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Hard work pays off for Jeffrey Henderson

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When you think inspirational stories, think of Jeffrey Henderson. He's the epitome of how one can be successful through hard work, determination and dedication to family.

Henderson graduated from Sylvan Hills in 2007. He had played football most of his childhood, but at age 15 he decided to devote his time and efforts to track and field.

Upon graduation, Henderson left Arkansas and attended Hinds Community College in Mississippi. There he became a two-time junior college national champion in long jump. He was able to compete with the U.S. National team in the 2010 World Indoor Championship. He graduated from Hinds and attended Florida Memorial University in Miami for a year.

Today's Box Office: A Different Superman vs. Dirty Jokes

Man of Steel is not the Superman that I grew up with and it's not one we've seen before. This film is the story of a guy who's trying to find his place in the world. It gives a twist on Superman's origin and the planet Krypton that we haven't seen on film. Zachary Snyder (director) and David S. Goyer (writer) have created a unique Superman who reflects on his life and is searching for the way to live in ours. The story of Clark Kent becoming Superman feels as real as the destruction that is depicted when Kryptonians collide. Michael Shannon's Zod and Henry Cavill's Kal 'El are perfects fits for what is created in this film. The filmmakers have done a great job of realizing Superman's power and recreating what you'd expect from the effects of the use of those powers.

My advice is to just sit back and watch the incredible Man of Steel.

Repairs to affect Interstates 40, 440

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says bridge repair work and paving will affect traffic on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas and I-440 in North Little Rock.

The department says paving on the west end of the White River bridge on I-40 in Prairie County will require that westbound traffic be detoured from 3 a.m. until 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Traffic is being detoured off I-40 at exit 202 to Briscoe and onto Arkansas 33, then US 70 before being allowed back onto the interstate at the Hazen exit - exit 193.

AHTD crews will also be working on an I-440 overpass at Faulkner Lake Road in North Little Rock. The eastbound outside lane of I-440 will be closed Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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CareLink expands to serve more seniors

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One in five seniors in Arkansas faces the threat of going hungry every day, and the aging population continues to grow.  One organization is hoping to stop the trend of hunger by expanding its services.

CareLink is a non-profit group that delivers 1,200 meals-on-wheels to older people in central Arkansas every day; they also provide adult daycare to dozens. As baby boomers age, the demand for CareLink's services increases.

The group hopes a new facility unveiled Tuesday will help them meet demand. It's a massive and much needed undertaking. 

"We're a non-profit. We're about 35 years old, and we serve older people and their families," CareLink CEO Elaine Eubank said of providing meals to seniors.

That accounts for 19,000 people a year, and Eubank knows the need is getting larger.

Two stolen guns recovered, others remain missing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two of the guns reportedly stolen from a North Little Rock man's truck Sunday night have been recovered.

Little Rock Police Dept. Sgt. Cassandra Davis said they were found in Boyle Park on Tuesday. It is not known how the guns ended up in the park or where the other guns may be.

The gun owner said about $10,000 worth of guns were stolen out of his unlocked truck between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Expect lane closure on I-440 in NLR

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - Bridge soffit repairs will require a lane closure on Interstate 440 in North Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

The work will be performed on the Interstate 440 overpass at Faulkner Lake Road in North Little Rock. The lane closure will affect the eastbound outside lane on Thursday, June 13th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Traffic will be controlled using warning signs and cones. Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel related information can be found at ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Go Travs! THV 11 Night at Dickey Stephens set for Fri.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- This Friday is THV 11 Night at Dickey Stephens Park!  Join us as we cheer on the Arkansas Travelers!

Gates open at 6:10 p.m. and the game starts at 7:10 p.m.  The first 1,000 adults in the gate receive a purple Travs camo cap courtesy of the University of Central Arkansas and THV 11!

The Travs will be signing autographs from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Go Travs!