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Stolen Riverfront Park sculptures found in plastic bag

Stolen Riverfront Park sculptures found in plastic bag


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Thousands of dollars worth of sculptures that were stolen from Riverfront Park's sculpture garden have been recovered.

Park visitors discovered them Sunday morning, seemingly returned in a plastic bag. The three pieces stolen were made of bronze with copper detail and were worth close to $30,000.

While the city's Department of Parks and Recreation said a theft like this has not happened in years, this most recent incident has spurred the city to add surveillance cameras and cut down some vegetation.

"We only had one surveillance camera in the garden," said Truman Tolfree, director of Parks and Recreation. "Because of the incident we're adding more signs, we're adding additional lights and trimming the tress to clear the view in the park."

The city is tightening on security to make sure residents like Joy George feel safe.

AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHC/SNRC) - The Arkansas History Commission and the Sequoyah National Research Center will be hosting a free half-day symposium on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  The symposium’s theme, The Great War: Researching World War I in Arkansas Archives, will feature presenters, Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield, Roy Boney and Amanda Paige. 

Topics will include Cherokee Code Talkers: World War I and Beyond, American Indians in World War I: Choctaw Case Study, and Letters, Scrapbooks and Discharges: WWI Treasures at the Arkansas History Commission.

Get ready for Lamanpalooza!

Get ready for Lamanpalooza!

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 25, 2013) -- The William F. Laman Public Library System will hold the fifth annual LAMANPALOOZA on Saturday, August 2nd.

LAMANPALOOZA's outdoor activities include: inflatables, 100 foot zip line, caricatures by Jim Tindall, Marty Boone - the balloon-maker on stilts, Tommy Norman doing finger prints, dunk tanks, games, music, crafts, and a lot of family fun.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The first 2,000 people will receive a free hot dog, drink, chips and cookies.

LAMANPALOOZA is free and open to the public. A library card is not required for entry to the festivities.

LIST: 2014 Movies in the Park lineup

LIST: 2014 Movies in the Park lineup

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One of the fun family things to do this summer is Movies in the Park in downtown Little Rock.

The movies are shown at dusk at the Riverfront Amphitheater in the River Market. The screenings are free. You can sit in the chairs at the theater, or bring chairs and blankets to sit in the grassy area.

Lineup:

  • July 16: The Hunger Games (PG 13)
  • July 23 - Friday Night Lights (PG 13)
  • July 30 - E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (PG)

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

July 9: Ristorante Capeo Weekly Dinner and Wine Specials include roasted pork tenderloin and the delicious risotto of the week with Italian sausage, artichokes and broccoli.
Visit www.capeo.us for details or reservations.

July 9: Live Entertainment!
The Joint Venture Improv Comedy at The Joint

July 10: Live Entertainment!
The Joint features The Deltatones

July 11: Live Entertainment!
Reno's Argenta Cafe features Steve Neeper
Original comedy "Just Shut Up & Drive" at The Joint

July 12: 7 a.m.-noon, Argenta Farmers Market, 520 Main Street

July 12: Live Entertainment!
"Just Shut Up & Drive" Original Comedy at The Joint

July 13-16: Arkansas Travelers vs. Springfield, Dickey Stephens Park, Travs.com for more information.

July 15: Live Entertainment!

Laman Library Offers Summer Feeding Program

Laman Library Offers Summer Feeding Program

The William F. Laman Public Library System are partnering with North Little Rock Parks & Recreation to be a location for the departments Summer Food Service Program.  The main Library (2801 Orange Street) and our Argenta Branch (420 Main Street) will be serving Breakfast at 9:00-10:00 and Lunch at 11:00-1:00, Monday thru Friday until August 8. All sites in this program are open sites, no registration required.  All children, 18 and under, are welcome to come and will receive a free meal.

Animal Ambassadors Show at the Little Rock Zoo

Animal Ambassadors Show at the Little Rock Zoo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One of the biggest attractions for Arkansas kids every summer is the Little Rock Zoo. The zoo isn't just fun, it can also be a learning experience.

Susan Altrui and Hannah Baker shared more about the Animal Ambassadors Show along with Barnadette the barn owl and Boo the opossum.

They are apart of the daily shows at the Little Rock Zoo you can see live in action.

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, seniors 60+ and active duty military get $2 off regular admission, children 12 and under are $9, and children under 12 months are free.

Learn all about the zoo at LittleRockZoo.com.