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Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The best spellers in the state will come together to compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, which could take the winner to nationals in Washington D.C.

The competition will be held Feb. 28 in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9 a.m. 

The competition will consist of 60 county spelling bee winners in second through eighth grade that will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., in May. 

The other prizes will be Kindles for the top three finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries. 

 

Truck food festival to hit West Little Rock

Truck food festival to hit West Little Rock

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The first annual West Little Rock Food Truck Festival is expected to really thaw things out Saturday.

They have several vendors scheduled to set up at the festival including Katmundu MoMo, Hot Rod Wieners, Waffle Wagon, Beast, The Pie Hole and many more.

No matter what your preference of food, the festival should have it. 

The West Little Rock Food Truck Festival will be Saturday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chenal Pointe at The Divide off 6400 Divide Parkway. 

There are chances of freezing rain so be sure to dress warm. 

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department issued a missing person report Tuesday for Michael Ray Isbell.

Isbell, 48, of Benton was last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. at the Birch Tree Organization located at 1502 Mary Kay Lane. According to reports, Isbell has been diagnosed with a mental illness that could possibly impair his judgment. 

He is believed to still be in central Arkansas. Isbell is described as standing six feet tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a white sweater, dark jacket, tennis shoes and blue jeans when he allegedly walked away from his volunteer job. 

Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In support of a state-wide vaccination awareness campaign in Arkansas, Kohl's Department Store donated $147,116 to Arkansas Children's Hospital. 

Kohl's has partnered with Children's since 2002 to create the Kohl's Care Immunization Campaign in hopes to better educate parents on getting their children vaccinated. The Arkansas Children's Hospital uses the funds to create billboards, print ads and radio ads targeting the 13 Arkansas counties with the lowest immunization rates.

These counties include Benton, Conway, Cross, Garland, Hot Spring, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lonoke, Pulaski, Randolph, Union and Washington. 

For more information on this vaccination campaign, please visit the Arkansas Children's website

UCA television station available through U-verse

UCA television station available through U-verse

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A station previously only available in Conway will no spread to various parts of Arkansas. 

The University of Central Arkansas' Channel 6 television station is now available on U-verse, Channel 99.

“I'm extremely excited to be able to reach a new audience through Channel 6's original programming,” said Chris Churchill, director of Channel 6 Television. “Now, thanks to AT&T U-verse, UCA students, family and fans can experience our programming from anywhere in central Arkansas.”

Channel 6 will cover from Little-Rock to Pine Bluff, including Benton, Bryant, Cammack Village, Conway, Haskell, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Maumelle, Pulaski County, Shannon Hills, Sherwood and Searcy.

​To access Channel 6's programming through U-verse, browse to U-verse Channel 99, which will display a list of available Public Education Government (PEG) channels. Click on Conway and then UCA Television.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

Realtor's family, friends in shock over loss

Realtor's family, friends in shock over loss


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Those close to Beverly Carter sat in silence today at a press conference held by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. Investigators discussed limited details of the missing real estate agent's death. Most of her friends and family members are still in shock.

"On a personal note, Beverly and I have been friends for 11 years now," said friend David Goldstein. "And there are no words for me to tell you how much she's going to be missed."

Volunteers and police searched for Carter for days until her body was found early Tuesday morning.

David Goldstein has been a friend of Carter's for years. With the shocking news of her death not even a day old, Goldstein, fellow co-workers and friends were too broken up to speak.