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PopUp West Ninth

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Developed by studioMAIN and Create Little Rock, Pop Up in the Rock is a rapid community development project that focuses on illustrating underdeveloped potential in local city areas.

The next Pop Up event will take place on West Ninth Street on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The PopUp West Ninth event will focus on Little Rock’s Historic West Ninth Street and will span from the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) at Ninth and Broadway to Dreamland Ballroom at Ninth and State and across the State Street overpass to the campus of Philander Smith.

PopUp West Ninth hopes to encourage pedestrian and bicycle traffic between Philander Smith College and West Ninth Street via the South State Street overpass, thereby bridging the gap that originally unraveled the urban fabric of the area.

Inspired by community feedback and the rich history of West Ninth, PopUp in the Rock hopes to demonstrate the district’s potential for a vibrant future.

Pulaski Tech students receives $14,000 in culinary scholarships

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Seven Pulaski Technical College students have received a combined $14,000 in scholarships from the Arkansas Hospitality Association.

All of the students attend PTC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Each receives a $2,000 award for the 2015-16 school year.

Dale Brooks, of Mayflower, received the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas Scholarship.

Rachel Nelson of Perryville, received the Tim Mathis Memorial Scholarship, presented to an outstanding student with a committment to the hospitality industry. The award is presented by Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Mathis in memory of their son, Tim Mathis.

Brittany Cargile of Greenbrier (Culinary)

Somerly Crawford of Little Rock  (Culinary)

Michaela Culp of Vilonia (Culinary)

Jason Lively of Conway (Culinary)

Amber Macombe of Conway (Baking and Pastry) 

Back to school youth conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On September 12, 2015 Arkansas Stop the Violence will be having a Back to School Youth Conference at Greater Trinity, located at 2400 Wright Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this event is to show people the good that our children are doing and to try to show them the importance of education, being on task and trying to be successful in life.  

For more information contact Benny Johnson at (501) 541-1951 or Walter at (501) 351-1066.

Packed shelter may have to euthanize dogs


***UPDATE: Since the airing of this story, all available dogs have been adopted. The Sherwood Animal Shelter would like to thank everyone for their support and help in finding forever homes for each of them.

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The Sherwood Animal Shelter has a packed house.

In one month, 50 dogs arrived at the shelter, many of them unwanted, abandoned or neglected.

On Tuesday, the shelter announced on Facebook that it is near-capacity and if the animals aren't adopted soon, they may have to do something they've avoided for nearly three years.

They say they've run out of room, and out of options, and may be forced to euthanize dogs if they aren't adopted.

"This year we've had over 480 animals brought in, just dogs, and over 180 cats," said Animal Control Officer, Bethe Barnett.

Counterfeit bills popping up in central Arkansas


SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are cracking down after seeing more and more counterfeit bills being used around central Arkansas.

Conway and Sherwood Police Departments are both currently investigating cases of counterfeit money.

"Everywhere from grocery stores to gas stations,” said Secret Service Agent Brian Marr.   "If you just take a second to look at it, you can figure it out”

He said learning to spot counterfeit money takes a careful eye.

"A genuine $5 bill will have a portrait of Lincoln, but a $50 bill will have a portrait of Grant,” Marr said.

"I try to run them away basically and keep the money and call the police,” said Matthew Hinkson, who works at EZ Mart in Sherwood.

"Genuine currency, you have dyes that are forced into the paper and you can see indentions," Marr said.

Police looking for people in counterfeit money case


 

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) – The Sherwood Police Department has confirmed a rash of counterfeit bills showing up in the city and is asking the public to help identify two persons of interest in the case.

On August 8, a couple, believed to be Michael Ryan Powers, 30, and Ashton Courtney Scott, 29, entered the Sherwood Dollar General located at 9801 Highway 107 and purchased two Red Bull drinks with a counterfeit $50 bill.

Powers is described having brown hair and green eyes, standing 5'7" tall and weighing 174 pounds. Scott is 5'2", weighing 115 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.

Police stated that Scott did receive change from the cashier following the purchase.

Suspects wanted for questioning in theft of over $20K from WWII Veteran


SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The Sherwood Police Department is searching for two suspects that they believe were involved in stealing thousands of dollars from a World War II Veteran.

Steven Swindle and Kristy Swindle are both wanted for questioning in the theft of approximately $20,000 from a 91-year-old WWII Veteran that Kristy Swindle was caring for in Sherwood.

Kristy Swindle has warrants for failing to appear on hot checks and Steven Swindle is currently wanted for a parole violation. He also has warrants out of Mountain Home and Baxter County for failing to appear on theft and DWI charges.