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Get ready for Lamanpalooza!

Get ready for Lamanpalooza!

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 25, 2013) -- The William F. Laman Public Library System will hold the fifth annual LAMANPALOOZA on Saturday, August 2nd.

LAMANPALOOZA's outdoor activities include: inflatables, 100 foot zip line, caricatures by Jim Tindall, Marty Boone - the balloon-maker on stilts, Tommy Norman doing finger prints, dunk tanks, games, music, crafts, and a lot of family fun.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first 2,000 people will receive a free hot dog, drink, chips and cookies.

LAMANPALOOZA is free and open to the public. A library card is not required for entry to the festivities.

FCC Approves Sinclair's $1B Deal to Buy Allbritton TV Stations, Including KATV

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Reuters and others are reporting that Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 billion deal to buy TV stations owned by Allbritton Communication has been approved by the FCC... Read More

Highway commission studying toll roads


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas Highway Commission has invested in a study that revealed tolls could pay for an interstate's widening.

The report shows that the money would be enough to build a third lane in each direction on Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis.

However, federal law bans charging tolls on interstates, except under limited circumstances. Officials say the study was only done out of curiosity.

As of now, there are no plans to create toll roads.

"Folks don't need to be concerned that we're going to go out and put up toll booths on interstate 40 right now. That's not going to happen. This was just a study to examine the feasibility of whether or not a toll collection for one lane would pay for the work and it will not," said Danny Straessle, AHTD spokesman.


New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

Green Bay Packaging to Spend $30M for New Equipment at Morrilton Plant

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Cycling community celebrates life of woman killed in racing crash


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — On Sunday, the Little Rock cycling community came together to remember one of their own—39-year-old Laura Wooldridge—after she died in racing crash Saturday. Cyclists from all over the region gathered for a memorial ride to remember a woman they say was an ambassador to their sport and friend to everyone she met.

"I think I'm still having difficulty wrapping my mind around her being gone," said cyclist and friend Chad Cragle, who took part in the memorial ride.

"You don't expect to go out and do something you love and that be the time for you," added friend Stacy Tierney. "I got up, I got dressed, and I thought this didn't really happen. Someone's going to call me up and say 'Just Joking.'"

No matter how hard it was to accept their friend's death, everyone tried to commemorate her life in the one way they knew Laura would've wanted—to ride.

Teen arrested in North Little Rock deadly shooting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A teen is charged with capital murder for a recent deadly shooting in North Little Rock.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick said 17-year-old Robert Harris of Jacksonville has been charged with capital murder and aggravated robbery in the shooting death of 28-year-old Michael Cook.

Cook was found in the road at the intersection of Campbell Road and Whippoorwill Lane around 1 a.m. Sunday with at least one gunshot wound. He later died at the hospital.

Dedrick said this investigation is ongoing. This story will be updated when more information is released.