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Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center closed due to small fire


LITTLE ROCK – The Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center will remain closed due to a small electrical fire that damaged the sauna and portions of the locker rooms early Monday morning. The fire was quickly contained and no one was in the building at the time of the fire.

"Our staff is working to get the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center reopened to the public as quickly as possible," said Truman Tolefree, director of Little Rock Parks and Recreation. "We are thankful that no one was inside the building and that the damage was contained.

The Little Rock Fire Department is conducting an investigation into the cause of the fire.

Shooting kills 25-year-old Little Rock man


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A shooting at a Little Rock apartment complex has left one man dead.

Police say a small group was arguing near an apartment building at Mablevale Cutoff when someone fired a handgun, hitting 25-year-old Lenard Montgomery around 10 p.m. Friday.

The shooting left Montgomery in critical condition, and he later died of his injuries.

Police have not released any information on a possible suspect.


Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "More than 2 years later and nobody knows," Terry Richard explained. Richard is passionate about the fight to stop bullying within the Little Rock School District, which is why he is challenging the school board's plan of action. He said, "There's no measure of really what's going on with bullying."

According to school board president Greg Adams, the district is collecting data of bullying cases for comparison and measurement. Thursday evening the district's bullying committee met to review data and discuss their progress.

WATCH: LRSD tracking bullying in schools (http://on.kthv.com/1jdNAw4)

City of Little Rock calling on citizens to be on pothole patrol


LITTLE ROCK – City of Little Rock Public Works crews are asking citizens to be on pothole patrol. With spring blooming and rain impacting the City, drivers will be seeing—and feeling—more potholes. When they do, drivers should report the pothole to 311.

Here are the many ways that citizens can report potholes:

· Go online to www.LittleRock.org and click the 311 link in the upper right hand corner. Citizens will need an approximate address or street name to identify the pothole location. The more information provided the easier it will be for Public Works crews to locate and repair the pothole. Citizens should never report potholes online while driving.

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway teen.

The Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Vonquarius 'Von' Gaston has been missing since March 25. He was last seen at his home on Southern Belle Drive.

The Sheriff's Office said Von has a history of running away, but has never been gone for more than three or four days. As of April 15 Von has been missing for three weeks.

Von has not made contact with anyone in his family or friends; investigators don't have any leads at this time.

Von was recently released from Bridgeway and his parents believe he has no connection to local schools.

If you have any information to the whereabouts of Von Gaston, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or our 24 hour Communications Center at 501-340-6963. Anonymous information can also be left on the Central Arkansas CRIMESTOPPERS tip-line at 501-340-TIPS(8477).

LRPD investigating Tuesday morning murder

LRPD investigating Tuesday morning murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock police are investigating a murder that happened Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis said the incident happened at the corner of 42nd Street and Tatum Street, near John Barrow Road. A co-worker was reportedly checking on the victim, now identified as 56-year-old Debbie Bush about 10:30 a.m. when she found Bush's body.

Bush's stolen car was recovered Wednesday morning, but officers did not say where. While Davis said the victim is a female, further details of the homicide have not been released.

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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