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Woman killed in drive-by shooting; infant in backseat of car

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police have reopened John F. Kennedy Blvd. and McCain Blvd. after a woman was shot in the intersection.

North Little Rock Police have confirmed that a woman was killed in a drive by shooting around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. She was driving eastbound in McCain and the suspect vehicle was going the opposite direction on the same road. An unknown number of shots were fired as the two cars passed each other.

Police said the woman crashed her car and was taken to UAMS where she later died. Officers added that an infant was in the back seat of her car at the time of the shooting and was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital but was unharmed.

Police are looking for a vehicle of interest. It is possibly a Ford F-150 that is dark in color (some witnesses have said maroon or black), and an orange tool box.

Police have not released the name of the victim.

Vandal hits North Little Rock Salvation Army

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A would-be thief causes tens of thousands of dollars in damage at the Salvation Army in North Little Rock Wednesday morning.

The vandal was after the copper wire in the air conditioners, but he was unsuccessful, and it's going to cost a pretty penny to fix the extensive damage. All six of the Salvation Army's air conditioning units are destroyed.

"Someone has destroyed the units on top of the roof. The inside of the building was not compromised at all, but the damage to the Salvation Army--the cost to us is probably going to be about $50,000 or greater to replace those units because obviously you can't reuse this scrap heap on the floor beside me," said area commander for the Salvation Army in North Little Rock Captain Roger Glick, who received the 3 a.m. call.

Shane Caple of Middleton Heat and Air assessed the damage, and said the pile of copper is likely worth a few hundred dollars.

North Little Rock Metropolitan Bank robbed

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- North Little Rock police are investigating a bank robbery.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick said the Metropolitan Bank at 3901 Camp Robinson Rd. was robbed around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Details on the robbery are scarce, but according to surveillance, the unknown man was wearing a white shirt, black pants, and a red cap.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to contact police.

How you can keep Arkansas clean and green

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Lake Dardanelle State Park) -- It costs the state of Arkansas $5 million annually to pick litter up from roadsides. (Source: Keep Arkansas Beautiful) Litter can blow out of a truck bed without the driver knowing, litter shouldn't be thrown from a vehicle, and it is illegal to continue dumping your trash at the site where a dumpster once was.

Common forms of litter in Arkansas are: cigarette butts, plastic foam, food wrappers and containers, paper, glass, plastic and aluminum. These items will/almost never go away and can cause harm to people and wildlife; plus it is not very attractive to see in your hometown or in the Natural State.

Body found Sunday in NLR identified

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police have identified the body that was found Sunday.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick with North Little Rock Police says the body is that of George Zumwalt, 69, of North Little Rock.

Dedrick says Zumwalt died of a gunshot wound. His body was found on Batesville Pike near Kellogg Acres Sunday.

Police have not released any other information.

I-40 lane to close in North Little Rock for work

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas highway officials say that pavement work on Interstate 40 will require crews to close a westbound lane of the highway in North Little Rock.

The work on the westbound outside lane is planned for Wednesday and Thursday at the Young Road Overpass, just east of the Crystal Hill overpass in the western side of the city.

Crews will be making repairs to a site damaged in a March 7 fatal accident in which a tractor-trailer struck the overpass support and caught fire.

The work planned for this week is preliminary and further work to replace the pavement segment will be scheduled in the weeks ahead.

Crews have already repaired the shoulder, bridge and guardrails at the site.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Junior League of North Little Rock hosts Health and Literacy Expo

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 10, 2013) -- In response to the growing epidemic of childhood overweight/obesity and the critical need to close the achievement gap in early literacy, the Junior League of North Little Rock (JLNLR) will host their 2nd Annual Back to School Health & Literacy Expo.

Last year hundreds attended and received free books and school supplies, along with food fun, entertainment and activities for North Little Rock children and their families.

This family-friendly event will be held today, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the historic E.O. Manees House at 216 West Fourth Street in downtown North Little Rock.