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NLRPD arrests man believed to be responsible for two aggravated robberies


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Police Department has arrested the man they believe is responsible for two aggravated robberies that occurred on Sunday.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick, 19-year-old Christian Jamal Ellis, of Bryant, entered the Clothes Mentor store on the 2600 block of Lakewood Village Drive July 26 around 3 p.m. with a semi-auto pistol and began demanding money. Dedrick said he is also believed to be behind another aggravated robbery that occurred on Sunday at the Dollar General off Pike Avenue a few hours earlier.

Ellis was arrested July 27 and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft of property.

Dedrick said the blue Ford Expedition he was known to be driving at the time of the robberies was apparently stolen at gunpoint, according to Ellis' testimony.

NLR holds job fair to find 24 firefighters


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Fire Department is now able to take in 24 applicants due to the recent grant awarded to them by FEMA.

The Fire Department was allowing people to come and apply on Saturday, July 25. According to officials, the 24 selected will make a 20 percent increase to the North Little Rock Fire Department staff.

"We normally have 1 to 2 a year and that's with guys retiring. This is pretty big and pretty much the first time this has ever happened," said Captain Ricky Cranford.

The grant that was given to the department from FEMA totals to $2 million.


Inflatable 5K Race coming to NLR


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Imagine a sunny day in the park, a nice run with friends and 11 massive inflatable obstacles.

It's a first for central Arkansas, an inflatable 5K race that weaves all throughout Burns Park.

"I try to tell everyone, my friends, family, anyone who will listen," said Bryan Baker. "It's going to be a lot of fun."

The Insane Inflatable 5K has been making its way across the country with 77 stops for 2015. Saturday will mark its first visit to Little Rock.

"We've had a lot of people reach out saying they want us to come here, so we decided to give it a shot," Howell said. "So far so good, the support has been great."

Event Manager Kane Howell expects more than 2,000 to show up for the challenge. And with so many parts to it, there will be something there for everyone.

NLR police on scene of shooting


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police responded to a shooting at the 300 block of W. 34th Street on Thursday evening.

According to Officer Shana Cobbs with NLRPD, a man was shot in the leg. His condition is unknown at this time.

Police are searching for a suspect.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.


Hillary Clinton returns to Ark. for presidential campaign


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - From Illinois to New York to Washington D.C., Hillary Clinton has hung her hat in many places, but Arkansas will always be a home.

Hillary Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination as she returns to the Natural State to shore up support for her campaign.

Many big names showed up to show support for her campaign, and despite the state being represented by republicans, they say that if she plays her cards right she might be able to regain Arkansas' support.

"I'm running for you, and I want you by my side. Together we are going to build an America where we don't leave anyone out or anyone behind," said Hillary Saturday night at her campaign event in North Little Rock.

Robinson Theater to host Harry Potter movie marathon

Robinson Theater to host Harry Potter movie marathon

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A magical world of mythical creatures, wands and flying brooms that left the world spellbound is coming to the Robinson Theater.

 

This local hotspot is hosting a week long marathon featuring all eight Harry Potter films in celebration of its July 31 birthday.

The showing details are as follows:

Sunday, July 26 at 6 p.m.

 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (PG)

Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG)

Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (PG)

Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (PG-13)

Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (PG-13)

Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (PG)

NLR church hosts community fun day

NLR church hosts community fun day

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bailey Chapel Baptist Church of North Little Rock will host its annual fun day on August 15 for the community to enjoy. 

From 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. the church will host their community fun day with the goal of reaching out to the area to inform, instruct and encourage. 

There will be several activities for the people of all ages to take part in. 

For information on the event, contact Reverend C. Wayne Hawkins at elevenof15@yahoo.com.