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Governor intends to pardon Jessieville man

Governor intends to pardon Jessieville man

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant six pardons. An additional 25 clemency requests were denied and 30 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The six applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the pardons before final action is taken.

Governor Beebe intends to grant pardons to the following people:

John Ford (Newport): Breaking or Entering, Theft of Property
This notice is issued based on the date of conviction (1981 - Jackson County), the fact that all terms of the applicant's sentence have been completed and there have been no further criminal-law violations. There are no law-enforcement objections to the application.

Michael M.

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UAMS’ receives $7.9M to expand caregiver training

UAMS’ receives $7.9M to expand caregiver training

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Aging Initiative in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $7.9 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to provide new opportunities for the elderly to stay in their homes.

The grant will allow the expansion of the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program to four more Arkansas cities – Fort Smith, Little Rock, Hot Springs and El Dorado. The program, developed at the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale, already is in Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Texarkana and West Memphis thanks to a 2009 Reynolds Foundation grant.

The program offers educational opportunities for those who want to care for older adults preferring to stay in their own homes.

Arkansas gets transparent with online checkbook

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 6, 2012) - On March 17, 2011 Senate Bill 221, The Arkansas Financial Transparency Act was signed into law. This Act will serve as an online checkbook for Arkansans. 

Starting today, July 6, all expenditures, contracts, revenues and payments to cities and counties will be available for the beginning of fiscal year 2013 at Transparency.Arkansas.Gov.

"I am thrilled to know that Arkansans will now be able to go online and track how the state government is spending their money," stated Lt. Governor Darr. "The online checkbook will show how much a state agency spent, to whom the expenses were paid, and for what amount."

Brighter Side: Good news in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Too often we report the negative news, but great things are happening in your community each day.

Here's a look at a few stories that are on The Brighter Side...

Free activities out of the heat
Where can you go in central Arkansas to beat the blistering heat? Today's THV has a few ideas and best of all, they're free!

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Mountain Harbor holds 4-wheeler parade

MOUNTAIN HARBOR, Ark. (KTHV) - About 25 miles west of Hot Springs, a rather unusual 4th of July parade hit the streets at Mountain Harbor Resort and Spa.

As part of their annual festivities on Independence Day, the spa hosts a four-wheeler parade. This year, they say they had nearly 100 four-wheelers and outdoor vehicles involved with around 300 people.

Fireworks are set to be held over Marina Point at 9:30 p.m.

Water safety reminder during summer days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is advising park visitors to pay close attention to heat and fire danger warnings this Independence Day.

Knowing and understanding the risks associated with your holiday plans is half the battle in preventing loss of time, money or even a life.

Wildfire danger, burn bans, severe drought, air quality alerts, and heat advisories are all factors to consider when making outdoor plans. Alerts and warnings indicate danger and should not be taken lightly.

Hot Springs fireworks display still a go despite complaints

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Due to burn bans covering the majority of the state, personal fireworks are not allowed. However, professional displays with the proper permits are still a go.

Hosting a fireworks display during a burn ban is no easy task but county officials say as long as they meet a laundry list of requirements, both local and state, professional displays are allowed.

"I understand the tradition. The 4th of July. I've had fireworks since I was a kid but we've got to bring some common sense to this," says Cliff Jackson says he's worried.

Worried that embers from the traditional fireworks display a few streets over will create a serious problem for residents.