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Big Dam Bridge 100 cycling tour to bring 3,000 to central Arkansas

Big Dam Bridge 100 cycling tour to bring 3,000 to central Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 22, 2014) —Cyclists from across the nation will participate in the Ninth Annual Big Dam Bridge 100 Cycling Tour of Central Arkansas on Saturday, September 27. Crossing the longest bridge built specifically for cyclists, runners and walkers, the event is expected to draw about 3,000 riders of all ages from 30 states and throughout Arkansas.

The event offers rides from 13-100 miles. The 100 mile tour includes Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski and Perry Counties, with volunteers staffing aid stations throughout the ride. The start line is on La Harpe in Little Rock with riders starting at 7:00 am and 7:30 am. The finish line is on Main Street in North Little Rock.

Main Street Food Truck Festival to be held October 4

Main Street Food Truck Festival to be held October 4


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 22, 2014) - The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will present the Main Street Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 4.

This is the fourth annual festival, started by DLRP and the Main Street Revitalization Committee to help bring people back to Main Street, as ideas for a major renaissance on Main Street were starting to gel.

"We are excited to show this year's attendees the difference another year can make on Main Street! The 4th annual Main Street Food Truck Festival will be the best yet," said Sharon Priest, executive director of Downtown Little Rock Partnership. "If you are here for the Susan G. Komen race, which crosses Main Street at 6th in the heart of the festival, come by for the early bird breakfast 8-10 a.m. and then stay until 4 p.m. for the ultimate foodie experience."

Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- As confirmed by Officer Shay Cobbs of the North Little Rock Police Department, Jesse Herring was arrested early Sunday morning sometime overnight. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office website, Herring was booked at 2:05 a.m. in North Little Rock.

Officer Cobbs stated that police received a tip that he was at a vacant house located at the 4000 block of Pike Ave. in North Little Rock. Cobbs stated that when officers arrived on the scene, Herring jumped from a window and fled on foot.

He was then captured without incident and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

New restaurants open in North Little Rock together

New restaurants open in North Little Rock together


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - New spots to eat are popping up all over North Little Rock. One restaurant combines three dining experiences into one.

The idea got its start in the back of a church in Hillcrest. Now, Central Arkansas foodies say it has potential to shape the rest of the Argenta District for years to come. It is restaurant meets deli meets bar meets take out.

"I was just looking at what Little Rock needed," said Donnie Ferneau with Good Food by Ferneau.

To Donnie Ferneau, Central Arkansas needed a healthy option.

"We are really on the front end of this wave right now with the healthy eating, the clean eating," said Ferneau.

Good Food by Ferneau, Butcher & Public and Garden Press now call the Argenta District home.

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

Little Rock, Ark - Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will produce the bridal fashion shows at the 5th annual An Unforgettable Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, located at 134 Convention Blvd. at Hot Springs, AR 71902.

“I’m excited to be working on the bridal runway shows again,” says Campbell. “The clothing styles that will be seen are going to amaze guests. Everyone should expect an out of the box type of bridal show that will provide a positive and enjoyable experience.”                                                    

AHTD accepts bid of $98.4 million on Broadway Bridge

AHTD accepts bid of $98.4 million on Broadway Bridge


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 19, 2014) - The Arkansas Highway Commission and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) have accepted the $98.4 million bid from Massman Construction Company of Kansas City, Missouri, to replace the Broadway Bridge crossing the Arkansas River between downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

This now becomes the single largest contract ever awarded by the Highway Commission.

The AHTD received four bids from across the country on the project:

  • Massman Construction Company: $98.4 million (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc.: $114.2 million (Plain, Wisconsin)
  • PCL Civil Constructors, Inc.: $114.4 million (Tampa, Florida)
  • Brasfield & Gorrie,LLC: $115.4 million (Birmingham, Alabama)

Global investment creates local aviation jobs

Global investment creates local aviation jobs