Local links: Blockbuster out, Miss Arkansas Teen USA arrested, and more

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The Blockbuster location at 3112 N. College Avenue in Fayetteville is closing at the end of February. The store at 2222 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will remain open.

Blockbuster closing soon
In case you missed it in the Shortcuts section, KNWA noticed a “Store Closing” sign in front of Blockbuster at 3112 N. College Avenue (next to Hobby Lobby) last week. NWAOnline followed up on the story Sunday, noting that the location should be closed by the end of February. [KNWA, NWAOnline]

Miss Arkansas Teen USA arrested
Last year’s Miss Arkansas Teen USA winner Megan Burgess was arrested and charged with public intoxication by UA police Saturday morning. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Burgess was booked at around 4:30 a.m. and released a little under two hours later. [KHOG]

New Razorback football center on the way
UA officials yesterday announced that the athletics department will seek approval from the Board of Trustees to move forward with plans for a new 80,000-square foot football center. Hog Database has images of the proposed interior and exterior renderings of the new facility which will include a locker room, team meeting rooms, a training room, an equipment room, a lounge and study area, coaches offices, a recruiting reception area and a football museum. [UA Athletics, Hog Database]

Community Access Television (CAT) to be renamed
UA journalism professor Katherine Shurlds is busy getting the word out about some upcoming changes to Community Access Television. Shurlds, a former CAT manager, contributed a story to both Ozarks Unbound and TFW last Thursday, followed by a second piece at NWAOnline on Friday, with the lowdown on what to expect at this week’s gala at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. A film about the first 30 years of public access TV in Fayetteville will be followed by the announcement of the new CAT name and mission. [Ozarks Unbound, TFW, NWAOnline]

Fayetteville iPad hacker waives bail hearing
Fayetteville’s Andrew Auernheimer, one of two men accused of stealing and distributing e-mail addresses of over 100,000 iPad owners, waived a bail hearing on Friday and now faces charges in New Jersey. [KNWA]

Littering at the dog park
Ward 4 Alderwoman Rhonda Adams recently noticed that the pond near the city’s new dog park has become a trash can for somebody. “I noticed that some have thrown their trash, including glass bottles, in the water off of the pavilion,” wrote Adams on her blog. “Really sad to see.” Sad, indeed. [Rhonda Adams]