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23-year-old killed in Sherwood car accident

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) – Family and friends held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night for a 23-year-old killed in a car accident while running from police.

The crash happened Tuesday night in Sherwood, when Cordero Hall tried to get away from officers after they attempted to stop him for reckless driving. Minutes later, police found Cordero's car wrapped around a tree on Country Club Road.

"I was on the couch watching TV, and I heard something that sounded like thunder. So, I sat there for a few minutes, and then I could see lights through my blinds," said neighbor Patti Lucarz, who was home at the time of the crash. "Kind of makes you think it could have been a house, he could have hit other cars. How many people could have died?"

Safe speed zones coming in North Little Rock

Safe speed zones coming in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Police Department released their scheduled safe speed zones starting Dec. 14 till Jan 8, 2016. 

North Little Rock police will be out in full force to keep citizens safe for the holidays. The schedule of safe speed zones is as follows:

Dec. 14th -        1400 blk. Crutcher

Dec. 15th -        1900 blk. Crestwood

Dec. 16th -        Main Street

Dec. 17th -        Indian Hills Drive

Dec. 18th -        Maryland Ave.

Dec. 21st -        McCain Blvd.

Dec. 22nd -        John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Sherwood car accident leaves Jacksonville man dead

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) – The Sherwood Police Department confirmed that a driver was killed in a single car crash around 11 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police stated that they observed a vehicle driving recklessly westbound on Kiehl Avenue. Officers reportedly attempted to catch up with the vehicle, but could not get close enough to get an accurate description.

One of the officers found the vehicle shortly after crashed on Country Club Road.

The driver, 23-year-old Cordero Hall of Jacksonville was found dead at the scene.

The crash is still being investigated by police.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

Coats and Claus for a Cause in Sherwood

Coats and Claus for a Cause in Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The Sherwood Young Professionals of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Wall Allstate Agency, will be holding "Coats and Claus for a Cause" on December 22.

On Tuesday, December 22 they will be collecting coats and raising funds for the charitable organization, The Call.

People can come by the Wall Allstate Agency at #7600 Highway 107, Suite B, in Sherwood from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off new or gently used coats and/or donations for coats.  

Santa Claus will also make an appearance to the event. He will be available for photos and fun with the kids.

For more information, contact SYP President Darrell W. Brown at (501) 425-4037 or DWBrown@CityofSherwood.net

Animal shelters at capacity over the holidays

SHERWOOD, ARK. (KTHV)- If you're thinking about getting a pet for the holidays, now is the perfect time.

Many shelters across the state are at or near capacity. In the last 10 days, 17 dogs and six cats have been turned in to the Sherwood Shelter, where it is already a packed house.

"We have a lot of animals right now. Probably about 30 that need homes for the holidays," said Robin Breaux, director of Animal Services for the city of Sherwood.

Dog after dog is filling up space in nearly all 31 kennels at the shelter.

"Right now, we are full, we are almost at maximum capacity," said Breaux.

Since October 1, the shelter has found homes for 112 animal, but they've also had 165 more brought in, and that number is expected to rise over the holidays.

Pulaski Technical College Foundation participating in #GivingTuesdayAR on Dec. 1

Pulaski Technical College Foundation participating in #GivingTuesdayAR on Dec. 1

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Pulaski Technical College Foundation will participate in #GivingTuesdayAR on Dec. 1, a day that focuses on holiday giving rather than holiday spending.

At PTC, more than 60 percent of students rely on financial aid through scholarships, grants and loans, while 90 percent work full- or part-time. With a somewhat small allocation from the state, tuition and fees must generate almost half of Pulaski Tech’s operating costs, whereas most colleges’ student fees account for a mere 20 percent of their budgets.

Kids get active with "olympics" in Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - Children in Sherwood had the opportunity to get active at the Sylvan Hills Community Church on Saturday.

The church held their first annual Sherwood Kids Olympics. Volunteers put on the event in hopes of raising awareness to the issue of child obesity in Arkansas.

"Arkansas was one of the top rated in obesity in kids, and so we wanted to get the kids out and active," said Tiffany Davenport.

Children ages 4 to 12 took part in several activities that include an obstacle course, 1/2 mile race, three legged race and a sack race.