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Hot Rod Power Tour makes its way through Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The 2013 Hot Rod Power Tour made its way through Little Rock Monday.

About 5,000 vehicles were lined up in rows and rows of classic cars, muscle cars, and hot rods at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds beginning at noon. The showcase will last until 7 p.m.

The tour is going through the South, caravanning from Texas to North Carolina, and this is the 19th consecutive year the caravan has gone on tour.

The tour is sponsored by Chevrolet Performance.

You can take a look at some of these beautiful vehicles in the photo gallery attached to this story.

Semi truck stuck under Interstate in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A truck became stuck during rush hour under Interstate 30 in Little Rock Monday evening.

Authorities on scene said a Swift Trucking truck got stuck after exiting I-30 at Roosevelt Road shortly before 5 p.m. The driver was apparently in the left lane and made a left turn going east onto Roosevelt. The truck then became stuck under the interstate overpass.

A wrecker arrived on scene about 5:45 to clear the scene, but that left lane was closed for a while. No injuries have been reported.

Little Rock Parks & Rec hosts 'Summer Kickoff'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Little Rock Parks & Recreation 2013 "Summer Kickoff" will take place on Saturday, June 8. The event will be hosted at the Rebsamen Tennis Center and the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatics Center.

"We are very excited with the line-up of activities and programs that we have to offer the City of Little Rock for the summer of 2013," said Little Rock Parks & Recreation Director Truman Tolefree. "We are particularly excited about the Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center and the Rebsamen Tennis Center. Both have new facility managers and a new enthusiasm about them."

The 2013 Summer Kickoff will feature food, music, giveaways and special events at both facilities.

The Rebsamen Tennis Center will open the day by hosting a free clinic with their professional instructors from 9:30 a.m., until 11:00 a.m.

Peyton Manning to headline All Arkansas Preps banquet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback and future Hall of Famer, will be the keynote speaker for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's All Arkansas Preps awards banquet, sponsored by St. Vincent.

The event is this Saturday from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Wally Allen Ballroom in the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock and tickets are on sale now to the general public for $75. (must be purchased online in advance) The ticket price includes a sit-down dinner. Manning will be the banquet's featured speaker and will sit down with emcee Keith Jackson, former NFL star, for a question and answer segment. The banquet is to honor the 300 student athletes who have been chosen for the 2012-2013 All Arkansas Preps teams. More than 1,000 will attend the invite including student athletes, parents, sponsors and the general public.

All 29 Pulaski County tornado sirens sounded Thursday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Department of Emergency Management is assuring it's residents that all 29 tornado sirens were activated Thursday evening.

Andy Traffanstedt, Director of the Pulaski County OEM, said sirens are sounded when a tornado warning is in effect for the county. Sirens will sound for three minutes, pause for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and then repeat until the warning is no longer in effect.

Some residents contacted THV 11 News with concernes that sirens in Maumelle did not sound, but Maumelle Police Department said that they did in fact sound the sirens while a tornado warning was in effect for the city.

Traffanstedt said the cities of Maumelle, Sherwood, North Little Rock and Little Rock all maintain their own sirens while the remaining county sirens are sounded by the Pulaski County OEM.

Name released for body found in creek at UALR campus

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The University of Arkansas at Little Rock tweeted that a body had been found near the Fine Arts building earlier Friday, and police have now released his name.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis with Little Rock police said Kasey Aaron Hudson, 18, of Searcy, was found dead by a student walking to class at 10:40 a.m. around the intersection of 28th Street and Campus Drive.

Sgt. Davis said there are no obvious signs of foul play or trauma, and the medical examiner's office will have to determine the cause of death.

"The body was found near the creek. There's some clothing on the individual. We're not sure if he washed here from the storms last night," said Davis. "We'll have to make that determination as we investigate."

According to a spokesperson with UALR, Hudson was not a student at the college.

Update: Baseline robbery suspect threatened to 'kill everyone in the bank'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police said a man robbed a bank in Little Rock wearing what appeared to be a fake beard and dreadlocks.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis said the Metropolitan Bank at 6712 Baseline Road was robbed Friday morning. She said the suspect came into the bank, said he needed to make a deposit, and slid one of the tellers a note indicating that the bank was being robbed and that he would kill everyone in the bank if anyone was alerted.

Davis said the teller put an unknown amount of money on the counter, and the robber put only the $100, $20, and $10 stacks into a blue, zippered bank bag before leaving the bank.

The robber was not wearing gloves, had on a blue LA Dodgers ball cap, a white t-shirt, glasses, and a full beard and dreadlock-style hair that appeared to be fake. He left the bank on foot and headed north on Verbena Drive.