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Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "More than 2 years later and nobody knows," Terry Richard explained. Richard is passionate about the fight to stop bullying within the Little Rock School District, which is why he is challenging the school board's plan of action. He said, "There's no measure of really what's going on with bullying."

According to school board president Greg Adams, the district is collecting data of bullying cases for comparison and measurement. Thursday evening the district's bullying committee met to review data and discuss their progress.

WATCH: LRSD tracking bullying in schools (http://on.kthv.com/1jdNAw4)

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway teen.

The Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Vonquarius 'Von' Gaston has been missing since March 25. He was last seen at his home on Southern Belle Drive.

The Sheriff's Office said Von has a history of running away, but has never been gone for more than three or four days. As of April 15 Von has been missing for three weeks.

Von has not made contact with anyone in his family or friends; investigators don't have any leads at this time.

Von was recently released from Bridgeway and his parents believe he has no connection to local schools.

If you have any information to the whereabouts of Von Gaston, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or our 24 hour Communications Center at 501-340-6963. Anonymous information can also be left on the Central Arkansas CRIMESTOPPERS tip-line at 501-340-TIPS(8477).

Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will officially begin a highway construction program with a proclamation ceremony.

The ceremony will be Wednesday in Little Rock to mark the first of 31 highway projects to be constructed under the $1.8 billion Connecting Arkansas Program. The program is funded with a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2012.

The first project is a six-mile portion of the new Bella Vista Bypass from Bentonville to Hiwasse in northwestern Arkansas. The Bella Vista Bypass is a multi-phased project to construct two lanes of an ultimate 19-mile four-lane Interstate.

The other 30 projects include widening and improvement to highways statewide.

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Packet House Deal Gets Murky; Restaurant For Sale

Packet House Deal Gets Murky; Restaurant For Sale

Three weeks after announcing an ownership change, a for-sale sign has appeared outside the Packet House restaurant in Little Rock... Read More

A horse pulling a carriage in North Little Rock cause an accident after it was spooked Saturday.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A horse pulling a carriage in North Little Rock cause an accident after it was spooked Saturday.

NLRPD said the woman operating the horse-drawn carriage was headed west on W. Pershing Blvd. near its intersection with Orange Street.

The driver said an unknown vehicle began honking its horn which spooked the horse. The wheel of the carriage collided with a vehicle next to the carriage, then the horse continued bucking and running going south on Willow Street.

The carriage then collided with a second vehicle which was parked on the east side of Willow Street.

Representatives of Little Rock Horse and Carriage responded to the scene where they took control of the horse and the damaged carriage.

There was no further information provided on the vehicle that spooked the horse.


Noise Alert: Explosives training at Robinson Maneuver Training Center


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Soldiers with 489th Engineer Company, U.S. Army Reserve will be conducting demolitions training on ranges at Robinson Maneuver Training Center.

The training will take place on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the demolition range located in the north central area of Robinson Maneuver Training Center near Cato, and south of Arkansas Hwy. 89.

Due to unusual weather conditions, lower temperatures and denser air, the sound of the explosions may be magnified by the atmospheric conditions. It is likely that the explosive "boom" will carry outside Camp Robinson's perimeter and may potentially cause concern in the surrounding area. We request media assistance in providing the area surrounding Camp Robinson with a public awareness notice in an effort to ease concern during the training period.

Second skunk tests positive for rabies in NLR

Second skunk tests positive for rabies in NLR

On April 8, 2014 a dead skunk was found near the clubhouse of the Burns Park Golf Course in North Little Rock. The skunk was sent to the Arkansas Department of Health for testing.  On April 10th, North Little Rock Animal Control was notified that the skunk tested positive for the rabies virus.

In accordance with North Little Rock Animal Control’s standard operating protocol when a test returns positive, the city is notifying the press via this release in addition to city social media outlets.

The City of North Little Rock wants to remind everyone of the state law and city ordinance that requires rabies vaccinations for pets.  Now is a great time to make sure everyone is following that law.  This is the second skunk in the past two weeks to return positive. The public is urged to use caution around wildlife.