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Political ads: Negative vs. positive


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The competition between political candidates in Arkansas is heating up this year and so are their ad campaigns. With the Senate race in the national spotlight, candidates are pulling out all the stops, and that includes bashing their opponent. But do negative ads really make an impact? And how do they hold up against positive campaigns?

Dr. Greg Schufeldt, a political science professor at UALR, studies the influence of negative ads versus positive ads. He says it's all in the eye of the beholder, or rather, the political party you're affiliated with because everyone sees the facts differently.

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Global investment creates local aviation jobs


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- A French aviation company,

Apple fanatics camp out for the new iPhone 6


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV) -The iPhone 6 won't officially show up in stores until Friday, but some are more eager than others to get it.

It's become a tradition of sorts for Stephen Warren of Clarksville. Before every new iPhone launch, he sets up camp in front of the Apple Store. Warren says this year is no different.

"This year of course they come out with 2 new ones and I'll more than likely get both of them again."

THV11 first met Warren last year when Apple released the iPhone 5s and 5c. This time he's not alone, first time camper Ashleigh Branch says she's on the same mission.

"I figure I'll just experience this, experience this one time only."

To pass the time Branch, who is a UALR student, tends to her studies.

"I took two chemistry quizzes online while I was sitting here just to kill time, just do some homework."

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 18, 2014) – When the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission collects fines from game law convictions, the money goes back to the county where it was collected. During Thursday's monthly Commission meeting, the agency approved a grant of more than $679,100 to the Arkansas Department of Education as a result of fines collected during the 2014 fiscal year.

The money is used to fund educational programs focused on fish, wildlife and conservation in the counties where the offenses occurred. The highest amount of fine money went to Drew County with just over $28,000. The next highest amount went to Arkansas County with more than $25,900 in fines.

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Final fugitive in Arkansas drug bust arrested


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The last remaining defendant in the Arkansas drug bust has turned himself in.

According to Cherith Beck, the PIO for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Michael Dawkins, 27, turned himself in to the FBI in Little Rock on Thursday morning.

All except Rachel Lewis, Christian White, Thomas Caffrey and Tommie Ice made first appearances before United States Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on Thursday. All pled not guilty and received a trial date of October 20 in front of United States District Judge J. Leon Holmes. Some detention hearings are set for Monday.

Rachel Lewis is being transported back to Arkansas from Atlanta. Christian White is being seen by the Northern D. of Texas. Caffrey and Ice are both in state custody and are being seen on September 25.

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Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and axe wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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ARKANSAS’ REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

Number: (501) 400-3116

Tickets:?; Group and VIP rates available

Website: http://www.arreaper.com/

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FEAR FACTORY 501

Dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight

Location: 25120 Hwy 107; Jacksonville

Number: (501) 912-7976

Tickets: $15 - ADMISSION; $20 - V.I.P. Pass; Group Discount 10+ - $13 each; Military Discount - $13

Sherwood Urgent Care facilities offering $20 flu shots


CONWAY, Ark. (September 18, 2014) - Flu season is approaching, and health officials agree the best preventative action is to receive a vaccine as soon as it's available. Sherwood Urgent Care, an affiliate of Urgent Team, has flu vaccines in stock and is ready to protect your family against this year's seasonal flu virus.

"The seasonal flu doesn't have to be a hassle. Our team is in place to be the affordable and convenient solution, so you can safeguard your whole family," said Lynn Scarbrough, Urgent Team's Vice President of Clinical Operations. "We do want to stress the importance of early action, as the vaccine takes approximately two weeks to provide protection that will last throughout the entire flu season."