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CADC offering energy bill assistance starting Feb. 25

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will begin crisis intervention assistance to families in Pulaski County with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program.

Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted until funds are depleted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

Meet-and-greets scheduled for LRSD superintendent candidates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday, the Little Rock School Board will begin interviewing candidates recommended for superintendent by the search firm McPherson and Jacobson.

After a unanimous vote, the Board agreed to interview the top four candidates selected by the search firm from an initial pool of nine potential superintendents. Individual interviews will be conducted February 25-27, 2013 and March 4, 2013.

The schedule for each candidate is as follows:

Flower and Garden Show brings spring to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- After a couple of days of winter weather- we are getting ready for spring.

Find inspiration at the 61st annual Home Show

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For the last 61 years, the Home Show has been the place to go for those looking to buy a home, renovate or get ideas for fun design projects.

It's taking place at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, both today and tomorrow.

And this year promises to be the biggest and best show ever with more than 200 vendors expected.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock hosts this popular event, which features more than 200 vendors. Tickets are eight dollars. Kids under 12 get in free.

Police chase ends in multi-vehicle accident

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A high speed chase ended in a crash that shut down three blocks of 12th street in Little Rock Friday afternoon. The debris from the crash spread across the entire three blocks.

Police said after receiving a call about a stolen vehicle, a pursuit began with a Kia Sorento. Moments later, that pursuit ended in a crash that witnesses say is a miracle anyone survived.

"That sound is a sound that you never will forget. I won't," said Mose Childress.

It was the sound of metal hitting metal that Mose Childress heard Friday afternoon when a stolen Kia Sorento, being chased by police, crashed into a Dodge pickup at 12th and Dennison Streets then rolled a full block before landing on it's hood at 12th Street and Park Street.

"For a vehicle to go slide, hit and land upside down a block later, there had to be a little speed to it," said Childress.

Little Rock police investigating Heights bank robbery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are investigating a bank robbery in the Heights area of Little Rock that happened just before 2 p.m., and searching for the suspect in the surrounding area.

According to Sgt. Cassandra Davis, a young male entered Simmons Bank on N. Taylor St. and demanded money. He reportedly told the teller that he had a gun, but he did not display one.

Sgt. Davis said he left with an undisclosed amount of money, but has since dropped at least part of it near an apartment complex on Evergreen Rd. and Harrison St. It is in police posession now.

The suspect is said to be wearing a red t-shirt over a white t-shirt and a black hat. He is also described as standing between 5'8" and 5'10" tall, having shaggy hair and facial hair.

According to Sgt. Davis, no one was injured in the incident. It is unknown at this time how many people were in the bank at the time.

I-630 W lane change due to construction Friday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Crews removing a concrete barrier will require a temporary lane closure at the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 (Big Rock) Interchange in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Friday, February 22nd between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting, a concrete barrier will be removed along the west side of southbound Interstate 430 between Interstate 630 and the Shackleford Road overpass (Exit 5).

Drivers using the Interstate 630 westbound to Interstate 430 southbound loop ramp will need to merge sooner than normal as they enter Interstate 430. Drivers exiting Interstate 430 to Shackleford will be directed by barrels.

The closure is necessary to further the reconstruction of a ramp from the Hermitage/Shackleford intersection to Interstate 430 southbound.

This work had been scheduled for Thursday, February 21st, but had to be delayed until today due to weather.