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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Kites to be let loose in Little Rock

Kites to be let loose in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Let your spring kite fly at the 2015 Kite Festival Sunday. 

On April 26, near the Radha Madhave Temple at 9301 Frazier Pike, crowds will gather to release their kites for all to see. 

The event will start at 11 a.m. and will last until 6 p.m. They will be selling kites and firkis at the event, in case you don't have one. There will also be snacks available at a first come first serve basis. 

Drinking and smoking is prohibited at the festival. 

For more information on the Kite Festival, email KITEFESTIVALLR@gmail.com

Little Rock hosts "Operation Drug Take Back" in multiple locations

Little Rock hosts "Operation Drug Take Back" in multiple locations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Have any unused or expired drugs?

On Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., there will be several locations in Little Rock collecting and properly disposing of unused or unwanted drugs. 

Some of the locations include:

  • Little Rock Police Department at 700 W. Markham
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital at #1 Children's Way
  • Remedy Drugs at 8511 West Markham
  • Walgreens at Cantrell and Taylor Loop

The Little Rock Police Department will also be offering free food and entertainment at their event. They encourage anyone with expired prescriptions or even over-the-counter drugs to bring them to one of the listed drop-off points.

For more information about this campaign, visit www.artakeback.org

 

Moving sale off Kingsrow Drive Saturday

Moving sale off Kingsrow Drive Saturday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A moving sale is being held Saturday, April 25 at 230 Kingsrow Dr. in Little Rock, Ark. 

The moving sale will begin at 8 a.m. and will last until 3 p.m.

Some things being sold at the moving sale include:

  • antique dining room table and hutch
  • work bench
  • antique dressing table
  • metal cabinet

Sherwood police prepare for texting while driving crackdown

Sherwood police prepare for texting while driving crackdown

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The Sherwood Police Department is raising awareness of the consequences of texting while driving. 

Officials are bringing the national 'U Drive. U Text. U Pay.' campaign to Sherwood by combining intense enforcement of anti-texting laws with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement. 

The Sherwood Police Department released this statement, "It’s not that complicated: if you text and drive, we will see you, pull you over, and fine you. We’re serious about enforcing texting laws.”

According to officials, in 2013, 3,154 people were killed and an estimated additional 424,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involv­ing distracted drivers.  This represents a 6.7 percent decrease in the number of fatalities recorded in 2012.

Expansions expected for Sherwood

Expansions expected for Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - According to Arkansas Business, Galley Support Innovations Inc. announced Thursday that it plans to add another 21,000-SF on to the property adjacent to its Manson Road headquarters. 

GSI expansion hopes to accommodate several new multi-million dollar contracts. The business makes interior hardware such as locks, hinges and other door parts. 

Arkansas Business reported that most of the new contracts will be for interior hardware for luxury Gulfstream aircraft. 

For more information regarding the GSI expansion in Sherwood, click here

 

Monthly food truck meet up in West Little Rock

Monthly food truck meet up in West Little Rock

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRS) – According to Little Rock Soiree, you can now find your favorite food trucks at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on the fourth Monday of every month.

The magazine said you can expect the trucks to open shop between 5 and 8 p.m. at 20900 Chenal Parkway. It kicks off March 30.

Some of the food trucks expected to attend include: