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Thursday forecast 7/7

Your weather forecast for July 7, 2011. Stay with Todays THV and todaysthv.com for updates.

Pedestrian bridge to open at LR's Two Rivers Park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A dedication is scheduled for the $5.3 million pedestrian bridge over the Little Maumelle River at Little Rock's Two Rivers Park.

A ceremony is to be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. for the bridge, which will link the Pulaski County trail system with the park. The trail ultimately leads to Pinnacle Mountain and more than 200 miles of trails in the Ouachita mountains.

The pedestrian bridge is just west of the Interstate 430 bridge over the Arkansas River, and it crosses the Little Maumelle where it meets the Arkansas.

The bridge was funded with 80 percent federal money, with Pulaski County paying the rest.

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

Wednesday forecast 7/6

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Federal grants up for grabs in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)-- Half a million dollars is on the line for Arkansas.

Last year, the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood was created among six organizations and it beat out 300 applicants to receive $500,000 in federal money.

The goal is to track students in high-risk neighborhoods and make sure they succeed in life.

"I had a few go onto college and a few go into the military," says Youth Intervention Specialist Charlie Bruce.

Bruce works at Little Rock's Youth Initiative Project, which has been around for several years.

"They are able to have free hot lunch and if they are participating all week long, we go on to outside activates, we take them skating and bowling and swimming," says Bruce.

State Senator Joyce Elliott is a team leader for the Promise Neighborhood.

Tuesday forecast 7/5

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Little Rock gas prices fall just over 1 cent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Average retail gasoline prices in Little Rock have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31/g Sunday.

This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website LittleRockGasPrices.com.

Including the change in gas prices in Little Rock during the past week, prices yesterday were 81.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 18.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

The national average has decreased 19.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 84.0 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.

(Source: LittleRockGasPrices.com)

THV Working for You: Teens and money

It's a talk parents need to have with their teens. It can shape their financial future.

Linda Tucker with Consumer Credit Counseling Service says children who receive information on money management at home are more financially literate than those who only get instruction at school.

Teens face a lot of pressure. Peer pressure, the pressure to look good, buy the latest item and they can also be under pressure from advertisers and marketing ideas.

Tucker says parents need to teach their teens about wants versus needs.

Also, she says if they get a job it will help them prepare for life, develop good work habits and teach them financial responsiblity because they can't have everything just by asking their parents.

THV's Liz Massey will have more on this on Today's THV at 6:30.