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Bid to end dry counties in Arkansas to hit ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot.

The secretary of state's office said Friday that backers surpassed the 78,133 signatures needed to put the proposed constitutional amendment before voters.

The measure would legalize statewide alcohol sales. It would also make it legal across the state to manufacture and transport alcoholic beverages.

At present, 37 of Arkansas' 75 counties are dry.

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Bond set for man arrested for shooting of 10-year-old girl

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Thursday evening, Little Rock police identified the man in connection to a shooting that occurred on Pine Street Monday night.

Ray Allen McGuire, 18, of Little Rock was arrested for firing numerous rounds during a shooting in which a 10-year-old girl was shot.

McGuire appeared in court on Friday and his bond was set at $500,000. If he makes bond, he will have to wear an ankle monitor.

McGuire will be charged with two counts of first degree battery, one count terroristic act, and five counts terroristic act.


10-year-old girl shot Monday night in Little Rock

Little Rock Restaurant Month: Salut Bistro

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- August is Little Rock Restaurant Month! That means some of Little Rock's best restaurants have put together weekly specials just for the month of August which are great deals on delicious cuisine.

To check out all the weekly deals being offered click here: http://www.littlerock.com/dining/featured/

Dave Bisceglia, owner of Salut Bistro, joined THV's Alyse Eady to share their special for the month which is a free dessert with purchase of two dinner entrees.

Salut Bistro is located at 1501 North University Avenue here in Little Rock. You can reach them at (501) 660-4200 or



Construction work requires overnight lane closures and detours

Construction work requires overnight lane closures and detours

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Construction work will require nightly lane closures and detours at the Interstate 430/630 “Big Rock” Interchange in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be removing safety platforms and painting steel beams on the new bridge over Shackleford Road. The following routes will be affected.

-- All lanes of Financial Centre Parkway/I-630 will be open.

-- Shackleford Road northbound traffic will be detoured to I-630 east and through the cloverleaf ramps back to I-630 west and Shackleford Road north.

· Northbound traffic wanting to go east on I-630 can proceed as normal.

UAMS tests ADHD drugs to help meth addicts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) – A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers are studying the potential of two drugs used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in helping addicts overcome their dependence on methamphetamine.

Michael Mancino, M.D., an associate professor in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry, is the principal investigator on the first of the two-year studies, while Alison Oliveto, Ph.D., a professor in the UAMS Department of Psychiatry, is the principal investigator on the other, both funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Individuals interested in participating in the studies may call (501) 526-7969 or visit www.methresearch.com.The studies are both clinical trials using drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ADHD.

Judge orders immediate close of Willow Creek Apartments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 29, 2014) – The City of Little Rock received a temporary injunction from Judge Timothy D. Fox, Pulaski County Circuit Court, Sixth Division, to immediately close Willow Creek Apartments. Officials had previously cited property owners with more than 250 municipal code violations. While some issues were solved, owners failed to bring units to compliance with minimum building and housing codes.

City Manager Bruce Moore stressed the importance of swift action by the City when property owners are in consistent noncompliance with municipal codes.

"After assessing this property, it was clear that residents were exposed to many life safety violations," said Moore. "We simply can't risk the well-being of our citizens by exposing them to these life-threatening and unsanitary living conditions."

More than 100 violations were considered life safety issues and 48 units were declared unsafe.

Reggie Swinton reacts to new NFL domestic abuse policy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The NFL has a new domestic violence policy and it's getting a lot of attention around the country.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the change Thursday, which bans players for at least six games the first time they're convicted of spousal abuse and bans them from the league altogether if they're convicted again. "He realized that his initial punishment was weak after he felt the repercussions of that decision," said Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence Director Ken Wade. Wade points to running back Ray Rice's two game suspension earlier this summer as a catalyst for the policy change. "Now other organizations will realize when it does happen it has to be dealt with severely."