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LRSD to change substitute teacher program

LRSD to change substitute teacher program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the end of the school year in sight, the Little Rock School District is announcing changes coming next year for its substitute teacher program.

To save money, the district says it will use a private company, Will-Sub, to handle the way substitutes are hired, assigned and paid.

Pamela Smith with LRSD said that current employees should not notice much change in how they do their jobs, but the subs will see an increase in their daily pay due to the move.

This change takes effect July 1, 2014.

 

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NLR family fears alleged shooter's jail release

NLR family fears alleged shooter's jail release

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I feel bad to see the way she is. She only can move her eyes, that's all," Pablo Martinez tells THV his sister, Evangelina Anaya, now lays helpless in a Little Rock hospital bed, while he and his family wait at home in fear. Martinez says, "We are afraid. He might come back. If he gets out on bail he might come back and finish the job."

It all dates back to May 13th. According to a North Little Rock police report, Ernesto Anaya Sr. allegedly shot his wife in the chest. I ask Martinez, "Do you think the night he shot her he was trying to kill her?" "That was the idea," he answers.

Watch full story: http://on.kthv.com/1kL6n5j

Officials: Check written for CeeLo's Riverfest performance cancelled

Officials: Check written for CeeLo's Riverfest performance cancelled

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Riverfest organizers are reportedly refusing to pay CeeLo Green part of his payment for his performance over the weekend.

According to Chairman Cheddy Wigginton, Green arrived 35 minutes late and didn't fill his contracted time. He said the contract allotted Green 75 to 90 minutes, while his performance lasted only half of that.

Organizers said Green had received an up-front payment, believed to be about half of the contracted sum of more than $100,000.

Green's manager, Larry Mestel with Primary Wave Management, told THV11 Tuesday that they were given a check after his performance for the remaining balance. Officials said Wednesday afternoon, however, that the check has since been cancelled.

Update: North Little Rock police working homicide

Update: North Little Rock police working homicide

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police have released more information about a Tuesday night homicide.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick, it happened on the 600 block of Rose Lane at 5:43 p.m.

Dedrick said a 911 caller stated that he arrived at the location and found his brother dead. When officers arrived, they found 42-year-old Corey Renard Britt with trauma consistent with a homicide.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Anyone with information relating to this incident please contact the North Little Rock Police Dept. at their 24-hour phone line at (501) 680-8439.

 

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LRPD releases crime numbers from Riverfest

LRPD releases crime numbers from Riverfest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- During Riverfest 2014, the Little Rock police made several arrests.

According to Lt. Sidney Allen with LRPD, here is a list of the charges from Riverfest:

  • 68 Minors in Possession
  • 27 Obstruction of Government Operations
  • 15 Possession Instrument of Crime
  • 17 Unknowingly Furnishing Alcohol to minor
  • 7 Possession of Fraudulent Identification
  • 2 Disorderly Conduct
  • 2 Public Intoxication
  • 1 Resisting Arrest

Of the arrests nine were juveniles, nine were adults over 21, and 60 were between the ages of 18-21.

Allen reports that a total of 78 people were arrested with 139 total charges.

Also 297 parking violations were given out.

 

River Trail closed for construction this Friday


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A small section of the Arkansas River Trail will be closed all day and evening on Friday, May 30th, in North Little Rock, in order for workers to install new Shilcutt Bayou Bridge. Although this is only a minor section there is no alternate route for pedestrians or bicycles.

The closure is in between the Burns Park Golf Course and the area beneath Emerald Park. The City has already posted signs at several locations along the trail to warn anyone that they will not be able to go beyond this location due to construction

For more information please contact North Little Rock Parks and Recreation at 791-8540


Update: North Little Rock police working homicide


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police have released more information about a Tuesday night homicide.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick, it happened on the 600 block of Rose Lane at 5:43 p.m.

Dedrick said a 911 caller stated that he arrived at the location and found his brother dead. When officers arrived, they found 42-year-old Corey Renard Britt with trauma consistent with a homicide.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Anyone with information relating to this incident please contact the North Little Rock Police Dept. at their 24-hour phone line at (501) 680-8439.