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Zombies coming to Hector

Zombies coming to Hector

HECTOR, Ark. (CASA) – CASA of the 5th Judicial District will host its second annual 5k obstacle course Saturday September 13th at 9 a.m. in Hector. The event will feature live music, food and some motivation to run….. zombies! There will be obstacles throughout the course sponsored by Lee’s Trash, Dardanelle Tire, CSI, Appleton Salvage, and more.

“It is a day with a little something for everyone with the added benefit of helping kids in foster care. If you are not a runner you can sign up as a zombie and try to take the runners “life flags” all while enjoying great food and music from Some Guy Named Robb and entertainment from Michael Doc Davis and Sharpe Dunaway,” said Genney Baker, CASA Director

Participants ages 14 and up can sign up online at www.arkansaszombiechallenge.com       

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New resource center opens on Arkansas River

New resource center opens on Arkansas River


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Port Authority hosted a grand opening for its new headquarters on Wednesday.

It's the Arkansas River Resource Center, and the $2 million facility is located on the banks of the Arkansas River. It will function as a welcome center for businesses and corporations that need access to waterway and rail transportation.

"We want people to come here and feel good about central Arkansas, feel good about Little Rock and locate their businesses here, this building that we're dedicating today will help us do that," said Bryan Day, LRPA executive director.

The project was supported by a $960,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration, matched by revenue generated by the LRPA.


4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship to be held soon

4th annual World Cheese Dip Championship to be held soon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WCDC) – The 4th Annual World Cheese Dip Championship, Benefiting Harmony Health Clinic, will be held at the Bernice Gardens and South Main Street on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11-3pm.

Over the past three events, over 10,000 people have come together to celebrate the local phenomenon known as cheese dip by casting their votes to decide what is the best tasting recipe in the world. Teams are divided into Amateur and Professional divisions, and winners will be determined through a series of blind tastings by judges. Festival attendees will also be able to vote to determine who will receive this year’s PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS.

Online registration is open at cheesedip.net for both Amateur and Professional Divisions of the World Cheese Dip Championship until October 10, 2014.

Uber app attempts medicine delivery service

Uber app attempts medicine delivery service


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UNDATED) - A cutting-edge car service is trying to change the way you get your medicine.

Uber has changed the world of transportation but can it cater to your drug store needs?

The company announced a trial service in Washington D.C. that offers on demand delivery of medicine and other drug store products.

Users select the "corner store" option in the app, and send a text with a link to items available to buy. An Uber driver then calls you to take your order, and when they get to your house, the purchase is charged to your account.

Right now, the city of Little Rock is debating whether to bring Uber service here.

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Arkansas Scholarship Lottery closing regional claim centers

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery closing regional claim centers


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Scholarship Lottery) —The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted today to close its three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a savings measure expected to free as much as $381,000 to fund additional scholarships for Arkansas students.

The motion, made by Commissioner Mark Scott and approved by the Commission, provides for the closure of each claim center when its lease runs out. The Springdale center will close effective October 1, 2014, with claim centers in Jonesboro and Camden shuttering effective November 30, 2014. Commissioner Bruce Engstrom, noting that each claim center has a staff of two, asked Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley to make those persons aware of any job opportunities for which they might be qualified within the Lottery.

Man charged in Little Rock mall shooting sentenced to life


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A man charged in the death of a 25-year-old at a Little Rock mall received a life sentence this week.

According to officials, Deonte Edison, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of capital murder on Wednesday afternoon.

In February of 2013, Christian Hayes was shot and killed after-hours in the food court at Park Plaza Mall. Edison and Tristan Bryant were each charged in his death.

Another person was reportedly also shot in the incident, but lived.

Bryant, who was 20 at the time, is waiting for trial in the Pulaski County Jail. He has been charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, theft, and attempted capital murder.

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

The survey will be in bear zones 3 and 4 that include all of Grant, Cleveland, Dallas, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, Drew, Ashley, Union, Columbia, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River and Miller counties. The zones also include parts of Pulaski, Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Howard, Sevier, Jefferson, Lincoln, Chicot and Desha counties.

Bear program coordinator Myron Means says the commission is asking the public to send any photographs and location information for bears in the past year in the zones to help determine the abundance and distribution of the bear population in that part of the state.

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