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Arkansas Only: Argenta Farmers Market

Arkansas Only: Argenta Farmers Market

Shop the Argenta Farmers Market this Saturday. All products are certified as coming from Arkansas family farmers. The Market is connecting people to fresh, healthy seasonal food and the farmers who grow it.

The farmers market is located at 6th and Main Streets and is open from 7 a.m.- noon. The market is on the River Rail Trolley route and offers an abundance of FREE stroller, bike, and automobile parking. Email scottheritagefarm@gmail.com for more information.

Boscos in Little Rock closes its doors

Boscos in Little Rock closes its doors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Boscos Restaurant and Brewing Company in the River Market closed over the weekend.

President of Boscos, Jeremy Feinstone confirmed the closing.

He said the company is in talks with a few parties interested in taking over the lease, and that transition should take place sometime in October.

No new tenant has been confirmed at this point.


Stone's Throw Brewing expanding

Stone's Throw Brewing expanding

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Stone's Throw) – Equipment was delivered Wednesday that will allow local nano-brewery Stone’s Throw to more than double production. The addition of three fermenters and a brite tank each with a six barrel (bbl) volume—about 186 gallons—is an exponential increase over current capacity. This is the second time production has doubled since brewery operations began on July 4, 2013.

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time since the Uber debate came to Little Rock, executives with the ride sharing startup were in town presenting to the city's board of directors.

"The residents and visitors have spoken very loud and clear that they would like Uber to be brought to Little Rock," said Uber Senior Public Policy Associate Dave Barmore. "I'm encouraged to be talking with you to see how we can make that happen."

Barmore told directors Uber is not a taxi service, but rather a technology startup matching ride seekers with nearby drivers looking to make some extra cash. "There is a strict vetting process in place to make sure that these drivers are safe and this process includes a nationally approved background check vendor," he added. "A lot of them are just residents looking to make some extra money on the weekend."

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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