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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.

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Death of woman thrown from car ruled accidental


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On December 2, police responded to Kanis Road in Little Rock after a witness stated that they saw a woman thrown from a moving car.

The victim was later identified as 34-year-old Korsha Rogers, who died from her injuries at the hospital.

Detectives were able to locate the vehicle and the driver, and he said that Rogers climbed out of the passenger side window on her own. The man was released without charges pending further investigation.

Based on the investigation, the medical examiner's office ruled the victim's death as accidental and not a homicide. The investigative file will be forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for any possible charges.

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Capitol lighting ceremony kicks off holiday season


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – After parades and activities on Saturday, many Arkansans gathered at the State Capitol to see something very special.

The city handed the celebration over to the state for the annual lighting of the State Capitol.

One of Little Rock's favorite hometown Hollywood stars, Judge Reinhold helped emcee the annual tradition.

Kids representing Easter Seals of Arkansas helped light the lights, and the night was topped off with a fireworks show. 

 


Recycle Saline issues warning to local lawn care businesses

Recycle Saline issues warning to local lawn care businesses

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Recycle Saline is threatening to end their free yard debris drop off program due to local lawn care businesses allegedly taking advantage of the free yard debris service. 

Recycle Saline issued a notice on Friday, stating "if lawn care businesses continue to take advantage of the program that is intended for private residents, Recycle Saline will no longer be able to offer this free disposal to Saline County Residents."

The facility has been providing this service to Saline County residents for two years. It was created to help residents dispose of their leaves, limbs and grass clipping free of charge. Recycle Saline currently pays for the disposal of the yard debris that cost upwards of $15,000 a month. 

For any questions regarding the yard debris program, you can contact or office at (501) 776-2533.

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LRPD investigating death of woman pushed from moving vehicle


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police are investigating the death of a woman in Little Rock that occurred on Tuesday.

A witness reportedly saw the woman pushed out of a moving vehicle on Kanis Road.

The victim, later identified as 34-year-old Korsha Rogers, died later at the hospital, and her body has been sent to the medical examiner's office to determine the cause of death and whether the case will be considered a homicide.

According to police reports, the alleged driver of the vehicle was questioned on Tuesday night, but was later released.

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Little Rock OKs hotel tax increase to fund cultural projects


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock city leaders have approved a two cent increase on hotel taxes and plan to ask voters to dedicate that money for improvements at the Arkansas Arts Center.

The Little Rock Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve two separate one cent increases on the tax levied on hotels, motels, bed-and-breakfasts and short-term vacation rentals.

The tax increase doesn't require voter approval, but voters will decide Feb. 9 whether the money can be spent on MacArthur Park, the Arkansas Arts Center and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

The city wants to take out up to $37.5 million in bonds to pay for the improvement projects over 30 years.

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LRFD to sponsor DHS Toy Drive


 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Little Rock Fire Department will begin collecting toys for the DHS Toy Drive starting this week.

The fire department will collect toys at each Little Rock fire station until December 18. They will also be collecting toys at select Wal-Mart locations as well. Some pertinent information regarding their toy drive is listed below:

1.   The toys serve the Foster kids of Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) State wide

2.   The toy drive serves anywhere from 150 to 200 foster kids a year, this year they will serve 174

3.   Toys and clothing are the greatest needs

 

Wal-Mart collection sites:

 

8800 Baseline Rd. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov.28