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Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Friday night football heroes are forged in the summer heat. In recent years, protecting young football players from that heat has been the top safety concern.

But now, there's a new worry about concussions. And that's why coaches from across the state gathered on Friday in Conway.

Even the NFL is threatened by concussions and head injuries. At that level, it's about liability and the quality of life after the game.

For Arkansas high school football coaches, it’s about convincing parents that the game is safe and kids that they can have fun on the field.

“The parents are really concerned about their kids, but if you can show them that you're going to take care of their kids, I have seen an increase in kids that usually don't play are gravitating back into our program.”

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Appeals on Wheels coming back to Batesville

Appeals on Wheels coming back to Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Supreme Court will hold its bi-annual "Appeals on Wheels" event in Batesville on April 28. 

The Court will hear a live oral argument at Independence Hall at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to attend the argument of the Robert Friar v. State of Arkansas case.

Following the oral argument, the Justices will speak with attendees in smaller groups to answer questions about the case and the judicial process. 

For further information, contact Public Education Coordinator at the Administrative Office of the Courts Cara Fitzgerald at (501) 410-1935.

Job opportunity at Batesville Area Chamber

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber is searching for their next director of membership development. 

This full-time position is responsible for a broad range of duties including sales, marketing and administration. Through one-on-one visits and creative communication, the director of membership development will be expected to inform, attract and retain chamber members. 

If you or someone you know is interested in this position, visit www.mybatesville.org

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two Organic pouch baby food products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

The recall affects Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches, which are available in 3.5 ounce pouches with pears, carrots and peas, and carrots, apples and mangoes.

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Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

Officials fight spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Last month, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed an elk was the first case of Chronic Wasting Disease in the natural state. Since then, two deer have also tested positive for the deadly disease.

While the disease can’t be contracted to humans, it is still something Arkansans should take seriously.

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

Batesville museum to offer free school tours during Archeology Week

Batesville museum to offer free school tours during Archeology Week

BATESVILLE, Ark. - After receiving a grant in February, the Old Independence Regional Museum decided to use Archeology Week as a time to allow over 1,000 students to get in free. 

Not only did the Bill Jordan Education Grant give the museum a funds, but it also included the admission of 1,200 school students and a $50 stipend for each class's bus driver during Archaeology Week. 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to provide free tours to our regional schools. The Archeology Week programs offer a hands-on supplement for classes that have studied or will study Native American culture and Arkansas History,” said museum Humanities Educator, Amelia Bowman. “Archeology is essential in understanding past cultures and this is a great way for students to gain experience.”