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Update: Neil Sweigart's remains found

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police say they have found the remains of Neil Sweigart.

The remains were found in a homeless camp under the Cantrell road bridge just east of the Dillards building on August 13 but they have just now been identified. He died of natural causes. 

Police say the relative who filed a missing person's report Tuesday was contacted by a bank who told them Sweigart had not contacted them in some time.

The officer who took the report was not aware that Sweigart's remains had been found. Police are trying to contact the family member who filed the report, but so far have not been able to make contact.

They did, however, contact family living in Texas.

Sweigart, 57, is diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenic. He had not been seen or heard from since approximately the first part of September 2011.

Full-scale model of ancient Hebrew tabernacle coming to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A full-scale model of the ancient Hebrew tabernacle built in the wilderness by the Hebrew nation will be on display and available for tours at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8700 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock.

The tours are free and will run every 15 minutes daily from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 8-15.

Tours for clergy will be given on Oct. 7.

The Messiah's Mansion tour is broken into five sections, and there will be tour guides for each.

Messiah's Mansion is based at Oklahoma Academy in Harrah, OK. For more information, call 501-352-3488.

McDonald's approved for Little Rock Bennigan's location

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- McDonald's is coming to Midtown Little Rock at a location that already sees major traffic.

We told you last week the fast-food chain wanted to build at the former Bennegan's location.

McDonald's faced some initial opposition because it's so close to the busy intersection of University and Markham.

But the restaurant proposed adding a center turn lane off Markham to help with traffic, a lane that McDonald's will pay for.

The City Board of Directors approved the application Monday night by a vote of eight to two. No time frame for when construction will begin.

UALR makes 'Bowen Connection'

UALR makes 'Bowen Connection'

This Thursday (Oct. 6), UALR’s TV station, University Television, will premiere “Bowen Connection,” a new program designed to help area residents better understand the law and how it affects their lives.

“Bowen Connection” will air at 8 p.m. each Thursday on Comcast Channel 61 and U-verse Channel 99. The program will be rebroadcast at 11 a.m. each Sunday.

Monday forecast 10/3

High pressure still in control and we'll continue to see cool mornings and warm afternoons. 

Low humidity continues and a temperatures will gradually warm through the rest of the week.

No big changes in our forecast for the next 7-days.

Monday:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  High 80.

Monday Night:  Cool and clear.  Low 48.

Tuesday:  More sunshine and dry.  High 82.

3 arrested in 2 west Little Rock robberies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police arrest three in two robberies in west Little Rock.

Saturday, police say three teenage suspects robbed a man who was with his granddaughter at Arkansas Valley Park. The suspects said they were waiting on a ride, but soon they surrounded the victims and one pulled out a hand gun, possibly a 9mm, and pushed the muzzle against the ribs of the man and demanded that he give them "everything you got."

The suspect stole keys, a beeper, cell phone and papers then fled the scene northbound on Arkansas Valley.

Then Monday morning a second robbery took place at the Whole Foods on N. Rodney Parham. The victim says three teenaged suspects asked if they could borrow a dollar and when the victim reached into his truck for the money, one of the suspects got in the passenger side and showed a gun under his shirt and demanded everything the victim had.

Heifer International Unveils Solar Panel Array

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2011) - Heifer International today unveiled a new 25-kilowatt solar panel array that will provide supplemental electric power to Heifer's headquarters building and the Murphy Keller Education Building (Heifer Village).