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LR Communications hours extended for fireworks calls

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hours of operation will be extended for Little Rock Communications on July 4 and July 5.

According to a press release from Sgt. Cassandra Davis, the hours will be extended for citizens to call 3-1-1 with fireworks-related calls on July 4, 3 p.m. through midnight and July 5, 7:30 a.m. through midnight.

Any fireworks calls before or after the times listed, citizens can call the non-emergency line at (501) 371-4829.

July 2013 Special programs for Pinnacle Mountain

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas State Parks) - Below, you'll find some fun activities going on at Pinnacle Mountain in July.

Wednesday, July 3
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. WILD WOMEN WEDNESDAY
Join Park Interpreter Maryanne for a hike of the Base Trail of Pinnacle Mountain. Length is 3-miles and the degree is moderately strenuous due to uneven terrain. Wear appropriate shoes and bring water. Ladies hikes are offered every Wednesday through September 25th at 6 p.m. at Pinnacle Mountain, location varies week to week. Please check for location.
Meeting place: West Summit trailhead
Admission: Free

2 Little Rock teens in running for Duck Tape prom contest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Two Little Rock high school students were chosen for the top 10 nationally (from 167 entrants) for the Duck Tape Brand "Stuck at Prom" contest.

Grace McFarland of Mount St. Mary and Colin O'Mara of Catholic High constructed her prom dress and his tuxedo completely from duct tape and wore their creations to the MSM prom.

This contest involves both the United States and Canada and the voting is going on until July 8. The winners each win a $5,000 scholarship.

Their school also wins for participating.

Vote Here!

Check out more photos of their Duck Tape designs: http://duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom/detail/2013/550 

 

Today's Box Office: White House Down

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles on Roland Emmerich's White House Down.

In White House Down, Jamie Foxx plays the President of the United States. Channing Tatum plays a Capitol Police officer with an interview to join the Secret Service. He takes his daughter along and while they are at the White House, the terrorists strike. The terrorists take over the White House, blow up the U.S. Capitol and throw the structure of our government into chaos.

The movie plays like Die Hard, which is okay because Die Hard is a great movie that serves as a model for most wrong place, wrong time, stop the terrorists action movies. Channing Tatum even plays a wise cracking, tank top t-shirt, dress pants wearing hero as though he were Bruce Willis.

LR pig owner wins in court, gets to keep pet pig W.P. Sooie

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock pet owner scored a big win in court as she fought to keep her pot-bellied pig at home. This has been one of our most viewed stories on our website.  

THV 11 first told our viewers about this story back in early May when the court battle began over this pet pot-bellied pig. It all wrapped up during a trial in Little Rock District Court on Thursday, with the pig known as W.P Sooie staying put with his Little Rock family.

After court Thursday, THV 11 caught up with Jyll Latham and her Vietemese pot bellied pig, W.P. Sooie. Latham was feeling elated, knowing she can now keep the little guy at home. 

Bass Pro Shop closer to opening

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bass Pro Shop is on schedule to open November 1. Construction crews broke ground on the multi-million dollar project earlier this year, and the 120,000 square foot facility will sit on a 29.3 acre site near the Interstate 30 and 430 interchange.

Developer Tommy Hodges said crews have been working hard, and they're excited to open just in time for deer season.

"Very soon Bass Pro will move their team in to begin stocking and doing all the interior finishes, and so there will be people all over each other for the next few months," he said.

Neighbor who found charred body in Little Rock speaks out

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Young Road was flooded with Police early Thursday morning after two men called in what appears to be a gruesome crime.

"I've been here ten years, and I've never seen nothing like it," said Larry Sherrer, a Little Rock resident.

Sherrer and another neighbor walked up on a pile of burning tires before 7 a.m., and as they approached the rubble they noticed a body.

"We thought it was a mannequin. I mean, from just laying back there you wouldn't think of a person. You know, something just laying back there, you wouldn't think it would be a person, but it was," said Sherrer.

Little Rock Police investigators know the body is a woman, but tell THV 11 they won't know the identity until the state crime lab performs an autopsy.

"We're just not sure if it's going to be a white female or a black female. We're trying to get that individual identified," said Sgt. Cassandra Davis.