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State park bioarchaeologist to speak at Pulaski Tech

State park bioarchaeologist to speak at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Dr. Melissa Zabecki Havey, a  bioarchaeologist with Parkin Archaeological State Park, will be the guest speaker for the Pulaski Technical College Anthropology Club's meeting on Nov. 16.

The event will be held at the Celebrity Chef Theatre at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute located at 13000 Interstae 30 starting at 7 p.m. 

Dr. Harvey will speak about osteoarchaeology and mortuary archaeology with a link to Egyptology and burial mound archaeology in Arkansas. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, email mkterrell@pulaskitech.edu

 

AHTD reveals plan to widen I-30


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- More than a year of debate over the I-30 expansion project continued on Tuesday in front of a packed house at the Clinton Library.

The discussion was geared towards the Little Rock City board of directors as they got their first inside look at the highway department's options.

Nearly 300 people piled into the Clinton Library. Many to hear the discussion, others to offer their continued opposition to a plan that appears it will continue to move forward.

If one word could sum up Tuesday night's meeting, it would be 'process.'

"We still know we have a way's to go to work through this process."

The highway department continued their process of mulling over options, while the public continued its process of offering resistance.

Filing period starts ahead of March primary


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday kicked off the one-week filing period for candidates to officially enter election races.

Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was the first to file paperwork.

This filing period comes early because the May primary has been moved up to March.

Governor Huckabee spoke to the crowd at the state capitol after making his bid official.

Governor Huckabee will addressed the Republican Party of Arkansas at its headquarters in Little Rock on Monday evening.


New app explores civil rights history in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A new app allows you to explore history right here in Arkansas.

The GPS enabled "Arkansas Civil Rights History Tour" app takes you on an interactive tour to 35 locations within the city.

From Little Rock Central High to the Daisy Bates House and the Trail of Tears, you can learn about significant roles from the 1840's to present day.

"It's important to put things into context, and as Little Rock becomes an increasingly vital tourist destination, these are the kinds of definitions of character, and culture and uniqueness that defines cities throughout the country," said mayor of Little Rock, Mark Stodola.

Each stop provides a narrative rich in detail, with historic photos, audio, and links to enhance the story. It narrates in both English and Spanish.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Arkansas Supreme Court says state immune from lawsuit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted an appeal from the state Department of Education, saying it can't be sued by former school board members who say the state shouldn't have taken over the Little Rock School District.

The state's high court issued an opinion Thursday granting an appeal of a lower court's decision. A circuit court judge denied the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit in March, ruling that the state could be sued for its decision to take over the Little Rock district and dissolve its school board.

The takeover vote came after six Little Rock schools were determined to be in academic distress.