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Domestic violence shelter needs help

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One in four women will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.

Arkansas' largest shelter, run by Women and Children First, works to provide a safe haven for those victims, and the group needs your help.

Meredith Looney, the shelter's community outreach manager, came to THV 11 studios to tell you what you can do to help.

For more information, you can watch the video attached to this story, or you can go to http://www.wcfarkansas.org/.

Riverfront Park amphitheater now has new name

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Just in time for Riverfest, the summer, and the concert season! The amphitheater in Riverfront Park in Downtown Little Rock was formally dedicated and renamed Friday.

The stage will now be known as the First Security Amphitheater. The bank invested significantly in the concert structure in time for its 25th anniversary this year. The structure - especially the roof - was in need of extensive repairs.

According to the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Gretchen Hall, the old roof was putting a drag on concert business.

"We lost several shows at the end of last season because of losing that roof, and we've been working for numerous years to actually create a permanent structure on this premier outdoor venue, and it's so exciting that that has finally come to fruition today," she said.

Special screening of 'Diary of Wimpy Kid' Sat. in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Filmmaker and Little Rock-native Brad Simpson is bringing his experience to the Little Rock Film Festival.

The festival will screen Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules at the Arkansas Repertory Theater Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Following the screening, there will be a question-and-answer session with Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, and Simpson.

The 'Rep' Theater is located at 601 Main Street in downtown Little Rock. For more information on the Little Rock Film Festival or for tickets, click here: http://on.kthv.com/Z224u7

LRPD looking for missing teen out of Alexander

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police are currently on the lookout for a teenager who was reported missing; authorities fear she may be trying to cause harm to herself.

According to Sgt. Cassandra Davis, Trakia Dijuantayia Patton, 18, of Alexander, was last seen May 11 around 9 p.m. by her mother. She was said to be heading to a graduation party to Flying D's on 4601 S. University.

Trakia is described as a black female with a medium complexion and medium build, standing at 5 feet, 1 inch and weighing around 130 pounds. Her eyes are brown and she has short, straight, black hair. In addition, she also has a tattoo on her chest that says "Love is blind" in Spanish, which may translate to "Amor es ciego" or "El Amor es Ceigo." She also has a tongue ring.

She was supposed to be driving a red 1999 Pontiac Grand Am with Arkansas license plate 231 SGI, but the car was apparently found May 16 at the Spring Valley Aparements on I-30.

Car crashes into West Little Rock home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One homeowner received a big surprise just after noon Friday when a vehicle came crashing into her home.

Authorities said the crash happened off Wellington Village Road in West Little Rock, and it is still unclear exactly what caused the crash. Police said the driver may have suffered a medical problem, and witnesses stated that the vehicle was swerving erratically.

The driver was taken away by ambulance.

The homeowner told THV 11 she was in the back of the house and heard the crash. She was not injured.

Today's Box Office: Star Trek boldly goes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic (and self-proclaimed Trekologist) Jonathan Nettles says that Star Trek Into Darkness is probably the best film in the franchise.

To read this article in it's original Klingon click here.

Enjoy family fun at Little Rock Greek Food Festival

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock's Greek Food Festival is happening this weekend.

Over the last 29 years, they've donated more than $1 million to over 20 charities in central Arkansas. There are some new charities on this year's list.

Courtney Leach with Community Connections and Festival representative Stephanie Wilcox joined us on Hero Central Thursday with details.

Our Festival begins on Friday, May 17th from 11a.m. to 9:00pm, continues on Saturday, May 18th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday, May 19th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission, parking and trolley service to the International Greek Food Festival are FREE.