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NLR teen selected as Youth of the Year

NLR teen selected as Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has named DeShaun Bennett, a 10-year member of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, the 2011-12 Southwest Region Youth of the Year. He receives a total of $11,000 in college scholarships from the Youth of the Year program’s sponsor Tupperware Brands Corporation. Bennett was chosen from eight candidates within BGCA’s Southwest region and will compete for the national title in Washington, D.C. in September.

Bennett and his fellow Youth of the Year candidates were honored at BGCA’s Annual Southwest Great Futures Chairman’s Dinner held in Dallas on June 2. With nearly 1,000 attendees, BGCA raised a record-breaking $2.4 million to support the organization’s mission and to provide college scholarships for all eight of the regional finalists. The finalists were also treated to a three-day experience in Dallas from regional sponsor Dr Pepper Snapple Group and $400 in gift cards from jcpenney.

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Small craft advisory lifted

Small craft advisory lifted

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory on the Arkansas River.

Before setting out in a pleasure craft, always check flow conditions.  Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution on the river.  Wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat while intoxicated.  Give commercial towboats an extra wide berth for safety's sake.  They are heavier than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats.  It can take a towboat more than a half mile to stop.

Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.

Currents become swifter and stronger, and large debris is carried downstream.

For daily river information, visit the Corps' Little Rock District Web site at www.swl.usace.army.mil and click the water management button.

Benton police search for sex offender

Benton police search for sex offender

BENTON, Ark. -- The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a sex offender that has an active felony warrant.  The offender is Jessie Knight (B/M, 54 YOA) who has violated a provision of his release terms and conditions.

Jessie Knight is wanted for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.   Knight is in violation for not providing a current address where he is residing pursuant to his release requirements.

Jessie Knight is believed to be in the Central Arkansas area.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  For more information on sex offenders please go to the Benton Police Department website at: www.bentonpolice.org  

Tuesday forecast 6/7

Summer-like conditions continue as high pressure dominates our weather.  

Tuesday: Partly Cloudy, High 98

Tuesday Night:  Mostly Clear, Low 73

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Sound Off (Ep. 001): Patrick Kennedy

Sound Off (Ep. 001): Patrick Kennedy

Our first interview for "Sound Off"! Had a good time talking Arkansas politics with Patrick Kennedy. Who do you want to hear from on the next episode? Go to Rogue Star Media Group and let us know.

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Salvation Army funds memorial scholarships with golf tournament

Salvation Army funds memorial scholarships with golf tournament

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas will host a press conference at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the Burns Park Golf Course in North Little Rock.

The Salvation Army of Central Arkansas is hosting their first Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Burns Park Golf Course on June 27. This event will benefit college scholarships given in the memory of Majors Philip Wise and Richard Brittle. The event includes lunch provided by Golden Corral, door prizes, and participation gifts.

THV NLR Community: Officer carries the torch in Greece

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A North Little Rock police officer is headed to Greece to carry the torch.

Sgt. Terry Kuykendall with the NLRPD will head to Greece to represent Arkansas Law Enforcement in the final leg of the Torch Run for the World Special Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

He has set up a travel blog so everyone can follow his journey through Greece, the Greek Isles and Cyprus. He'll be back June 30.