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PTC takes closer look at campus safety plan


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Thursday's shooting at a community college in Oregon is sparking discussions across the country about how prepared community colleges are for incidents like this.

At Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, staff and students say this latest incident is forcing them to take a closer look at their own safety plan.

"It makes me feel like 'what would I do in that instance?' Where would I go, what would I do to protect myself?'" said Bobby Scott, a sophomore at Pulaski Technical College.

It's a question sophomore, Bobby Scott, says keeps replaying over and over again in his mind.

"It's spur of the moment, because it's really hard to think about what you would do," said Scott.

A shooting at an Oregon community college on Thursday is urging schools across the country to do the same.

Rabid skunk found in North Little Rock


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health confirmed that a skunk found in North Little Rock tested positive for the rabies virus.

The skunk was found on September 30 at 1104 East 11th Street, which is across the street from Shorter Garden Apartments.

North Little Rock Animal Control strongly urges parents who live in the area to make sure their children have not had any contact with skunks or other wildlife. Any person who has been exposed to rabies should seek immediate medical attention. Pet owners should keep all pets current with their rabies vaccinations.

Safe Speed Zones in North Little Rock

Safe Speed Zones in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Several police departments across the state are setting up safe speed zones to crack down on speeding in heavy traffic areas. 

Locations in North Little Rock include: 

NLR selected for National League of Cities' Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy

NLR selected for National League of Cities' Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The National League of Cities (NLC) and Children & Nature Network have selected North Little Rock to participate in the Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah this October.

The leadership academy will provide city officials with the skills and knowledge to take up new or expanded leadership roles in improving access to nature in their communities.

Over the course of the two-day meeting, North Little Rock Alderman Charlie Hight and Parks and Recreation staff members Jeff Caplinger and Ian Hope will have the opportunity to learn about promising practices and strategies for connecting children to nature. Participants will work with national experts, attend workshops, conduct field visits and engage in peer learning with city leaders from the seven other cities who have been selected for the leadership academy.

LRPD safe speed locations for Oct.

LRPD safe speed locations for Oct.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Police Department will be setting up safe speed locations in various parts of Little Rock for the month of October. 

These areas include: 

Community job fair with free admission

Community job fair with free admission

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders would is inviting you or a representative to attend their Job Fair on Saturday,  October  24.

The job fair will start at 9:00 a.m. and will last until 2:30 p.m. at Lewis-Burnett Employment Finders located at 6105 Father Tribou in Little Rock.  

If you are a company looking for more help, RSVP your business by October 1. 

If you have any questions/concerns or would like to confirm your attendance, please feel free to contact Darlene Lewis at (501) 603-9201 or  (501) 413-2126. You may also confirm your attendance by emailing Darlene@lewisb.org

 

 

UAMS sets SeniorNet Oct. classes for ages 50+

UAMS sets SeniorNet Oct. classes for ages 50+

LITTLE ROCK — Computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners, Introduction to Computers, Tips and Tricks for iPad and iPhone and Exploring Windows 10  ­— and a special workshop — Exploring the Internet — will be taught in October for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Computer classes and workshops begin Oct. 5. They are:

·         Exploring the Internet, Oct. 5, 7 and 9, 10 a.m. to noon.

·         Tips and Tricks for the iPad and iPhone, Oct. 5, 7 and 9, 1-2:30 p.m.

·         Fundamentals for Beginners, Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 5-26, 1-3 p.m.