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A Recap of LRFW 7

By: Tabitha Cooke

LITTLE ROCK, Ark - Not even a nearly record-breaking hot day could prevent the excitement around the show and entertainment behind the outdoor event on the 4th block of Main Street in downtown Little Rock at the Big Night.

Little Rock’s very own native and TV news personality, Keristen Holmes, returned home to host Big Night, presenting returning designers and new designers as they showcased their clothing lines while models strutted in the designer’s collection on the runway at the seventh annual Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW).

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Changes coming to LRSD employee contracts


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of teachers met at the Arkansas Education Association on Tuesday night to discuss changes to an employment contract.

Since the state takeover of the Little Rock School District back in January, new negotiations must be made. "No matter what survives, nothing is going to be the way it was and that's okay," said Cathy Koehler, president of the Little Rock Education Association.

In just 13 weeks, the 92-page document is set to expire. Nearly 400 teachers across the district showed up ready to discuss everything from salary to benefits.

"A lot of people vented what they had to say and there might have been some moments I vented," Koehler said.

Appeals court formally upholds Arkansas gay marriage ruling


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, finding that the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage didn't render the state case moot.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's decision last year to strike down a 2004 constitutional amendment and earlier state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Arkansas had suggested Baker's decision was moot after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans nationwide in June, and asked the appeals panel to vacate her decision. The appeals court rejected the motion to vacate.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in June said county clerks must issue licenses to same-sex couples following the high court's ruling.

Lavish summer weddings in Arkansas

Lavish summer weddings in Arkansas

Sheena Smith and Nicholas Colclough tied the knot this summer at the Little Rock Marriott in style.  The wedding, which donned a flower wall by Eminent Planning and Central Arkansas Entertainment created from 4000 flowers from Cabbage Rose Florist and a carpet of rose petals down the aisle, looked like something straight out of a fairytale.  And the couple's story is just as elaborate and beautiful as their wedding.

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Pulaski Tech extends fall enrollment deadline

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski Technical College has extended the registration for the fall semester an extra four days to Thursday, Aug. 13.

Classes start Monday,Aug. 17.

Students can register in person at the Main Campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock or at the Little Rock-South site at 13000 Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Offices stay open until 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Main Campus and until 6 p.m Thursday at Little Rock-South.

Students who have never attended any college must meet minimum reading scores on the ACT or COMPASS assessment.  The COMPASS will be administered on a walk-in basis on these dates prior to the deadline:

Monday, Aug. 10: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Campus and Little Rock-South

Tuesday, Aug. 11: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Main Campus

Wednesday, Aug. 12: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Main Campus

Thursday, Aug. 13: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Little Rock-South

THV11's Sarah Fortner to hit in LR Home Run Derby


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – While the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby already took place this summer, there is another one happening in Little Rock on Thursday and it's for an amazing cause.

THV11's Sarah Fortner will join a list of other local celebrities from 7-9 p.m. in the "Celebrity Home Run Derby" to help raise money for the Arkansas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The event will take place at Reservoir Park and includes other local celebrities such as THV11 friend Steve "Wildman" Wilson, former Arkansas Razorback quarterback Clint Stoerner, and Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin Moseley.

If you have some time, come out and support the cause and cheer on Sarah!

City taking precautions as summer heat blazes on


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 5, 2015) – The City of Little Rock continues to take measures to ensure that employees and residents alike are able to endure the summer heat as temperatures are forecast to creep higher.

Cooling centers are open for citizens who need a cool place to seek relief from the heat, with locations open at three Community Centers. The Community Centers are staffed and have designated rooms for residents to use for cooling-off purposes.





Dunbar Community Center

1001 West 16th Street

(501) 376-1084

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM

Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM