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Detonations scheduled at Pine Bluff Arsenal

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Residents living close to Pine Bluff Arsenal should not be alarmed if they hear small explosions and see plumes of smoke coming from the installation on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Nov. 20.

Personnel from the Little Rock Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Detachment will be detonating production components damaged during the manufacturing process.

Fishing and hunting near Yellow Lake will be restricted during this time and Arsenal access to the Arkansas River will be closed.

Today's Box Office: 12 Years a Slave

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles discusses the movie 12 Years a Slave.

This has been a truly unique and remarkable fall season at the movies. Between Rush, Captain Phillips, Gravity, and now 12 Years a Slave it's going to be very difficult for Awards voters to decide between performances, films, and directors. The real winner out of this is you, moviegoer. You have a list of incredible movies to see this fall. Hopefully you have been to see all of them. If you haven't I still say that Gravity is the one you must see on the big screen. Even the newest of 52-inch plasmas will not do it justice. The rest is up to you. I can't tell you which one is better than the other because honestly, they're all good for different reasons.

THV EXTRA: Electric cars not taking off in Arkansas

(UNDATED) KTHV - If you do a quick Google search, you'll see an increase in the number of electric car drivers across the country. However, this is a trend that is not taking off in Arkansas.

Gary McAllister has owned his Chevy Volt for almost a year. He gets 47 miles from a 10-hour charge.

"I make a lot of new friends everywhere I go," he laughs. "They want to know how I charge it up."

The car cost him $42,000, but it's opened up new possibilities for a more efficient, economical life. He's gone from an $80 a week gas bill down to just a couple bucks for electricity.

"On that 60 cents, I can drive 47 miles on total electricity. I think I am the only one in Conway that has one."

A Place to Call Home: Travis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tonight, a 16 year old boy remains optimistic, and through our partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, we share his story.

His name is Travis. He's 16-years old and in the 10th grade.

"I wanna be adopted," he says.

For Travis, it's pretty simple.

"I'm in a group home with eight people," Travis describes.

All he wants is a family to call his own. We'll explain that in a moment, because this day at HobbyTown U.S.A., we have a big surprise.

Travis loves anything electronic. When manager Roger Ellenburg found out that Travis has been without a forever home since the age of 5, he did this

"Travis," says Ellenburg, "We'd like to present you with your own RCP. This one's yours."

Bryant boy who could win $20,000 for Boys and Girls Club still needs votes

Bryant boy who could win $20,000 for Boys and Girls Club still needs votes

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - An 11-year old Bryant boy is up for a huge national honor.

Ethan Harris was nominated by the Bryant Boys and Girls Club for a leadership award due to his continued efforts in raising money, volunteering, and willingness to help others. If Ethan wins, the club will get a $20,000 grant. He is one of five finalists and is the only child competing.

Ethan and his mom Carla joined THV11 Saturday morning to talk more about the honor. To get more information, watch the video attached to this story.

To help support Ethan on his cause, just take a second each day from now until November 29 to vote for him: http://on.kthv.com/1aGpXpL

UAPB Women's Basketball Falls to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (UAPB) - The Lady Lions struggled from the field, shooting only 20% in a 76-38 loss to the University of Iowa on Wednesday night. UAPB fell to 1-2 with the loss, while the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten remained undefeated at 3-0.

The Lady Lions hit only 13-of-63 fieldgoals and shot only 42.9% from the line (9-of-21). In the first half, UAPB shot a frosty 7-of-33 (21.2%) from the field. On the flip side, Iowa shot 51.4%, knocking down 18-of-35 fieldgoals, building a 49-18 halftime lead.

The Hawkeyes cooled to 31% (11-for-35) in the second half, but UAPB remained cold, shooting only 20% (6-for-30). The second half was closer, but the mountain was too high to climb.

Man arrested for Pine Bluff 'suspicious death'

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials have arrested a man and determined the cause of death in a case they were originally calling "suspicious."

According to Pine Bluff Assistant Chief of Police Ivan Whitfield, the Arkansas State Crime Lab determined that the cause of Antonio Jenkins' death on Sunday was blunt force trauma to the head.

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