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River Trail sinkhole patched on Tuesday

River Trail sinkhole patched on Tuesday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Workers have made a piece of river trail safe again after patching a 7-foot-deep sinkhole on Tuesday.

THV11's Macy Jenkins found the hole while riding her bike. She actually contacted city officials complaining about the danger of the 7-foot-deep hole.

That area located between the Big Dam Bridge and Murray Park is still roped off today while pavement dries. River Trail officials say the closed section should be open by tomorrow.

STORY: River Trail sinkhole alarms city officials

 

 

Pulaski Tech hosts golf tournament to raise funds for fine arts, humanities

Pulaski Tech hosts golf tournament to raise funds for fine arts, humanities

The Pulaski Technical College Foundation will host its 7th annual golf tournament in memory of P.G. Bradford on Aug. 25 at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle.

The format is a four-person scramble with 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Team entry is $400, or $100 per person. Prizes will be offered at individual holes, including a 2014 Volkswagen, $10,000, and other prizes. 

Proceeds benefit PTC students enrolled in in Arts and Humanities programs.The Division of Fine Arts and Humanities is the college's largest academic division,and all students must complete at least one course in the division.Pulaski Tech will open The Center for Humanities and Arts, complete wih a 500-seat theater,on its Main Campus in North Little Rock, in Fall 2015.

The tournament also features a helicopter ball. Ball can be purchased for $10, and the person whose ball lands closest to the hole wins $1,000.

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

Join the Aug. 1 Walk for Children and Families

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MFH) - Online Registration is now available for the 8th Annual Walk for Children and Families. This family-friendly event benefiting Methodist Family Health is coming up Friday, Aug. 1, at the Big Dam Bridge, 4000 Cooks Landing Road, North Little Rock. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., with the Walk at 6:30 p.m. Individuals, groups and all ages are welcome.

The fun will include live music by the Gable Bradley Band, free Frosty Treats ice cream, free pizza, games and walking for a great cause. All participants will receive a free T-shirt. Parking will be at the Crystal Hill Elementary School, with a free shuttle to the Big Dam Bridge.

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Camp iRock registration deadline extended to July 11

Little Rock, AR – The registration deadline for Camp iRock has been extended to July 11. The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16. The experience will take place at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center, 1720 Ferncliff Road in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence. Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com.

Camp iRock fitness and nutrition camp registration deadline June 27

Camp iRock fitness and nutrition camp registration deadline June 27

Little Rock, AR (AMHC) – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will host the fourth annual Camp iRock, an all-girl fitness and nutrition camp, Sunday, August 10 through Saturday, August 16 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center. Designed exclusively for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades, Camp iRock offers fun educational activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles, physical activity and self-confidence.

Forty girls from across Arkansas will be selected to attend the camp free of charge. To apply or to learn about camper criteria visit, www.campirock.com

The application deadline is June 27, 2014.

According to the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, one in three Arkansas public school students is overweight or at risk for becoming overweight. These children have a higher risk of developing diabetes, hypertension and other chronic diseases.

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

My Town Hero: Basketball coach becomes father figure to athletes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tonight's My Town Hero is a legendary Little Rock basketball coach. He's accomplished some remarkable things on the court over the years, but it's what the Arkansas Sports Hall of Famer is doing off the court that makes him so worthy of being called a Town Hero.

This man needs no introduction. Just take a look at the plaques along his wall, and you'll know right away you're in the presence of greatness. Charles Ripley, Head Basketball Coach and Athletic Director at Arkansas Baptist College, wears many hats, but the most significant pertains to meeting the needs of his young athletes.

Enjoy the great outdoors on Arkansas Trails Day

Enjoy the great outdoors on Arkansas Trails Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The 22nd anniversary of National Trails Day, America's largest trail celebration, is slated for June 7. Events throughout the U.S. will join this nationwide observation of America's wealth of trail types and experiences while encouraging the public to enjoy a trail. According to State Trails Coordinator Mike Sprague, "The kick off to Arkansas's celebrations will begin a week earlier on Saturday, May 31, with trail events of all kinds in Little Rock and North Little Rock. A schedule of the events slated for May 31 in the metro area is posted on the Arkansas Trails Council website at: http://www.arkansastrailscouncil.com/.