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Armyworms march through Arkansas

Armyworms march through Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- If you see a brown lawn in your neighborhood, don't jump to blame the weather or a lazy homeowner. The culprit could be the armyworm.

They look exactly like caterpillars. The insects can turn lawns from green to brown in a matter of days by eating the healthy blades of grass.

At the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock, golf course superintendent Don Armbrust keeps a close eye on the course's grass.

"Noticed a discoloration or what appeared to be drought-stress within the turf grass area."

A strange occurrence considering the amount of rain the state received during the month of July. At the beginning of August, Armbrust discovered fall armyworms eating away at the grass.

"With the cool, wet spring that we had it was definitely something we had to look out for and we ended up having to treat almost all the rough areas around the golf course."

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Advocates to educate disabled voters

Advocates to educate disabled voters


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (DRC) and Arkansas State Independent Living Council will host voter education events around central Arkansas on Wednesday and next Tuesday.

Sha Stephens the executive director of the Arkansas State Independent Living Council will be available for interviews on site at the voter registration and education event. These are education events set up to provide people with disabilities with information about voter registration, the right to vote, and the upcoming election.

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-North

401 N. Olive

North Little Rock, AR. 72114

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-South

Men of Arkansas: be part of the Three Miles of Men at the Race for the Cure!

Men of Arkansas: be part of the Three Miles of Men at the Race for the Cure!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – As part of the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 3 Miles of Men is a key celebration for the event. Men, if you haven't signed up yet, or you have and need to pick up your t-shirt, come to the THV11 3 Miles of Men Tailgate Party Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 5:00 p.m. at Diamond Bear Brewery. Then, enjoy some refreshing drinks and pizza compliments of Larry's Pizza!

On Saturday, Oct. 4, join Bank of America, KSSN, Tom FM, and THV11 at the corner of 6th and Izard streets to cheer on the women! The first 100 men will receive a free breakfast from Capital Smokehouse and Grill.

THV11 wants to thank UCO equipment for helping us shoot the 3 Miles of Men promo with this awesome pink track bucket!

We will have it at our location on race day to get a birds-eye view of all the action!

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pulaski County man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple charges after leading deputies on a manhunt this weekend.

25-year-old Jesse Herring pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing and fleeing for his arrest this weekend.

He was already wanted on charges including failure to register as a sex offender and parole violations.

Herring was arrested Sunday morning after police tracked him down at a vacant home on Pike Avenue.

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Update: Fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

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Zoo Brew starts this Thursday

Zoo Brew starts this Thursday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - The Little Rock Zoo's 'Zoo Brew' will take place this Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

They will have dozens of craft beers lined-up from some of the best brewers in town such as Stone's Throw Brewing, Finch's Beer Company, the Central Arkansas Fermenters, Vino's, Bosco's, Diamond Bear, Arkansas Craft Beer, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, Loblolly, and many more.

There will also be food trucks available for food purchase from Southern Gourmasian, Waffle Wagon, and Pie Hole.

Live music will hit the scene in the Civitan Pavilion and in Cafe Africa with Jeff Coleman and the Feeders and Kevin Kirby.

To purchase tickets, click here.


#PhilBikes100: Scouting the Big Dam Bridge 100 Course

#PhilBikes100: Scouting the Big Dam Bridge 100 Course


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With less than a week to go until the Big Dam Bridge 100, THV 11's Phil Buck went out Monday and drove the entire 100-mile course for the ride. When he left he was already nervous, when he returned he was terrified from what he saw.

"The overall elevation change is about identical, just a couple hundred feet difference. It's just that it's a little bit more condensed this year into 2 climbs versus a whole bunch of little climbs," said Big Dam Bridge 100 event director Fred Phillips. "It's a winding climb for the 100-mile road but the last ¾ or mile of getting up to the top of Wye [Mountain] and going over towards Little Italy, that one you got to press the pedals just a little bit."

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas minimum wage measure

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas minimum wage measure


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawsuit has been filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court aiming to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

The lawsuit filed Monday asked justices to prevent the state from putting on the ballot the proposed initiated act, which would raise the state's minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour by 2017. Election officials earlier this month certified the measure for the ballot.

The lawsuit claims the state used the wrong deadline for accepting petitions for the measure, and also challenges the signatures submitted.

The attorney who filed the challenge did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The chairman of the group backing the wage hike said he was reviewing the lawsuit.

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