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Upcoming events at the Old Statehouse

Upcoming events at the Old Statehouse

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture – Public Health and the Syphilis Epidemic in Arkansas in the 1940s

Speaker: Brian Irby, Library Tech at the Arkansas History Commission

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

FREE Admission – Participants may bring a sack lunch; beverages are provided.

(501) 324-9685      www.oldstatehouse.com

As soldiers returned from World War II, public health officials in Arkansas became alarmed at the number of soldiers who returned with various forms of venereal disease. In order to draw attention to the problem, public health officials decided to launch a unique educational program.

Today's Box Office: 'Ides of March' doesn't quite deliver

In the days of the twenty-four hour news cycle and the Internet, it's really hard to keep a secret when it comes to politics. Everyone has skeletons in the closet but thankfully most of us are not politicians who have skeletons that can turn them from heroes to villians with only a few keystrokes. It's nothing new, we just hear about it quicker and it's repeated in the news cycle until we can't forget about it. 

Sculptures at the River Market

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of sculptures and thousands of visitors will again populate the River Market Pavilions when "Sculpture at the River Market" returns for the fifth year on Oct. 14 - Oct. 16.

The sculptures will be on display in the River Market Pavilions and in the adjacent area of Riverfront Park. The works featured will include all types of media, style, subject matter and size.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, a huge crane will be lifting the largest of the sculptures that are being brought in for the show. It's unusual to see flying sculptures, but that's exactly what will happen!

Admission to "Sculpture at the River Market" is free. Sculpture at the Market will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16.

My Town (WLR): Apple Store burglarized

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police say the Apple Store on Chenal was burglarized Wednesday night.

Thousands of dollars in Apple products were stolen.

Attached here are photos from surveillance cameras of the suspect's vehicle. Anyone with information about the crime should contact LRPD burglary detectives at 501-371-4660.

Little Rock Family at 5: Weekend family events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here are some fun family events for the upcoming weekend.

Wildwood Park for the Arts
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fall into the new season at this year's HARVEST! Festival at Wildwood Park for the Arts. This fourth annual event is home to the Arkansas State Pickin' & Fiddlin' Championship, in addition to afternoons full of seasonal demonstrations, children's activities, hayrides to Pumpkin Hill, crafts and vendors, delicious food and more. Kicking off the event will be Wildwood's RunWILD 5K and WILDFun Family Run from 8:30-11 a.m. Oct. 8. Festival is from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Oct. 8 and 12:00 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 9. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and younger are FREE. For info: 821-7275.

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.