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Stakeholders meeting planned on carbon rules

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Environmental officials and utilities plan a public meeting to discuss new federal regulations designed to reduce the nation's carbon emissions.

Under the plan announced this month by President Barack Obama, Arkansas's goal is to cut emissions by nearly 45 percent by 2030. Arkansas gets about half its electricity from coal-fired power plants.

The Arkansas Public Service Commission and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality are hosting a stakeholders meeting Wednesday at ADEQ headquarters in North Little Rock. Participants in Wednesday's meeting include Entergy Arkansas, Southwestern Electric Power Co., Southwest Power Pool, the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, the Sierra Club and the Arkansas Department of Health, among others.

The group will develop recommendations for Arkansas and is expected to meet every other month through June 2015.

19-year-old killed in apartment complex parking lot

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – North Little Rock Police are investigating an early morning shooting death.

Lt. Brian Dedrick said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday on the 600 block of West Scenic Drive. A police report showed that 19-year-old Elijah D. Walker, of North Little Rock, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Walker's body was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy.

No suspect information has been released.

Anyone with information relating to this incident please contact the North Little Rock Police Department at (501) 680-8439; a 24 hour phone line set up for any tips on this incident.

Introducing Miss Elizabeth Turner!

Introducing Miss Elizabeth Turner!
Congratulations are in order to a member of the THV 11 extended family!     Lance Turner from Arkansas Business and his wife welcomed baby Elizabeth O'Neal Turner into the world Tuesday. She weighed six pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 and three quarter inches long.     Lance told us that mom and baby are "awesome"! 

Man facing negligent homicide charge from May accident

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A man is facing a negligent homicide charge more than a month after his involvement in a North Little Rock vehicle accident.

According to Sgt. Brian Dedrick with North Little Rock police, officers responded to a 3-vehicle accident on May 3 at Maumelle Blvd. and Maumelle Curve Court. He said the most serious of injured on-scene was Wanda Hopkins, 75, of North Little Rock.

Hopkins reportedly died in an area hospital on May 10 of injuries she sustained in the accident.

Sgt. Dedrick said the at-fault driver was also taken to a nearby hospital for minor injuries, where a blood sample was drawn and sent for analysis. The results reportedly indicated that he registered at a .19 blood alcohol content.

After a warrant was obtained, Clarence Smith, 55, of Pine Bluff, turned himself in Tuesday. He was taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Burns Park rocket slide to re-open on Friday

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The famous rocket slide in Burns Park is set to re-open this Friday, June 20th at 11 a.m.

Mayor Joe Smith invites the public to join him at Burns Park in North Little Rock to open the newest version of the iconic rocket slide.

After being damaged by vandals earlier this year, a replacement has been built and will be ready for the next generation of kids this weekend.

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'Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb' Exhibition

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the show features more than 75 original objects from the era.

Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.