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Broadway Bridge closure time shorter than expected

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Good news for people who use the Broadway Bridge. While many are dreading the day when it shuts down for a construction project, the Highway Department just announced it will not be closed as long as they originally estimated.

Instead of being closed for years, the bridge will only be closed for months. The company who won the bid for the project, not only had the lowest cost, but also would need to close the bridge for the shortest amount of time.

The sound of tires going across the Broadway Bridge is constant. 25,000 vehicles contribute to that sound each day.

"Maybe twice a day," said Truck Driver Helga Simerley.

"Trying to get from one side of town to the other," said Driver Jimmy Hinton.

So, when it comes to replacing the Broadway Bridge, it is all about getting in and getting out.

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Early voting number rises to 203, 219

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Early voting numbers continue to rise.

Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 23,215 people cast their votes, bringing the total number for early voting to 203, 219.

Martin's office predicted 51 percent of the state's 1.7 million registered voters will cast a ballot in this year's election.

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The Color Run debuts Kaleidoscope Tour in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 28, 2014) - The Color Run, one of the largest event series in the nation, will be in Little Rock on November 8. The event will be held at Medi-Park/River Market Ampitheatre and will begin at 9 am.

is open for individual runners and teams.

In 2014, The Color Run is introducing their new Kaleidoscope Tour. Kaleidoscopes demonstrate the beauty of motion and change. Whether it's new runners getting ready for their first 5k, or seasoned athletes remembering what it feels like to just run for fun, the Kaleidoscope Tour will be an unforgettable event that will be filled with 5k magic.

Hinson Rd. construction to cause road closures

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Hinson Road at El Dorado Drive will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. through Monday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m.

The road closure is required to remove and replace a drainage structure located at that intersection. The City of Little Rock will have detour signage posted to route traffic around this project.

Detour Route Information

Motorist traveling northwest on Hinson Road should turn right onto Pebble Beach; continue on Pebble Beach Drive and turn left onto Longlea Drive; turn left onto El Dorado Drive; and continue on to Hinson Road.

Motorist traveling southeast on Hinson Road should turn left on to El Dorado Drive, turn right on to Longlea Drive, turn right onto Pebble Beach Drive, and then continue on to Hinson Road.

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100.3 The Edge to host chili cook-off fundraiser

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The September Fund is seeking chili eaters for its 9th Annual "Guns n' Hoses Chili Cook-Off", open to all in support of the fund's scholarship fund which benefits Arkansas firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, and related support organizations.

Individuals or teams of up to five will compete in various categories for cash, trophies, bragging rights, and other prizes on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the Metroplex, 10800 Colonel Glenn Rd. in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cooking starts at 6 a.m. and the event opens to the public at 11 a.m.

Tasting spoons will be sold to the public with money raised from this event going towards the September Fund's yearly scholarship awards.

More than 100 realtors attend safety seminar

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A real estate agent's murder last month has the entire industry taking a closer look at how it does business, and how to better keep its sales force safe. On Monday, the Arkansas Real Estate School sponsored a seminar in Little Rock on safety for real estate workers, talking about everything from awareness to making a personal safety plan.

"It's in the forefront of everybody's mind right now," said Carolyn Patterson of the Arkansas Real Estate School. "There are 25 real estate agent homicides every year in the United States, that's almost one every two weeks. We're paying attention now because it happened close to home."

In September, deputies say Little Rock realtor Beverly Carter was kidnapped and killed after going to show a vacant home in Scott. The incident heightened awareness about safety in the profession across the country.

Campaign 2014: Election pulling more people to the polls

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We're only a week out from Election Day and polls are already seeing a higher voter turnout than they have in the past two midterm elections.

"I just love the early voting," said Francis Williams, who voted on Monday, a week before the election. "I just feel better voting early and getting it done."

Williams is one of thousands of voters that have already hit Arkansas polls in this midterm election.

"At this point in the game, most people have already made their minds up on who they're going to be supporting," said Gregory Shufeldt, a political science professor at UALR who has been tracking this election and voter turnout so far.

"It looks like both parties have really committed to this," said Shufeldt.

Which is a change from past elections.