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HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas

HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2014) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced on Thursday HUD's latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued overall decline in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness and significant reductions particularly among veterans and those persons living on the streets. In Arkansas, homelessness had declined by 23 percent since last year.

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Court upholds suit's dismissal in Dirksmeyer case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a civil lawsuit that was filed by the boyfriend of a slain Arkansas beauty queen.

Kevin Jones was initially charged and put on trial for the 2005 killing of his girlfriend, Nona Dirksmeyer. Jones was acquitted by a jury and another man was later charged, but not convicted, in the case.

Jones sued Russellville police four years after his acquittal, claiming that officers conspired to frame him for the crime. A federal judge in Little Rock dismissed Jones' lawsuit, saying he waited too long to file the case.

On Thursday, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, finding that Arkansas' statute of limitations says that such claims must be filed within three years.

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U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

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 ax-wielding ghouls.

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

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#1 ANNUAL ARKANSAS NIGHT TERRORS 13

Dates: Oct 10 & 11, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 26-31, Nov. 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. during the week, 7:30 p.m. to midnight or later on the weekend.

Location: 11200 West Markham; Little Rock (Behind Colonial Wine and Spirits)

Number: (501) 398-FEAR (3327)

Tickets: $15; $1 off admissions available at Colonial Wine and Spirits

Website: http://hauntingarkansas.blogspot.com/

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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

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Update: One arrested after Russellville shooting


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - On Friday evening, Dameion Terrell Williams was arrested in Russellville after a shooting on Thursday.

Williams was transferred to the Pope County Detention Center and is being held on charges of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, and battery in the 1st degree.

The shooting occurred on Wednesday night on South Houston Ave., and female was shot.

Police are still searching for Zachary Eugene Stokes, 23.

If you have any information on the shooting or the whereabouts of the remaining suspect please call 479-968-3232 or the Silent Tip Line at 479-967-2221.

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AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.

Russellville police searching for shooting suspects


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (October 23, 2014) – The Russellville Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in a shooting.

Police responded to the shooting on South Houston Ave. around 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The female victim was reportedly transported to a local hospital.

Police are now searching for Dameion Terrell Williams, 32, and Zachary Eugene Stokes, 23.

If you have any information on the shooting or the whereabouts of either suspect please call 479-968-3232 or the Silent Tip Line at 479-967-2221.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.