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Kohl's donates $147,116 to ACH for vaccination awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 22, 2015) - Kohl's Department Stores recently presented Arkansas Children's Hospital with $147,116 to support a vaccination awareness campaign across the state.

The funds from Kohl's are being used for a comprehensive media campaign to raise awareness of the importance for children to be fully immunized. The campaign kicked-off in January 2015 and consists of billboards, print ads and radio ads targeting the 13 Arkansas counties with the lowest immunizations rates (24 to 35 month olds). These are Benton, Conway, Cross, Garland, Hot Spring, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lonoke, Pulaski, Randolph, Union, Washington.

Central Ark. transit to change its name

Central Ark. transit to change its name

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA) board voted on Jan. 20 to begin taking steps towards becoming what will be known as the Rock Region Metropolitan Transit Authority.  

Not only will there be a name change to the transit of central Arkansas, but there also plans to change the color scheme. These changes are predicted to begin in late summer of 2015. 

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Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In support of a state-wide vaccination awareness campaign in Arkansas, Kohl's Department Store donated $147,116 to Arkansas Children's Hospital. 

Kohl's has partnered with Children's since 2002 to create the Kohl's Care Immunization Campaign in hopes to better educate parents on getting their children vaccinated. The Arkansas Children's Hospital uses the funds to create billboards, print ads and radio ads targeting the 13 Arkansas counties with the lowest immunization rates.

These counties include Benton, Conway, Cross, Garland, Hot Spring, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lonoke, Pulaski, Randolph, Union and Washington. 

For more information on this vaccination campaign, please visit the Arkansas Children's website

Invasive pests threaten soybean crops in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - They multiply by the hundreds, and they're sweeping the southeast.

Originally from Asia, Kudzu bugs appeared in Georgia in 2009. From there, they quickly spread.

As part of U.T. Ag Extension, Neil Denton knows first-hand the big havoc these little bugs can wreak, not just on Kudzu, but on crops, and eventually on your home.

"They were literally on everything," said Denton.

For nearly two years, these pests, much like stink bugs, have been swarming the southeast. Now they've invaded Arkansas. Researchers spotted them first in Crittenden County this fall. Their prey? Soybeans.

Just as the problem is arising, one of the biggest agricultural conferences in the state happens to be taking place in North Little Rock, where a conglomeration of Agricultural professors and researchers have gathered to discusses such issues.

Proposed legislation would put restrictions on liquor stores

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- A proposed piece of legislation would make it clear that liquor stores are no place for anyone under the age of 21. At Markham Liquor in Little Rock, owner Moda Sanjay says he sales more than just alcohol.

"People come into my store for cigarettes, sodas things like that. If I don't give them cigarettes, they don't give me any of their business." The store is located across from UAMS and next to a laundry mat.

Sanjay said students and those waiting on laundry frequently purchase sodas and snacks from his store, and many of them are under the age of 21.

Representative Mary Broadaway says House Bill 1024 would change that.

"Basically, makes it a class A misdemeanor for someone under 21 to enter liquor stores without being accompanied by a guardian or a parent."

Justice Network comes to THV11.3

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A new network devoted to making your community safer has launched on THV11's digital subchannel, 11.3.

The Justice Network features more than 500 hours of crime, mystery and investigative programming.

This network isn't just about crime dramas. In an effort to make Arkansas safer, the Justice Network will also offer safety tips and ask viewers to help track down most wanted suspects and missing children.

Each hour, the Justice Network will ask for your help finding dangerous criminals, locating missing children and help you avoid becoming a victim.

The network is already automatically available through your cable, but if you use an over-the-air digital VHF antenna, you may need to re-scan your televisions to make sure you can watch it.

Must See: Ark. filmmaker's new video goes viral

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Central Arkansas filmmaker, Andrew McMurry, released a new YouTube video that has gone viral just like its predecessor.

In this video, two video game legends, Fallout's Vault Boy and Skyrim's Dovahkiin, battle head-to-head.

The video stars Seth McMurry as Vault Boy and Joe Ochterbeck as Dovahkiin.

A few years ago, Andrew's short film, Real Life Super Mario Brothers was viewed more than 13 million times. In September, his video Mario vs. Minecraft hit close to three million hits in less than two weeks.