphia?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Actor Morgan Freeman appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, and revealed an Arkansas connection.

Freeman, who was promoting his new film "Lucy," also talked about a hobby of his – beekeeping.

In the sit-down with Fallon, he said he gets his bees from Arkadelphia… To which Fallon asks if he legally imported them from the Natural State.