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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.

Health Dept.: Flu causing severe illness, death in young adults

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This year's flu season is causing severe illness and death in adults between the ages of 25 and 50. 7 out of the 15 deaths this season in Arkansas have occurred in adults between the ages of 25 and 50, and multiple hospitalizations in this group have been reported.

It is highly recommended that all individuals in this age group receive a seasonal flu vaccine and promptly visit a doctor should they experience severe flu-like symptoms.

The most frequently seen flu strain this year is H1N1, which disproportionately affects young to middle-aged adults and pregnant women. There are multiple factors that may explain why younger, healthier people are affected this year.

2014 data shows private option enrollments in hundreds or more in each county

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (DHS) - The first county-level review of "Private Option" data in 2014 shows widespread enrollment with hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of people in each county now getting health care coverage under the new program, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) on Friday.

"There's a great deal of interest in the Private Option, and we are beginning to analyze enrollment data to give people a better sense of who is participating," said DHS Director John Selig. "From this initial data it's clear that across the state, no matter where you live, people need and appreciate the opportunity to finally get health insurance."

Today's Box Office: August: Osage County, Lone Survivor, Her

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles reviews August: Osage County, Lone Survivor, and Her.

Today's Box Office: Idris Elba talks Mandella

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles talks with actor Idris Elba about his role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela in the bio-pic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In this interview we talk about how meaningful it was to play the role of a man who had such an impact on the world.

Cabot body shop total loss after fire

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A Cabot business is a total loss after a late night fire Tuesday.

Fire Chief Phil Robinson said the fire started at Wilson's Paint and Body, located at 1515 2nd Street, around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday and it was put out at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Robinson told THV 11 News the building is basically a total loss. They don't know the cause of the fire yet, and the department has people assessing whether there is any environmental impact, such as runoff. He said it appeared the business used water-based materials.

We will update this story as we get more information.