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More than half of Ark. counties under a moderate wildfire risk

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The moderate risk for wildfire danger is spreading across larger parts of Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

About 60 percent of the state is under a moderate risk as of July 5, with the remaining portion under a low risk. Despite the slight increase in wildfire danger, there are no burn bans activated across the Natural State.

To view the wildfire danger map and view each county individually, click here: http://on.kthv.com/14SeHpP

Pulaski Co. deputies respond to 83 fireworks-related calls over 4th

LITTLER OCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office released the number of calls it responded to over the 4th of July holiday.

Lt. Carl Minden said PCSO received 83 fireworks-related calls from July 3 through 7 a.m. on July 5. Forty-nine of them were fireworks calls, 30 were for grass fires, three were for fires to residential structures, and one was a fire to another structure.

Homeless man reports being pepper-sprayed, robbed of $147 cash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A 67-year-old homeless man was reportedly robbed early Friday morning.

An incident report from Little Rock Police Dept. states that the man was sitting across from the Salvation Army, 200 N. Cross Street, about 3:50 a.m. when two men approached him. The man told police they pepper-sprayed him then took $147 in cash from him.

Police said the man stumbled to their headquarters to get help, but refused medical treatment. Police then put him in a patrol car and drove to where the incident reportedly took place to look for suspects. No suspects were in the area; the victim was dropped off near police headquarters.

 

Today's Box Office: The Lone Ranger

THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles on the latest Johnny Depp/Gore Verbinski team-up The Lone Ranger:

Little Rock no stranger to annual Pops on the River

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Among all the festivities across Arkansas, Little Rock is no stranger to Pops on the River.

THV 11's Craig O'Neill was live on the 4th of July to tell us all about what's going on in downtown Little Rock!

LR residents told to call 311 to report fireworks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities are encouraging Little Rock residents to call 311 instead of 911 to report fireworks within the city limits.

The city says its communication division will provide extended hours for residents to call 311 to report fireworks this Fourth of July.

Residents can call 311 from 3 p.m. through midnight on Thursday and 7:30 a.m. through midnight on Friday.

Otherwise, the city says residents can call the non-emergency police number at 501-371-4829.

The city says it wants to ensure that its 911 lines are open for emergencies.

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Active military can see 'White House Down' for free today at certain theaters

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SONY) -- On Independence Day, to thank America's troops for their sacrifice and service, active military personnel and veterans will be admitted with one guest to see Columbia Pictures' White House Down for free at any Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, or Carmike Cinemas theater by showing proper military identification. The special invitation to America's military personnel and veterans is valid only on the 4th of July and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at each participating location.