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Water on the roads: Turn around, don't drown

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- With heavy rainfall in Arkansas expected this week, it is important to remember a few flood safety facts. Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related according to the National Weather Service.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) urges people to learn the dangers of driving into flooded roadways because drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater. Roads weaken under floodwater and drivers should proceed cautiously after waters have receded, since the road may collapse under the weight of the vehicle.

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a national education campaign that depicts the harsh reality of illness and damage real people suffer as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.  The ads show the toll smoking-related illnesses take on real people and their loved ones.  Viewers in Arkansas will see the ads from March 19 to June 9.

Specialty parks plate now available

Specialty parks plate now available


License Plate Featuring Twilight Outdoor Scene by Historic Mather Lodge At Petit Jean State Park Is First in a Series to Depict Settings and Experiences That Can Be Enjoyed in Arkansas’s State Parks

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) —The 52 state parks of Arkansas comprise one of the finest systems of parks and museums in the nation.  Display your pride in this park system that you own as a citizen of this great state, and help provide college scholarships for the next generation of park professionals, by purchasing a specialty license plate featuring Arkansas State Parks.  The new license plate just premiered and is available for Arkansans to purchase at the Office of Motor Vehicles.

Corp lifts small craft advisory on Arkansas River

Corp lifts small craft advisory on Arkansas River

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers has lifted the small craft advisory on the Arkansas River. 

Before setting out in a pleasure craft, always check flow conditions.  Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution on the river.  Wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat while intoxicated.  Give commercial towboats an extra wide berth for safety's sake.  They are heavier than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats.  It can take a towboat more than a half mile to stop.

Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.  Currents become swifter and stronger, and large debris is carried downstream. 

2012 Sproo-Doo Model Show

2012 Sproo-Doo Model Show

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing for the folks of Central Arkansas Scale Modelers. It's time to get ready for the show!

This year, the 2012 Sproo-Doo Model Show will be held at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton, AR.

The show theme for this year is "War Machine". Judging style will be Gold, Silver, Bronze. We will also be handing out the following Special Awards.

CALS to hold Arkansas Music Festival in September

CALS to hold Arkansas Music Festival in September

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), is launching a new annual music festival that will take place September 28 and 29 of this year.

Focusing on Arkansas music and musicians both past and present, the Festival will also work to get musicians and songwriters involved in local schools, create songwriting workshops for kids and adults, and host related performances and events throughout the state.

The Butler Center recently hired John Miller to be the Arkansas Music Festival coordinator. A native of Little Rock, Miller is a twenty-year veteran of the music industry. As the lead singer of the Big John Miller Band, Miller has spent the past seventeen years recording, touring, and performing music throughout the South.

School participate in Trivia Challenge

School participate in Trivia Challenge


7-8:30 p.m.

The Center's third annual High School Trivia Challenge invites students from local high schools to compete in a "Jeopardy"-type game related to the Center's exhibits and Encyclopedia of Arkansas.  This fast-paced and fantastically competitive game covers topics such as: Famous Arkansans, Arkansas Politics, Arkansas Places and Symbols, and Presidents and First Ladies.  The winning team will take home the championship trophy among other prizes.


Schools are:

Joe T. Robinson High School

Little Rock Central High School

North Little Rock High School (West Campus)    

North Pulaski High School

Hall High School 

Maumelle High School   

J.A.Fair    Magnet High School

McClellan Magnet High School

Parkview Arts and Science Arts Magnet