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New resource center opens on Arkansas River

New resource center opens on Arkansas River


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Port Authority hosted a grand opening for its new headquarters on Wednesday.

It's the Arkansas River Resource Center, and the $2 million facility is located on the banks of the Arkansas River. It will function as a welcome center for businesses and corporations that need access to waterway and rail transportation.

"We want people to come here and feel good about central Arkansas, feel good about Little Rock and locate their businesses here, this building that we're dedicating today will help us do that," said Bryan Day, LRPA executive director.

The project was supported by a $960,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration, matched by revenue generated by the LRPA.


Uber app attempts medicine delivery service

Uber app attempts medicine delivery service


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UNDATED) - A cutting-edge car service is trying to change the way you get your medicine.

Uber has changed the world of transportation but can it cater to your drug store needs?

The company announced a trial service in Washington D.C. that offers on demand delivery of medicine and other drug store products.

Users select the "corner store" option in the app, and send a text with a link to items available to buy. An Uber driver then calls you to take your order, and when they get to your house, the purchase is charged to your account.

Right now, the city of Little Rock is debating whether to bring Uber service here.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery closing regional claim centers

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery closing regional claim centers


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Scholarship Lottery) —The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted today to close its three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a savings measure expected to free as much as $381,000 to fund additional scholarships for Arkansas students.

The motion, made by Commissioner Mark Scott and approved by the Commission, provides for the closure of each claim center when its lease runs out. The Springdale center will close effective October 1, 2014, with claim centers in Jonesboro and Camden shuttering effective November 30, 2014. Commissioner Bruce Engstrom, noting that each claim center has a staff of two, asked Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Director Bishop Woosley to make those persons aware of any job opportunities for which they might be qualified within the Lottery.

Man charged in Little Rock mall shooting sentenced to life


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A man charged in the death of a 25-year-old at a Little Rock mall received a life sentence this week.

According to officials, Deonte Edison, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of capital murder on Wednesday afternoon.

In February of 2013, Christian Hayes was shot and killed after-hours in the food court at Park Plaza Mall. Edison and Tristan Bryant were each charged in his death.

Another person was reportedly also shot in the incident, but lived.

Bryant, who was 20 at the time, is waiting for trial in the Pulaski County Jail. He has been charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, theft, and attempted capital murder.

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

The survey will be in bear zones 3 and 4 that include all of Grant, Cleveland, Dallas, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, Drew, Ashley, Union, Columbia, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River and Miller counties. The zones also include parts of Pulaski, Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Howard, Sevier, Jefferson, Lincoln, Chicot and Desha counties.

Bear program coordinator Myron Means says the commission is asking the public to send any photographs and location information for bears in the past year in the zones to help determine the abundance and distribution of the bear population in that part of the state.

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Episcopal Collegiate School student selected to serve as senate page


WASHINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) –Cogan Wade is familiar the halls of Episcopal Collegiate School, but starting in September, he'll have to learn to navigate the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Wade, a 16-year-old junior, will serve as a Senate Page for the 2014 fall session after earning an appointment from U.S. Senator John Boozman.

"I look forward to welcoming Cogan to Washington, D.C. where he will get to experience first-hand how our representative democracy works while serving as a U.S. Senate Page. This will be a very rewarding program for him as he participates in the daily operations of the Senate and learns the inner-working of the legislative branch. He will be an asset to my colleagues and me in the Senate as we form policies and debate legislation that will have an impact on him, his family and all Americans," Boozman said.

No class for Arkansas Baptist K3-6th grade


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas Baptist announced on Twitter some of their classes are cancelled today.

On Twitter, they said, "Due to a water main break at the Lower School campus, K3-6th grade will not have class today. Upper School students will have classes."

Arkansas Baptist is a Christian college prepatory school for students 3-years-old through 12th grade in Little Rock.