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Lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base lifted


LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (KTHV) - According to officials, Little Rock Air Force Base was been placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon. THV11 was alerted to the situation around noon, and just after 4 p.m., officials announced over a loud speaker at the base that it had been lifted.

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The press release from LRAFB said, "The base is on lockdown as of 11:45 a.m. this morning in the interest of protecting all base members and resources from a suspicious individual."

Officials at LRAFB said the base was locked down because of a "suspicious individual."

My Town Hero: The Motivator

My Town Hero: The Motivator

JACKSONVILLE Ark. (KTHV) - Every now and then, we find ourselves stuck in a rut. One man in the city of Jacksonville has made it his duty to inspire just about everyone he encounters. It's one of many reasons he was nominated for My Town Hero.

When James Bolden is on the move, he's bound to light someone on fire with enthusiasm.

"He makes people feel motivated by his demeanor, his behavior, personality everything about him," said Jill Ross, Jacksonville human resource director. Internationally, he's known as The Motivator, but Ross also knows him as a city alderman. When employee morale was down, she knew exactly who to turn to. "He spent 15 hours of his own time training 300 city employees.”

She said Alderman Bolden spent an hour teaching them how to handle stress and stay motivated during tough economic times.

ACH holds Camp WannaCode for kids

ACH holds Camp WannaCode for kids


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Motherboards, megabites, and operating systems are all part of a unique camp happening downtown this week.

It's called Camp WannaCode and is being put on by Children's Hospital.

They hope to broaden the career outlook for students here in central Arkansas.They say their I-T department realized students weren't very aware of opportunities when it comes to computer programming.

The camp covers topics such as Apple technology, website development and computer programming.

The camp will conclude on Friday afternoon.

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Richie Clark Clothing makes Little Rock Fashion Week debut

Richie Clark Clothing makes Little Rock Fashion Week debut

Richie Clark Clothing is owned and operated by Little Rock fashion designer, Shamirra Clark, and will be making its Little Rock Fashion Week debut on Saturday, July 19th from 6-10 PM at the Statehouse Convention Center.  As an artist and designer, Clark draws inspiration from her surroundings and through her vision of the future of fashion. Richie Clark Clothing is youthful and modern whilst keeping a woman's sensuality at the heart of each product. 

Clark says of her Fall/Winter 2014 collection, "In this collection you will be seeing a lot of faux leather mixed with metallic pieces.  The Richie Clark client knows who she is and is not afraid to show it. Never the wallflower, ever the free-spirit, Richie Clark ladies leave their mark everywhere they go.  This is what will shine through at Saturday night's show."

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Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:

BENTON:

  • Denise St.

7/25-7/26 from 6-12 both days in Benton, AR on Denise St. We will be selling some baby items, clothing, electronics, and books. 

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GREENBRIER:

  • 18 Valmont St.

Sat., July 19; 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Toddler boy clothes and shoes (2T-3T); Toys; Books; Games; Movies; Stuffed animals; Women’s clothing (sz 8-10/Med-Lg); Men’s clothing (2x-3x); Various household items

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LITTLE ROCK:

  • Cardinal Heights and Blue Bird Drive

July 19: Clothes, shoes, record player, house hold goods, toys, electronics, jewelry, purses 

Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas corrections officials say they'll ask lawmakers next year for between $75 million and $100 million to build a new prison to ease overcrowding.

Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs told a legislative panel on Thursday that his department's wish list for next year will include funding to build a new 1,000-inmate facility. Arkansas' prisons currently house more than 17,300 inmates, with 2,330 of them backed up in county jails.

The Legislature earlier this month approved setting aside $6 million to open up about 600 beds for state inmates housed at local jails. Hobbs said the department is beginning to move state inmates from those jails to the new beds.

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Blood drives happening in August

Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.