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Lawsuit filed against Kroger for sexual harassment


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A lawsuit was filed against Kroger for failing to prevent the sexual harassment of a female employee.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Kroger hired the employee as a clerk at a North Little Rock store at 15-years-old.

She experienced sexual comments from a male co-worker twice her age over several years. Repeated complaints to management didn't stop the problem until the company's hotline was called.

The EEOC is seeking injunctive relief prohibiting Kroger from tolerating sexual harassment in the future and compensatory and punitive damages for the female employee.

When asked for a statement, The Kroger Company stated that it was their policy not to discuss any topics regarding their associates.


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Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

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Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time since the Uber debate came to Little Rock, executives with the ride sharing startup were in town presenting to the city's board of directors.

"The residents and visitors have spoken very loud and clear that they would like Uber to be brought to Little Rock," said Uber Senior Public Policy Associate Dave Barmore. "I'm encouraged to be talking with you to see how we can make that happen."

Barmore told directors Uber is not a taxi service, but rather a technology startup matching ride seekers with nearby drivers looking to make some extra cash. "There is a strict vetting process in place to make sure that these drivers are safe and this process includes a nationally approved background check vendor," he added. "A lot of them are just residents looking to make some extra money on the weekend."

#PhilBikes100: Gearing up for the Big Dam Bridge 100

#PhilBikes100: Gearing up for the Big Dam Bridge 100


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Phil Buck is now just four days from making his attempt at riding the Big Dam Bridge 100.

He took his bike in for a final checkup on Tuesday. He said that it went well, and the bike is in top condition and should have no trouble riding the full 100 miles.

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ACANSA Arts Festival kicks off

ACANSA Arts Festival kicks off

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – ACANSA is an arts event never before seen in Central Arkansas.

26 special performances from opera to ballet and even mime will combine with special gallery exhibitions in Little Rock and North Little Rock to produce an event involving hundreds of artists.

On Tuesday, it all begins at the Governor's Mansion with a special reception.

The Governor and Mrs. Beebe will welcome visiting artists to the mansion and salute volunteers who have put it all together.

So where does the term ACANSA come from? It was a Quapaw Village and its name means "southern place." Many people regard the term Arkansas as being native American for "downstream people," but that's actually what "Quapaw" means.

By the looks of it, ACANSAS could certainly be the original Arkansas. But, whatever the history, it's making history in the arts.

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CenterPoint Energy installs new gas pipes

CenterPoint Energy installs new gas pipes


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Across the country there have been concerns about aging gas pipelines. A Gannett investigation found gas explosions killed at least 135 people and injured another 600 people over the last decade.

CenterPoint Energy in Arkansas has been working for more than a decade to replace approximately 400 miles of cast iron and bare steel pipelines across the state. More than 150,000 residents use CenterPoint Energy to ignite gas stoves, water and pool heaters as well as to back up generators.

There are about 80 miles left in Little Rock that need to be replaced by plastic pipelines.

Advocates to educate disabled voters

Advocates to educate disabled voters


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (DRC) and Arkansas State Independent Living Council will host voter education events around central Arkansas on Wednesday and next Tuesday.

Sha Stephens the executive director of the Arkansas State Independent Living Council will be available for interviews on site at the voter registration and education event. These are education events set up to provide people with disabilities with information about voter registration, the right to vote, and the upcoming election.

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-North

401 N. Olive

North Little Rock, AR. 72114

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-South