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Concrete truck loses load of gravel on I-630


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A concrete truck caused a commotion on I-630 Thursday morning.

Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says a concrete truck lost part of its load westbound on I-630 between the University Ave. off and on ramps.

It is still being cleaned up.

This is causing a lot of delays so please be careful when driving through this area.


U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times

U.S. Postal Service shares dates for best Christmas delivery times


The U.S. Postal Service is gearing up to help customers ship some 15 and a half billion cards, letters and packages in time for Christmas.

It's also aiming to cash in on the holiday by offering festive stamps, packaging and even gift cards.

To make sure your package is delivered on time, the agency suggests sending gifts a little early.

Taking advantage of the postal services online postage and free package pick-up may help as well.

To ensure that holiday mail and packages are delivered in time for Christmas, the Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

Dec. 2 - First-Class Mail International

Dec. 2 - Priority Mail International

Dec. 10 - Priority Mail Express International

Dec. 15 - Standard Post

Dec. 17 - Global Express Guaranteed

One person hospitalized for gunshot wound

One person hospitalized for gunshot wound


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A person on the side of the interstate near Broadway was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound on Wednesday night.

State police say that on Wednesday night at 6:06 p.m., a highway patrol troop was notified by callers from the I-630 and Broadway area of what was allegedly a motor vehicle crash and disturbance.

According to police, two cars did sustain damage. However, the ongoing investigation leads investigators to believe that the shooting incident was isolated.

Regarding the shooting, police stated that the gunshot injury sustained by the victim is not believed to be life-threatening.

Highway patrol and state police special agents are working to determine whether the collision occurred prior to or following the gunshot that wounded the victim.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

19th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash to deliver Halloween fun

19th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash to deliver Halloween fun


Little Rock, Ark. (October 7, 2014) – Sponsored by the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Greater Little Rock Museums and Cultural Attractions Consortium will host the 19th Annual Big Boo!-seum Bash at multiple downtown attractions Thursday, October 30, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Big Boo!-seum Bash is free to the public, and it provides event goers the opportunity to visit many of Little Rock's museums and cultural attractions for a night of safe trick-or-treating and family fun and games. Visitors are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes.

Visitors may pick up game cards at any participating Boo!-seum location that must be stamped at each attended location to be eligible for prize drawings. Stamped cards will include prize entry instructions. Prize entrants must be 18 years of age or younger. Prize structure is as follows:

Little Rock director expects Uber to be operating soon


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Little Rock board members say they're one step closer to passing an ordinance that would allow ride sharing service Uber to operate within city limits.

Board member Lance Hines told THV Wednesday he expects transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to be operating in Little Rock by the end of November. But that all depends on how the other directors respond to a proposed ordinance recently drafted by city attorney Thomas Carpenter.

"We still have a few blanks to fill in as far as permitting fees and that type of stuff," said Hines. "But I think we've got a good piece of legislation." In terms of permitting the current proposal would require each driver to pay an annual fee to the city. The amount hasn't been determined but it could impact the number of drivers who sign up with Uber or Lyft.

City turns yard waste into dollars


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's certainly not the most glamorous job, but bagging yard waste off the side of the road is something Little Rock depends on.

Each year the city generates more than $100,000 from churning yard waste into usable compost and mulch.

"We've got plenty of equipment. We've got four men that work the pave sites," said Little Rock Solid Waste Services manager Warren Atkins. "A good year we'll do about $100,000 [in sales]."

Since the government banned stashing yard waste in landfills more than 20 years ago, the city has been recycling it-- putting it back on people's properties, but as mulch or compost.

"[In a] normal year we [handle] somewhere close to 30,000 tons [of waste]," Atkins continued. "If it's a year in which we have bad storms it could jump above that."