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Little Rock runners show their support for Boston

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -Almost 200 runners and walkers in Little Rock paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings one week ago Monday.

Organizers with the Little Rock Running Club said this was something actually put together a little last minute, but that didn't seem to matter. The turnout showed area runners and walkers clearly wanted to be there and show Boston that Central Arkansas cares.

"Has everybody signed in that they are running with us?" a program organizer shouted. Their call was followed by some screams from a very enthusiastic crowd in Little Rock's Murray Park Monday evening.

"You can go this way. You can go that way. It doesn't matter," another race organizer said.

Runners and walkers hit the pavement but not just for some exercise after work. These folks had the tragedy of the Boston Marathon in their hearts.

Man, woman walk into ER with gunshot wounds; no reports of shootings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are currently investigating a double shooting after a man and woman walked into an ER with gunshot wounds.

According to Sgt. Cassandra Davis, the two checked themselves into Baptist Hospital's ER around 8:46 p.m. Monday suffering from gunshot wounds. She said they claimed that four men driving a Mercedes with a sun roof shot at them on the parking lot of the Shell Station at Kanis Road and John Barrow Road. They were in their own car at the time.

The strange thing about this shooting is the fact that were no reports about hearing gunshots from anyone in the vicinity of that crowded intersection, added Davis.

Police are still investigating and the condition of the wounded individuals wasn't available.

If you have any information on this shooting, please contact the Little Rock Police Department at (501) 371-4621.

LRSD OKs purchases for land for new campuses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Little Rock School District Board of Directors voted Monday night to build two new schools.

Pam Smith, a spokesperson for the Little Rock School District, said in a vote of 6 to 1, board members approved building one in West Little Rock and another on the city's south side. The district has not decided on what types of schools will be built. At this point, they've only authorized spending money to buy the land.

Smith said the land in West Little Rock is 43.5 acres and is situated on the north end of Kattilus Road. It will cost $4,200,000. The second location is at the intersection of Rich Smith Lane and Mabelvale Pike. It will cost $1,372,000 and spans 56 acres.

The next step will be a feasibility study.

Arkansas Business: Most expensive homes in Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Like other parts of the country, Arkansas' housing market continues its rebound from the Great Recession, and the effects of the housing collapse can still be seen even in the sale of million-dollar homes in Arkansas.

Lance Turner of Arkansas Business stopped by THV11 Studios to share his compiled list of the most expensive homes in Pulaski County.

To find out which ones they are, watch the video attached to this story, or check out the full story on ArkansasBusiness.com.

3 Arkansas River bridges to be lit up by end of 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Entergy) - Three bridges spanning the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock will be illuminated by the end of the year, thanks to a gift from Entergy Arkansas and the Entergy Charitable Foundation.

That announcement was made today by Hugh McDonald, President and CEO of Entergy Arkansas and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola.

In addition to Entergy, the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, as well as the Clinton Foundation, the Pulaski County Junction Bridge Authority, Philips Lighting Company and Koontz Electric are investing in the $2.4 million project. Philips Lighting, which has installed lighting on several landmarks throughout the world, will provide the LED lighting for the three bridges.

McDonald said the project is an appropriate way to recognize the company's 100th anniversary and its founder, Harvey Couch.

USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon champions nutrition education in Arkansas

From Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance:

Campbell to speak at University of Iowa

Campbell to speak at University of Iowa

Little Rock, Ark – Brandon D. Campbell, the creator and executive producer of Little Rock Fashion Week, is the guest speaker at the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Iowa City, IA. He’s appearing at the UI April 19th through 23rd.

“I’m greatly honored to be returning to Iowa to share my experiences.” says Campbell. “The University of Iowa provided so many resources for me in the early stages of my career. My experiences there taught me a lot about business, and I discovered who I am and what my passions were. I consider it be a dream come true to provide insight and my resources to students at my alma mater”