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Police investigating LeAndre Jackson's death

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- After a car was found on fire in west Little Rock, police find the owner dead in the Arkansas River.

Two weeks ago Tuesday, LeAndre Jackson was reported missing and his car was found ablaze in the parking lot of Second Presbyterian Church.

It is a tragic ending for his family as they continue to cope with his death.

Police are saying it is a very detailed and bizarre case with details that they can't fully release at this point as the investigation is ongoing, but they are making progress..

LeAndre Jackson, 41, of Conway was reported missing on August 16th. He left for work and phoned his girlfriend a short time late saying he had a flat tire.

Three hours later, police found his car on fire in the parking lot of the Second Presbyterian Church on Pleasant Valley Drive.

On Wednesday evening, Jackson was found dead in the Arkansas River.

Special election to address interstate highway needs

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- In 1999, Arkansans voted to issue $575 million dollars in bonds to make interstate highway repairs. The twelve-year maturity bonds will all be paid off in 2014. On November 8, Arkansans have the option to do it again.

"We can create jobs, modernize interstates in Arkansas, all without raising taxes," says Craig Douglas, spokesperson for the Move Arkansas Forward Committee.

He says reissuing a 1999 bond program that gave more than a half billion dollars to interstate highways in Arkansas only makes financial sense. Without repairs, the backbone of the state's highway system may be in trouble.

Healthy Child: Kids and school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's back to school time. For some children it's cumbersome--getting them to 'want to go'. For others, they absolutely refuse.

But what if hating school is much more than not wanting to go?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting rid of belly fat

UNDATED (KTHV) -- Trying to lose that extra belly fat? You may want to go for a jog.

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center compared the effectiveness of aerobic exercise versus strength training.

They found aerobic exercise like jogging or walking burned 67 percent more calories than weight lifting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holocaust survivor shares story with students

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pulaski Academy students in Little Rock and Indian Hills Elementary students in North Little Rock received a visit from a Holocaust survivor Friday.

They heard Estelle Nadel's stories of trials and hard times but the survivor proved to students that perseverance and a positive attitude can take you a long way.

It's been more than 60 years since the Holocaust. For most, 60 years might be ancient history. But for those who've lived through the Holocaust it is just as real now as it was then.

Students in Pulaski Academy filed in the auditorium one at a time unaware of the testament they would soon hear.

Estelle Nadel, a lady of courage, strength, and hope, met with students at Pulaski Academy to share her story of survival

Little Rock gas prices rise less than 1 cent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) --  Average retail gasoline prices in Little Rock have risen 0.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40/g Sunday.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.61/g, according to gasoline price website LittleRockGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Little Rock during the past week, prices yesterday were $1.01/g higher than the same day one year ago and are 12.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 9.1 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 91.6 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

Today's Box Office: 'Redemption Road' is a little bumpy

If you saw It at the Little Rock Film Festival, it was under the title "Black, White, and Blues" for whatever reason, the filmmakers decided to change the name to Redemption Road possibly because it was a title that would play better in mainstream theater markets but without changing the content of the film itself, it won't make much difference.