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LR restaurant nominated for Napa Valley wine award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A Little Rock restaurant has been nominated for a Napa Valley wine award.

Samantha's Tap Room and Wood Grill has been nominated for the Free Flow Wine's 2015 KEGGY Awards "People's Choice" award.

The second annual awards ceremony will be held on October 22 in Napa, California.

The voting polls are open until midnight on July 31, 2015. The winners will be notified sometime in mid-August.

To vote for Samantha's Tap Room, click here.

You can also use the hashtag #KeggyAwards in any social media posts.

LRFD responds to small fire on Kavanaugh

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On Friday, the Little Rock Fire Department responded to a small fire in the Hillcrest area.

According to the LRFD, an electrical wire caused a fire at River Rock Realty Co. at 2612 Kavanaugh Blvd. It occurred during a storm, so the cause was likely lightning.

There was no damage to the building, but some to the bushes and fences.

No injuries were reported.


Ice Cream Happy Hour for Thea Foundation

Ice Cream Happy Hour for Thea Foundation


Petition circling to have Confederate Blvd. changed in LR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock street is the latest target of the Confederate flag controversy across the country.

A petition is circling to have Confederate Boulevard changed to Springer Boulevard.

She may not live on it, but Whitfield says the pain it causes to so many is reason enough to change it.

"I felt compelled to help those persons who felt that way to make sure it gets done," said Whitfield.

Whitfield and others are working on a petition to change the name of Confederate Boulevard in Little Rock to Springer Boulevard. She says the current name is painful reminder of racism and hatred in our country.

"The word confederate and any paraphernalia that deals with confederacy to me has deep hatred, deep racism [and] deep division," said Whitfield.

Arkansas DHS, Shorter College create partnership

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Human Services and Shorter College in North Little Rock have created a program to offer college credits to youth at a DHS residential facility.

The partnership announced Thursday offers college-level instruction and credit to youth at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center.

DHS' Division of Youth Services works with youth who are in contact with - or at risk of coming into contact with - the juvenile justice system.

When students leave the treatment center they may complete their degree at Shorter College or transfer their credits to other colleges across Arkansas.

Participating students must have a high school diploma or GED before enrolling and can earn up to 12 college credit hours during the summer and 9 hours during fall and spring semesters.

LRPD looking for alleged bank robber

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Still shots from a bank surveillance camera could help catch a bank robbery suspect.

Little Rock police said a man came into the Bank of America at 4024 West Markham on Wednesday afternoon and demanded money from the tellers.

Reports say the man then got into the passenger seat of this silver Toyota Corolla with a possible LPN of 488 THL. The other suspect pictured was the driver of the suspect vehicle.

The vehicle was last seen traveling on West Markham St. and then north through a neighborhood and possibly east on Lee St.

If you recognize the suspects or the vehicle, you are asked to call police.

Two soldiers honored 6 years after shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – After years of debating, Purple Hearts were awarded to the soldiers involved in a shooting that occurred in July of 2009.

Six years and a change to federal law later, Privates Quinton Ezeguwala and William Andrew Long received a Purple Heart on Wednesday, July 1.

Ezeguwala and Long were shot outside a Little Rock recruitment center in 2009. Ezeguwala was injured, and Long was killed.

At the time, both were ineligible for Purple Hearts because they weren't in battle overseas.

Daris Long, the father of fallen private Andy Long, is not calling it a fight, but rather a journey.

"It's been six years. So, that's a tenth of my life that I've been doing this."