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Bikers stranded with flats after tacks are thrown on trail


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Joseph Utter and his sons bike for fun, that was until recently. Utter says, "Makes me a little more cautious definitely want to check beneath the wheels before we go down anything fast."

Bikers traveling near Pinnacle Mountain State Park and Two Rivers Park report repeated dumping of thousands of upholstery tacks along popular routes.

"It really pisses me off," David Hodge explains. Hodge is an avid biker and is disturbed by the news of tacks being trickled along the trails he rides every day. "That's just, ya know, petty," he continues. Hodge says it is an ago old rivalry, bikers versus drivers. Hodge says, "It's been like that forever. Everybody's in a hurry to get somewhere real quick, ya know, they're just not wanting to share the road."

City closes down apartment complex


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Residents of the Willow Creek Apartment complex were shocked to learn that they have one week to vacate their homes. City officials notified residents on Thursday evening that the complex did not meet several codes and the property would need to shut down.

"And he said 'you have 7 days," said resident Simone Myles. "I said 'You are kidding me!'" He said 'No I'm not kidding, this is for real."

The notice cited dozens of code violations as the reasoning. Everything from electrical to plumbing to structural violations. Property Manager Mark Greene is now scrambling to make sure everyone is informed that they have to be out by Sept. 5.

"They said 'we was a nuisance the community'," Greene said. "But we have no violations, no life safety here at Willow Creek, no nothing."

Greene said the apartments are simply in need of repairs and were set to be remodeled soon.

Police investigating double homicide in Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK. Ark, (KTHV)- Police have identified the victims that died in a Little Rock house fire on Thursday night. David Murphy and Charity Hall were found on the 2600th block of South Spring Street. Police are ruling the deaths a double homicide but have not released the details.

"Both of the bodies had burn injuries," said Lt. Glenn King, homicide commander of the Little Rock Police Department. "That's where it was determined they had other damages to them that lead us to believe it to be a homicide."

Some neighbors were woken up in the middle of the night by firefighters.

"It was around one o'clock in the morning," said Tristan Irving. They were asking if we heard anything or if we saw anything."

He said events like this just don't happen. "Nothing is worth anybody's life, we're already dealing with too much stuff going on."

Science with Sarah: Science gives us a leaf peeper preview


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Although the heat doesn't feel like it, you can tell fall is close since school is back in session and pumpkin products are hitting the shelves.

In today's Science with Sarah, we get an expert preview into the autumn colors we can expect.

The new season is right around the corner, and while most Arkansans wonder what kind of weather is ahead of us, the outlook for the foliage is promising.

Fall colors will be bursting before you know it, but it's summer's weather that is giving foliage a hopeful forecast.

"A cool wet summer means happy trees, and they're really growing a lot this year, lots of leaves, you can kind of see that everything is nice and intently green."

Tamara Walkingstick is an associate professor of forestry, and she says the sufficient rain has been crucial this season.

Holiday weekend road construction in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Labor Day weekend is here and for many it's time to hit the roads.

Arkansas' Highway department says there will be a few lane closures out there, notably on Interstate 40.

If you're heading to or from Memphis, lanes will drop in both directions through Crittenden and Monroe Counties.

If you're heading up toward the Northwest, I-40 westbound will see lane closures in Pope County.

Also, in White County, Highway 67 will have lanes closed in both directions.


Fatal wreck on U.S. 67/167 near Cabot slowing Friday traffic


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas State Police worked a fatal accident on Friday afternoon in the northbound lanes of U.S. 67/167 in Cabot, slowing traffic. Both lanes of traffic were blocked as the result of a single-vehicle roll-over crash.

According to Arkansas State Police PIO, Bill Sadler, the driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger was transported with non-life threatening injuries.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

More information will be added to this story as it becomes available.


North Pulaski high school teacher, coach suspended


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A teacher and coach at North Pulaski high is suspended after allegedly assaulting a student.

A report by the Jacksonville police said the teacher elbowed the student and then choked him in the lunch room.

Later in another coach's office, the student said the teacher spit on him and kept him from leaving.

No charges have been filed yet but the prosecuting attorney now has the case.