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Rebuilding the Broadway Bridge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Plans to rebuild the Broadway Bridge will continue...that's according to an official with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Another proposal still being discussed: connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock via Chester Street, a suggestion endorsed by Mayor Mark Stodola of Little Rock, and Mayor Patrick Hays of North Little Rock.

But those plans will require additional study, according to Randy Ort of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

After years of planning and meetings for a new Broadway Bridge:

"We're moving forward with that. A lot of public input. A lot of public interest," Ort said.

Ort says that while the proposal of a Chester Street crossing has some merit and benefits...

"It's something we don't feel is a viable option in place of the Broadway Bridge project," Ort said.

Police searching for homicide suspects

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock Police are looking for suspects in an early morning homicide. They got a 911 call to the Citgo at Baseline and Geyer Springs just after 1 p.m. where two men had reportedly been shot.

They found one victim in the parking lot shot four times. They found the second in a burning truck and pulled him out, but he did not survive.

The surviving victim told investigators two or three Hispanic men in a maroon truck followed them to the gas station then opened fire.

UALR investigating fraternity hazing allegations

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - There's an investigation into hazing allegations against two UALR fraternities. And university leaders tells Today's THV that one is already temporarily shut down as a result.

We can tell our viewers that the fraternity that's been temporarily closed is Kappa Alpha Psi. They don't have a house on campus but still have to stop functioning for now.     

The other fraternity is Kappa Sig and they do have a house at UALR. It remains open while the investigation in alleged hazing continues.

Like most college campuses, UALR gets its share of fraternity hazing complaints every year.

"It's not an everyday occurrence but it's something that we are grown accustomed to," Associate Dean of Students Darryl McGee said.

McGee says there are two active hazing investigations right now; one alleged in February against Kappa Alpha Psi during recruitment.

New recycling program begins for Little Rock residents

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock residents can now begin placing those shiny new recycling bins at the curb.

The Waste Management District has been handing out 64-gallon bins to 90,000 households over the past weeks. Before, you had to separate your recyclables in smaller bins. 

Morgan Nick Amber Alert for 1-year-old girl out of Howard County

TOLLETTE, Ark. (KTHV) Arkansas State Police have activated a Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level 2 for 1-year-old Zahkairi Morrison.

The Howard County Sheriff's Department says the toddler's father, Ralph Morrison intentionally collided into a car to grab his daughter. He also allegedly starting beating and stabbing the toddler's mother, Amaria Webster, with an ice pick. After grabbing the girl, police say he hitched a ride with at least three other people and could be driving an older cutlass.  Police say he may also be headed to California. 

Zahkairi Morrison was last seen wearing sky blue, pink shirt and shorts. The suspect is Ralph Morrison, 28, who has several tattoos, under his left arm pit of a bracelet, left arm, left wrist, right arm, left shoulder, on front right arm and front left arm.

The suspect could be driving an older Cutlass four-door sedan. The license plate or color of vehicle is unknown at this time.

Pedestrian car accident at 9th and Broadway

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) A car accident involving pedestrians occurred at 9th and Broadway just before midnight Saturday.

Witnesses say two pedestrians were walking when a man driving a Saab spun out of control, hitting two pedestrians and a light pole, which fell to the ground.

THV's Daniel Wilkerson noticed both pedestrians were transported to the hospital as well as the driver who police worked for half an hour to free.

Dog park proposal in downtown Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) The MacArthur Park Group thinks it's time for a public dog park downtown. Members met Saturday at the MacArthur Museum. The group has $500 million to build a dog park over a ten-year period. Downtown Little Rock Partnership Executive Director Sharon Priest says a dog a park is needed now that more people have moved to downtown.

"Dog parks help build community and there's a lot of people who live downtown now. And at one time it was strange to see someone walking a dog. And now it's pretty regular to see someone out walking their dogs," says Sharon Priest.

Priest says they also hope to build a better playground and new amphitheater.