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NLRHS shares parking instructions, map

NLRHS shares parking instructions, map

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (NLRSD) - Due to construction at North Little Rock High School Campus, parking plans have been finalized for the first day of school on Monday, August 18, 2014.  Take a look at the instructions for students and parents:

PDF: NLRSH Parking Lot (http://on.kthv.com/1rdGUH0)

PDF: NLRHS Parking Instructions (http://on.kthv.com/1qcVUyz)

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SOPHOMORE PARKING INSTRUCTIONS

* Depending on the direction from which you are coming, you will either turn left, right or go straight onto East Pershing Blvd to Poplar Street (there is a stoplight at the intersection.)

* Turn right onto Poplar Street

* Turn left into the SOPHOMRE entrance of the parking area

Be watchful! School personnel will be out directing traffic and assisting students in finding the appropriate area.

Vigil honors woman's life taken in last year's shooting


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One year later, Samantha Olson's loved ones gather at the very intersection where her life was taken.

Her husband Eric Olson has been parenting alone for the past year, while trying to cope. Olson said, "Sometimes the days are a little bit long and when you're looking for answers and praying for justice it just seems to take a long time."

The sudden death of Samantha Olson has not been any easier to accept for her mother. Olson's mother, Phyllis Vontungeln said, "Like I said whoever took my daughter's life created enough devastation in order to last them a d*** lifetime in the penitentiary." For the first time Olson's mother spoke candidly to THV in a one-on-one interview. She said, "I have good days and I have bad days." Today, however, Phyllis Vontungeln considers it an emotional one. " I think of my daughter quite often," she continued.

No new leads one year after Samantha Olson's death


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One year after Samantha Olson's death, police are at a stand-still with no new leads.

"As time, you know, continued to go on, you know two months, three months, four months past this incident happening, things started slowing down a bit as far as getting tips in, getting leads in," said Sgt. Brian Dedrick, North Little Rock Police.

Police still don't know who shot 31-year-old Samantha Olson. She was traveling east on McCain Blvd in North Little Rock when she reached JFK, a bullet came flying from another moving vehicle. Her vehicle rolled through the intersection and stopped right in front of the Starbucks on the corner. But in one of the busiest intersections in the city, no one captured a picture of the driver.

AHTD will hold public meetings over I-30, I-40 expansion

AHTD will hold public meetings over I-30, I-40 expansion

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold Public Involvement Meetings in Pulaski County to discuss plans to widen Interstates 30 and 40.

The construction work will widen and reconstruct Interstates 30 and 40 between Interstate 530 in Little Rock and U.S. Highway 67 in North Little Rock. It includes a new bridge over the Arkansas River.

The meetings will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, August 12th

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce
(Bank of the Ozarks Conference Center)
100 Main St.
North Little Rock, AR

Thursday, August 14th

Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential
(Cash/Campbell Ballroom)
707 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A National Moment of Silence has been planned for August 14 at 7 p.m. EST in memory if Michael Brown, who recently died during an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Little Rock, participants for the moment of silence will be gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol. A Facebook page dedicated to event says people will gather at 6 p.m., and the moment of silence will begin at 6:20 p.m.

The page also requests that participants bring candles and signs with names of the fallen or other messages about police violence or community strength in addition to a red cloth or ribbon as a sign of solidarity. Participants are reminded to remain respectful as it is a moment intended for healing and remembrance.

Learn more at the Facebook page: http://on.kthv.com/1uy5ZNn

NLR Health Department offering free vaccines to students


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- More than 300 people showed up to The North Little Rock Health Department to take advantage of their free vaccinations on Wednesday. The North Little Rock School District sent parents a mass email informing them about the required vaccines needed for the school year.

Some families waited in line for more than one hour. Tonia Allen along with her 11-year-old daughter Hannah waited for 45 minutes in line. "I look forward to go back to school but the shots.. ehh.. I just got to go with it," said Allen. Students older than 11 years old are required to get shots to prevent Whooping Cough, Chicken Pox and Meningitis.

The department is only providing the shots required by the state for free. "We have had people standing, just waiting in the halls and even wrapped around the building," said health care manager, Melinda Russell.

UAMS Fertility Center gives new hope to Arkansans

UAMS Fertility Center gives new hope to Arkansans


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Infertility issues can be devastating for couples hoping to start a family, but there's new hope in Central Arkansas now that UAMS has reinvented its women's health center.

"I think there is a lot of misconception about fertility that if you go to a fertility doctor, you're going to have 8 or 10 babies or something," said 32-year-old Shanna McKeller. "But that's not necessarily the case."

All Shanna McKeller and her husband Jason ever wanted was one baby.

"After three years of trying, we finally got pregnant and we lost that baby," McKeller said.

Two years and two miscarriages later, the couple went from doctor to doctor, looking for a solution.

"A lot of doctors don't give you answers so we just wanted answers as to what we needed to do," she said.