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Old golf course turned into community course garden


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- So many Arkansans don't know where their next meal will come from. A new report from The US Department of Agriculture announced our state is the number one in food insecurity in the country.

It affects all age, but is especially true for seniors. "We want to make it a sustainable and education center," said Read Admire, a student from Clinton School of Public Service. "I wanted to see it happen in an urban environment."

After getting accepted to the Clinton Global Initiative, Admire piloted a project in the community that would collect restaurant food scraps and yard waste to turn it into compost for community gardens.

They are growing beets, carrots, collard greens and mustard greens.

A Place to Call Home: 2 brothers looking for a forever home


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Currently in Arkansas, 688 foster children will fall asleep waiting for a family to give them a place to call home.

Two brothers have been waiting since 2010. Through THV11's partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, we share their story, with the hope someone out there will see it and adopt them.

Isaiah and Kelvin are thick as thieves. Both of them are 7-years-old. Kelvin is about to turn 8.

They're in heaven this day at Big Rock Fun Park.

"All of it was my favorite," Isaiah says.

The boys are antsy and don't want to talk much. Who would when you're staring at this?

They play game after game of skee-ball with tickets spewing out after each throw. They then cash it all in for toys of their choice.

Later on the bumper boats, Isaiah and Kelvin do their best to soak each other on this hot summer day.

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Federal Communications Commission has reached a $7.4 million settlement with Verizon.

The FCC says the wireless company used personal consumer information for marketing purposes.

As part of the settlement, Verizon has agreed to take significant steps to improve how it protects the privacy rights of customers.


Attorney general sues former board director for unauthorized purchases


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 4, 2014) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit today against the former executive director of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board, alleging that she improperly used a state charge card to make unauthorized purchases and wrongly obtained reimbursements for personal expenses.

Catherine Gray, of England, is accused of violating the state's Fiscal Management Responsibility Act and other state purchasing laws, illegally converting public funds and committing fraud. The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court seeks restitution to the state, civil penalties and punitive damages.

Miller County man arrested for child pornography


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 4, 2014) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from the Attorney General's Office have arrested a Miller County man for possession of child pornography.

Ronald Anthony Antoniello, 71, of Fouke was arrested Wednesday on 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, a Class C felony.

Antoniello was being held in the Miller County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

Agents with the Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at Antoniello's residence in the 6400 block of Miller County Road 10 on Wednesday. Investigators confiscated two computers, other electronic devices and several hundred compact discs and DVDs. The seized evidence will be analyzed at the Cyber Crimes Unit Forensic Lab in Little Rock.

Heated opposition surrounds new gas station proposal in WLR

Heated opposition surrounds new gas station proposal in WLR


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "It's creating a public hazard," Ken Harrison explained. The debate surrounding yet another gas station in Little Rock continues. Harrison continued, "It will come in and its best day will be its first day and then after that it's all downhill."

City officials from the planning commission and the Little Rock City Board have failed to reach a mutual agreement on three separate occasions when contractors were considering building gas stations at the Breckenridge Shopping Center, the intersection of 3rd and Broadway and 12th and University.

Now a Murphy Oil Station has been proposed for one of the busiest intersections in west Little Rock. "It's the 14th most accident prone intersection in the whole city," Harrison says.

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.