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State economic statistics reviewed

State economic statistics reviewed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When reviewing socio-economic status statistics in the state, officials have said that Arkansas overall has some work to do.

Michael Pakko Ph. D., a UALR economist, said that the state as a whole only makes 81 percent of the national per capita income average, but Pulaski County is higher than the national average.

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - A judge has dismissed manslaughter charges filed against a Little Rock police officer who was set to go to trial for the third time in the shooting death of a teenager.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted the prosecutors' request Monday to drop charges against Josh Hastings. In a motion, the prosecution said it made the request "based on its good faith belief that it cannot obtain a conviction" against Hastings.

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD is proud to announce winners in the 15th annual EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) National Conference, presented by the Arkansas Department of Education, which concluded today in Hot Springs, Ark., celebrating the work of EAST students from around the country. 

Joe T. Robinson Middle School (winner in Project Sophistication and Innovation Category) was a finalist for the prestigious Timothy R. Stephenson Founder’s Award! Their facilitator is Ms. Jennie Coy.

 

"With You" Campaign Soon to End

"With You" Campaign Soon to End

With the upcoming end of the With You fundraising campaign, on behalf of the cast, crew, and production team, we wanted to thank each and every one of the viewers that have contributed and helped make this film possible. There are less than 8 days left to donate, so please feel free to go to the indiegogo link to view the teaser trailer and the campaign. Also, please do not forget to like the "With You" facebook page, and help support the making of this film. All support is appreciated, and this film will be submitted to film festivals all over the United States, which means more publicity and recognition for the actors and crew of whom have made it possible to tell this cute, quirky romantic comedy, as well as the Arkansans of whom have made it possible with their support (in all ways). Again, please view the With You campaign with less than 8 days remaining, and many, many thanks to all who have made this wild venture possible.

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

Sylvan Hills High Principal named Educator of the Year

Sylvan Hills High Principal named Educator of the Year

Sylvan Hills High School's Tracy Allen was named Educator of the Year by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce

Marcia Cook, executive director of the Chamber, read the following in her salute to Mr. Allen at the presentation last week:

Tracy Allen is a Sherwood native and a Sylvan Hills alumnus, graduating in 1990. He has 18 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. He and his wife, Tamara, have two children.

Little Rock Film Festival to honor Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Little Rock Film Festival to honor Phillip Seymour Hoffman

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Film Festival and the Central Arkansas Library System are presenting a special weekend to remember actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman.