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Neighborhood-Based Program hosts end-of-summer event

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) – The Neighborhood-Based Summer Program is an initiative coordinated the City of Little Rock Community Programs Department.

The City of Little Rock Department of Community Programs will celebrate the end of the Positive Impact Youth neighborhood-based summer initiative Friday, August 15 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 9010 Hilaro Springs Road. More than 100 youth from southwest Little Rock who enrolled in the program will be in attendance. The Little Rock Police and Fire departments will participate in the event. Squad cars, motorcycles and fire trucks will converge on site.                       

At noon, attendees will also be treated to a surprise flyover by a helicopter from the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD).

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

Moment of silence for Ferguson, MO planned in Little Rock, nation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A National Moment of Silence has been planned for August 14 at 7 p.m. EST in memory if Michael Brown, who recently died during an officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

In Little Rock, participants for the moment of silence will be gathered at the Arkansas State Capitol. A Facebook page dedicated to event says people will gather at 6 p.m., and the moment of silence will begin at 6:20 p.m.

The page also requests that participants bring candles and signs with names of the fallen or other messages about police violence or community strength in addition to a red cloth or ribbon as a sign of solidarity. Participants are reminded to remain respectful as it is a moment intended for healing and remembrance.

Learn more at the Facebook page: http://on.kthv.com/1uy5ZNn

An Evening of Mingling, Music, and more! The "With You" Fundraiser at Khalil's Pub

An Evening of Mingling, Music, and more! The "With You" Fundraiser at Khalil's Pub
A fundraiser is being hosted to raise various film festival fees and post-production costs. There will be our own private area. Music will be provided by Randy Magness of R&R, and we will have a silent auction as well as a trailer for the movie. There will be NO coverage charge; however, donations for the cause are appreciated, and please don't forget to tip your server/bartender/musician! Please come join us at Khalil's Pub, and visit the facebook event page to rsvp at https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/781712408540737/. The event starts at 6:30pm and continues on through the evening. And in case you didn't already know, here is the amazing cast that made this screenplay come to life!

New police chief to hold forums to discuss Little Rock's future

New police chief to hold forums to discuss Little Rock's future

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you have ideas on curbing city crime, now is your chance to voice your opinion.

The new Little Rock police chief, Kenton Buckner, is holding seven forums next month to meet the public.

He plans to visit all seven wards, starting with Ward 2 at the Henton Neighborhood Resource Center.

Buckner started on the force last month when Chief Thomas retired.

The dates of the scheduled forums are as follows:

August 4 6 pm Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street (Ward 2)

August 7 6 pm McDermott Elementary School, 1200 Reservoir Road (Ward 4)

August 8 6 pm Dunbar Community Center, 1001 West 16th Street (Ward 1)

August 11 6 pm Centre at University Park, 6401 West 12th Street (Ward 6)

Blood drives happening in August

Blood drives happening in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Red Cross)— The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage.

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant.

As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red Cross, donors may be helping patients in their community or patients across the nation.

Red blood cells have a shelf life of only 42 days and platelets just five days, so they must constantly be replenished.

Film crew coming to Little Rock for church documentary

Film crew coming to Little Rock for church documentary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (40N40) -  A Christian Film Team is traveling across the US along I40, researching churches and conducting interviews as part of a Documentary titled 40 Churches in 40 Weeks TM; slated to be released in 2015.

“The focus of the documentary,” says creator Sharon Bollum, “is to get Christians and Church Leaders to candidly discuss what’s working, as well as what isn’t working, inside the Christian Community.

Christians are meant to be on a journey of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ. We’re supposed to be known as the most loving, forgiving, accepting and humble people on earth yet we are often better known as judgmental, hypocritical and even hateful. That’s a problem we have to face and endeavor to change.

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Little Rock, Ark. - On July 2nd, Little Rock Fashion Week founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell and several models participating in LRFW 2014 events July 14-19 visited youth at Pinnacle Pointe Hospital. Campbell shared his story about growing up in Little Rock, during the height of the city's gang violence, and how he decided to make a difference in the world by being successful. Models shared their inspiration and helped give out prizes to the kids. The sixth annual LRFW is July 14-19 at various locations in Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased at www.littlerockfashionweek.com.