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Applications for LIHEAP will be taken starting Jan. 7

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Central Arkansas Development Council will begin taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at Mass Intake Days January 7-11, 2013.

The mass intake days will be held in Pulaski, Clark, Hot Spring, Union, Lonoke, Saline, Columbia and Ouachita Counties.

In Pulaski County, applications will be taken beginning January 7th and 8th at the mass intake days, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds, 2600 Howard Street in Little Rock. The first 600 customers will be seen each day at the event.

After the mass intake days in Pulaski County, applications will be accepted at the following locations and times:

Eight to be inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Eight new Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be honored when the organization holds its 55th annual induction banquet on Friday, March 8. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will consist of inductees from the regular category, the senior category and the posthumous category.

The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1959.

Little Rock insurance executive Andrew Meadors is the organization's president, and Ray Tucker serves as the executive director. At the March 8 banquet, Wally Hall, the longtime sports editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will take over as the Hall of Fame president.

ASU women's basketball assistant will join Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) - Sonja Tate, a current Arkansas State assistant women's basketball coach and a former ASU player, has been selected as a part of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Class for 2013.

Tate, who played at A-State from 1989-93, is arguably one of the best basketball players to ever put on an Arkansas State uniform. She remains the leader in six statistical categories and scored 2,312 points in her career, the most of any men's or women's basketball player in school history.

"I am extremely excited and honored to receive such recognition," Tate said. "I was truly surprised when I found out about the news and I am touched that the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame choose me to be apart of the Class of 2013. I am also honored to be the first Arkansas State women's basketball to be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame."

Brandon D. Campbell join celebrities to speak at Shreveport Industry Workshop

Brandon D. Campbell join celebrities to speak at Shreveport Industry Workshop

Little Rock, Ark. - Brandon D. Campbell, founder of Little Rock Fashion Week and senior director of Oneofakind Talent Inc., is the guest speaker at "Breaking Into the Industry" workshop in Shreveport, La. Campbell, a veteran entertainment producer for companies such as E! Entertainment and World Wrestling Entertainment, joins the event's host and model Joslyn Pennywell, an America's Next Top Model Cycle 11 contestant, and Actor JC Jones, who've had roles in the hit TV show 'Glee' and box office smash 'The Social Network.'

The Industry Workshop is Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sleep Inn & Suites that's located at 6720 Klug Pines Road, Shreveport, La. Tickets are $75 and are available on-line at http://theindustryla.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit the Joslyn Pennywell Foundation.

Former employee accused of stealing $140k from Sports Hall of Fame

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police are investigating accusations that a former employee of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame stole roughly $140,000.

A police report states the suspect used a company credit card to make personal purchases over the last six years.
Sgt. Brian Dedrick said officers became involved after the Hall of Fame's president contacted them last month.

"At this point in time no one has been charged," Dedrick said. "We haven't talked to the suspect or the employee in this case. Hopefully we'll be doing that very shortly."

The Hall of Fame is announcing its next group of inductees on Sunday.

Today's Box Office: Promised Land

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11's film critic Jonathan Nettles takes a look at the new film Promised Land in this week's "Today's Box Office".

Arkansas has seen its' share of the oil and natural gas drilling boom in recent years. You've probably heard the tales of how they get the precious resources, called "fracking". Regulators and environmental enthusiasts have fought over the impact it has had on our Natural State. The argument seems to come down to "we want the money from it, but we don't want it happening in our backyard".

Outdoor Report: Special youth modern gun weekend

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Craig O'Neill sits down with Steve "Wildman" Wilson with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to talk about the
final weekend open for deer hunting. It's the special youth modern gun
weekend.

This is the second youth weekend the AGFC holds each hunting season. The first was held back in November (11/3/12 - 11/4/12). This Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6, youth will have an opportunity to hunt once again.

The youth hunting weekend is open to ages 6 through 15 years of age. Youths who have completed hunter education must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years old. Youths who have not completed hunter education must be under the direct supervision of an adult at least 21.

All deer harvested is attributed to the youth's seasonal bag limit.