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Update: 2 dead after LR officer-involved shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two people are dead after an attempted burglary and officer-involved shooting.

Police say the attempted burglary happened in the 200 block of Thayer Street. Police say the suspect tried to break into the home just before noon.

An officer responding to a burglary in progress call saw the suspect, 19-year-old Charles Edward Murry Jr., fleeing the home with a gun. The officer told Murry to stop and when he didn't, the officer shot and killed him. The officer did receive minor injuries but is not sure what from.

The homeowner was not there at the time but two men were. Police found one man shot and lying in the front yard, and another man shot inside the home. The man inside died and the man in the yard was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

LR CENT Project Kicks Off

LR CENT Project Kicks Off

What: 1st Project Funded by 3/8 Cent Capital Investment Kicks Off

When: Thursday, May 24, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Corner of Beechwood & Club Streets


Little Rock residents will see their tax dollars at work when the first project funded by the new sales tax increase recently approved will begin on Thursday, May 24.  

“Thanks to the citizens of our City we can move forward with capital investments such as this that will improve our quality of life for generations to come,” said City Manager Bruce Moore.

This project is a part of the 3/8 cent portion of the tax that will go towards streets, sidewalks and drainage - as well as building new fire and police stations and putting into place a new public safety communications system.

Stay away May 30, I-430 down to 1 lane

LITTLE ROCK (5-23) - Central Arkansas motorists need to circle Wednesday, May 30, on their calendars and plan ahead to avoid the southbound lanes of I-430 through the Big Rock Interchange (I-430/I-630) in Little Rock. Significant changes will take place that day.

Beginning on May 30 at 9:00 a.m., motorists should expect delays as crews work to shift the I-430 southbound lanes between Markham Street and I-630. All southbound lanes will be affected as a combination of lane closures involving one to two lanes will occur for approximately 18-21 hours. At least one southbound lane and all northbound lanes will remain open at all times during this shift.

Movies in the Park releases summer schedule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One of the fun things to do this summer with your friends and family is to check out Movies in the Park.

Every Wednesday, a movie will be shown at the Riverfront Amphitheater for free. The park opens at 6:30 p.m. and you can bring chairs, ice chests, food, family and friends to enjoy a movie outdoors. You can find out all you can and can't do by reading the Movies in the Park rules.

This year's schedule is:

Freightliner Trucks bring CNG tour to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV) -- Freightliner Trucks made a stop in North Little Rock Tuesday with their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles as they show the nation the impact of using lower cost natural gas in the big truck business.

"We're driving all the way across America in this Freightliner Cascadia and more importantly we're driving it all the way across America on pure natural gas," says one driver.

A big rig driving cross country is something we see everyday.
But this monster is something you may not see everyday... It's running on natural gas.

Greg Treinen is a manager for the tour; showcasing two clean, green trucks.

Treinan says, "One of the main benefits of compressed natural gas is the price of the fuel is much cheaper than diesel but you're also helping the environment by burning cleaner."

'Take 25' teaches kids to be aware of strangers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Students at Park Hill Elementary got schooled on life lessons Monday from the North Little Rock Police Department.

"Take 25" teaches children to look out for strangers.

The NLR officers visited four schools Monday, and will visit four more Tuesday, in an effort to heighten awareness for children safety. A few students at Park Hill joined officer Tommy Norman in showing the entire group how to stay away from strangers.

Officer Norman encouraged kids to yell for help if a stranger approaches or tries to take them. He also reminded children to ask help from store employees if they got lost in a public area.

"Take 25" is a program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and asks parents to take 25 minutes to go over safety measure with their kids.

Deadline set for river debris

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One year after the storm, debris in the Little Maumelle River is being addressed.

Docks, boats and other debris became entangled during a flood in May of 2011. It was never cleaned up.

On Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter to the owners of River Valley Marina giving them a deadline.

The marina must submit "a reasonable plan" by June 8 detailing when the debris will be removed, or the owners face a fine of $27,500.

What was the marina's response to this notice?

"It was a positive response," said Laurie Driver of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "We sent them a letter saying we needed to have a plan. We're trying to strike a balance there where we give them time and effort to get the mess cleaned up. But it has been a length of time and they need to make a plan and get it done."