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Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center celebrates ‘Juneteenth’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MTCC) - Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. In honor of the observance, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will host a free street festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21.

In addition to the outdoor festival, at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity, AETN and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will present a free preview screening of American Experience: Freedom Summer by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Freedom Summer tells the stirring, inspirational story of 10 weeks during the summer of 1964. The screening will take place in MTCC’s third-floor auditorium and is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. Register online at http://ualr.edu/race-ethnicity/.

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Bond set at $3M for man accused in home invasion, deadly crash

HENSLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - One suspect's name has been released in the home invasion that lead to a deadly car crash in southeastern Pulaski County on Monday night.

According the Sheriff's Office, it started around 10 p.m. Monday night at a home on West Hensley Road when the victim said a woman knocked on his door saying her car had broken down. When the victim opened the door, he said two men forced their way inside and sprayed the victim with pepper spray.

The three then reportedly took the victim's wallet and cell phone, then drove away in a dark colored pickup.

A short time later, deputies said they were called to an accident less than a mile away from the home. One suspect was reportedly pronounced dead at the hospital.

Twenty-eight state police recruits graduate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Twenty-eight Arkansas State Police trooper recruits graduated on Thursday night during ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol.

Each class member accumulated over 1,000 hours of classroom studies and practical training.

They're also eligible for 41 college credit hours toward a criminal Justice degree.

Governor Mike Beebe was the keynote speaker for the ceremony, and Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, presented the new troopers with their commissions.

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (6-13) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will repair the bridge deck on the Arch Street overpass. The work will require closing the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 30. The lane closure will extend east from near 65th Street (mile marker 134) to the I-30/I-530/I-440 interchange (mile marker 137).

The lane closures will be Monday, June 16th through Tuesday, June 17th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs. The work had been scheduled to be complete June 12th, but work was postponed that week, due to weather.

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My Town Hero: Little Rock firefighters save Good Samaritan

My Town Hero: Little Rock firefighters save Good Samaritan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Each week for My Town Hero we highlight people in central Arkansas who have gone above and beyond in their community. We introduce you to multiple heroes right here in Little Rock as we share an amazing story of survival, friendship and heroism.

When the fire alarm goes off, firefighters drop everything and race to an emergency. But, it typically ends there. They'll likely never meet the person they've saved. Chirie Bazzelle was adamant about meeting the men she knows saved her life.

"They're my heroes, my angels. I truly believe they're my angels,” she told THV11.

Little Rock fire, city departments challenged to help Summer Cereal Drive

Little Rock fire, city departments challenged to help Summer Cereal Drive

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Little Rock Fire Department and the Arkansas Foodbank has issued a challenge to local fire and city departments to help feed hungry families this summer.

Capt. Warren Robinson of the Little Rock Central Fire Station, which is a drop off site for the drive, has challenged each Little Rock fire station to donate 25 boxes of cereal, and each Little Rock city department to donate 10 boxes of cereal.

So far the challenge has been met by several departments:

Square dance convention comes to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 63rd annual National Square Dance Convention is coming to Little Rock.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce building.

It's all in preparation for the convention coming up in 2 weeks. Officials say they predict 5,000 dancers to enter this year.

Square dancing isn't the only type of dance participants will be doing. There will also be venues for round dancing, clogging, contra and line dancing.

The convention will take place June 25-28 at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce Building, at 200 E. Markham St.

Dance viewing and seminar attendance are open to the public at $5 per person, and dance participation is $75 per person.

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