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ACCESS Fall Plant Sale

Friday & Saturday

Mum's the word at the ACCESS Fall Plant Sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2 at the ACCESS Stella Boyle Smith campus (10618 BreckenridgeDr., Little Rock). Fall favorite such as mums, pansies, ornamental cabbage, kale and Swiss chard will be available for sale, including products by Proven Winners®, the leading brand of high-quality flowering plants in North America.The sale benefits ACCESS Schools and supporting programs, which serve students with developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, ADHD, apraxia, dyslexia and others. Plant sale hours are Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


North Little Rock Family Fun Fest

Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dickey-Stephens Park

Arkansas Cold Case: Little Rock teen murdered in 2008

After the murder, a man was arrested but was later released due to a lack of evidence.

Joseph's dad, Clarence Wiley says, "We want his murder to stand for something. We want to make sure this doesn't happen to another family. The violence has to stop."

On Oct. 2, Joseph would have turned 22. He was a rising sophomore at Arkansas Baptist College.

If you know anything about Wiley's murder, call Little Rock police at 501-371-4636.

Also, if you know of an unsolved murder or missing persons case, e-mail us at news@todaysthv.com.

Groundbreaking set for $62M Ark. power pool office


The Thursday morning ceremony marks a commitment to the state by the nonprofit company that manages an electric grid over eight states.

Southwest Power Pool employs about 400 people in Little Rock and will add another 200 positions with the new office. The jobs pay an average of $85,500 per year.

When Southwest decided it was time for a new headquarters, the firm shopped around in other cities.

The state did not offer Southwest any new incentives, but the company has some existing tax credit incentives for creating new jobs under an agreement that runs through 2015.

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New attractions for Boo at the Zoo 2010

The couple will wed during Frankenstein's Dance Party each night of Boo at the Zoo and the public is invited to attend. Guests of the wedding then get to join in the festivities of the monster mash celebration.

Additional new attractions and features of the event will be revealed at tomorrow's press event with Frankenstein and his bride.

Boo at the Zoo is October 21-24 and 28-31 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $7 per person at the gate and $6 for members and $6 in advance.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale October 1 online and in the Safari Trader Gift Shop.

Order pre-sale tickets for Boo at the Zoo here.

Boo at the Zoo is presented by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Little Rock Civitan Club and is a fundraiser supporting the operation of the Little Rock Zoo.

Update: Yellow cab 'pink ride' for a cure

Yellow Cab wants you to stand up to breast cancer by simply sitting in their pink taxi. Revenue generated from the cab during October will be donated to the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides against Breast Cancer" program.

You are not seeing things. Yellow Cab has gone pink. They have joined the first international pink ride fundraiser in an effort to drive cancer out of Arkansas.

Bryan LaFevers explains, "The company announced they were going to do this so I stepped up to the plate and said I'd love to and that was that."

LaFevers is the only driver in Arkansas picking up fares in a pink taxi, and it's growing on him. He laughs, "I am kind of affectionately known among some of the drivers now as pinky or pink panther, but I don't mind."

LaFevers and Today's THV reporter Katherina Yancy hit the streets and got an overwhelming response.

UALR Kick and Digs for a Cure

Fans are encouraged to wear pink with the Trojans at the UALR soccer game against North Texas on Thursday, October 21 at 7 p.m. at Burns Park and the UALR volleyball match against FIU on Friday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at the Jack Stephens Center.

Free pink T-shirts will be given out to the first 50 fans at soccer and the first 100 fans at volleyball.

The volleyball match is also in association with Dig Pink®. Dig Pink ® is the Side-Out Foundation's trademark name. All proceeds benefit Side-Out, which it turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entitles dedication to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families.

Aaron Jones to be held until sentencing


Jones was found guilty last week of of three counts of mail fraud and one count of using fire in the commission of a felony, all that in connection with a fire at his Chenal Valley home in May 2008.

Arkansas Business also reports this week that Jones could have taken a plea deal that would have made him surrender his law license and serve five years in federal prison.

He now faces some stiffer penalties. Mail fraud carries a possible prison sentence of up to 25 years and a $250,000 fine. Use of fire in commission of a federal felony carries a penalty of 10 years to life.

(Source: Arkansas Business)