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CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Chiropractors give back to Conway by helping homeless

Chiropractors give back to Conway by helping homeless

CONWAY, Ark. - Doctors Brian and Merissa Beard, husband and wife, have been in Conway for a little over a year, and for the last three months they have been using their skills as Chiropractors to help the homeless.

Merissa says, "We were looking for somewhere to give back to our community. Conway has been awesome giving to us.”

The Beards had worked performing adjustments on Sundays at a homeless church while attending Parker University in Dallas. It was a logical step for the Beards to start helping the homeless through Bethlehem House, Conway’s homeless shelter.

 “Chiropractic adjustments can help in tremendous ways. Anything from treating neck pain, back pain and headaches to helping people sleep better, to function better and for overall health,” Brian added.

The Beards perform chiropractic adjustments at the Bethlehem House once a week either on Monday evenings or Thursday afternoons. 

Sheriff: Arkansas jail releases wrong inmate


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas authorities are investigating a mix-up at a county jail after workers accidentally released an inmate.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Jeffrey Hale was set free on June 29 but taken back into custody the next day. Officials say Hale was in the booking area waiting for processing with another man who shared the same first name. They say Hale signed release documents indicating he was the man set for release.

The sheriff's office says an investigation into the release is ongoing and unspecified action is being taken by the detention center administration. Officials say additional unspecified charges will be filed against Hale.

An office spokeswoman said she didn't know if Hale has an attorney.

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Rallies for rebel flags roll across the south


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Attitudes about the Confederate flag have seemed to change swiftly, and a lagging backlash is starting to catch up.

The rebel flag's place in society became a heated debate topic in the wake of the Charleston church shooting.

Now, those who say they are defending their southern heritage are trying to be heard.They are rallying in several places across the state this holiday weekend, including Russellville.

It started as a small idea, but the turnout for the Pope County Rebel Ride on Sunday was much bigger than expected.

Confederate 'rebel rides' planned for Sunday


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Debate over the confederate flag still waving and is now centering on the Pope County seat.

Hundreds of people are expected to march through Russellville this Sunday in defense of what they say is Southern heritage.

Three local young adults are organizing the rally, saying any form of hate or vulgarity will not be tolerated, but some opposition could be expected.

"I'm not trying to take away your rights so why are you trying to take away mine," added friend Tyler Titsworth.

Others in town, however, are considering a counterrally.

"[It can be seen] as blatant disregard and disrespect for the people that do see it as something much more ominous and menacing," said Russellville resident Larissa Gudino.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

LRFW impacts local community

LRFW impacts local community

By Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is preparing for another great year and people in the community have the event marked in their calendars.

Every year, LRFW exceeds the expectations of an enjoyable and one-of-a-kind experience that merges designers, models and artists together to connect and establish their brands.

“LRFW is a great platform to allow those seeking careers in the modeling and fashion industry a leg to stand on in hopes of creating or expanding their brand,” said fashion designer, Nichole McGehee, who has been participating in LRFW since 2009. “As for me, LRFW has benefited me in helping to put my brand in the “spotlight” of the media. I feel that being a part of LRFW played a great part of my line becoming known on both a local and national level.”