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Senior Expo offers information on health, technology

Senior Expo offers information on health, technology


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)THV 11 and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette co-sponsored the Senior Expo at the Statehouse Convention Center Saturday.

Alyse Eady and Craig O'Neill helped emcee and Ed Buckner also spoke. In addition, health screenings, technology seminars, and more were offered to expo goers for a fun and informative day. The expo also featured booths for families and caregivers.

"There's a tsunami of seniors, and it's actually kind of good to have them come out and get the screenings done and check things out for what is available to them in the community," said Dr. Priya Mendiratta, associate professor of geriatrics at UAMS.

Experts said the geriatric population is growing worldwide, with many members of the baby-boomer generation aging into the group each day.


641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Around the state, law enforcement agencies are taking part in National Drug Take Back Day.

The NDTBD event provides the opportunity for people to clear out their medicine cabinets and get those prescription drugs disposed of properly.

Red Cross blood donation events for October

Red Cross blood donation events for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during surgery.

Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

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#PhilBikes100: Gearing up for the Big Dam Bridge 100

#PhilBikes100: Gearing up for the Big Dam Bridge 100


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Phil Buck is now just four days from making his attempt at riding the Big Dam Bridge 100.

He took his bike in for a final checkup on Tuesday. He said that it went well, and the bike is in top condition and should have no trouble riding the full 100 miles.

Advocates to educate disabled voters

Advocates to educate disabled voters


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (DRC) and Arkansas State Independent Living Council will host voter education events around central Arkansas on Wednesday and next Tuesday.

Sha Stephens the executive director of the Arkansas State Independent Living Council will be available for interviews on site at the voter registration and education event. These are education events set up to provide people with disabilities with information about voter registration, the right to vote, and the upcoming election.

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-North

401 N. Olive

North Little Rock, AR. 72114

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-South

Men of Arkansas: be part of the Three Miles of Men at the Race for the Cure!

Men of Arkansas: be part of the Three Miles of Men at the Race for the Cure!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – As part of the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 3 Miles of Men is a key celebration for the event. Men, if you haven't signed up yet, or you have and need to pick up your t-shirt, come to the THV11 3 Miles of Men Tailgate Party Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 5:00 p.m. at Diamond Bear Brewery. Then, enjoy some refreshing drinks and pizza compliments of Larry's Pizza!

On Saturday, Oct. 4, join Bank of America, KSSN, Tom FM, and THV11 at the corner of 6th and Izard streets to cheer on the women! The first 100 men will receive a free breakfast from Capital Smokehouse and Grill.

THV11 wants to thank UCO equipment for helping us shoot the 3 Miles of Men promo with this awesome pink track bucket!

We will have it at our location on race day to get a birds-eye view of all the action!