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Little Rock Fire Dept. to hold free CPR classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Little Rock Fire Department will hold four free CPR classes for the public beginning this Saturday.

The classes will take place at the Murray Street Training Facility located at 7000 Murray St. in Little Rock.

This class does not provide CPR certification.

The class dates include:

  • Saturday, September 19: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Saturday, October 3: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, October 8: 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 7: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call 501-918-3705.

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New policy restricts unmanned aircrafts on Capitol grounds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the recent rise in use of unmanned aerial vehicles, including model aircrafts and drones, the Arkansas State Capitol Police have implemented a new policy restricting their use over Capitol grounds.

The restrictions include aircrafts for recreational use, commercial use, or for any other purpose.

According to a press release, the designated area to which these restrictions apply includes the Capitol Building and the area immediately surrounding the Capitol grounds. The exclusion zone is bounded by I-630 on the south to Markham Street on the North and Victory Street on the east to the railroad tracks on the west.

"We have been discussing this issue for over a year and have determined these restrictions are necessary for the safety and security of the Capitol, its visitors, and employees," said State Capitol Police Chief Darrell Hedden.

Sept 26 - 15th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show

Sept 26 - 15th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Central Arkansas Scale Modelers are hosting their 15th Annual Sproo-Doo Model Show on September 26.

The show will be held in the Ballroom of the Statehouse Convention Center. The show committee is very excited about this year's show and is inviting everyone to come out to join in the fun. The show is free and open to the public. Entry fees are listed below.

Deadly allergy focus of Capitol task force

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas has one of the highest concentrations of what is called the lone-star tick, a small bug that can transfer a life-threatening allergy to humans.

The delayed allergy is called Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or Alpha-Gal for short. It makes its victims allergic to a certain sugar in meat.

Two state representatives have the allergy which can cause hives, blistering, and sometimes seizures. Now, they've created a task force to inform the public and ER doctors.

"First of all would you mind putting on new gloves?" asks representative Julie Mayberry of East End to a Subway employee as she ordered her sandwich.

On Monday, she ordered a turkey 6" sub with veggies and mayonnaise.

"Thank you," she says after the gloves are changed.

It's a routine she does every week.

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Robinson Center announces first 2016 productions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Robinson Center is making big changes to bring the best of theater to Little Rock and now they've announced the first major production that will play in the auditorium.

Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's biggest blockbuster of all time, and now it's scheduled for the Robinson Center's 2016-2017 season.

The show's promoters made the announcement on Monday, along with the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

They say the Robinson Center's transformation into a world class theater will greatly improve the quality of performances.

"The Robinson Center Music Hall didn't have the kind of dock area that we needed and the backstage area needed and the stage technical support that was needed to bring the very best of Broadway to Little Rock. That's all changing," said Ed Payton, CEO of Celebrity Attractions.

Downtown Little Rock's Creative Corridor now open

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – After more than $100 million in investments to improve Downtown Little Rock's Main Street, the Creative Corridor is now open.

Several blocks of Main Street have been updated with friendly streetscapes, rain gardens and public art. There's also a tree-lined boardwalk on the west side.

The city hopes the area will become a downtown hub with constant social and recreational activity.

The Creative Corridor spans five blocks of Main Street between President Clinton Avenue and 7th Street.

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Camp Aldersgate hosts 32nd Annual Fish Fry

Camp Aldersgate hosts 32nd Annual Fish Fry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Camp Aldersgate is asking the public to save the date of October 11 for the 32nd Annual Fish Fry. 

On Sunday, October 11, be prepared to enjoy fried catfish, local entertainment, local merchants and fun activities for all ages at Camp Aldersgate located at 2000 Aldersgate Road in Little Rock. 

Festivities will begin at noon and will last until 3 p.m.

Parking will be available off-site with shuttle buses to and from Camp Aldersgate. 

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Camp's year-round programs for youth with special needs and medical conditions and senior adults in a camping environment. For more information, check out their website here. If you would like to help out with the fish fry, contact Liz Morris at (501) 225-1444 or email lmorris@campaldersgate.net.