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"Locally Labeled" initiative invites tourists to drink local

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Cities across the country want to promote more than just generic tourism and see a boom in "alcohol tourism." Little Rock is one of those cities jumping on the trend.

Seven craft breweries, two wineries, and one distillery are joining forces in an initiative called "Locally Labeled" to promote local drinking for visitors and natives.

Phil Brandon owns Rock Town Distillery, the only of its kind in Little Rock.

"Since there aren't that many distilleries in Arkansas, to be paired in with the breweries and wineries is a great thing."

And just up the road you'll find one of six local breweries.

"Beer is culture."

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Central High School brawls lead to arrests

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Parents are worried after four consecutive days of fights at Central High School. The fights have led police to arrest four students.

Three students were arrested on Wednesday. Two of the students for third degree battery and one for disorderly conduct. Then on Thursday, another student was arrested.

"Battery second, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening in the first degree," Lt. Steve McClanahan with the LRPD explained.

He stressed that they arrested the student for terroristic threatening because they threatened to kill another classmate.

A viewer sent THV11 a video that was published on social media. After hearing of the arrest, some of the parents are concerned for the children's education. Sheraye King's daughter is a freshmen at the school. "She just came home and said they're getting out of hand-they're back to back," said King.

eStem to open new K-8 facility in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- eStem Charter Schools is planning to open a new K-8 facility in Little Rock.

This comes just months after the school announced it will move its high school to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus.

The school board wants the school's enrollment to expand from its current 1,400 students to 5,000 by 2025.

The new school will be east of Interstate 30 by the 2017-2018 school year.

Federal lawsuit filed to reverse LRSD takeover

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A federal lawsuit has been filed to reverse the state takeover of the Little Rock School District.

Attorney John Walker filed the lawsuit against the state and school district leaders on behalf of some parents, students and two former school board members.

The department of education told THV11 that they are reviewing the suit, but say they will continue to focus their attention on learning in the classroom.

The department voted to take over the school district at the beginning of the year after continuous low test scores.

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'Boo at the Zoo' announces new additions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- October is here, meaning there's a month full of festivities leading up to Halloween to look forward to.

This year, the Little Rock Zoo is announcing a few new additions to their annual 'Boo at the Zoo' celebration.

One of those is new lights. Officials have set up thousands of lights in order to attract more visitors.

"We think that holiday lights are something that people really enjoy and once word gets out that the park looks as interesting, spooky and really also as enchanting as it does, we think that people are really going to want to see it," said Susan Altrui, Little Rock Zoo spokesperson.

The new light display isn't the only thing you have to look forward to. There is a new theme for the haunted train ride and a new haunted house.

Zoo officials are also introducing teen night on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Little Rock airport travelers paying more than national average

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Recent numbers from the National Bureau of Transportation Statistics show that airfares in Little Rock have been above the national average and climbing for years. Clinton National Airport's Executive Director said he wishes he could do something about it, but it's out of his hands.

Missing 70-year-old of Little Rock found unharmed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A 70-year-old that was reported missing on September 30 has been found and was returned to his family.

Arkansas State Police issued the report on Wednesday stating that Willie Lee Bluefer had disappeared from his home on Austin Street by his family.

Police confirmed on Friday that he was found unharmed and is now back at home.