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Tandy 10 $1 movie theater to close

Tandy 10 $1 movie theater to close

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Sadly, the Tandy 10 in North Little Rock is closing.

Businesses 'Pinkwash' donations into profit

Businesses 'Pinkwash' donations into profit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Every October, billions of dollars are donated towards awareness and research for breast cancer, but not every pink product that is purchased benefits the cause.

Last year, Business Insider found that only 8 percent of NFL pink merchandise proceeds went towards research with 88 percent going towards the corporations that made them.

"Each year, the public is spending billions of dollars on pink ribbon products. It's working for companies, it's not working for women," Karuna Jaggar said, executive director of Breast Cancer Action, a California-based advocacy group trying to bring awareness to pin-ribbon marketing known as 'pinkwashing'. "Research shows that if you put a pink ribbon on a product a company will sell more of them. I think what's happening is that companies are exploiting the public's good will."

Central Arkansas Water announces paperless billing option

Central Arkansas Water announces paperless billing option


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 7, 2014) — Central Arkansas Water (CAW) announced on Tuesday that customers may now begin to receive their monthly Utility Billing Services (UBS) bills through email.

"Our customers have been requesting paperless billing for some time. We are pleased to offer this free and easy paperless billing option to our customers as part of our commitment to providing exceptional customer service," said John Tynan, Director of Customer Relations & Public Affairs. Customers can sign up for paperless billing at www.carkw.com.

Boards, Spreads, Boxes and Platters!

Boards, Spreads, Boxes and Platters!

Butcher & Public is a small business based on hand crafted Arkansas meats and Charcuterie. Think of times past where we had the neighborhood butcher shops for our families’ meats. At B&P you can come in for sausage, bacon, sandwiches, fresh meats and advice on what to do with all of this. Located inside Good Food by Ferneau restaurant, they offer meats in the retail case, sandwiches to eat in or take out, meat-cheese-pickle platters and also have a Meat Share program.

Arkansas Only: Argenta Farmers Market

Arkansas Only: Argenta Farmers Market

Shop the Argenta Farmers Market this Saturday. All products are certified as coming from Arkansas family farmers. The Market is connecting people to fresh, healthy seasonal food and the farmers who grow it.

The farmers market is located at 6th and Main Streets and is open from 7 a.m.- noon. The market is on the River Rail Trolley route and offers an abundance of FREE stroller, bike, and automobile parking. Email scottheritagefarm@gmail.com for more information.

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors

Uber execs present their case to Little Rock directors


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- For the first time since the Uber debate came to Little Rock, executives with the ride sharing startup were in town presenting to the city's board of directors.

"The residents and visitors have spoken very loud and clear that they would like Uber to be brought to Little Rock," said Uber Senior Public Policy Associate Dave Barmore. "I'm encouraged to be talking with you to see how we can make that happen."

Barmore told directors Uber is not a taxi service, but rather a technology startup matching ride seekers with nearby drivers looking to make some extra cash. "There is a strict vetting process in place to make sure that these drivers are safe and this process includes a nationally approved background check vendor," he added. "A lot of them are just residents looking to make some extra money on the weekend."

CenterPoint Energy installs new gas pipes

CenterPoint Energy installs new gas pipes


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Across the country there have been concerns about aging gas pipelines. A Gannett investigation found gas explosions killed at least 135 people and injured another 600 people over the last decade.

CenterPoint Energy in Arkansas has been working for more than a decade to replace approximately 400 miles of cast iron and bare steel pipelines across the state. More than 150,000 residents use CenterPoint Energy to ignite gas stoves, water and pool heaters as well as to back up generators.

There are about 80 miles left in Little Rock that need to be replaced by plastic pipelines.