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New middle school coming to west Little Rock


 

The administrative staff of LRSD and I have determined that we should proceed with the planning, design and construction of a new middle school in west Little Rock and a new high school in southwest Little Rock.  These projects were envisioned by the former board of LRSD in the broader context of a millage increase and bond issue.  I believe these projects can be planned, designed, constructed and equipped using existing revenues.  These projects can be the beginning of a new and more fulfilling era for our district if we can work together.  We will put each project on a fast track.

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Salvation Army to distribute gifts for Angel Tree program


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Monday and Tuesday, the Salvation Army is distributing gifts to their Angel Tree recipients.

Nearly 1,000 low-income Central Arkansas families will pick up their children’s toys and clothes before Christmas this Friday.

“Extremely personalized. What you went and bought for that child is put right into their family box and made sure everything is appropriate and signed off on so that every child is taken care of in a personal way,” said Major DeeAnn Glick with the Salvation Army.

In cases like recipient Rockelle, a mother of 5, she says if it weren’t for the Angel Tree program, her children wouldn't have the best Christmas holiday.

Little Rock police release identity of man found shot in car


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock police have identified a man found shot to death in a car that crashed into two other vehicles Wednesday evening.

Officer Ernest Hilgeman said in a release Thursday that the victim was 22-year-old Feron Whitley of North Little Rock. His body was sent to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy and no suspects have been arrested.

Police responded to a report of a shooting about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex in southwest Little Rock.

When they arrived, they found Whitley in the driver seat of a car that had just struck two other vehicles before crashing. The ambulance service pronounced him dead at the scene.

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Steel for new Broadway Bridge arches set to arrive this week


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Crews are preparing to begin work on a major component of the new Broadway Bridge to connect Little Rock and North Little Rock.

The department says the steel will be delivered to a staging area near the Clinton Presidential Center on the Little Rock side of the Arkansas River. Once there, the steel will be painted and loaded onto barges, which will be floated upstream.

The arches will be constructed on a floating staging area before they are hoisted into place.

The department estimates the current bridge will be closed in the late spring with the new bridge reopening 180 days after that.

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Police on scene of Colonel Glenn shooting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Little Rock Police Department is on the scene of a shooting.

According to Lt. Steve McClanahan with LRPD, the shooting occurred on the 7200 block of Colonel Glenn on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that the victim was shot multiple times but the injuries are not life threatening.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid 20s. He reportedly fled the scene in a black Chevy truck with black rims. 

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call 501-371-4660.

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Salvation Army kettle stolen from Little Rock Walmart


    
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Salvation Army says a kettle that collected donations was stolen from in front of a Little Rock store and a man hired to ring a bell at the kettle is the suspect.
    
The pot was taken between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday from the Wal-Mart on south Shackleford Road.
    
Salvation Army director of development William Tollett says it isn't clear how much money was in the kettle, but said it could be up to $500. He said anyone who put a check in that kettle should stop payment on it.
    
Tollett says the paid bell-ringer was called and answered the phone before hanging up, and continued efforts to telephone him were unsuccessful.

Memorial art, rock show for TC Edwards to be held Monday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On the one year anniversary of the death of local musician TC Edwards, a memorial event will be held in his honor.

Edwards was found dead last year in a carport with a reported gunshot wound to the head.

On Monday, Dec. 7, there will be an art show and auction at The Oyster Bar, a candlelight vigil walk, and then a rock show in Edwards' honor at Pizza D'Action.