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Storm preps, clearing out clogged drains

PULASKI CO., Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski County roads crews are busy right now, working to prevent flooding ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac.

They've been out all week, clearing out clogged-up culverts and cross drains so roads and driveways don't washout.

It's the final stop of the day for this Pulaski County road crew Wednesday. Their target is fixing a driveway culvert along West Kanis Road, with no room for water to flow.

"If we get as much rain as is anticipated, it will all start coming across this road and wash this man's driveway, this whole driveway out," drainage foreman Donnie Williams said.

Rep. Tim Griffin weighs in on GOP convention

TAMPA, Fla. (KTHV) -- Republicans today are looking to connect with three critical voting groups -- veterans, Hispanics and women -- as their party convention continues in Florida.

The second full day at the Republican National Convention focused on foreign policy as well as showcasing Mitt Romney's running mate.

Paul Ryan is set to address delegates and accept his nomination tonight.

THV's Dustin Wilson is in Tampa for the event. He caught up with Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas' second district, who gave his thoughts on the convention so far.

Arrest made in Little Rock murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police have a man in custody for murder.

The incident happened August 19th at an apartment located at 1624 Brown Street in the city. Eddie Larkin, 42, died from a gunshot wound.

After investigating and interviewing witnesses, police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Anthony Toombs. He turned himself in on Wednesday.

Toombs is charged with first degree murder.

Top fashion line and model announced

Top fashion line and model announced

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is proud to announce that the Kelvin Haydon fashion label by Kelvin Haydon has been selected as the LRFW 2012 Clothing Line of the Year and fashion model Hannah Daniel has been selected as LRFW 2012 Model of the Year.

Kelvin Haydon, the women and men’s line owned by Haydon, of Milwaukee, Wis., was selected as the 2012 Clothing Line of the Year after an eye popping presentation during LRFW's Posh Expression Fashion Experience, July 21st.

“I’m just speechless and overwhelmed. I genuinely didn’t think that I was going to win,” says Haydon. "It's so amazing and exciting for me to be announced as LRFW 2012 clothing line of the year winner. This is such an emotional and outer body experience for me.”

Easter Seals Rollin' on the River

LITTLE ROCK, Ar (KTHV)--The Easter Seals of Arkansas held their annual Rollin' on the River in the Rivermarket Saturday morning to raise funds for the organization.

CEO/President Sharon Moone-Jochums says, "Last year we served over 20,000 people state-wide. Many people don't realize we see a lot of children in different parts of the state: in public schools, we do training for teachers and therapists statewide and we see an awful lot of children that come from various parts of the state at our children's rehabilitation center."

The winner of the 5k was Dan Meredith of North Little Rock with a time of 17:30.

Each year teams dress up and show up to support the clients and staff of Easter Seals. This year's team to raise the most money was "Peace, Love and Butler" with a total of $20,000 raised for Easter Seals.

 

Little Rock police get donation for speed trailer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Police Department received a donation Tuesday for a speed trailer.

The Little Rock Citizens Police Academy will present Chief Stuart Thomas with a $6,000 check to go towards the purchase of a speed trailer.

A speed trailer will help promote safe driving by showing drivers the speed they are driving and the speed limit for that area. The trailer will be used in construction zones, school zones, and residential areas.

The goal in the purchase of this equipment is to increase compliance with posted speed limits.

Crime in Focus: Gang activity in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More and more people are becoming involved in gangs.  There are more of them out there, and people are joining them at a younger age.