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Pulaski Co. landlord law may raise rent price


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- A new landlord law could make renting more expensive for people in Pulaski County. Judge Herbert Wright made the decision recently to ruled the failure to vacate criminal eviction unconstitutional.

This means renters in Pulaski County will not get arrested for failing to pay rent and staying on the property. If landlords want to evict a tenant they will have to get an attorney and go through months of court hearings.

Mike Corker owns several hundred apartments in the county. He is not happy with the new changes. "They're no longer hearing our ten day failure to vacate law," said Corker. If a renter does not pay on time, landlords will not be able to kick them out as easily.

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CALS Community Learning Courses to offer six week French course

CALS Community Learning Courses to offer six week French course

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A local library is offering a six week long french course starting Feb.18. 

The Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will host a french learning course every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for six weeks that will last until April 8. 

The course will be held at Hillcrest Hall off 1501 Kavanaugh Blvd in Little Rock. The fee is $75 and you can register at www.cals.org.

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (PCSSD) - The Pulaski County Special School District is proud to announce another first when it comes to the health and safety of its students and schools.

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

Model of the Year Faith Laureles embraces life on top

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - It has been one year since she was named the Oneofakind Baton Rouge Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year, and model Faith Laureles is still in shock.

“I still can't believe it,” she said about winning the recognition.

Since receiving the Model of the Year award in Baton Rouge, Laureles was also named the Little Rock Fashion Week 2014 Model of the Year last summer and has embarked on a modeling career that continues to surprise her.

With an interest in the fashion industry, Laureles participated in the casting call in 2014 when her mother, Amy Laureles, was looking for a different experience for her daughter. Once announced as the Model of the Year, Laureles was able to advance her modeling career with a contract with talent agency, Oneofakind Talent Inc. The high school sophomore has strolled runways for LRFW, New Orleans Fashion Week, has been featured in photo shoots and has become the face of the second annual OBRFW and seventh annual LRFW.

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Mother of son killed in hit-and-run files lawsuit


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "I'm still waiting on my justice," Imunique Ruiz explained. Almost two years have gone by since three-year-old Jaylen Diggs was killed in a hit-and-run at a Sherwood apartment complex. His mom, Ruiz said, "He didn't deserve it and whether it was an accident or not he still didn't deserve it, he was playing."

Last November, Kyisha Durham pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a minor. But Ruiz says that is not what she agreed to in the plea deal. "They basically said that it was all in the same category," she continued.

NLR armed robbery suspects arrested


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Tuesday, two men were arrested for a shooting and robbery that happened in January.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick with the North Little Rock Police Department, Josh Britton, 20, of Little Rock and Eric Williams, 19, of North Little Rock, were arrested at the Eastgate Terrace Apartments in North Little Rock. Both are charged with aggravated robbery, battery, and theft of property.

On January 24, the men entered a Shell gas station at 1400 Main Street and pointed a gun at the clerk demanding money.

The clerk was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening wounds.

Old Mill to be closed for a day


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The city of North Little Rock has announced that the Old Mill will close for a day.

A spokesperson said the mill will be closed on February 9 for maintenance.

An announcement on the city's website said to use this closure as a reminder to get outside, enjoy some fresh air, and shake off the winter blues.