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Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

Rx drug drop-off locations open across the state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a time for people to get rid of their old prescription medications.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) scheduled the event, which runs in cities across the country from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This allows people who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

During the last drug take-back day on April 28th of this year, citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. When the results of the four Take-Back Days to date are combined, they have removed more than 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.

THV Game Night: Football highlights

Arkadelphia 48, Arkansas Baptist 19

Atkins 48, Lavaca 28

Barton 45, Riverview 19

Batesville 38, Paragould 6

Bearden 51, Parkers Chapel 14

Benton 48, JA Fair 6

Bentonville 56, Siloam Springs 0

Bigelow 20, Mount Ida 6

Blytheville 12, Nettleton 7

Booneville 47, Subiaco Academy 0

Cabot 26, Marion 12

Camden Fairview 47, White Hall 8

Camden Harmony Grove 50, Genoa Central 29

Carlisle 44, Clarendon 6

Cedar Ridge 42, Marked Tree 12

Cedarville 48, Danville 26

Charleston 46, Paris 20

Conway 63, LR Hall 6

Conway Christian 41, Mountain Pine 8

Corning 36, Manila 6

Crossett 14, Dumas 7

De Soto 33, Kirk Aca., Miss. 7

Decatur 41, Westside-Johnson Co. 28

Des Arc 62, Marvell 22

DeWitt 25, LV Lakeside 14

Dierks 62, Foreman 53

Dollarway 64, Marianna Lee 0

Coyotes a growing concern in Garland County

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Marlar family loves animals and now one of their own furry friends a little Shih Tzu is gone and they believe a coyote is to blame.

"Two nights ago it actually came up the road here and we seen it again and my was trying to chase it down to see where it was going," says Amy Marlar, a Garland County resident.

They couldn't track the coyote down, but their little dog is nowhere to be found. The Marlars are not the only ones worried about coyotes in Garland County. Animal services receive reports often.

"Over the last year we probably get one every couple of weeks," says Director of Animal Services, Dan Bugg.

Bugg says the drought plays a factor in more coyote sightings.

"That pushes coyotes into an area... where some of the wildlife they would hunt has not been abundant this year, that pushes them into areas where we have a lot of moisture, and water available and that's what draw wildlife in," says Bugg.

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a production of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), received three Emmys in the 2012 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“There is no greater sense of satisfaction than being recognized by one’s talented peers in this industry, especially those who vote in the regional Emmy Awards competition,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” a documentary by AETN Senior Producer Mark Wilcken, explores mid-century modern architecture through a regional lens of the American south. The film details how international influences helped shape the built environment of Arkansas after World War II.

The one-hour film was recognized with an award for Best Cultural Documentary, and Wilcken received individual awards for Best Writing and Best Editing.

Hot Springs bar to close after weekend shooting

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A judge has ordered the temporary closure of a Hot Springs pool hall after six people were injured in a weekend shooting.

Garland County Circuit Judge Marcia Hearnsberger issued the order Wednesday that declared Pocket's Full Bar a "public and common nuisance." The Sentinel-Record reports that the pool hall is to remain closed pending a hearing set for Nov. 8.

Authorities say six people were taken to the hospital early Saturday after the reported shooting. Authorities say no one suffered life-threatening injuries and the incident remains under investigation.

Officials say the Arkansas Beverage Control Board has suspended the pool hall's alcohol permit after the shooting.

City Attorney Brian Albright says the bar's owners agreed to the temporary closure until the November hearing.

Today's Box Office: Looper

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV Film Critic Jonathan Nettles takes a look at the film Looper.

Time travel is a tricky thing. Time travel in movies is more so because the audience can see direct loopholes and once you start thinking about it, the loopholes become even bigger. The trick to make a good time travel movie is for the film to set its own rules early on and stay faithful to them while telling a compelling story. Considering the potential loopholes of time travel in film, Looper may be the best title for a film involving time travel.