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I-40 lane closure at North Hills Blvd Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Crews doing maintenance on the North Hills Boulevard Overpass over Interstate 40 in North Little Rock will require a lane closure, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will require a lane closure on Interstate 40 in the vicinity of North Hills Boulevard beginning Tuesday, May 24 and continuing through Thursday, May 26. The westbound, outside lane will be closed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, weather permitting.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

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Ark. starts cell phone tours for historic areas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Visitors to Arkansas historic sites can listen to guided tours on their cell phones under an effort launched by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

The free tours offer in-depth information to visitors at 15 sites. More sites are to be added in the months ahead.

The audio tours can be accessed at 501-203-3015 or through the arkansaspreservation.com website.

Tours for sites in Chicot, Cleveland, Grant, Pulaski, Nevada, Ouachita and Washington counties are the first to be produced. They include Cane Hill Battlefield in Washington County, Jenkins Ferry Battlefield in Grant County and Elkins Ferry in Ouachita County, among others.

NLRPD urges drivers to 'Click It or Ticket'

NLRPD urges drivers to 'Click It or Ticket'


ARA: Housing numbers down due to severe weather

ARA: Housing numbers down due to severe weather

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas REALTORS Association released its April 2011 Housing Report this morning.  The report shows the number of homes sold in the 42 county area covered by the report were down 23 percent compared to the same month last year and that average prices for the month were down two percent.   Director of Communications for the Association, Amy Glover Bryant, attributes the decrease to the record amount of rainfall and severe weather the state experienced throughout the month of April and to the ending of the first time home buyer's tax credit.  “As we anticipated the 13 days of rain and severe weather Arkansas experience

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Playing pirate just isn't fun anymore

Playing pirate just isn't fun anymore

The first question that comes to mind is, "Why in the world would they make another Pirates movie?" The first one was fun, the second one too long, and the third one too confusing for a film that was based on a theme park ride. The franchise seemed to wrap itself up nicely, so why would they make another one?

The answer is money. The studio knows that people will go see it. I read that Johnny Depp was paid $55 million to resume the role of Captain Jack Sparrow, which brings me to two conclusions: either he had no interest in playing the role again and that was that magical number of zeros it took, or he is such a smart man that he knows how much money a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film would make and that the studio knew it would sink without him manning the wheel.

NLR Police working a homicide

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- North Little Rock police are investigating a Friday morning homicide down the street from an elementary school. 

It happened at 1403 Parker Street around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

We do not know who the victim is or if there is a suspect in custody.

The scene is near North Little Rock Catholic Academy, but the school was not evacuated and class is still in session.

We have a crew on the scene and will update you as this story develops.

Reaction to judge's desegregation lawsuit ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - U.S. District Judge Brian Miller shook up Central Arkansas school systems Thursday with a ruling that the state no longer has to provide funds to central Arkansas school districts, to achieve desegregation. It means a loss of $70 million to Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County schools.

Baker Kurrus, a former Little Rock School District board member, was a guest on "Today's THV at 6:30," and talked about what the ruling means.

His main point was that now all three districts will need to become self sustaining and can no longer count on the rest of the state to supplement programs.

According to Kurrus, this means in Little Rock, that academic waste can no longer be tolerated. He sees a loss of jobs but also a tightening of the operation as being a good thing.