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AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.

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Oklahoma escapee captured in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (October 22, 2014) – On Wednesday, Hot Springs Police arrested Raymond Jay Stewart, 26.

Stewart reportedly escaped from the Bryan County Jail in Oklahoma on October 18 where he was being held awaiting trial on the charge of first degree murder.

On Monday, the Arkansas State Fusion Center sent out a state wide broadcast listing Raymond Jay Stewart as a wanted person who was last seen on Saturday in downtown Durant, Oklahoma.

On Wednesday, a detective recognized Stewart from the photo attached to the broadcast walking in the 800 block of Central Ave.

Officers made contact with the subject at 100 Bridge Street and confirmed he was in fact Raymond Jay Stewart and took him into custody. Stewart is currently being held at the Garland County Detention Center where he will await extradition back to Oklahoma.

Proposal would reduce Garland City Council pay

GARLAND CITY, Ark. (AP) - Voters in the small southwest Arkansas town of Garland City will decide Nov. 4 proposals to reduce the pay to City Council members and limit the use of city money for attending conventions and banquets.

Local Constable Charles Walthall circulated petitions and got the necessary 21 signatures of registered voters to place the questions on the ballot. Garland City has 116 registered votes and 15 percent were needed.

The town's population is 242.

One proposal would reduce pay to councilors from $125 per meeting to $120 per year. The second says City Council members are not entitled to attend banquets, annual conventions or other events at city expense.

Hot Springs woman killed in Garland County crash

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a 29-year-old Hot Springs woman has been killed in a head-on collision in Garland County.

A police report says Chelley Conrad died in the crash Friday on Highway 227 North.

The report says Conrad was a passenger in a northbound car when the car crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound vehicle.

The driver of the car and two people in the second vehicle were taken to a Hot Springs hospital with undisclosed injuries suffered in the collision.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and ax-wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:



Dates: Oct 10 & 11, Oct. 16-18, Oct. 22-25, Oct. 26-31, Nov. 1

Time: 7:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m. during the week, 7:30 p.m. to midnight or later on the weekend.

Location: 11200 West Markham; Little Rock (Behind Colonial Wine and Spirits)

Number: (501) 398-FEAR (3327)

Tickets: $15; $1 off admissions available at Colonial Wine and Spirits

Website: http://hauntingarkansas.blogspot.com/



Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

IPDRA working to finish rebuilding what the storm left behind

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) – The central Arkansas community still needs the help of lending hands following April’s deadly tornado. One organization is working in coordination with the Vilonia Disaster Recovery Alliance and the Faulkner County Long-Term Recovery Board to get volunteers out to these devastated areas of the state in an effort to help finish rebuilding what the storm left behind.

Inter-Faith and Partners Disaster Recovery Alliance (IPDRA) is made up of several faith-based and voluntary organizations that are working together to secure volunteers, material resources, and funding to meet the needs of others living in Faulkner County and beyond.

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

My Town Hero: Planting seeds to grow a better community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Along the 12th Street corridor in Little Rock, seeds of change are being planted as neighbors work to revitalize their community.

"It creates a kind of community bond when people are able to work together, work the land together," said Tauheed Salaam with the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Salaam started this community garden almost a year ago, teaming up with non-profit groups to open this Young Adult Opportunity Center. Both have been breathing new life into the community ever since.