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Red Cross blood donation events for October

Red Cross blood donation events for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross) — The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during Liver Awareness Month this October.

According to the American Liver Foundation, more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed each year in the U.S., making it the second most common transplant. Liver transplant patients may require in excess of 30 pints of blood during surgery. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need of transfusions during surgery.

Donors with all blood types are currently needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. All those who attempt to donate blood during October will be eligible to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Improvements to HWY 7 require overnight lane closures in Dover

Improvements to HWY 7 require overnight lane closures in Dover

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Improvements to Highway 7 will require overnight lane closures in Dover, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The contractor crews will be resurfacing Highway 7. The work will extend 2.9 miles north of Linker Creek, located just south of Dover. The work will reduce northbound and southbound traffic to one lane.

The overnight lane closures will be Wednesday, September 24th through Wednesday, October 15th, between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., each night, excluding Sundays, weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers and warning signs. This work had been scheduled to be complete by September 19th, but extra time is needed.

Blackstone Construction, LLC was awarded the contract at $777,770.78.

Advocates to educate disabled voters

Advocates to educate disabled voters


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 23, 2014) - Disability Rights Center of Arkansas (DRC) and Arkansas State Independent Living Council will host voter education events around central Arkansas on Wednesday and next Tuesday.

Sha Stephens the executive director of the Arkansas State Independent Living Council will be available for interviews on site at the voter registration and education event. These are education events set up to provide people with disabilities with information about voter registration, the right to vote, and the upcoming election.

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-North

401 N. Olive

North Little Rock, AR. 72114

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30

UCP Adult Habilitation Center-South

Men of Arkansas: be part of the Three Miles of Men at the Race for the Cure!

Men of Arkansas: be part of the Three Miles of Men at the Race for the Cure!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – As part of the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, 3 Miles of Men is a key celebration for the event. Men, if you haven't signed up yet, or you have and need to pick up your t-shirt, come to the THV11 3 Miles of Men Tailgate Party Thursday, Sept. 25 starting at 5:00 p.m. at Diamond Bear Brewery. Then, enjoy some refreshing drinks and pizza compliments of Larry's Pizza!

On Saturday, Oct. 4, join Bank of America, KSSN, Tom FM, and THV11 at the corner of 6th and Izard streets to cheer on the women! The first 100 men will receive a free breakfast from Capital Smokehouse and Grill.

THV11 wants to thank UCO equipment for helping us shoot the 3 Miles of Men promo with this awesome pink track bucket!

We will have it at our location on race day to get a birds-eye view of all the action!

First case of Enterovirus D68 hits Arkansas

First case of Enterovirus D68 hits Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Arkansas Department of Health reported its first case of Enterovirus D68 on Monday. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 160 cases in 22 states since mid-August.

"We have a number of suspected cases actually through the northern part of Arkansas and this is the first case that we've gotten the sample results back on that this virus is also in Arkansas, as we suspected," said Dr. Gary Wheeler, Medical Director for Infectious Disease Branch, Arkansas Department of Health.

The virus mimics the common cold with symptoms like sniffling, congestion, and fever. Enterovirus D68 also comes with shortness of breath, fast breathing, and severe coughing.

No decision from Dental Board on crematorium

No decision from Dental Board on crematorium


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The man behind a controversial plan for a crematorium in Russellville is facing the state Dental Board of Examiners.

Jim Bob Humphrey would be the first in the country to remove mercury fillings from teeth before cremation.

On Friday, Humphrey presented his case before the Arkansas board of Dental Examiners.

The crematorium Humphrey is wanting to build would be adjacent to Center Valley Elementary School in Russellville.

Parents of students are worried about a possible health hazard from the fillings emitting mercury into the air.

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

An 'Unforgettable' bridal & fashion show is coming to Hot Springs

Little Rock, Ark - Brandon D. Campbell, Little Rock Fashion Week's founder and executive producer, will produce the bridal fashion shows at the 5th annual An Unforgettable Bridal Fair & Special Events Expo on Sunday September 28, 2014 at the Hot Springs Convention Center, located at 134 Convention Blvd. at Hot Springs, AR 71902.

“I’m excited to be working on the bridal runway shows again,” says Campbell. “The clothing styles that will be seen are going to amaze guests. Everyone should expect an out of the box type of bridal show that will provide a positive and enjoyable experience.”