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Forecasters issue heat advisory for Arkansas through Sunday

Forecasters issue heat advisory for Arkansas through Sunday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a heat advisory covering much of the state through the weekend.

Forecasters issued the advisory Saturday for central, eastern and southern parts of Arkansas. It includes the cities of Little Rock, Hot Springs and Pine Bluff.

Temperatures will reach 98 degrees for Saturday and Sunday, and the weather service says the heat index will make it feel more like 107 to 109 degrees outdoors. The advisory expires Sunday evening.

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New details in alleged abuse at Taekwondo center


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – More details have been released concerning allegations against a Little Rock Taekwondo facility and one of its employees charged with second degree battery.

A voicemail from November 2014 was played on Friday by attorneys representing the family of the 4-year old boy who was allegedly punished by 35-year old Bobby Sykes, the Taekwondo instructor charged in the case.

Attorneys say the voice on the recording is Richard Anderson, the facility owner.

The recording reportedly stated, "We're going to catch a little bit of backlash from all this. I wish Sykes hadn't done it, but there's no way you can undo something that's already done."

Arrest affidavits state that the boy was told to choose an instrument to be beaten with after sticking his tongue out at a classmate.

Robinson Theater to host Harry Potter movie marathon

Robinson Theater to host Harry Potter movie marathon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A magical world of mythical creatures, wands and flying brooms that left the world spellbound is coming to the Robinson Theater.

 

This local hotspot is hosting a week long marathon featuring all eight Harry Potter films in celebration of its July 31 birthday.

The showing details are as follows:

Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m.

 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG)

Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)

Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)

Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)

Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (PG)

Outlet center to bring hundreds of jobs to LR


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A boost may very soon be on the way for the Little Rock economy and it all has to do with a project under construction.

The Outlets of Little Rock is set to open this October. For locals like Harley Rowland, new outlet stores mean new opportunities.

From Banana Republic to Brooks Brothers, plenty of hot spots will soon look to hire.

And that means new life for the city's economy.

"With bare staffing, you're still talking several hundred new positions full and part-time," said Scott Carter with the City of Little Rock.

"We are very excited about the job opportunities that's going to be coming to the area," said Kim Johnson with the Express Employment Agency.

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U.S.S. Little Rock to be launched Saturday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 16, 2015) – The U.S.S. Little Rock (LCS9) will be christened and officially launched on Saturday, July 18 in a ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. CDT.

Among those in attendance at the ceremony will be Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. "I'm looking forward to the christening of a new, sleek and agile ship that is the latest and greatest addition to our Navy Fleet, the finest maritime force in the world," said Mayor Stodola.

For the first time, a livestream of an LCS launch will be available online. To view it, click here.

Arkansas Attorney General calls EPA haze plan arbitrary


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted arbitrarily when it issued a federal plan to reduce haze in Arkansas and Missouri wilderness areas.

Rutledge on Thursday released copies of her comments sent to the EPA in response to the federal plan. Her comments criticize the federal agency for its rejection of a state plan to improve visibility in those areas.

Critics say the federal plan, which requires a reduction in emissions from the state's coal-fired power plants, could cost the state's utilities upward of $1 billion with minimal improvements.

The EPA issued a plan after reaching a settlement in March to a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club to force the state to create a plan that complied with the federal Clean Air Act.

Neighbors working to save historic home


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Neighbors in one Little Rock neighborhood are upset after the city ordered a historic home to be demolished.

In May, the city condemned the house at 1325 West 12th Street, declaring it unsafe.

The owner says she needs more time to restore it, but the city says it's been long enough.

"It doesn't look great right now, but when you start peeling back the layers it's like an onion," said Dr. Narcissus Tyler, who owns the condemned building.

It may not be a dream home in the eyes of many, but for Dr. Tyler, it has special meaning.