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Social Media Week: #Hashtags enhancing social media

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It seems like every day we're getting pounded with information on social media, literally.

Monday kicks off "Social Media Week" here at THV11, and today we're talking about a symbol many of us see and use daily, but in the past 7 years it's taken on a whole new meaning.

A hashtag creates a searchable link. Emily Reeves is the director of digital strategy at the advertising agency, Stone Ward.

"Hashtags, the word or phrase you see with a pound symbol in front of it on your social media networks, got started really when Twitter got started in 2007," said Reeves.

A creative user wanted others to be able to track conversations.

"He really encouraged people to use it in times of emergency and natural disasters so that people could find their way to resources and aid," said Reeves.

And from there, it's since evolved into a cultural phenomenon.

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Attorney General McDaniel sues seller of illegal ID cards and services

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit today against a Pulaski County woman accused of deceptively advertising "notaria" services and selling ID cards improperly described as legal forms of identification. The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court claims that Micaela Hernandez of North Little Rock and her business, M. Hernandez Multiservices, are in violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Arkansas Notario Act for unlawful business practices primarily targeting Spanish-speaking consumers.

Chris Tomlin coming to Verizon Arena

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Christian worship artist, Chris Tomlin will be at Verizon Arena on April 23.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $24.50, $31.50, 443.50, and $63.50.

Tickets will be available at the Verizon Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Missing Landmark teen located

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A missing Landmark teen has been found, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

She was reported missing on Monday.

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Entergy announces new Transmission Operations Center in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 6, 2014) - Entergy is announcing construction of a new $23 million Transmission Operations Center, the "nerve center" of its transmission system, in Little Rock that will be one of two twin centers in the corporation's four-state service area.

Prior to this year, Entergy had five TOCs and one System Operating Center in cities throughout its four-state service area. The company is consolidating these operations into two locations to improve operations, enhance storm response and mitigate weather risks. The project, which is about to begin construction, is scheduled to be complete in summer 2016.

The groundbreaking will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at 13019 Vimy Ridge Road in Little Rock.

Ex-treasurer questioned by judge at plea hearing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A plea hearing for Martha Shoffner has hit a snag after a federal judge questioned whether the former Arkansas treasurer is admitting all elements of the crime.

Shoffner said in court Monday that she wanted to plead guilty to one count of mail fraud. Prosecutors accuse her of misspending campaign donations on personal items.

Shoffner admitted using the campaign money to pay personal bills - but didn't admit that that was her intent when she accepted the donations. U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes sent the court into recess and asked Shoffner to discuss the matter with her attorneys.

A similar issue arose last year when Shoffner tried to plead guilty in a separate case accusing her of bribery. Holmes rejected her plea and that case went to trial.

Local program brightens holidays for Little Rock area seniors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 10, 2014) - This season, many Greater Little Rock area seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior® program. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care® ,the program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, numerous volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

"It is heartbreaking to think of the senior members of our community spending the holidays all by themselves, without any gifts or any way to celebrate the season," says Matt McClure, a local Home Instead Senior Care owner in the Greater Little Rock area. "But all too often, that's what happens when seniors live alone. It can be a really tough time of year for them."