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Conquer Chiari Walk Across America in Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Chiari Malformation is a serious neurological disorder affecting 300,000 people in the US. The Conquer Chiari Walk Across America is a series of local awareness and fundraising walks held across the country on the same day. Join us on this special day and help the thousands of families struggling with this terrible disease.

All proceeds will be used to fund Chiari research, education and awareness programs. Participation is free. There will be music, kids activities including face painting, a silent auction, and a balloon release.

The walk will be Saturday Sept. 20 with registration beginning at 9 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m. at Maumelle Park 9009 Pinnacle Valley Road.

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The number of students enrolled in higher education on the 11th day of classes in Arkansas is down one percent overall as compared to last fall, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Thursday, with a total of 168,816 at both public and private schools.

“Final enrollment numbers won’t be available until after the semester ends,” said Shane Broadway, director of ADHE, “but we don’t expect big changes based on what we’ve been seeing the last couple years.

“Numbers are trending to what they were before the recession when many Arkansans lost their jobs,” Broadway continued, “and began looking for more opportunities by way of a higher education.”

The four-year universities saw an average increase in enrollment of 0.3 percent, while the two-year colleges saw a decrease in enrollment of 4.7 percent. Total public institution enrollment decreased by 1.5 percent.

Interstate 630 pavement research will require weekend lane closures

Interstate 630 pavement research will require weekend lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Interstate 630 pavement research will require weekend lane closures in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews are taking pavement samples on the outside lanes of Interstate 630 between the Baptist Health exit and University Avenue. The work will reduce eastbound and westbound traffic to two lanes in the work zone.

The lane closures will be Saturday, September 20th and Sunday, September 21st, between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

The work is being conducted to prepare for the proposed widening I-630 between Baptist Hospital and University Avenue. This project is part of AHTD’s Connecting Arkansas Program. More information on this project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office warns of a scammer posing as one of their employees.

Lt. Carl Minden said someone claiming to be "Lt. Ron Davis" with the Sheriff's Office contacted someone in the county and said he had two outstanding warrants and if he didn't pay $580 he would be arrested.

The victim told the scammer he didn't have the money, but the scammer told him he would provide him with a card he can put the money on to take care of the issue.

The victim as well as a sheriff's deputy called the number of "Lt. Ron Davis" and there was a message claiming they had reached the Sheriff's Office.

Minden says there is no one by the name of Lt. Ron Davis that works with the Sheriff's Office.

Arkansas' 4 House members back plan on rebel aid

Arkansas' 4 House members back plan on rebel aid


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - All four members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation have voted in support of President Barack Obama's request to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria.

The House passed the measure on a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the Senate is expected to take up the request Thursday.

Arkansas congressmen Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack were among 159 Republicans who voted in favor of the president's plan. The measure also had the backing of 114 Democrats in the House.

The proposal was added to a must-pass, stopgap spending bill to keep government agencies operating into December. The measure is the last major business on Capitol Hill before lawmakers depart this week.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Traffic group: Distracted driving biggest Arkansas driver problem


UNDATED (KTHV) -- During the first Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement Group the key traffic issue identified as being a common problem is distracted driving, specifically the operation of electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. This is not just an issue to Central Arkansas but is a growing nationwide problem.

In 2012, there were 3,328 people killed and 421,000 injured nationwide in distraction-affected crashes. The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reports that a quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive, and 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended multi-message text conversations while driving.

Riverdale 10 theater gets alcohol permit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A movie theater in the Riverdale area is now able to serve beer and wine.

The Riverdale 10 theater got a permit approved on Wednesday.

The drinks will be served based on the genre of movie playing. If a movie is geared toward a younger audience the theater will not offer the alcohol for that feature.

Riverdale 10 re-opened this summer after some major renovations.

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