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Bass Pro Shop closer to opening

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Bass Pro Shop is on schedule to open November 1. Construction crews broke ground on the multi-million dollar project earlier this year, and the 120,000 square foot facility will sit on a 29.3 acre site near the Interstate 30 and 430 interchange.

Developer Tommy Hodges said crews have been working hard, and they're excited to open just in time for deer season.

"Very soon Bass Pro will move their team in to begin stocking and doing all the interior finishes, and so there will be people all over each other for the next few months," he said.

Help us meet our Cereal Drive goal - Donate online!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Thursday was the LAST day left for the 2013 THV Summer Cereal Drive!

THV 11 was live at The Promenade at Chenal all day collecting cereal and monetary donations for children in Central Arkansas. One dollar is enough for the Arkansas FoodBank to buy one box of cereal.

THV 11 raised 10,000 boxes of cereal in monetary donations alone from Thursday's event.

This year's goal is to collect 215,000 boxes of cereal for children in need. If that goal is met, THV's Tom Brannon gets to have a little fun. He and Bob Robbins of KSSN 96 will sport tu-tus and fairy wings, while singing a Taylor Swift song selected by viewers.

You can still help us meet our goal by donating boxes online through noon on Friday, June 28: http://on.kthv.com/13yu45Q

PCSSD names two new middle school principals

UNDATED (PCSSD) - The Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) has named two new middle school principals. Lourdes Goodnight will take the helm of Jacksonville Middle School and Ryan Burgess will oversee the Maumelle Middle School for the 2013-2014 school year. They will begin their duties July 1, 2013.

Goodnight was most recently the assistant principal of Jacksonville High School, where she was credited for implementing and coordinating the successful freshman academy.

UALR asst. athletic director arrested for DWI

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The assistant athletic director for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was arrested June 20 for DWI.

In the arrest report, police say they got two phone calls about a white Chevy Corvette driving on the wrong side of the road. Just after 9:30 police pulled the vehicle over at Hampton Road and McCain Blvd.

Gary Hogan was identified as the driver. The officer says Hogan had the smell of alcohol on his breath, and Hogan admitted he had been drinking. A breathalyzer test at the scene registered his BAC at .148. Back at headquarters, police say Hogan refused to complete the BAC test.

Hogan is charged with DWI, refuse to submit, and unsafe driving.

Report: People shooting fireworks before store caught fire

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More information was released Wednesday concerning a fireworks store that caught fire the day before.

According to a report from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, a witness noticed "unknown people" shooting fireworks across the street from Arnold's fireworks, located at 6124 MacArthur Drive near North Little Rock.

A few minutes later, about 4:30 p.m., the witness said she heard a loud explosion and saw one of the buildings on Arnold's property on fire. She also noticed that the people shooting the fireworks were gone.

No further information about the people reportedly shooting fireworks has been released.

The buildings, which were being used for storage, were engulfed in flames. No one was injured in the incident.

Fire started at fireworks store near NLR

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The smoke could be seen for miles Tuesday afternoon when a fire engulfed three structures at a fireworks stand just outside North Little Rock.

The fire grew so big so fast, police shut down MacArthur Drive during rush hour traffic, sending drivers back to the interstate for more than two hours. But luckily for the owners of Arnold's Fireworks, it could have been much worse.

"We just all of a sudden heard a loud boom, something that you don't hear every day. We jumped up, run outside to see what was going on, and that's when we realized that the buildings were on fire," said Paulette Gorman.

She and her boss, Tom Daniel of Arnold's Fireworks, came outside to find part of their property engulfed in flames.

Register Now For ACTing UP Program

Register Now For ACTing UP Program

Register now for ACTing Up, a Summer Arts Program at the Argenta Community Theater July 8-18th from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Programs offered include musical theatre and acting for film classes for students in kindergarten-8th Grade, plus an exciting Arkansas Symphony Youth Music Experience!

Class size is limited to 12 students per age group (Kindergarten-3rd grade/ 4th-8th grade).  Register now before classes fill up! A limited number of scholarships are available. Visit www.argentacommunitytheater.com or call 501.353.1443 to register.