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Sherwood man arrested after dozens of dogs removed from home

Sherwood man arrested after dozens of dogs removed from home

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - A Sherwood man was arrested after 31 dogs were removed from his home Tuesday.

According to a Sherwood police report, when an officer arrived on scene, he could smell a strong odor of pet urine and feces from the street. The narrative details that adult dogs, as well as puppies less than three weeks of age, were gathered and removed from the home.

Little Rock interstate lanes closed due to construction

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State transportation officials say Little Rock drivers should expect lane closures near the intersection of interstates 430 and 630 due to construction.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says portions of eastbound Interstate 630 will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Warning signs will be posted to help divert traffic.

Work crews will pour concrete at the interchange named "Big Rock."

Officials say drivers should be careful when traveling through the work zones.

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Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Youth Leadership Initiative) - Kids from across Arkansas will convene in Little Rock to join in the fight against tobacco and other nicotine use on Wednesday, March 18th with a Silent March and Mock Funeral along Capitol Avenue, followed by a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative and other public health partners, Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids are sending two powerful messages on this day: They want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.

"Tip a Cop" benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas

"Tip a Cop" benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement officers from around central Arkansas will be waiting tables at the Texas Roadhouse locations in North Little Rock and Little Rock Thursday, March 12. 

The Battle of the Badges "Tip a Cop" is a competition between each agency. The one who raises the most money and awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas will have bragging rights as the agency with the most community support. 

All of the proceeds gained from their efforts will go directly to the Special Olympics Arkansas and provide year round training to the 14,000 Special Olympic athletes.

For more information, contact Officer Carmen Helton at (501) 690-2109 or Officer Shana Cobbs at (501) 813-6113.  

THV11's Road Patrol with Macy Jenkins

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As part of THV11's Road Patrol team, Macy Jenkins took a drive over to the Chenal area to check out the road conditions.

Helpful links:

School Closings: http://www.thv11.com/closings/

Business/daycare delays: http://on.kthv.com/1Daaz6E

West Little Rock sees its first food truck festival

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The weather did not fully cooperate, but organizers in West Little Rock made sure the food was there for people to enjoy.

West Little Rock held its first food truck festival, located at "Chenal Pointe at The Divide."

All of the major mobile eateries made it out, despite the rain. It served as an open house for a major residential complex.

"We decided we wanted to bring a little attention to West Little Rock, and get some folks down on The Divide parkway to see what we have going on," said F. Alan Lee, property manager. "So we have the perfect space for it, we though why not. We'll give it a shot."

Organizers envisioned an annual event, but after today's turnout, they may hold another one in a few months.

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.