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North Little Rock visualizing a brighter future for its downtown, with buses


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Development and progress can come in many shapes and sizes. On Monday it came in the form of school buses in North Little Rock.

The city is using ten of them to outline its plans for a new plaza it plans on building at the intersection of Main and 6th Street.


Rivers, Lewis lead Mercer to 69-66 OT win over Arkansas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Demetre Rivers scored on a putback with 12 seconds remaining in overtime to help Mercer to a 69-66 win over Arkansas on Saturday night.

The win is the first for the Bears (9-2) over a Power 5 conference school since an NCAA Tournament-opening victory over Duke in 2014.

Jestin Lewis, following a career-high 28 points in a loss at Auburn, finished with 21 points for Mercer. Stephon Jelks added a career-high 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Rivers finished with 15.

Moses Kingsley led the Razorbacks (5-5) with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Anthlon Bell had 16 and Dusty Hannahs 10 in the loss.

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NLR student blows smoke in teacher's face

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A video of a North Little Rock High School student blowing cigar smoke in a teacher's face has gone viral.

The video has been viewed more than 20,000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday. Not only is it drawing attention on social media, but also concern from parents in the school district.

"Outraged, completely outraged. There's no other way to describe it," said Tammy Boyce, a parent of a North Little Rock High School student.

Tammy Boyce couldn't believe what she was seeing when she came across the video on her Facebook page.

"The disrespect from children nowadays is overwhelming," said Boyce.

A mother of two, Boyce said she was shocked to hear the incident happened at her daughter's high school.

Police respond after NLR student blows smoke in teacher's face

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A North Little Rock High School teacher needed police assistance to remove a student from his classroom on Monday.  A video circulating on social media showed the student blowing smoke into the teacher's face. 

Just before noon on Monday, Dec. 14, a North Little Rock High School student allegedly threatened a teacher. The North Little Rock Police Department report is a narrative from the teacher who was involved.

Christmas with a Jacksonville officer

Christmas with a Jacksonville officer

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, December 19 at 7 a.m., the Jacksonville Police Department will take part in the annual “Christmas with a Police Officer” at Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 2000 John Harden.

This year the Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 16 will host 15 children. These children were nominated by their schools to participate in this event, which gives each child $100 to buy gifts for themselves and their families.   

The Jacksonville Police Department believes this is another opportunity to not only give back to the community they serve, but to help build special relationships with the children involved in this program by spending quality time “shopping” with them. Officers from various ranks and divisions from the department have volunteered their time to make the difference in the lives of the children in our city. 


NLR PD identify human remains recovered from Ark. River

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The body part that was found in the Arkansas River on December 5 has been identified as a missing North Little Rock woman .

On Saturday, December 5, several law enforcement agencies responded to a call near the Big Dam Bridge regarding a leg floating in the Arkansas River. The body part was recovered and sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. On Friday, December 11 the identification of the remains was announced by NLR police as missing person Shequenia Burnett.

The 38-year-old was reported missing on January 15, 2014. According to a report by the North Little Rock police, Burnett had not been seen seen since January 9, 2014.

This is an ongoing investigation.

'Grinches' stealing holiday light displays

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Several families in North Little Rock have been claiming someone has stolen their Christmas cheer, after discovering their light displays missing from their front yards.

However these aren't your typical run-of-the-mill Christmas lights. The Star Shower Light Displays shower your home with multiple lights using a red and green laser. The displays are becoming an increasing popular way for homeowners to decorate for the holidays. However, they are also becoming popular with thieves.

It was supposed to be a simple way to decorate for the holidays, but when Kristen Kennon purchased her Star Shower Light Display online, she had no idea how easy it would be to steal.

"We ordered two and then ordered two more, which we sent right back because we don't want to take the chance of somebody stealing them," said Kristen Kennon.