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Busy week for Arkansas Travelers as they return home

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's going to be a busy week for the Arkansas Travelers as they return
home Tuesday for a four-game stretch against the Tulsa Drillers.

THV 11's Craig O'Neill talks with Leslie Baker, Community Relations
Director for the Travs, about some of this week's promotional activities
associated with the games.

Tuesday, April 30th is Arkansas Foodbank Donation Night. Fans can get a $3 discount coupon off admission for bringing in canned goods. All goods collected with be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1st is Anti-Tobacco Kids Day, also known as "Screamin' Kids Day." If you have kids, this is the night to bring them out to the ballpark! There will be plenty of activities for all ages and the kids will also learn about ways to steer clear of tobacco usage. Since this game is all about the kids, first pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Travelers hold food drive for the Ark. Foodbank

From Arkansas Foodbank:

On TUESDAY, APRIL 30, before the Arkansas Travelers' evening game, the club will give everyone who donates three cans of food to the Arkansas Foodbank an admission voucher worth $3. Just bring three cans of food with you when you go to the ball park to receive a voucher.

In addition to providing food for hungry Arkansans, the Travs will help promote the one-day Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers that is coming in May. Dwayne Ward, a North Little Rock letter carrier who helps run the drive, will have the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the evening.

The Travelers are promoting the drive on their marquee at the ball park, on Facebook and other social media, and with announcements during the game.

The vouchers are good for general admission and reserved seats.

Westbound I-40 lanes near Burns Park to be shut down for 30 mins.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Some Little Rock area drivers may experience a small delay during their commute.

According to Arkansas State Police, a trailer has overturned on I-40 near Burns Park, and westbound traffic is currently closed.

Police said the trailer that over turned was carrying glass, and officers were afraid that travelers might blow out a tire, so they've decided to close the lanes for an estimated 30 minutes until everything can be cleaned up.

Police gave no word on whether the driver of the truck was injured.

Fire damages Little Rock apartment building

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An early morning fire has severely damaged a building at a Little Rock apartment complex.

Capt. Edwin Woolf with the Little Rock Fire Dept. says they received the call about the fire at Towne Oaks Apartments at 9600 Southedge Drive around 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Woolf says there have been no reports of injuries, but one of the buildings is likely a total loss.  

Four of the 12 units were occupied at the time of the fire. The Red Cross says eight people have asked for help.

The Fire Marshal has not gone through the building yet, so there is no word on what caused the fire.

UALR finance majors in good company with Warren Buffett

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- What could more interesting to a finance major than studying the investment principles of multi-billionaire Warren Buffett, one the world's wealthiest and wildly successful businessmen?

Hearing directly from the man himself, of course.

UALR finance majors, Jessica James, David Snowden, and James Rutherford, will do exactly that when they travel to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting of Shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb., on May 4.

Buffett, 82, is the company's long-standing chairman and chief executive officer.

James, Snowden, and Rutherford will attend the Young Presidents' Organization panel discussion and reception while in Omaha.

They will also enjoy a Sunday shareholder-only shopping day at Borsheims Jewelry Co., featuring brunch, billionaires playing bridge, and jewelry sold by none other than Buffett.

Expect lane closures for I-630

From AHTD:

LITTLE ROCK (4-29) - Pavement repairs on Interstate 630 will require a temporary lane closure in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require the eastbound outside lane to be closed just before the Interstate 30 westbound exit.

The lane closure will be Wednesday, May 1st between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using warning signs and barrels.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel related information can be found at ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

LRFW 5 Model Search is this weekend!

LRFW 5 Model Search is this weekend!

By: Adeeja Anderson

Hopeful models are preparing this week for auditions of the fifth annual Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW), a weeklong of high fashion, entertainment and network events scheduled in mid-July.

The model search will be held May 4 and May 5 at the Holiday Inn Presidential Hotel, located at 600 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Ark., 72202 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Male and female models of all ages and sizes are welcomed. They are required to wear a plain black t-shirt with no logos and wear jeans pants. Females need to bring high heel shoes, and no make-up and accessories are allowed. Models will be deducted points for not following instructions.

Results of models selected will be posted on www.littlerockfashionweek.com/models.php by May 13. If selected, models’ rehearsal is scheduled for June 2 and July 14 at Horace Mann Arts and Science Magnet School, located 1000 East Roosevelt Rd, Little Rock, Ark. 72206, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.