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Man steals iPhones, money from Little Rock AT&T store

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police are investigating a robbery at a store on Mabelvale Pike.

According to police narrative, an armed man stole several iPhones and an undisclosed amount of money from the register at the AT&T store on Monday.

The man was reportedly carrying a gray handgun and left in an unknown direction. According to witnesses, he was wearing a white t-shirt and black pants at the time of the robbery, stands around 5'4" tall, and has a short afro-style haircut and dark complexion.

If you have any information on this investigation, you're asked to contact police.

Ark. Business: Construction crews, architects staying busy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Commercial and residential developers have construction crews and architects busy in central Arkansas. That has one prominent River Market project closer to completion and two other projects soon to get underway.

Lance Turner of Arkansas Business joins us at THV 11 Studios to talk more about the projects going on in central Arkansas.

To listen, watch the video attached to this story or got the Arkansas Business website: http://on.kthv.com/1a0tS64

'Miscommunication' leads to delayed response time at LR house fire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Emergency officials are investigating why it took 20 minutes for fire crews to respond to a house fire over the weekend. Little Rock resident Billy Hughes told THV 11 his girlfriend called dispatchers twice before he drove to the fire station and flagged down a crew.

According to LRPD spokesman Cassandra Davis, there was a miscommunication between the dispatcher and the caller.

"Unfortunately in this case the dispatcher was not able to stay on the line until the fire truck got there. She did try to confirm the address, and once she felt that the address was confirmed she did disconnect," she said.

The 911 tapes reveal the dispatcher telling the caller she would send responders to Lorian Circle, but hung up the phone before there was a chance to confirm the name of the street. Hughes and his family live on Laurice Circle, which is more than five miles away.

Little Rock Marathon sets training meeting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Little Rock Marathon has set an informational meeting for runners and walkers who want to start training for the 2014 edition of the race.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at 400 President Clinton Avenue in downtown Little Rock.

Organizers will introduce a free running/walking program to prepare anyone who wants to take part in the marathon next March.

In addition to the marathon (26.2 miles) distance, schedules are available for the half marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), and 5K (3.1 miles). Schedules are available on the training section of the marathon's website.

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LR family seeks shelter after lightning strikes home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock family says they're thankful no one was injured when their kitchen was struck by lightning Saturday, causing their house to go up in flames.

Stephanie Keenum and Bobby Hughes evacuated their nine children after the house caught on fire. They say the damage is fixable, but they have to find another place to live in the meantime. The local Red Cross branch is working with the family, providing a hotel room and money for food and clothing. "The friends come out. The people that you don't know you can count on until you need to count on them and they were there." said Hughes. "The devil tried to kill us with fire but God bought us a new kitchen. So what are you gonna do?"

Get ready for hunting season with education seminars

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Five seminars focusing on deer hunting are coming up in August.

Steve Wildman Wilson from Arkansas Game and Fish stopped by 'THV 11 This Morning Saturday' with some helpful information.

The seminars are free and open to anyone. Each will open at 6:30 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. the sites and dates are:  

Watermelon Crawl to end food insecurity

LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 10, 2013) -- Join the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance at the third annual Watermelon Crawl today, August 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Scott, Arkansas.

In addition to picking watermelon for distribution to food banks and hunger agencies around the state, participants will enjoy games and prizes, free breakfast and lunch provided by Performance Food Service and plenty of cold water and ice from Sam's Club. 

At 11:30 am there will be a very special check presentation from the Walmart Foundation.

By helping pick fresh
watermelon, you will be providing hungry Arkansans with nutritious food
they need and have a fun time doing it.

There will be a watermelon eating contest and a watermelon
crawl race with prizes to the winners.