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Today's Box Office: Oblivion is solid Sci-Fi

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles gives his take on Tom Cruise's latest film Oblivion.

Oblivion is a post-apocalyptic movie in which Earth has been all but wasted in a nuclear war against an invading alien threat. Humans no longer live on Earth, they either live on one of Jupiter's moon, Titan or they live on a space station orbiting Earth and are preparing to go. The last mission is to turn Earth's ocean water supply into fusion fuel for their new home. Tom Cruise plays Jack part of a two-person technician team left behind to maintain the drone robots that protect the machines and do battle in skirmishes with the remnants of the alien army. Through a series of chance encounters, Jack discovers the truth about his home planet and the more sinister truth behind his very existence.

Highway department shows off Highway 10 improvement plan

LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - A major thoroughfare that drivers in Little Rock use every day is going to see some changes, and the Arkansas Department of Transportation showed off an early look at plans Thursday night to improve about an 8.5 mile stretch of Highway 10.

The highway department invited the public Thursday evening to check out what could happen to that stretch. It's roughly between I-430 and Ferndale Cutoff Road. The project won't be finished for years, but it does tackle some improvements to areas that often "clog up" during rush hour.

Lou Schickel joined the crowd Thursday evening to learn more about a possible future for a part of his daily driving routine.

"I'm on Highway 10 several times--all day long on Highway 10. I own Pleasant Ridge Town Center," Schickel said.

At Don Roberts Elementary School, the highway department invited drivers to check out an early blue-print to improve Highway 10.

Police arrest 19-year-old in death of 15-year-old

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock Police have finally made a breakthrough in the death of 15-year-old Austin Addie and have made an arrest.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick said 19-year-old Timothy Harper, Jr., of North Little Rock, was arrested in Addie's murder. Harper was charged with Capital Murder and transported to Pulaski County Regional Intake.

Addie's body was discovered in a field April 12 at Saunders Drive and Campbell Road.

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18-year-old takes gun on school property

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A teenager was found with a gun on the North Little Rock High School campus.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick, Johnny Feler, 18, was charged for possession of a handgun on school property at the North Little Rock High School West Campus.

The school had been advised about his having a gun earlier in the day, but when police searched him, they said they couldn't find one. Dedrick said later, officers were told about it again; this time they found it on his right hip. It was an unloaded .22 caliber revolver.

A Place to Call Home: Kaitlyn

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A young foster child desperately wants a place to call home. Kaitlyn is like any 8-year old.

"Drawing, painting," shared Kaitlyn as she listed off the things she loves. "My favorite colors are purple, pink, and blue. I'd like to be an artist one day."

Like any child, she loves to play outside. That's exactly what she did at Central Arkansas's brand new Children's Library. With an outdoor lab patterned after the state's topography, the library includes wetlands and paths for this 2nd grader to wander and roam.

It is a paradise for Kaitlyn who right now is very much alone, living in a group foster home.

"I don't like living there," she said. "I wanna go to a real home."

Kaitlyn wants that more than anything in the world.

ADEM to open call center

ADEM to open call center

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The state is opening a call center for the residents of Van Buren, Izard, and Lincoln counties who received damages to their homes during the April 10, 2013 severe storms and tornadoes. Residents may be eligible for Arkansas disaster assistance.

The application center and call center hours will be Thursday, April 18-Wednesday, May 1 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The number of the call center will be 1-888-683-2336 (ADEM).  An online application system will also be available 24 hours per day for applicants who wish to apply online during the application period. Applicants should choose only one method to apply. The online application is available at www.adem.arkansas.gov.

"Pass the Biscuits. It's King Biscuit Time!" at Tales From the South

"Pass the Biscuits. It's King Biscuit Time!" at Tales From the South

Since 1951, "Sunshine" Sonny Payne has been the host of the King Biscuit broadcast in Helena, Arkansas, the longest-running blues radio show in the United States. He will be the featured guest for a very special Tales from the South 3rd Annual Delta Music Show on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013.