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NLR Shell Station robbed at gunpoint

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Shell Station in North Little Rock was robbed at gunpoint earlier this month.

NLRPD says on Oct. 4 around 3:40 a.m. two men entered the station located at 6915 JFK Blvd. armed with a rifle and a shotgun.

In the surveillance video, you see the clerk give the suspects the money out of the cash register and a box from under the counter.

The suspects then fled the north side of the business, the same direction they came in.

This is an ongoing investigation. THV 11 News will update this story as we get more information.

(Source: North Little Rock Police Dept.)

Husband of woman killed in North Little Rock traffic talks

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police said the case of a North Little Rock woman killed at the intersection of JFK Blvd. and McCain Blvd. is growing cold.

"Right now we are just receiving a few calls," said Sgt. Brian Dedrick with the North Little Rock Police Department.

Police released footage of the maroon Ford F-150, which they believe the killer drove, but still have made no arrest in the case.

"A random act of evil," said Eric Olson, husband of the victim, describing his wife's murder.

Olson said his daughter, Linnea, is now just over 1-year-old and said she motivates him.

"She doesn't really give me any time to dwell or get consumed in sorrow and grief. She keeps me focused," said Olson.

Police said they believe the murder to be a random act and ask anyone with information call them.

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Shutdown impact on the Ark. National Guard as of Oct. 4

CAMP ROBINSON, Ark. (Ark. National Guard) - The government shutdown continues to degrade readiness and morale across the Arkansas National Guard; local communities begin to feel impact.

Current impact of the shutdown on the Arkansas National Guard:

Furloughed dual-status military technicians (Guardsmen) - 738
Furloughed state employees - 294
Total furloughed - 1032
Furlough impact per week - $839,560 in lost wages.

Drill weekend training will not occur in October.
Army National Guard per month drill impact - $2.2 million in lost wages.
Air National Guard per month drill impact - $783,400 in lost wages.
Total per month drill impact - $2,983,400 in lost wages.

Today's Box Office: James Hetfield goes Through the Never

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Concert movies can drag on at times and eventually become boring, unless we're talking about Metallica.

I talked with James Hetfield last week about Metallica: Through the Never which is a concert movie with a  storyline about a roadie who is sent on a mission to retrieve something for the group and along the way he experiences very strange events set to the music of the ultimate rock band, Metallica.

Hetfield talks about the origination of the idea for the movie and the process of putting it all together.

Today's Box Office: Gravity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles says that Gravity delivers a complete movie experience.

Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as NASA Scientist Dr. Ryan Stone who along with Mission Commander Colonel Matt Kowalski is adrift in space after an accident destroys their space shuttle.

River Trail could expand from Little Rock to Hot Springs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A proposal is now on the table to expand the Downtown River Trail from Little Rock to Hot Springs.

Garland, Pulaski and Saline Counties announced Thursday morning that they are teaming up to try to create the 57-mile long trail.

Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines said it will be a big boost for tourism and allows for growth.

"It goes through urban cities and just the most incredible countryside, and economically it will raise property values throughout the length of the trail," he added.

The new trail is expected to cost between $20 million to $25 million.

MORE DETAILS: I-30 bridge reopens after struck by tow boat

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The I-30 Bridge has reopened after part of it was struck by a towboat, pushing barges, Thursday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission notified the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office of the collision. Lt. Carl Minden originally said a barge struck one of the bumpers, which protects the bridge supports, and the bridge was not actually struck. The inspectors checked the bridge thoroughly to ensure nothing was structurally wrong.

Coast Guard Lt. JG Brian Porter said the tow boat, called M.V. Bill Rodgers, was pushing 8 barges northbound when the incident occurred. The barges had recently been unloaded of rocks, which made them empty when the tow boat hit the north fender of the bridge.

Bill Sadler with the Arkansas State Police said ASP the Coast Guard asked them to shut down the I-30 bridge when the tow boat hit. Traffic was diverted for a while in both directions.