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3-month-old dies in relative's care

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Department of Human Services has reported an infant death out of Little Rock.

DHS said 3-month-old Gary Hunter died of unknown reasons at his home on June 4 while in the care of a relative.

The department has only released preliminary information on his death at this point. THV 11 News will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available on www.THV11.com.

Jury selection begins in trial of LR ex-officer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the trial of a former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter for the shooting death of a teen burglary suspect.

A circuit judge began questioning the pool of prospective jurors Monday afternoon, asking about any preconceived notions they may hold.

Former Officer Josh Hastings was fired and charged in the death of Bobby Moore III after investigators said evidence from the scene didn't match his account of events.

Hastings has said Moore tried to run him over with a car after the officer responded to a report of cars being broken into at an apartment complex.

By a 3:30 p.m. break, the process had not yet reached the point where lawyers were allowed to individually question potential jurors.

Ark. Business: Top 40 under 40 class

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) - This week marks a special milestone for our partners at Arkansas Business; the 20th annual 40 Under 40 class has been announced.

Arkansas Business has been tracking the state's up and coming business, nonprofit and political stars under the age of 40 since 1994, and this week, they take a look back.

For more on this, you can watch the video attached to this story or go to the Arkansas Business website: http://on.kthv.com/12EUVk2

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Top high school senior athletes participate in All-Star week

CONWAY,  Ark. (KTHV) -- It's going to be a busy week in Conway as UCA prepares to host the 2013 High School All-Star week. It's  a chance for the best high school athletes in the state to showcase their talents.

The best male and female athletes will compete in baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball and football.

Although the games don't begin until Tuesday, the athletes arrived at UCA Monday afternoon. For these seniors, they're looking forward to the chance for one last game.

"It's real exciting to be back in the game, be back playing with everyone. Just get like one more game. I think it's really cool how you can see all of the athletes. And to think that all these people are like champions and stuff," says Jared Thielke, former goalkeeper for St. Joseph's in Conway.

Flag retirement ceremony held in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In honor of Flag Day on Friday, a ceremony was held to retire unusable flags in downtown Little Rock.

What many people don't know is that there is a proper way to dispose of or retire an American Flag. American Legion Department of Arkansas public relations specialist and Flag Alliance chairman Keith Dover said just burning a flag is a common misconception; it's about respect for our nation's symbol.

"It's so important for people to understand that you don't just throw the flag away. You turn it over to an organization, such as the American Legion, so that it's taken care of and done away with giving respect," he explained.

List of blood drives in Central Ark. this summer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (American Red Cross) - While Independence Day will surely ignite many fireworks extravaganzas, the American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to spark the nation's blood supply. The need for blood is constant, especially around the summer holidays, when eligible donors have even less time in their busy schedules to give.

As part of the Red Cross Summer of Stories campaign to increase donations when they historically drop, all presenting donors between July 1 and 15 could win one of five $3,000 American Express gift cards. Donors are also encouraged to visit redcrossblood.org/summer to share their summer blood donation stories and watch videos of patients whose lives were touched by donors.

To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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Bridge repairs to close lane on I-630 in Little Rock

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

Crews will perform minor repairs to the Fair Park Boulevard overpass. The work will require the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 630 to be closed between John Barrow Road and Fair Park Boulevard.

The closures will be Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Traffic will be controlled using warning signs and cones. 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.