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Former PCSSD superintendent dies at age 54

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The former superintendent of Pulaski County Special School District has died at age 54.

PCSSD spokesperson Deb Roush says Dr. Charles Hopson died in Houston, Texas after having an unknown illness.  Hopson is survived by his wife, a media specialist at Portland Public Schools in Oregon and a daughter who is currently attending an Arkansas college.

Roush says Hopson was a high school improvement officer for the Houston Independent School District.  She says he took the job after being terminated from PCSSD.

Roush concludes that Hopson will be remembered to those who know him for his "love of equity and for being student-focused."

NLR hit-and-run suspect pleads not guilty

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hit-and-run suspect Nathan Ray pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in North Little Rock criminal court.

The driver of the motorcycle, Trevor Ware, suffered severe head injuries, but is in stable condition.

Students step back in time for 'Tales of the Crypt'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2012) - Students from Parkview Arts-Science Magnet High School are bringing the dead back to life at the 18th annual 'Tales of the Crypt'.

Free job fair connecting employers with job seekers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2012) - The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association present the Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

The event is free to the public.

The fair brings job seekers and recruiters together in one location on one day. The job market is tough, but the Fall Job Fair is here to help ease this burden on both job seekers and recruiters.

Approximately 50 businesses will be represented at the fair. The expected attendance for the Job Fair is 2,000 job seekers.

Those looking for a job should come prepared. Seekers should bring at least 50 copies of their resume, dress professionally and be well groomed. First impressions do count when looking for a job!

Previewing Wildwood's HARVEST! Festival

WEST LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 9, 2012) - Wildwood Park for the Arts is serving up lots of family fun in October with its fifth annual HARVEST! Festival on Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday, October 14, noon - 6 p.m celebrating the sights, sounds and traditions of autumn in Arkansas.

Get ready for student flu shots

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Health Department Spokesman Ed Barham is trying to stress the importance of getting a flu shot.

"It's in the top ten causes of death for the United States," says Barham.

The flu vaccine includes three strains of the flu to build up your immune system. One of the strains, is the H1N1 virus that hit Americans hard in 2009.

"The H1N1 flu is still in circulation we still see cases of it and the protection for that is in this flu shot,"says Barham.

Little Rock School District Health Services Coordinator Margo Bushmiaer says vaccinating children is like protecting the community around them.

Tiny Hands Monster Bash benefiting UAMS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 8, 2012) - Scare up some fun this Halloween season at the 10th annual Tiny Hands Monster Bash.

The costume party fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, October 19 from 7-11:30 p.m. at Next Level Events, located at 1400 W. Markham St. in Little Rock's Union Station.

Tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.uamsfamilyhome.org or by calling (501) 920-2328. Guests are requested to be 21 and older.

Costumes are encouraged but not required. Prizes for the best costumes will be awarded. Guests can enjoy live music by The Intruders, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres and beverages. A cash bar will be available.