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Zombies taking over Wild River Country

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Billed as "Arkansas' most terrifying horror trail," the theme park you know for water slides is getting a makeover.

The Wilds of Wild River Country will open this Friday. It's the first time the water park has tried a Halloween-themed event.

There are haunted mazes, numerous scare zones and zombies wandering through the park.

It's a new horror themed attraction that will help the water park stay afloat in the off season.

Chris Shillcutt, Wild River Country's vice president of operations says, the theme, 'Beware of the Infected', allows guests to take a journey through mutants, monsters and maniacs.

"It's a haunted trail, it will be over 30 minutes long. Probably, 30 to 45 minutes in duration, closer to the latter. There will be 50 to 60 live or semi-live characters, there's some animatronics."

ARNG dedicates new hall to fallen soldier

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Arkansas Army National Guard held a memorial and dedication ceremony on Sunday in honor of fallen soldier, CW4 Patrick W. Kordsmeier.

The 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team all gathered on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the new Brigade Headquarters, which was dedicated to one of their own who fell in the line of duty. Officials with the Army National Guard felt that it was only appropriate to dedicate the CW4 Patrick W. Kordsmeier Hall to their fallen comrade after all of the time he spent protecting his country.

NLR gas station on Broadway to expand

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A busy, landmark corner in North Little Rock will soon get busier.

The gas station at the foot of the Broadway Bridge, across from Dickey-Stephens Park, is slated to be demolished. Officials are planning for a newer and bigger gas station, convenience store and fast-food restaurant to take its place.

The city council approved the zoning move last week. Traffic officials will also be doing some work on the Broadway Bridge in 2016. The structure is scheduled to be torn down as part of a highway overhaul on both sides of the river.

PTC takes closer look at campus safety plan

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Thursday's shooting at a community college in Oregon is sparking discussions across the country about how prepared community colleges are for incidents like this.

At Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, staff and students say this latest incident is forcing them to take a closer look at their own safety plan.

"It makes me feel like 'what would I do in that instance?' Where would I go, what would I do to protect myself?'" said Bobby Scott, a sophomore at Pulaski Technical College.

It's a question sophomore, Bobby Scott, says keeps replaying over and over again in his mind.

"It's spur of the moment, because it's really hard to think about what you would do," said Scott.

A shooting at an Oregon community college on Thursday is urging schools across the country to do the same.

Rabid skunk found in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- On Friday, the Arkansas Department of Health confirmed that a skunk found in North Little Rock tested positive for the rabies virus.

The skunk was found on September 30 at 1104 East 11th Street, which is across the street from Shorter Garden Apartments.

North Little Rock Animal Control strongly urges parents who live in the area to make sure their children have not had any contact with skunks or other wildlife. Any person who has been exposed to rabies should seek immediate medical attention. Pet owners should keep all pets current with their rabies vaccinations.

Safe Speed Zones in North Little Rock

Safe Speed Zones in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Several police departments across the state are setting up safe speed zones to crack down on speeding in heavy traffic areas. 

Locations in North Little Rock include: 

NLR selected for National League of Cities' Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy

NLR selected for National League of Cities' Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The National League of Cities (NLC) and Children & Nature Network have selected North Little Rock to participate in the Connecting Children to Nature Leadership Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah this October.

The leadership academy will provide city officials with the skills and knowledge to take up new or expanded leadership roles in improving access to nature in their communities.

Over the course of the two-day meeting, North Little Rock Alderman Charlie Hight and Parks and Recreation staff members Jeff Caplinger and Ian Hope will have the opportunity to learn about promising practices and strategies for connecting children to nature. Participants will work with national experts, attend workshops, conduct field visits and engage in peer learning with city leaders from the seven other cities who have been selected for the leadership academy.