Little Rock

The city of Little Rock's recreation department has scheduled a ground-breaking on a major renovation at a riverfront amphitheatre.

The West Amphitheatre is behind the Old State Capitol on the north side of LaHarpe Boulevard.

Improvements have already started with the recent planting of large oaks honoring late Little Rock architect Rick Redden, and at 12:45 p.m.

Tuesday a ground-breaking will be held to mark a new donation benefiting renovations.

The West Amphitheatre is a few blocks west of one behind the city's River Market. It will seat about 500 people.

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The City of Little Rock is holding a meeting Thursday to consider reducing the number of lanes on South Main Street to add bike lanes and calm traffic. 

Cycling enthusiasts are not the only ones interested in the potential bike lanes.  Residents and officials are on both sides of the debate are speaking up on the issue.

Bud Laumer is an instructor with the League of American Bicyclists and professor of sustainable land use planning and transportation at UCA.

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The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is putting off selection of a site for the city’s tech park in order to discuss the specific types of research businesses that might be attracted to it.

The main topic of discussion for the Little Rock Tech Park Board has focused on site selection, but at its meeting Wednesday, members began delving into the basic purpose for the park and whether they need to consider two sites rather than one.

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Little Rock officials are now focusing on South Main Street’s growth and the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists in that area.

All this month, officials are working to heighten awareness of the need to drivers to be safer.  KUAR’s Kezia Nanda visited the South Main and 15th St. Intersection.

The corner of South Main and 15th Street is where the Root Café, the Green Corner Store and Boulevard Bread are located. 

Laura Frankenstein works at the Green Corner Store and feels it’s dangerous to walk across Main Street.

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A local organization serving the homeless met its fundraising goal just a day before its deadline of Wednesday, April 10.

Our House announced $4 million has been raised for construction of a new Children Center.

It will be used for childcare centers and after school programs for kids whose parents are working.

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The suspect of a Sunday night’s shooting at Scott Hamilton Drive is still on the run.

The Little Rock Police Department says at around 10 p.m. officers found a Hispanic male laying outside a trailer home, the victim then died at UAMS hospital at around 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Sergeant Cassandra Davis, with the city’s police department, said, “The investigation is continuing. We are trying to develop suspect and look at the crime scene to determine exactly what occur there at 8510 Scott Hamilton Drive.”

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You don’t need a cape to be a hero.

Friday, April 5, is the Red Cross Hero Day.

The American Red Cross said anyone who donates or raises $1,000 during a campaign is a hero.

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Starting Saturday, Little Rock will have a second dog park.  

MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park, located between 9th Street and Interstate 630, will hold its grand opening Saturday, March 30, at 12:40 p.m., rain or shine.

Leland Couch, with the Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department, said the park has various fun features that both small and large dogs will enjoy.

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Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall, home of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, will undergo a renovation and be closed between June of 2014 until September of 2016.

The symphony is planning to use the Wally Allen Ballroom at the State House Convention Center as a substitute during the renovation.

Christina Littlejohn, the Executive Director of the Orchestra is inviting the public to an open rehearsal on Friday night, March 29, 7.15 p.m. at the Wally Allen Ballroom in the State House Convention Center.

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Those who had hoped to attend a speaking event with John McCain for the Clinton School of Public Service this Friday will have to wait until April to see the U.S. Senator.

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