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Christmas with a Jacksonville officer

Christmas with a Jacksonville officer

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, December 19 at 7 a.m., the Jacksonville Police Department will take part in the annual “Christmas with a Police Officer” at Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 2000 John Harden.

This year the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 16 will host 15 children. These children were nominated by their schools to participate in this event, which gives each child $100 to buy gifts for themselves and their families.   

The Jacksonville Police Department believes this is another opportunity to not only give back to the community they serve, but to help build special relationships with the children involved in this program by spending quality time “shopping” with them. Officers from various ranks and divisions from the department have volunteered their time to make the difference in the lives of the children in our city. 


NLR PD identify human remains recovered from Ark. River

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The body part that was found in the Arkansas River on December 5 has been identified as a missing North Little Rock woman .

On Saturday, December 5, several law enforcement agencies responded to a call near the Big Dam Bridge regarding a leg floating in the Arkansas River. The body part was recovered and sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. On Friday, December 11 the identification of the remains was announced by NLR police as missing person Shequenia Burnett.

The 38-year-old was reported missing on January 15, 2014. According to a report by the North Little Rock police, Burnett had not been seen seen since January 9, 2014.

This is an ongoing investigation.

'Grinches' stealing holiday light displays

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Several families in North Little Rock have been claiming someone has stolen their Christmas cheer, after discovering their light displays missing from their front yards.

However these aren't your typical run-of-the-mill Christmas lights. The Star Shower Light Displays shower your home with multiple lights using a red and green laser. The displays are becoming an increasing popular way for homeowners to decorate for the holidays. However, they are also becoming popular with thieves.

It was supposed to be a simple way to decorate for the holidays, but when Kristen Kennon purchased her Star Shower Light Display online, she had no idea how easy it would be to steal.

"We ordered two and then ordered two more, which we sent right back because we don't want to take the chance of somebody stealing them," said Kristen Kennon.

Safe speed zones coming in North Little Rock

Safe speed zones coming in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Police Department released their scheduled safe speed zones starting Dec. 14 till Jan 8, 2016. 

North Little Rock police will be out in full force to keep citizens safe for the holidays. The schedule of safe speed zones is as follows:

Dec. 14th -        1400 blk. Crutcher

Dec. 15th -        1900 blk. Crestwood

Dec. 16th -        Main Street

Dec. 17th -        Indian Hills Drive

Dec. 18th -        Maryland Ave.

Dec. 21st -        McCain Blvd.

Dec. 22nd -        John F. Kennedy Blvd.

11 Listens: NLR leaf vacuum service running behind

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Many of you have been asking about North Little Rock's leaf vacuum service, and when it will be up and running.

The answer THV11 got from officials was that it depends. City officials said the service began picking up leaves last month but has been delayed because of weather.

"We're doing the best we can to get this wonderful, free service by the way to our citizens and ask for their patience as we work the issue of delays and volume and weather," said Mayor Joe Smith.

The service typically runs every two to six weeks through five different zones. To see where it is or where it's going, be sure to check the North Little Rock city website or their Facebook page.

Coats and Claus for a Cause in Sherwood

Coats and Claus for a Cause in Sherwood

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - The Sherwood Young Professionals of the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Wall Allstate Agency, will be holding "Coats and Claus for a Cause" on December 22.

On Tuesday, December 22 they will be collecting coats and raising funds for the charitable organization, The Call.

People can come by the Wall Allstate Agency at #7600 Highway 107, Suite B, in Sherwood from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to drop off new or gently used coats and/or donations for coats.  

Santa Claus will also make an appearance to the event. He will be available for photos and fun with the kids.

For more information, contact SYP President Darrell W. Brown at (501) 425-4037 or DWBrown@CityofSherwood.net

Ark. fire departments respond to holiday fire

SCOTT, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Fire Department responded to a field fire Thursday afternoon that left 10 acres in ashes.

At around 1:52 p.m., the NLR Fire Department received a call regarding a grass fire that was burning along Colonel Maynard Road and behind homes of the Ashley Downs gated community. The NLR FD called the Scott Fire Department for assistance and responded.

According to officials, residents were burning old magazines when a sudden gust of wind picked up, causing burning pages to fly into the field and quickly set it ablaze. Approximately 10 acres were burned before firefighters were finally able to contain the fire about an hour later.

No damages or injuries were reported.