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Fire damages part of Cabot appliance store

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Crews worked Monday to put an end to a fire at a Cabot appliance store.

According to Cabot Fire Department Chief Phil Robinson, a call came in sometime before noon in regards to a fire at Angel's Appliances on Arena Road. He told THV11 that he suspects a generator running next to a wall may have started the fire, so investigators will focus on the area it was in.

"The fire primarily damaged the front third of the building," said Chief Robinson at the scene. 

Chief Robinson said no one was injured in the fire.

Surgeon General projects 69,000 Arkansas children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) - Approximately 5.6 million American children will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless the current smoking rates drop, according to a new Surgeon General's Report.

In Arkansas, this represents about 69,000 children alive today who ultimately will die prematurely because of smoking (State data available in Chapter 12, Appendix 12.2 of the Surgeon General's Report).

"As the Surgeon General states, 'Enough is Enough'. Today's report gives us stark figures and a stern warning," said Dr. Gary Wheeler, Medical Director for the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program at the Arkansas Department of Health.

"We must take immediate and bold action to protect the lives of everyone in Arkansas, and especially our children," Wheeler added.

Face Your Vote: New voter ID law for Arkansas in 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Secretary of State) -- After January 1, 2014, Arkansas Act 595 of 2013 will require that voters show photo identification to vote.

When you go to vote, the new state law requires you to show a state or federal photo ID. Here are a few examples:

  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • Military ID
  • College ID
  • State or federal ID badge
  • Conceal carry permit

Is it current? Is it valid?
If your photo ID has an expiration date, it cannot have expired more than four years before the election you're voting in.

A Place to Call Home: Siyeasha and Quaneasha

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -It's been nearly four years since we first met Siyeasha and Quaneasha, along with their brothers and older sister at the Museum of Discovery. A lot has changed since then. Their brothers were adopted. Their older sister aged out of foster care.

So in February of 2011 we featured just the girls. Still today, they have no forever home. Now, our third meeting with Siyeasha and Quaneasha, and it was a day of pampering at the Paul Mitchell Imagine Salon.

Each girl got a consultation with a stylist. After that, it was time to relax while their hair was washed and rinsed. Under the dryers, each got to know the women giving them time and attention.

"This was good," says Quaneasha. "I thought about coming here, getting my hair done and I liked it here. I give them a thumbs up because they did very good on my hair!"

"It was awesome, it was exciting," shares Siyeasha.

Bruno Mars set to come to Verizon Arena

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (VERIZON ARENA) - Bruno Mars will be stopping through Little Rock on his "Moonshine Jungle World Tour."

The concert will take place on June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Little Rock's Verizon Arena.

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 3 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices will be $67.50, $79 and $99, and there will be an 8 ticket limit the 1st day only.

Tickets will be available at the Verizon Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or on line at www.ticketmaster.com.

Credit card entry tickets are available for this event.

Verizon arena is using credit card entry to help ensure fans purchasing designated seats will be able to secure tickets at face value. Seats delivered with credit card entry will not be transferable.

Kroger to host flu clinic on Jan. 15

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (KROGER) - Kroger Delta Division announced on Monday that 6 Little Rock-area locations will host flu clinics this Wednesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 7 p.m. to meet customer demand for this year's flu shot.

Each clinic will have 400 doses of the current flu vaccine. In addition, all Kroger locations in metro Little Rock received a minimum of 100 doses this week. The cost of the flu shot is $28.

The following Kroger locations will be hosting the super clinics this Wednesday:

•110 Commons Dr., Maumelle, Ark., 72113
•1295 W. Main St., Cabot, Ark., 72023
•14000 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, Ark., 72212
•8824 Geyer Springs, Little Rock, Ark., 72209
•6929 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock, Ark., 72116
•8415 W. Markham, Little Rock, Ark., 72206

Woman allegedly steals from former job to pay off bills

WARD, Ark. (KTHV) - A woman in Lonoke County is under arrest for allegedly stealing from her former job to pay off personal bills.

The Sheriff's Office said Jan. 7 they got a report from a realty company about unauthorized financial transactions from their bank account.

On Jan. 14 around 3:30 p.m. investigators arrested 33-year-old Kristina Lynn Johnston from Ward for felony theft of property.

A press release from the Sheriff's Office stated the initial investigation revealed Johnston, a former employee of the realty company, was using funds from the realty bank account to pay her personal credit accounts.