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Pedestrian hit and killed on Arch street

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Mablevale man was killed early Tuesday morning while attempting to cross the road at Arch Street.

The driver was unable to stop and struck the man, knocking him into the southbound lanes where a second vehicle struck him.

The victim, Joseph B. Herndon, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner's office.

Neither driver was injured.

Mother leaves children alone with loaded gun

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock mother was arrested after leaving her two kids in the car with a loaded gun.

According to the Little Rock Police Department, 35-year-old Betty Wright was arrested on two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

On Monday, police called to the Marshall's on Chenal Parkway and found Wright's 1-year-old and 8-year-old alone in the car with a loaded 9 millimeter pistol.

Police found Wright in the department store after a 20 minute search.

The children, who were unharmed, were taken in by the Division of Child and Family Services.

Wright bonded out early Tuesday morning on $4,000.

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Cooking Up Change with Little Rock School District

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Students across the nation are rewriting the recipe for school food. Student Kieran Horton and Food Service Director Lilly Bouie are here with details on "Cooking up Change."

Ten cities across the country will host Cooking up Change contests this season: Chicago, Houston, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Orange County, Orlando, Wichita and Winston-Salem. Winners from each city will travel to Washington, D.C. for the national finals on June 9, 2014 and raise their voices for healthy school food at a legislative briefing.

Little Rock AFB Reserve unit may see changes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR AIR FORCE BASE) – Significant changes would come to the Air Force Reserve at Little Rock AFB under the proposed Department of Defense budget request for fiscal 2015.

If enacted into law, the 22nd Air Force, Detachment 1, a C-130 Air Force Reserve unit at the central Arkansas base, would convert to the 913th Airlift Group, and be equipped with 10 C-130 J-model aircraft. The unit would also be authorized to grow to more than 600 Reserve Airmen.

The proposed change in force structure at Little Rock AFB is just one part of an Air Force Reserve-wide shift as detailed in the Air Force portion of the fiscal 2015 President's Budget Request (PBR).

Residents want something done about road they call dangerous

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I've seen a lot of nasty bad wrecks on North Lookout," Matt Blevins explained.

On Monday afternoon, we watched cars whiz by, with no regard of the 25 mile per hour speed limit signs along North Lookout Road.

Denise Compton said, "You can hear cars going really fast. They'll skid. Sometimes they run off the road." Compton lives on North Lookout Road and has seen drivers fly off the road and land in her front yard. She continues, "Particularly when there's not much traffic they're speeding and they don't judge these curves very well."

The most recent wreck on North Lookout happened Thursday evening, feet away from Compton's home. Residents living near North Lookout are becoming increasingly frustrated with the amount of wrecks happening in this particular area. Belvins adds, "I think the most important question is what can be done?"

Minimum wage debate in Arkansas continues

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - President Obama's push to increase federal minimum wage has put the issue front and center nationally, but there's a separate movement underway to increase Arkansas' minimum wage.

Arkansas' minimum wage now stands at $6.25 per hour, and that's where it's been since 2006, when the state Legislature increased it from $5.15.

Now, a group called 'Give Arkansas A Raise' is working to collect 62,500 signatures by July 1st to put another increase on the November ballot.

Led by the Rev. Steve Copley, the group wants to raise the wage gradually to $8.50 per hour by 2017.

Copley said too many Arkansans,about 160,000, are working hard but still unable to rise above poverty.

"This is an important issue to so many people in Arkansas. People who work hard every day they play by the rules and somehow they still continue to fall behind," said Copley.