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Experience Arkansas at 'Youth Outdoor Adventure Retreat'

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- A weekend of adventure in the great outdoors is available for young Arkansans, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Lindsey's Resort

Participants in the Youth Outdoor Adventure Retreat will have the chance to learn about fly fishing, turkey calling, spin fishing and other activities you can enjoy in the Natural State.

The retreat will be held Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at Lindsey's Resort in Heber Springs. 

This is a family-oriented event and parent participation is required. Parents are asked to participate with their child and be involved with the supervision of all of the activities.

Arkansas July home sales up 20 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you're looking to buy a home in the Village of Wellington development in West Little Rock, there are a few up for sale.

Doug Smith, a broker with Atkins, McNeal, Smith & Associates Realty says the number of homes that are selling compared to this time last year is on the rise. The reason: low interest rates.

"The interest rates right now are unbelievable. People will not be able to pass up these interest rates. Four percent for a thirty year loan? I mean, whatever the economy is, people are going to say, I want that," says Smith.

According the Arkansas Realtors Association, Central Arkansas has seen a 20 percent increase in homes sold this July compared to last July, a report that brings a bright side to the realty market.

Police investigating LeAndre Jackson's death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- After a car was found on fire in west Little Rock, police find the owner dead in the Arkansas River.

Two weeks ago Tuesday, LeAndre Jackson was reported missing and his car was found ablaze in the parking lot of Second Presbyterian Church.

It is a tragic ending for his family as they continue to cope with his death.

Police are saying it is a very detailed and bizarre case with details that they can't fully release at this point as the investigation is ongoing, but they are making progress..

LeAndre Jackson, 41, of Conway was reported missing on August 16th. He left for work and phoned his girlfriend a short time late saying he had a flat tire.

Three hours later, police found his car on fire in the parking lot of the Second Presbyterian Church on Pleasant Valley Drive.

On Wednesday evening, Jackson was found dead in the Arkansas River.

Special election to address interstate highway needs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In 1999, Arkansans voted to issue $575 million dollars in bonds to make interstate highway repairs. The twelve-year maturity bonds will all be paid off in 2014. On November 8, Arkansans have the option to do it again.

"We can create jobs, modernize interstates in Arkansas, all without raising taxes," says Craig Douglas, spokesperson for the Move Arkansas Forward Committee.

He says reissuing a 1999 bond program that gave more than a half billion dollars to interstate highways in Arkansas only makes financial sense. Without repairs, the backbone of the state's highway system may be in trouble.

Healthy Child: Kids and school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's back to school time. For some children it's cumbersome--getting them to 'want to go'. For others, they absolutely refuse.

But what if hating school is much more than not wanting to go?











Getting rid of belly fat

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Trying to lose that extra belly fat? You may want to go for a jog.

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center compared the effectiveness of aerobic exercise versus strength training.

They found aerobic exercise like jogging or walking burned 67 percent more calories than weight lifting.



















Holocaust survivor shares story with students

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pulaski Academy students in Little Rock and Indian Hills Elementary students in North Little Rock received a visit from a Holocaust survivor Friday.

They heard Estelle Nadel's stories of trials and hard times but the survivor proved to students that perseverance and a positive attitude can take you a long way.

It's been more than 60 years since the Holocaust. For most, 60 years might be ancient history. But for those who've lived through the Holocaust it is just as real now as it was then.

Students in Pulaski Academy filed in the auditorium one at a time unaware of the testament they would soon hear.

Estelle Nadel, a lady of courage, strength, and hope, met with students at Pulaski Academy to share her story of survival