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Ark. Business: Ark. Brown Dense area getting second look

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Untapped oil located thousands of feet underground could be an economic boost for Arkansas, and the Arkansas Brown Dense area is getting a second look

Dawn Scott sat down with Arkansas Business interactive editor Lance turner to learn what company is trying again to tap into this natural resource.

To learn more, Watch the video attached to this story, or go to the Arkansas Business website: http://on.kthv.com/14eSuVs

LR fire department investigating vacant house fire

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - A fire broke out at a Southwest Little Rock home where authorities said no one has lived in a year.

Right now, fire officials don't have an official cause, but a department spokesman said that by the looks of things around the home, there may be something fishy in this case. 

"There was no electricity; there's a meter on the home, but all the breakers were shut off and no gas, so there should be no ignition source unless somebody brought it in," Captain Jason Weaver said.

Authorities received the call around 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. Five fire engines blocked off part of Moore Drive in Southwest Little Rock for a couple hours.

Fire officials said that the home was foreclosed and vacant for a year, but the neighbor who called 911 told THV 11 News that there has been someone staying at the home recently. Raushanah Salaam claims that her nephew saw that person walk in shortly before Monday's fire.  

Thousands apply for 250 jobs at Bass Pro Shop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Nearly 5,000 more Arkansans are jobless this month compared to last. That's according to new numbers out Monday from the Department of Workforce Services. Coincidentally, that is the exact number of Arkansans expected to apply for jobs at Little Rock's new Bass Pro Shop.

Bass Pro Shop is holding a job fair at the Clear Channel Metroplex August 19-21 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The company has flown in 25 HR officials to interview everyone who comes in the door.

"We're looking at hiring 250 people so a lot of job opportunities," said General Manager Will Anderson.

Monday, Arkansans looking for work and a little fun sat for hours to get a chance at both.

"This would be fun for me. I'm originally from Stuttgart, the duck and rice capitol of the world. It just fits, so I thought I would go ahead and give it a try," said Alicia Ray.

Winners & Losers: Aug. 19, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Just because Craig O'Neill was on vacation last week, doesn't mean the news stops. It continued to pile up, and Craig returned to try and make sense of it all with winners and losers over the past few days. Here's how it all shakes out on this Monday.

Winner: The Little Rock Fire Department. They answered the call for school supplies with their 16th annual drive for children in need. Talk about perfect timing!

Mike Ross is a winner, too! Democrat or Republican, you have to admit he has come out of the gate with a lot of backing, and over the weekend got the endorsement of Governor Beebe.

But, we do have a loser politician-San Diego's Mayor Bob Filner. Sexual misconduct charges have gotten so bad against the embattled Mayor, there's now a big push in San Diego for a recall election. The Mayor has said he's getting counseling, but he's not stepping down.

Bass Pro Shops and Chipotle hiring, hosting job fairs in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There are two job fairs planned in Little Rock for next week, both involving nationally-recognized companies.

Bass Pro Shops, which is set to open this fall, is looking to hire for a variety of positions.

According to Bass Pro's website, those interested in working at the new store are requested to apply in person at the job fair Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21. The event will be held from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day at the Metroplex Event Center, located at 10800 Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Bass Pro has full-time and part-time employment opportunities in all departments, including:

Dads Take Your Child to School Day for LRSD Aug. 19

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Little Rock School District is promoting "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" with opportunities for great prizes.

LRSD says dads are critical to a child's education. Research shows when a father is involved in a child's education they perform better, have better grades, and less disciplinary issues.

Visit www.fatherhood.gov for more information about father involvement and the impact on education.

To enter your photo, go to their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mylrsd.

Police looking for armed, dangerous robbery suspect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are currently looking for a person suspected in two aggravated robberies.

Detective Michael Lundy said the person in the photos attached to this story is believed to be connected to two aggravated robberies on Aug. 15 at and EZ-Mart on West Markham Street and at Zimmerman's Exxon on S University Avenue.

The subject in the photo appears to be a white male in his late teens to early twenties. He was last seen wearing a black toboggan hat with what appears to be a red band across the edge. He also appears to be wearing a dark jacket with a grey shirt or scarf wrapped around his neck.

Lundy added that during the Zimmerman's robbery, surveillance video shows the person attempting several times to shoot at the employees but his gun failed. Employees returned fire, and the suspect was possibly hit.

No suspect vehicle information was available.