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State Dental Board to hear Russellville crematorium plan


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The man behind a controversial plan for a crematorium in Russellville will go before the state Dental Board of Examiners on Friday.

Jim Bob Humphrey could be the first in the country to remove mercury fillings from teeth before cremation.

People who live nearby are worried about a possible health hazard from the fillings but Humphrey told THV11 last month that the chemicals released are not at levels to be harmful.

The Embalmers board won't give Humphrey a permit until the dental board approves.

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Debate over possible crematorium near school


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Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and axe wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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ARKANSAS’ REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

Number: (501) 400-3116

Tickets:?; Group and VIP rates available

Website: http://www.arreaper.com/

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FEAR FACTORY 501

Dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight

Location: 25120 Hwy 107; Jacksonville

Number: (501) 912-7976

Tickets: $15 - ADMISSION; $20 - V.I.P. Pass; Group Discount 10+ - $13 each; Military Discount - $13

Arkansas Tech MSBA program to be offered 100 percent online in summer 2015


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (September 18, 2014) - Approval of an online delivery method for a master's degree in business was among the actions taken by the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center on Thursday.

Trustees approved a letter of notification announcing that Arkansas Tech will begin offering its Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) degree 100 percent online beginning in summer 2015.

Arkansas Tech began offering course work toward a MSBA degree for the first time during the fall 2013 semester.

The 30-hour program, which is the first master's degree offering from the Arkansas Tech College of Business, is available for graduates who earned their baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than business.

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The number of students enrolled in higher education on the 11th day of classes in Arkansas is down one percent overall as compared to last fall, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Thursday, with a total of 168,816 at both public and private schools.

“Final enrollment numbers won’t be available until after the semester ends,” said Shane Broadway, director of ADHE, “but we don’t expect big changes based on what we’ve been seeing the last couple years.

“Numbers are trending to what they were before the recession when many Arkansans lost their jobs,” Broadway continued, “and began looking for more opportunities by way of a higher education.”

The four-year universities saw an average increase in enrollment of 0.3 percent, while the two-year colleges saw a decrease in enrollment of 4.7 percent. Total public institution enrollment decreased by 1.5 percent.

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National forests firewood permits help slash heating costs

National forests firewood permits help slash heating costs


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (September 16, 2014) – As cooler temperatures loom around the corner, many homeowners are considering how best to heat their homes this winter. The Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita National Forests are helping homeowners answer this question by offering firewood permits in many areas of the Arkansas and Oklahoma forests.

"Collecting dead and down firewood on national forests is a great way to help bear the high cost of beating colder temperatures," said Shawn Cochran, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests Ecosystems Staff Officer. "Firewood permits are affordable; they help remove burnable material from the forest floor, and wood heat is both economical and efficient."

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More demonstrations were held on Tuesday after protesters bombarded the Arkansas Health Care Association Headquarters.

On Monday, dozens gathered with a disability rights group refusing to give up the fight for their rights.

The group wants the ability to choose their support instead of being forced into nursing facilities and institutions.

Little Rock police were called to U.S. Representative Mike Ross' office on Tuesday afternoon and have made more arrests for disorderly conduct for people refusing to get out of the street.

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 16, 2014) — The County Judges Association of Arkansas voted to adopt a resolution in opposition to the "Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment" during its summer meeting in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that, effective July 1, 2015, the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors is lawful within the entire geographic area of each and every county of this state.

According to the resolution, "traditionally, under the Arkansas Constitution and Amendment 55, the people of Arkansas have proclaimed their view in favor of 'home rule' and local control."