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Calling all curvy fashionistas! Torrid to open in McCain Mall

Calling all curvy fashionistas! Torrid to open in McCain Mall

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR, September 18, 2014 – Torrid, a retailer of sexy fashion with an edge for young, stylish women who wear size 12 -28, will open its 270th retail store at McCain Mall, the premier shopping destination in Central Arkansas, on October 7, 2014, and will hold its grand opening event on Saturday, October 11 starting at 10 a.m. This will be the first Arkansas location for the popular retailer.

“Torrid is the perfect retailer to add to our diverse mix of clothing stores,” said Shara Brazear, director of marketing and business development at McCain Mall. “We want everyone who shops at our stores to walk out feeling confident in their new clothes.”

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Pine Bluff hopes new business venture spurs growth


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV)—A new 54-store bazaar is coming to Pine Bluff. The shop, which is similar to a thrift store, will move into the vacant Food King Grocery on the corner of 16th Avenue and Cherry St.

"I explain what we're doing and [people's] eyes get big. [They say] "you're doing that here?!" and I'm like yeah. [They say] "Why?" and I'm like why not," said Archie Winn, who came up with the idea for the store.

Winn has lived in Pine Bluff in his entire life and has already invested $40,000 into the project, all out of his own pocket.

"I think this is going to be basically the biggest store known to Arkansas," said Winn's sister and business partner Kala Bullard.

Each store will hire people from Pine Bluff, pulling in much needed jobs and a new sense of community.

Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

The Foundation for the Mid South is proud to partner with Pine Bluff organizations in identifying challenges and addressing opportunities for males of color.  The groups are ensuring that males are preparing for college or careers.  The groups include: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; Ivy Center for Education, Incorporated; Junior Leadership Pine Bluff; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

WHO: Males of Color Initiative

WHERE: O'Bryant, W.E., Bell Tower

      University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

      1200 N. University Drive

      Pine Bluff, AR 71601

      (Located in the center of the campus)

WHAT: Announcement of $200,000 in grant investments with local Pine Bluff organizations.

Local parents respond to NFL child abuse case

Local parents respond to NFL child abuse case


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Whether you call it cultural or criminal, the debate over spanking and other corporal punishment has come center stage in the United States.

A national conversation over parenting continues to grow in the wake of a child abuse case involving NFL star Adrian Peterson, who is charged with felony child abuse after reportedly spanking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch.

"The scars on the kid's leg and bruises look pretty excessive," said Nicholas Dudley, a Little Rock father of two. "My wife and I decided early on that we wouldn't spank our children, we just believe there are multiple other ways to send a good message to your children as far as what needs to be done."

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Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mental health researchers here in Arkansas joining with colleagues around the world in ground-breaking new findings about schizophrenia.

They're spreading the word that the condition commonly thought of as "split personalities" is actually a cluster of 8 genetic disorders.

Doctor Pedro Delgado with UAMS said this latest study is part of a larger trend seen in other medical research.

"Genetic findings are starting to now show that what looks like a single kind of cancer is actually lots of different kinds of cancer that just look similar," said Delgado.

Doctor Delgado says that people with these genetic clusters probably won't escape schizophrenia, but the clusters will give doctors a chance at early intervention, helping them tailor treatment.


More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights

More protesting on Tuesday for disabled rights


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - More demonstrations were held on Tuesday after protesters bombarded the Arkansas Health Care Association Headquarters.

On Monday, dozens gathered with a disability rights group refusing to give up the fight for their rights.

The group wants the ability to choose their support instead of being forced into nursing facilities and institutions.

Little Rock police were called to U.S. Representative Mike Ross' office on Tuesday afternoon and have made more arrests for disorderly conduct for people refusing to get out of the street.

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales

County Judges Association opposes statewide liquor sales


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 16, 2014) — The County Judges Association of Arkansas voted to adopt a resolution in opposition to the "Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment" during its summer meeting in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment is a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that, effective July 1, 2015, the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors is lawful within the entire geographic area of each and every county of this state.

According to the resolution, "traditionally, under the Arkansas Constitution and Amendment 55, the people of Arkansas have proclaimed their view in favor of 'home rule' and local control."