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Arkansas Business: Uncertain future for Argenta CDC

Arkansas Business: Uncertain future for Argenta CDC


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Argenta Community Development Corp., the nonprofit that help spur redevelopment in downtown North Little Rock, is facing new challenges and an uncertain future.

Among its financial difficulties, a foreclosure lawsuit filed against it after defaulting on a $560,000 loan.

Simmons First National Bank of Pine Bluff filed the foreclosure lawsuit against the CDC last month.

As of now, it looks like Simmons will end up taking over the property at 709 to 715 Main St. in North Little Rock, which the CDC used to secure the loan.

That's because the CDC says it simply doesn't have the money to pay the debt and hasn't been able to find a buyer.

Money has been at the center of the nonprofit's troubles in the last several years. Its previous director, Mary Beth Bowman, resigned in 2013.

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First case of Enterovirus D68 hits Arkansas

First case of Enterovirus D68 hits Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas Department of Health reported its first case of Enterovirus D68 on Monday. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 160 cases in 22 states since mid-August.

"We have a number of suspected cases actually through the northern part of Arkansas and this is the first case that we've gotten the sample results back on that this virus is also in Arkansas, as we suspected," said Dr. Gary Wheeler, Medical Director for Infectious Disease Branch, Arkansas Department of Health.

The virus mimics the common cold with symptoms like sniffling, congestion, and fever. Enterovirus D68 also comes with shortness of breath, fast breathing, and severe coughing.

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Exams are a part of school life for your kids, but there is one that requires no studying but may cause a little anxiety: their annual scoliosis screening.

Parents can help prepare their children for this test and alleviate some of their pre-test stress.

Little Rock Family editor Heather Bennett is here to share some tips on how to get informed and ahead of the curve.

Scoliosis is just a rotational deformity of a child's backbone, when they're bent forward it could look almost like an S or a C. And your pediatrician or your school medical professional can check this out for you.

There are types of scoliosis. There's the idiopathic which has an unknown cause, and then there's congenital which your children would be born with, or a neuromuscular scoliosis which is caused by a medical condition that impacts the nerves or the muscles.

New Little Rock police station opens

New Little Rock police station opens


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police in Little Rock brought a new substation into the 12th street neighborhood on Monday.

The $11.9 million substation is part of a broader effort to revitalize the area. It includes community rooms and possible retail space.

Officers began to work out of the building on Monday with a public grand opening set for Thursday.


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Big Dam Bridge 100 cycling tour to bring 3,000 to central Arkansas

Big Dam Bridge 100 cycling tour to bring 3,000 to central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 22, 2014) —Cyclists from across the nation will participate in the Ninth Annual Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour of Central Arkansas on Saturday, September 27. Crossing the longest bridge built specifically for cyclists, runners and walkers, the event is expected to draw about 3,000 riders of all ages from 30 states and throughout Arkansas.

The event offers rides from 13-100 miles. The 100 mile tour includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski and Perry Counties, with volunteers staffing aid stations throughout the ride. The start line is on La Harpe in Little Rock with riders starting at 7:00 am and 7:30 am. The finish line is on Main Street in North Little Rock.

Meeting set for carbon pollution stakeholders


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Public Service Commission are meeting next month over the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.

The public meeting will assess the state's pollution reduction target under EPA's alternate proposals and offer an economic analysis and a grid reliability study.

The federal agency issued its Clean Power Plan proposal in June, which for the first time regulates carbon pollution from existing power plants. The EPA plans to finalize the rule by June 1, 2015.

States must submit their plans - which can include a mix of options, including efficiency improvements at existing power plants, energy efficiency on the part of customers, renewable energy and more - to EPA by June 30, 2016.

In some cases, extensions may be allowed.

Main Street Food Truck Festival to be held October 4

Main Street Food Truck Festival to be held October 4


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 22, 2014) - The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will present the Main Street Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 4.

This is the fourth annual festival, started by DLRP and the Main Street Revitalization Committee to help bring people back to Main Street, as ideas for a major renaissance on Main Street were starting to gel.

"We are excited to show this year's attendees the difference another year can make on Main Street! The 4th annual Main Street Food Truck Festival will be the best yet," said Sharon Priest, executive director of Downtown Little Rock Partnership. "If you are here for the Susan G. Komen race, which crosses Main Street at 6th in the heart of the festival, come by for the early bird breakfast 8-10 a.m. and then stay until 4 p.m. for the ultimate foodie experience."