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Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever wondered which states have the best offerings of craft beer? Look no further because Yahoo.com has created a list telling you just where you can look.

Arkansas ranks 38th on the list with 50th being worst and first being the best.

Hospital reports increase in snake bites

Hospital reports increase in snake bites

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- Doctors and nurses at Arkansas Children's Hospital are reporting a 50 percent increase in snake bites this summer.

Children's Hospital typically sees 20 to 25 snake bites a year, but already this year they've treated 30 cases. Donna Parnell-Beasley is the trauma coordinator at Arkansas Children's Hospital, and she says they're not really sure about the uptick, but wants parents to be aware.

"Children may have been outside playing more than when it's really, really hot."

Parnell-Beasley says 2014 is shaping up to be the summer of snakes

"The majority of the injuries we've seen this summer have been on feet where children step down next to a snake and a snake bites them."

Little Rock Farmer's Market helping to provide food for families

Little Rock Farmer's Market helping to provide food for families


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Farmers Market has teamed up with the Arkansas Food Bank to make sure Little Rock families have healthy meals to eat.

They're stocking the pantry at Wakefield elementary and need your help.

You have until 7 p.m. on Tuesday to head out to the market, and you can buy food to give to the Food Bank, or make a donation.

The food will be made available to students and their families.


Construction at I-630/I-430 Interchange will require overnight lane closures

Construction at I-630/I-430 Interchange will require overnight lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Construction work at the I-430/I-630 (Big Rock) Interchange will require overnight lane closures, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be painting the I-630 westbound to I-430 southbound bridge. This work will require closing the outside lane of Financial Centre Parkway and Interstate 630 eastbound from Hermitage Road to the Baptist Hospital Ramp.

Crews will also be removing safety platforms from the Shackleford Bridge. This work will require closing the eastbound and westbound inside lanes of Financial Centre Parkway from Hermitage Road to Shackleford Road.

The lane closures will be Sunday night, August 24th through Friday morning, August 29th, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Sign installation will require lane closure on Shackleford Road

Sign installation will require lane closure on Shackleford Road

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Sign installation will require a lane closure on Shackleford Road in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be installing a new sign. This work will require closing the southbound outside lane of Shackleford Road. The closure will extend south, from Markham Street to Financial Centre Parkway.  

The lane closure will be Monday, August 25th through Thursday, August 28th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Big Brothers Big Sisters roast Nolan Richardson

Big Brothers Big Sisters roast Nolan Richardson


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - From Arkansas governors to presidents, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been raising money through their annual roast sessions for 40 years.

Somehow former Razorback basketball coach Nolan Richardson has been skipped over, until Thursday night.

We found our own Craig O'Neill live at this event.

STORY:

Big Brothers Big Sisters honoring Nolan Richardson

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, click here.


Alexander police chief shoots dog in defense

Alexander police chief shoots dog in defense


ALEXANDER, Ark. (KTHV) - An Alexander woman's dog was shot by a police chief but both parties are telling different stories.

According to the police report, Chief Jackson said when he arrived at the property, a dog started barking aggressively. Jackson said his life was in danger when he shot the dog.

According to the dog's owner, he left the dog in the middle of the yard for her to put down fully.

Jackson issued citations for a vicious animal and violation of the leash law.

The dog's owner filed a complaint with the police department.