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Woman killed in drive-by shooting; infant in backseat of car

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police have reopened John F. Kennedy Blvd. and McCain Blvd. after a woman was shot in the intersection.

North Little Rock Police have confirmed that a woman was killed in a drive by shooting around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. She was driving eastbound in McCain and the suspect vehicle was going the opposite direction on the same road. An unknown number of shots were fired as the two cars passed each other.

Police said the woman crashed her car and was taken to UAMS where she later died. Officers added that an infant was in the back seat of her car at the time of the shooting and was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital but was unharmed.

Police are looking for a vehicle of interest. It is possibly a Ford F-150 that is dark in color (some witnesses have said maroon or black), and an orange tool box.

Police have not released the name of the victim.

Freshmen move into dorms Wednesday at UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This week across the state college students are moving back into their dorms including the ones at UALR.

Wednesday at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus, freshman got some help moving in. Hundreds of teens had everything from mini-fridges to cork boards.

Kyle McCourt, with the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, said many of the upper classmen were there to help the freshmen move in.

"We're here to make sure they feel welcome. Some of them bring quite a bit of stuff, so we just make sure they get settled in and they feel welcomed to campus their first time out here," he explained.

Classes at UALR start back on Monday. Until then, several activities like dodge ball and casino night are being offered.

Outside Magazine: Little Rock a 'runner's paradise'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's the summer of recognition for central Arkansas, with mentions in Forbes, Kiplinger's and now Outside magazine. Little Rock is quickly becoming a place to live, work and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Free haircuts and admission at Clinton Center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Admission to the Clinton Presidential Center is free all day on Saturday, August 17, in honor of former president Bill Clinton's 67th birthday. In addition to the free visit, the center is hosting its 3rd annual 'Head of the Class Bash' to get students ready for the school year.

The event, sponsored by 3M and Comcast, will include free haircuts for students, free immunizations from the Arkansas Dept. of Health, free dental screenings, and the first 1,500 students who enter the library between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. will receive a free backpack full of school supplies. Children can also enjoy face-painting, rock-climbing, basketball, and bounce house activities.

The Clinton Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue in downtown Little Rock and is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on the center and events, visit these websites:

Changes could be coming for Little Rock Zoo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Changes may be on the way at the Little Rock Zoo; officials are talking about revamping the bird and reptile houses.

They said the structures are old and in need of attention; it's part of a master plan to improve visitor experience.

Susan Altrui with the Little Rock Zoo said they're leaning toward constructing one multi-purpose building.

"I think we're leaning toward making this something that may have some aquatic features of some type. Maybe something that might feature some type of aquarium like features that maybe have some fish in it," she added.

Altrui said the space would include classrooms for their education department.

Little Rock Tech Board meeting discusses new locations for tech park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Right now, the Little Rock Tech Board is meeting to talk about new proposed locations for a planned technology park.

One possible location is near the UALR campus on Fair Park Boulevard near 27th Street, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is also asking the board to consider putting the park on Main Street, and another proposal came from a group called Vialta, which would includes major changes to the area around War Memorial Stadium.

UALR chancellor Joel Anderson said putting the park close to campus would help revitalize the University District and recruit businesses. Downtown Little Rock Partnership said downtown buildings would qualify for rehabilitation tax credits. In addition to the tech park, Vialta wants to add a hotel, conference center, and retail and zoo space.

For more details on these proposals, check out the PDF files attached to this story.

Little Rock School District promotes dads in school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - To promote father involvement in schools, the Little Rock School District (LRSD) has deemed the first day of school Dads Take Your Child to School Day.

Research shows that children with actively involved fathers display less behavior problems and do better in school.

To boost participation in the event, the district will hold a photo contest on their Facebook page, featuring pictures of fathers and their children.

Families in the LRSD wishing to participate must take a photo including a child with their father or father figure on school grounds.

The photo must then be uploaded onto the LRSD Facebook page.

The contest will be open on Monday, Aug. 19 and close on Sunday, Aug. 25.

The father-child photo with the most likes will win an iPad mini.