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William J. Clinton Center debuts new temporary exhibit

William J. Clinton Center debuts new temporary exhibit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WJCPC) -- The William J. Clinton Presidential Center debuts its newest temporary exhibit, “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.  This exhibit, from the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., provides guests with an historic perspective on acts of terror that have taken place on American soil.  Open through April 27, 2014, this exhibition reminds us that Americans have known and dealt with acts of terror since the founding days of the republic and will continue to face these challenges in the years ahead.

“Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs” explores nine major events and periods in U.S. history when Americans were threatened by domestic enemies. With each major event, guests can track the incident as it happened, witness the government and public response, and examine the complexities of securing the nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded.  

Kroger to host flu clinic on Jan. 15

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (KROGER) - Kroger Delta Division announced on Monday that 6 Little Rock-area locations will host flu clinics this Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. to meet customer demand for this year's flu shot.

Each clinic will have 400 doses of the current flu vaccine. In addition, all Kroger locations in metro Little Rock received a minimum of 100 doses this week. The cost of the flu shot is $28.

The following Kroger locations will be hosting the super clinics this Wednesday:

•110 Commons Dr., Maumelle, Ark., 72113
•1295 W. Main St., Cabot, Ark., 72023
•14000 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Ark., 72212
•8824 Geyer Springs, Little Rock, Ark., 72209
•6929 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark., 72116
•8415 W. Markham, Little Rock, Ark., 72206

Arkansas Kids Read campaign brings in celebrity aid

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The students at two North Little Rock elementary schools were in for a treat on Tuesday.

3 celebrity sightings got the kids at Indian Hills and Boone Park Elementary excited about reading. It's all part of the Arkansas Kids Read literacy campaign.

All students, kindergarten through third grade, received their own book from some of their favorite characters. "Clifford, Word Girl and the Cat in the Hat have come to share with us the importance of reading. The kids love the characters and it's so encouraging to have them come visit their classrooms and to encourage them to read," said Mavis Cherry, principal at Boone Park.

According to the Arkansas Kids Read Organization,7 in 10 fourth graders can't read proficiently in our state. That's why they hold events like this on a regular basis to help with literacy.

Health Dept.: Flu causing severe illness, death in young adults

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This year's flu season is causing severe illness and death in adults between the ages of 25 and 50. 7 out of the 15 deaths this season in Arkansas have occurred in adults between the ages of 25 and 50, and multiple hospitalizations in this group have been reported.

It is highly recommended that all individuals in this age group receive a seasonal flu vaccine and promptly visit a doctor should they experience severe flu-like symptoms.

The most frequently seen flu strain this year is H1N1, which disproportionately affects young to middle-aged adults and pregnant women. There are multiple factors that may explain why younger, healthier people are affected this year.

City to vote on market square for North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock could soon see an upsurge in construction.

A resolution to create a market square for the city is happening Monday night. But, it all depends on the city council's vote.

A master development for the square, which they named "Argenta Plaza," was originally passed in 2010. No specific time frame was mentioned.

If approved, the plaza will be a space for a variety of activities like farmer's markets, community events or picnics.

"Concerts, small plays, like I said, it's also a center point for the downtown community to be a small type park environment," said Danny Bradley, chief of staff.

Bradley said it will also help to spur on more development in the area. On Monday, the will discuss a budget plan.

Officer-involved crash sends two to hospital

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An officer-involved accident in North Little Rock Sunday night has left two people injured.

According to North Little Rock Police, a crash between a police cruiser and a motorcycle happened at the intersection of North Hills Boulevard and McCain Boulevard at 3:30 pm. Two people riding on the motorcycle were rushed to the hospital.

Police said the injuries sustained were not life-threatening, and both passengers were wearing helmets. One was taken to UAMS for a possible concussion while the other was taken to Baptist with a leg injury.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick said a preliminary investigation indicated that the officer was at fault, but police are still investigating the accident and will make a final determination later.

Resolution for Argenta Plaza to be proposed Monday

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A resolution that would create a market square in North Little Rock will be proposed Monday.

The city council originally approved the master development plan for what they call Argenta Plaza back in 2010; however, the plan did not include a specific time frame.

The plaza if approved will create a public space for a variety of activities.