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Flooded fields set back spring sports seasons


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Kickball Association is the largest sports league in Arkansas.

Their spring season at Interstate Park should already be over, but flooded fields have canceled so many of their games and they are still playing to make them up.

All these canceled games are hurting more than just the league.

"Last spring it was pretty bad and we didn't think it could get worse, but we were wrong," said a kickball team captain, Kate Bueche. "Dates keep being put off, put off, and put off, and now we're getting into summer where people have family vacations planned."

Flooded fields at Interstate Park prevented a game from being played here since May 3.

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Allegiant Air offers seasonal flight to LAX


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Families are already taking summer vacations, and the

Clinton National Airport is offering another option.

Starting on Thursday night, Allegiant Air is offering a non-stop flight to Los Angeles.

Wesley Clark, the Chairman of the Airport Commission, says the flight is seasonal, ending on August 16.

"Lots of theme parks. Lots of recreation opportunities on the west coast. This is the flight. It worked from Little Rock to Orlando. We believe it will work to Los Angeles."

If you book before June 11, Allegiant is offering a $93 ticket. The first flight takes off just after 8 p.m. on Thursday night.

CATA rebranding to Rock Region Metro


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With major rebranding coming for the Central Arkansas Transit Authority, officials want your help.

Today CATA announced the transit system will now be called Rock Region Metro.

And because of these changes, officials plan to hold six community events looking for input on new projects and services.

The events kick off June 22 in Little Rock at the Main Library.

The outreach events will allow the local community opportunities to discuss draft recommendations regarding exciting new projects, services and funding opportunities. Information about the draft plan can be found at www.cat.org/move.

Below is information regarding the outreach events:

Downtown Farmers' Market expands hours


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Farmers' Market down in the Rivermarket has released it's new hours for the summer.

Starting tomorrow, every Tuesday through August 25, it will be open from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will continue to be open every Saturday through October 31 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Admission to the Farmers' Market is free, as well as onsite parking.


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Center of Advocacy for the Hispanic Community opens


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Center of Advocacy for the Hispanic Community opened in southwest Little Rock on Monday.

The founder of Centro De Apoyo Hispano, Soreya Colin, says it's a place where Latinos will experience more than just being told where they can get healthcare, child care, legal aid and other services.

The non-profit will provide assistance with going to appointments, making phone calls, writing their emails or helping to fill out paperwork.

It also offers free weekly workshops covering things like crafts and a Fire Department safety class.

The center is located in Suite 9 of the Windamere Plaza at 8211 Geyer Springs Road.


LR man creates community compost initiative


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock man has taken it upon himself to create a startup focused on reducing residential and commercial food waste.

He's doing it through a weekly urban composting service.

The service is called the Urban Food Loop. Basically, Little Rock residents will receive a bin in exchange for a monthly fee. Then, their scraps are turned into compost at Heifer International.

UAMS SEARCH interns graduate


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - UAMS's SEARCH program had 13 graduates on Thursday.


SEARCH
is a one year internship program for individuals with developmental disabilities who desire sustainable, competitive employment.

Its proven training and employment model spans more than 300 licensed programs across the U.S., six other countries and multiple industries.

"It was amazing to be here, just was exciting to graduate, it's a life changing organization and it made my day just to graduate," said Nathan McClain, a graduate.

McClain is part of 10 of the 13 interns already secured with employment. He'll return to Catholic High School for Boys where he graduated from, and work on ground maintenance and with the football team.