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Meadow Park home gutted by fire


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A home in the Meadow park section of North Little Rock went up in flames Sunday evening. 

Firefighters responded to the fire located off of the 600 block of East Bethany Road around 6 p.m. Upon arrival, responders said that 

40 percent of the home was consumed by the fire. Once the fire had been contained, 60 percent of the home was destroyed.

According to officials on the scene, there were no fatalities.

North Little Rock Battalion Chief Roger Robinson said foul play is not suspected.

 

More bus crash victims head home


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - All of the survivors from the North Little Rock bus crash began their trip home on Sunday.

Six farm workers died after their charter bus, on its way to Laredo, Texas, crashed off Interstate 40 in North Little Rock early Friday morning. Some of the 16 survivors have been held up in local hotels over the weekend. The Mexican Consulate as well as the Arkansas Red Cross did their best to keep them comfortable.

A couple of the victims with head injuries asked to stay one more day, but the consulate told THV11 that everyone had flown home by 9 p.m. Friday, November 8.

Federal investigators are still looking in to the cause of the crash.

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Mexican Consulate reacts to 6 dead from bus crash


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mexican Consul David Preciado expressed extreme sadness on Saturday as he discussed with THV11 the bus crash that left six Mexican farm workers dead on Friday

Preciado visited the 13 workers staying at a local motel Saturday morning. "For us, [we have] been very busy to try to help them, all the families and all the survivors."

The Mexican Consulate personally met each worker to make sure their needs were met. "They will be flying these days back to Mexico to meet their families as soon as they can." Some of the 13 survivors have already gotten flights home, while others are waiting for word from their family in Mexico to find out more details.

Non-profit Seis Puentes helps the Hispanic community across Little Rock access resources in the community. They provided breakfast to the survivors on Saturday morning.

Argenta District sees new growth


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV) -- After experiencing a bit of a stagnant period, it seems a renaissance is taking place in North Little Rock's Argenta District.

New businesses are popping up all over North Little Rock's Argenta District.

In a month, food blogger Steve Shuler says Flyway Brewing Company will be serving beer and food near the corner of Broadway and Maple.

"What you're going to see is not only local and craft beer. We are trying to be a being family friendly, so we're talking about some special sodas on tap."

Shuler says Argenta is experiencing a growth spurt.

"Right now Argenta is at a turning point so to speak. There's a lot there that's contributed to the city's identity, but there's so much more space."

Plans for a proposed town square area are moving forward.

Judge upholds Brad Bolding's termination


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A North Little Rock High School football coach fired earlier this year loses another battle in fighting to get his job back.

A circuit court judge ruled against Brad Bolding on Thursday saying the district's reasons for termination were valid.

Bolding faced Circuit Judge Tim Fox Thursday, November 5 to argue that the school district violated the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act when they fired him. Judge Fox ruled against Bolding.North Little Rock Superintendent Kelly Rogers explained, "I don't see it as a win for the district or for anybody."

Rogers stated that they fired Bolding over his failure to follow purchasing and inventory practices, and his recruitment of a star player.

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announces the 17th Annual “A Night at the Rep”

North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announces the 17th Annual “A Night at the Rep”

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce announced the return of the 17th Annual “A Night at the Rep” on Thursday.

On Tuesday, December 1, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre located at 601 Main Street in Little Rock will be hosting a a silent auction and reception followed by the musical production of The Little Mermaid, all beginning at 5 p.m. with  

The performance will start at 7 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on over 150 auction items including sports memorabilia, tickets to sporting and cultural events, vacation packages, artwork, jewelry, electronic devices and gift certificates.

Tickets are $45 per person and include admission, heavy hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages.

Barnes & Noble Little Rock announces lineup for Retail Mini Maker Faire

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, revealed on Wednesday its impressive lineup of events, products and special guests to be featured at its stores nationwide during the first-ever retail Mini Maker Faire, from Friday, November 6, through Sunday, November 8.

Throughout the weekend, customers will have the opportunity to participate in interactive product demonstrations to learn about programming, coding and 3D printing, and to take part in collaborative hands-on experiences designed to stretch their imaginations and creative thinking as they work cooperatively to make something original. They will also be able to “Meet the Makers,” with The Innovation Hub appearing at Barnes & Noble Little Rock.