LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Monday night, Little Rock Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs aimed to connect with the district's Hispanic student and parent population. He held a community meeting at the Mexican Consulate. "We want to hear from you all," said Suggs. Community members say meetings like this are important, because in February a federal agency recently launched an investigation surrounding alleged
North Little Rock, AR - Special Olympics Arkansas and students from the North Little Rock school district are coming together to put a stop to the word retarded. The national campaign "Spread the Word to End the Word" is targeting the 'R' word, and next week students at NLR High School will have the chance to sign a pledge to
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Monday (3/10) a federal jury watched a FBI video recording of money delivered in a pie box to former State Treasurer Martha Shoffner. Shoffner's accused of steering state business towards one broker, Steel Stephens, who paid her $36,000 in increments of $6,000 delivered every six months. Stephens admitted to paying Shoffner in those increments because monthly
PARAGOULD, AR - Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Monday that a Paragould accused of raping a minor relative was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge. Ellington said Barry Wayne Crow, 43, of Paragould, pleaded guilty in Greene County Circuit Court to a charge of rape. Circuit Judge
CONWAY, AR -- We've been trying to get Faulkner County circuit judge Mike Maggio to speak with us since last week, but haven't gotten a response. So Monday, we showed up at the courthouse to see if we could get some answers. But Maggio scurried into a backdoor of the courthouse refusing to answer our questions. Controversy surrounding Maggio's
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Little Rock city leaders have agreed to revive a program to encourage homeowners and buyers to spruce up dilapidated homes. It's called the Target Neighborhood Enhancement Program, or TNEP for short. It started in 1999 following the devastating tornado that destroyed many homes. Homeowners could get up to $5,0005in grant funding for repairs. The money for the
LITTLE ROCK, AR - If you don't start saving for college when your child is first born, waiting until later can really break the bank, or even worse, leave you with a lot of loan payoffs. But, there's a way to start saving early to ensure college is in your child's future and that it's paid for. On one beautiful
LITTLE ROCK, AR - As public schools file waivers to make up for lost days due to winter weather, one private school in Little Rock is utilizing a high-tech solution. Schools across Arkansas have seen anywhere from a few days to 23 days missed in West Fork Public Schools due to winter weather this season. At the private school Mt.
BENTON, AR - Saline Memorial Hospital is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of a teenager killed in a car crash. Benton High School student Drew Melton died in a car accident two years ago right before Thanksgiving. Employees at the hospital say they wanted to honor Drew's giving spirit by helping others. "To have an individual like
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Jericho Way is asking for donations as needs for services continue to increase. The homeless day shelter is in need of new and gently worn clothing and shoes. They also need books and magazines, along with any kind of games for clients. People who visit the site are connected with case workers who help them find
Greg Dee talks the latest technology news in his Monday morning Geek Fix report. Today's hot topics include: The anniversary of the telephone, AT&T price cutting and a new drone that is equipped with a stun gun.
Cooking up Change is a dynamic culinary competition that puts student voices front-and-center in the national dialogue about school food. Occurs in various cities throughout the nation – winning teams from each city will go on to prepare a meal for the Department of Education in Chicago in June 2014. High school culinary students are tasked to create a delicious,