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CenterPoint Energy installs new gas pipes

CenterPoint Energy installs new gas pipes


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Across the country there have been concerns about aging gas pipelines. A Gannett investigation found gas explosions killed at least 135 people and injured another 600 people over the last decade.

CenterPoint Energy in Arkansas has been working for more than a decade to replace approximately 400 miles of cast iron and bare steel pipelines across the state. More than 150,000 residents use CenterPoint Energy to ignite gas stoves, water and pool heaters as well as to back up generators.

There are about 80 miles left in Little Rock that need to be replaced by plastic pipelines.

Zoo Brew starts this Thursday

Zoo Brew starts this Thursday


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - The Little Rock Zoo's 'Zoo Brew' will take place this Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

They will have dozens of craft beers lined-up from some of the best brewers in town such as Stone's Throw Brewing, Finch's Beer Company, the Central Arkansas Fermenters, Vino's, Bosco's, Diamond Bear, Arkansas Craft Beer, Golden Eagle of Arkansas, Loblolly, and many more.

There will also be food trucks available for food purchase from Southern Gourmasian, Waffle Wagon, and Pie Hole.

Live music will hit the scene in the Civitan Pavilion and in Cafe Africa with Jeff Coleman and the Feeders and Kevin Kirby.

To purchase tickets, click here.


Lawsuit filed over Arkansas minimum wage measure

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas minimum wage measure


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawsuit has been filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court aiming to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

The lawsuit filed Monday asked justices to prevent the state from putting on the ballot the proposed initiated act, which would raise the state's minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour by 2017. Election officials earlier this month certified the measure for the ballot.

The lawsuit claims the state used the wrong deadline for accepting petitions for the measure, and also challenges the signatures submitted.

The attorney who filed the challenge did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The chairman of the group backing the wage hike said he was reviewing the lawsuit.

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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."

iPhone 6 release draws long lines to Apple store


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's been a big day for iPhone users. The iPhone 6 and 6 plus are flying off store shelves.

This new generation of phones is creating a big buzz. Crowds of people from all over the state waited and waited to get their hands on a bigger and thinner iPhone.

"The bigness of it. That's what I was going to say! I mean it's huge, and it's gold too," said Anna Weaver. Her sister Alleace Looper said, "I really like the camera. It takes a lot better pictures I think."

Sisters Anna and Alleace even brought their little ones along for their first "urban camping" experience.

"There's police officers and security, nobody smokes in the line, so we figured it'd be fun to bring them on their first camping trip, but in a more secure environment. No dirt or bugs or anything like that," said Weaver.

But not every dedicated camper got what they came for.

Global investment creates local aviation jobs

Global investment creates local aviation jobs

Apple fanatics camp out for the new iPhone 6

Apple fanatics camp out for the new iPhone 6

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV) -The iPhone 6 won't officially show up in stores until Friday, but some are more eager than others to get it.

It's become a tradition of sorts for Stephen Warren of Clarksville. Before every new iPhone launch, he sets up camp in front of the Apple Store. Warren says this year is no different.

"This year of course they come out with 2 new ones and I'll more than likely get both of them again."

THV11 first met Warren last year when Apple released the iPhone 5s and 5c. This time he's not alone, first time camper Ashleigh Branch says she's on the same mission.

"I figure I'll just experience this, experience this one time only."

To pass the time Branch, who is a UALR student, tends to her studies.

"I took two chemistry quizzes online while I was sitting here just to kill time, just do some homework."

And Warren, uses his iPhone to Facetime with his wife and kids who live in Clarksville.