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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.”

Escapee who fled Sherwood Court captured

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The man responsible for hitting a bailiff with a car while fleeing from the Sherwood District Court has been captured.

David Earl Jordan Jr., 40, escaped police custody on Thursday, June 18 while he was being escorted to a holding area. Officials stated that he ran off on foot and jumped into a gray Ford Escape with a female passenger. During the commotion, Jordan struck the bailiff, leaving him with minor injuries.

As of 2 p.m. Friday, the Sherwood Police Department announced that Jordan was captured by Sherwood officers and in custody. He was located at the Barton Oaks Apartment Complex in Little Rock.

Jordan was originally appearing in court for contempt charges on hot checks and reived a 60-day jail commitment on Thursday. He is now charged with second degree Battery, Fleeing, second degree escape and a 90-day commitment for contempt on hot checks.

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Fish enthusiasts ages 15 and under are preparing for a day of outdoor fun in Jacksonville. 

Jacksonville Parks and Recreation along with Arkansas Game and Fish are hosting their 18th Annual Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, June 20 at Dupree Lake at #1 Park St. 

Registration is free and will begin at 7 a.m. The tournament will start at 8 a.m. and will last until 10 a.m. rain or shine. 

Prizes will be awarded for different derby categories such as smallest fish caught, most fish caught and longest fish caught. Participants must be present to receive the awards. 

For more information on the Youth Fishing Derby, call (501) 982-4171.

300 new jobs coming to Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (TeleTech) – TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a leading provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions, today announced the company will be hosting job fair events on Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 17 in Sherwood, AR in order to fill 300 openings. TeleTech is looking for customer service and sales representatives and Licensed Healthcare Insurance Sales Agents.

TeleTech will cover the cost of the licensing training and exam fees for prequalified applicants interested to participate in their Healthcare Insurance Career Development Program to become Licensed Healthcare Insurance Sales Agents.

North Little Rock Warned that Noise From Mortar Fire Could be Disruptive

North Little Rock Warned that Noise From Mortar Fire Could be Disruptive 

Celebrate the Grape; Food, Wine, & Music

Celebrate the Grape; Food, Wine, & Music

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Argenta Plaza is hosting Arkansas Times Celebrate the Grape June 5

Update: Suspect and victim names released from fatal Sherwood accident

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Sherwood police released the names of the suspect and victim of the fatal vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday, May 23.

According to police, the accident took place when a 2013 Ford Mustang, driven by Kylon J. Williams, 30, of North Little Rock struck a motorcycle operated by Denvel W. Williams, 21, of Little Rock.

Williams reportedly died from injuries at the scene of the accident. The two men were not related.

Police say Kylon Williams was arrested at the accident scene and charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Manslaughter, Possession of Marijuana, and Reckless Driving. The report says that Williams posted bail on the charges and was given a court date of July 7.

The accident is still under investigation and police say more details will be available at the completion of the investigation.