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First Assembly of God NLR launches project to feed Ark. hungry kids

First Assembly of God NLR launches project to feed Ark. hungry kids

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (First Assembly of God Church) - The First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock, pastored by Reverend Rod Loy, launched a 10-week campaign to feed hungry children in xentral Arkansas on Feb. 1, 2015.

According to recent studies by child hunger experts:

·       Arkansas is the hungriest state in America.  Last year, 21.2 percent of households were at risk of hunger.

·       111,771 students in Arkansas qualify for free lunch (23.5 percent of all school children).  For many of them, the only full meal they get is at school. 

·       1 in 5 school children in Arkansas don’t have an adequate meal when they go home at night.

·       28.4 percent of children in Arkansas are food insecure – meaning consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. 

Jacksonville police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Jacksonville police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will be hosting Prescription Drug Take Back Day in an attempt to collect expired and unused medications from those in the community. 

This event will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville Police Department off 1400 Marshall Road. 

Drop-off of the medications is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked. Medications can be returned in any container. For privacy, the pills may be removed from the original pill bottle. Police are accepting unwanted prescriptions, over the counter meds and vitamins.

According to a study published in 2013 by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation, more than 40 percent of teens who have misused or abused a prescription, obtained it from their parents' medicine cabinet.

NLR man charged with 58 counts of computer exploitation of a child


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday, a North Little Rock man was arrested on 58 counts of computer exploitation of a child.

Jason Keesee, 46, was reportedly in possession of an image of an unidentified minor.

According to Capt. Carl Minden with the PCSO, Keesee is charged with distributing, possession, or viewing matters depicting child sex. His bond is set at $879,000.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.


NLR protects LGBT community in city policy


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A few cities are taking matters into their own hands after Governor Hutchinson allowed a new state law preventing cities from protecting the LGBT community.

On Monday night in North Little Rock, leaders unanimously voted to revise their city policy.

In it, they write that they're committed to fair and equal opportunities regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or marital status.

Argenta Arts Festival right around the corner


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 3, 2015) -- The 2015 Argenta Arts Festival will bring over 30 artists from across the state to 406 Main Street, downtown North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District, May 2, 2015, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In its fourth year, the Argenta Arts Festival, formerly Thea Arts Festival, will feature artists whose works include basketry, ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, print making, metal, wood, leather and sculpture. Artist applications are available upon request from dhardcastle@argentadc.org. Other activities will include artist demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids to create their own art. The arts festival is free and open to the public.

NLR requires permits for model rockets


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - You now need a permit to launch model rockets in Burns Park.

The Park's Commission handing down that decision. It now costs $25 a year, plus written approval on the day of the launch.

The city says they had to do it, because the launching area is near the soccer complex.


NLR set to vote on cow property limits


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The City Council will be discussing plans to limit how many cows can be on a property in North Little Rock Monday.

They will vote on an ordinance that would restrict ranch plots to 10 cows. Anything more would need a special permit.

The issue arose after residents in the Stone Links subdivision began worrying that a developer would brings cows to the former golf course property.