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Community says goodbye to Crestwood


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Across the river, it was a night filled with nostalgia. Students past and present visited Crestwood Elementary school one last time.

A few weeks ago, the school put out a flier saying the original building built back in 1964 is to be torn down to make room for a new state-of-the-art building.

Former Crestwood cougar Doris Price visited the school Thursday night, and was sad to see to see this piece of the neighborhood go.

"I love this school. I've always loved this school. I lived right around the corner, and it's just disheartening that they would tear it down," said Price.

Former staff, students and parents toured the school Thursday night to say their goodbyes. School officials plan to tear the building down in June.

Citizen complaints lead to drug bust in NLR


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After receiving several citizen complaints, the North Little Rock Department Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation, which led to the arrest of three people under multiple drug charges.

Search and Seizure warrants were served to residents off the 4000 block of Maple Street and 400 block of College Park Circle in North Little Rock.

Detectives discovered firearms, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription pills at the residence off College Park Circle. Annette Hughes was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Purpose to Deliver, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Drug Premise.

Arkansas River Trail closed due to flooding


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The City of North Little Rock announced on Monday, May 11 that the Arkansas River Trail on the North Little Rock side is closed due to the high water water from the Arkansas River.

After heavy rainfall that began Sunday, May 10 and stretched into Monday, May 11, several areas of Arkansas found themselves surrounded by water. On Monday, it was reported that the Arkansas River was at 15 feet and beginning to drench nearby trails. Officials expect for the river to be at 21 feet by Tuesday night, and that most of the trails in North Little Rock will be completely underwater.

The trail is closed from the entrance of the Big Rock Quarry to the Big Dam Bridge. The City of North Little Rock expects for the trail to be closed for several days.

NLRHS statues cause controversy


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two bronze statues caused a lot of controversy at the North Little Rock city council meeting Monday night.

When the city repaves Main Street this summer, they will place a bronze 'charging wildcat' statue on either side of a new pedestrian crossing. Together, the statues cost the city more than $13,000.

Council member Linda Robinson says she's not happy that the council didn't get to vote on the measure. Mayor Joe Smith says he made the decision solely on his own and will move forward with the project.


Boy battling cancer gets a magical surprise


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A trip to Disney on Ice takes a magical turn for a young boy battling cancer.

The Make-a-Wish Foundation showed up in 3-year-old Zachary Chamness' life Wednesday and made his dream a reality. He was all set to see a performance of Disney on Ice, but when he arrived a letter was waiting from none other than Mickey Mouse.

He followed the footsteps to find out he's going to Disney World. Zachary's father Steven Chamness has watched his son battle cancer, and he says this is a welcome surprise.

"He's earned it for sure. We're just thankful and very very blessed to have Make-a-Wish in our lives, and thank God every day for Arkansas Children's Hospital."

Rescued Shih Tzu puppies up for adoption

Rescued Shih Tzu puppies up for adoption

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Shih Tzu puppies rescued from a puppy mill in Sherwood are now up for adoption.

The 10 puppies were rescued by Sherwood Animal Control on March 17 along with 21 adult Shih tzus from the puppy mill.

Now, Helping Hands for Little Paws says the first litter will be available for adoption at the end of this week.

Honoring 20 Arkansas fallen soldiers at the Killed in Action Memorial


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As names are read at the Killed in Action Memorial at Camp Robinson, tears begin to fall on the faces of those in the audience. For a mother the pain of losing your child is almost unbearable. "It keeps the wound open, but I think it'll always be open because of what it is they were doing," Cheryl Felder-Stewart explains.

Her son's name was Captain Arthur Felder. "Everybody knew him as Bo," she adds. Captain Felder's life was taken while serving in Fallujah, Iraq. Felder-Stewart says, "My son chose the role. He chose to be in the military."

Not an easy decision, but one Cheryl Felder-Stewart could be proud of. She says, "I'm proud that he was commanding his quart."