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National Guard training exercises scheduled on Pinnacle Mountain

National Guard training exercises scheduled on Pinnacle Mountain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(ANG) –The Arkansas National Guard will conduct a training exercise near the summit of 1,011-foot Pinnacle Mountain at Pinnacle Mountain State Park this Saturday, April 5, from approximately 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Black Hawk helicopter team will practice hoists and airlifts from the boulder field near the top of Pinnacle Mountain. The hoist site will be about 200 feet off the park’s West Summit Trail. Neither the West Summit Trail nor the East Summit Trail that lead hikers to mountain’s summit will be closed to the public during this exercise.

However, soldiers will be stationed on both trails to inform hikers of the exercise and communicate any necessary safety precautions. Two local fire departments will be staged in the park's West Summit Picnic Area to support the training exercise and share information about their operations with park visitors. For details, contact the park at: 501-868-5806. 

Author Charles Portis to be honored in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - "True Grit" author Charles Portis is being honored at a ceremony at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.

Portis will receive The Porter Prize lifetime achievement award Thursday night. The Porter Prize is given out annually to an Arkansas writer, while the lifetime achievement award is handed out every five years.

Previous lifetime achievement award winners are novelist Donald Harington and poet Miller Williams.

Born in El Dorado in 1933, Portis worked as a newspaper reporter before turning to novels. He is best known for "True Grit," the western that was later adapted into two award-winning films.

Thursday's event marks a rare public appearance for Portis, who lives in Little Rock. His most recent work is "Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany."

Little Rock Film Festival expanding to a full week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Little Rock Film Festival) -- In its 8th year, the Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) will expand to a full week of screenings, parties and special events beginning Monday, May 12 and extending through Sunday, May 18. To accommodate the increased traffic new venues like Sticky Fingers and The Joint have been added to our almost dozen venues, spreading across downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. 2014 will also mark the return of the Clinton School of Public Service long a favorite venue for LRFF audiences.

Shots fired after verbal altercation at 17th & Main in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police were on the scene of a reported altercation that led to shots being fired shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday in the SOMA district of Little Rock.

According to Lt. Sidney Allen, multiple subjects were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated. He said shots were fired, but no one was injured. A vehicle driven by the victims was reportedly struck at least once.

Lt. Allen said the person thought to be responsible for firing shots left the scene by vehicle, but was stopped by officers at 15th and Main streets. He said the weapon was recovered and all parties were taken to LRPD's detective offices.

No names, nor the number of people involved, have been released, but Lt. Allen said it is likely they will face aggravated assault charges.

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"With You" Campaign is Over, Many Thanks for the Central Arkansas Support!

"With You" Campaign is Over, Many Thanks for the Central Arkansas Support!

The official fundraising campaign is over, and now principal photography is in full swing! The production team at Clever Alibi Productions just wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for your financial support, as well as your continued support for our film. Please like our movie facebook page With You to keep up with any updates or any possible extras casting calls. If we need any, they will be posted on that page, amongst other production pictures, statuses, etc...

Again, thanks to all of you for your support and to THV for helping with promotion of our campaign. Please don't forget to like our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/With-You/1453323951547681.

Thank you all for supporting our local film scene and community.

Section of North University Avenue to close for waterline maintenance

Section of North University Avenue to close for waterline maintenance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) – Beginning Wednesday, April 2, North University Avenue between Kavanaugh Boulevard and Stonewall Road will be closed to through traffic to allow for the rehabilitation of the waterline for Central Arkansas Water.