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Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

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Search crews find woman's body in Beaver Lake

Search crews find woman's body in Beaver Lake

BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KFSM) – Search and rescue teams have apparently found the body of a missing woman.

CBS affiliate KFSM has reported that Stacey Hernandez's body was found late Tuesday night at Beaver Lake. The 21-year-old vanished two weeks ago.

To learn more about the discovery, go to the KFSM website:http://on.kthv.com/1GKfQob

Workshop promotes responsible interactions with law enforcement

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a free workshop, titled RESPOND-I-BILITY, that will address ways individuals should respond when encountering law enforcement officers.

The workshop will be held in the UCA Student Center, Room 213, from 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The public is invited to this free workshop.

Author and historian Edmond Davis will facilitate RESPOND-I-BILITY. The vision of RESPOND-I-BILITY is to raise awareness and show how each citizen (“I”) has the ability to respond responsibly when engaging with all officers of the law. The presentation is designed to address cultural and social etiquette skills for all Americans when encountering officers of the law.

Arkansas Tech University AACSB accreditation extended

Arkansas Tech University AACSB accreditation extended

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 3, 2015)--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has announced that the Arkansas Tech University College of Business has extended its AACSB International accreditation for an additional five-year period.

AACSB first accredited the baccalaureate degree programs in business at Arkansas Tech in 2000. Officials from AACSB returned to campus in fall 2014, and their review has yielded extension of that accreditation for the Arkansas Tech College of Business until the next scheduled review during the 2019-20 academic year.

According to its website, AACSB accreditation is “known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.”

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House passes revised religious freedom bill; now headed to governor

House passes revised religious freedom bill; now headed to governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 975 to enact the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Thursday afternoon. It is now headed for Governor Asa Hutchinson's desk for signature.

On Wednesday, just hours after Gov. Hutchinson announced he wouldn't be signing HB 1228 in its current form, Republicans in the House and Senate drafted amendments to two other bills in hopes of keeping the RFRA alive in Arkansas.

Strong winds shut down Russellville mall

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Extreme winds and rain shut down a Russellville mall on Wednesday night.

It all happened after the roof of one business was ripped off.

It is still unknown how much money it will cost property managers to fix the damage.

The roof was ripped off Planet Fitness, leaking water into the electrical wiring of the mall forcing everyone to close up shop.

"When I got to the mall there were fire engines- lights sirens, everywhere."

Gail Athes, the store a manager at Lefler's Boutique came back to this just hours after closing shop.

"I came in the back door, and there were panels falling out of the ceiling, there was water dripping everywhere…it was shocking," said Athes.

Firefighters dispatched to the Russellville city mall just after midnight.

Damage, outages reported in Russellville overnight

RUSSELVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Some damage is being reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) Thursday morning after storms rolled through the state overnight.

NOAA has stated that some windows and a portion of an end wall were blown out of a two-story building on the 400 block of North Arkansas Avenue, though they didn't specify which building.

Witnesses have said that Planet Fitness is now missing its roof, and Moore and Company was damaged in high winds. A business owner also said that her store sustained water damage.

A large portion of people in Russellville were also without power, according to Entergy, Arkansas. In fact, around 1,200 customers were reported without power around 6 a.m. Since then, almost half of those outages have been restored.