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Little Rock city special election polling location info

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here is information regarding the special tax election in Little Rock.

Temporary Polling location changes for this Little Rock City Tax Election only:

Precinct 61 voters will vote at Martindale Baptist Church, 18900 E. Colonel Glenn Rd., Little Rock, instead of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, due to the number of low amount of eligible registrants that live in the precinct (two).

Precinct 70 & 72 voters will vote at St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock, instead of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, due to a scheduling conflict the church notified the commission they could not be a poll Election Day.

Precinct 105 voters will vote at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 6219 Baseline Road, Little Rock, instead of Parkview Christian Church, due to the uncertain status concerning working conditions for the poll workers.

Little Rock gas prices fall almost 3 cents last week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Average retail gasoline prices in Little Rock have fallen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.42/g Sunday.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66/g, according to gasoline price website LittleRockGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Little Rock during the past week, prices yesterday were 97.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 0.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has increased 5.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 93.3 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

What it means to remember

What it means to remember

Ten years ago, at the time this article was posted -- 8:46 am New York time -- American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Seventeen minutes later at 9:03 am, United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower. At 9:37 am, American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the west wing of the Pentagon. And at 10:03, United Airlines flight 93 crashed in a Pennsylvania field. Its likely target: the White House.

2,977 Americans lost their lives that day.

It's hard to believe ten years have passed since then. Most of us remember the images: the violent explosions; smoke billowing from the impacts; the first, then second tower collapsing; people leaping to their deaths because there was no other way to escape the flames.

How horrific it must have been for those present. Shockwaves rippled through the city streets as shattered glass and searing ash rained furiously from the sky.

'Sound Off' Episode 4: Stonewall Democrats

'Sound Off' Episode 4: Stonewall Democrats

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (RSM) -- Our third interview is with Eric McDaniel of the Stonewall Democrats, a gay activist political organization that made headlines recently when addressed by Gov. Beebe earlier this year. CLICK HERE to listen.

Stonewall was caught up in controversy when leaders in the organization refused to publicly criticize the governor for making what some viewed as unfavorable remarks regarding gay rights in Arkansas. McDaniel has taken heat for this decision, and addresses that here in this interview. What do you think? Should the Stonewall Democrats have rebuked Gov. Beebe's comments, or did they do the right thing?

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Free fair getting citizens prepared for any emergency

MAUMELLE, Ark. -- In conjunction with National Preparedness Month the City of Maumelle, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the First United Methodist Church of Maumelle and the New Life Church will host a free Emergency Preparedness Fair Saturday, September 10, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jess Odom Community Center, 1100 Edgewood Drive in Maumelle.

State of Ark. declared agricultural disaster area

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas has been declared an agricultural disaster area after bouts of severe weather devastated farmers across the state.

Gov. Mike Beebe's office said Thursday that the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture had designated all of Arkansas' 75 counties agricultural disaster areas.

Beebe requested the declaration this summer after flooding, drought, excessive heat, wind and hail battered crops beginning in April.

Under the agricultural disaster declaration, farmers across the state can apply for assistance through their local Farm Service Agency office.

Farmers have eight months to apply for disaster aid that can include emergency loans and direct aid from the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program if the farmer meets eligibility requirements.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

A Place to Call Home: William

12-year old William has been in state care since 2009.  He is a friendly young man who desperately wants and needs a place to call home.

William also loves fire trucks, so we arranged to meet him at the downtown Little Rock fire station for a private tour. 

"I've been in love with fire trucks since I was a baby," he says. 

All his life, William has only dreamed of a day like this.  For a boy who loves fire trucks, who admires the firefighters who operate them, this is a dream come true.

"Stuff I seen today... it's the most amazing thing I ever seen," says William.

It's amazing, in part, because this young man, by all accounts, has lived a nightmare.