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Happy Birthday to Travis Scherling!

Happy Birthday to Travis Scherling!

Happy Birthday to Travis Scherling, of Little Rock! Jennifer Peirce sent the birthday wish into THV11.

Her message: "Happy Birthday! I love you!"

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Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Campbell and LRFW 2014 models visit Pinnacle Pointe Hospital

Little Rock, Ark. - On July 2nd, Little Rock Fashion Week founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell and several models participating in LRFW 2014 events July 14-19 visited youth at Pinnacle Pointe Hospital. Campbell shared his story about growing up in Little Rock, during the height of the city's gang violence, and how he decided to make a difference in the world by being successful. Models shared their inspiration and helped give out prizes to the kids. The sixth annual LRFW is July 14-19 at various locations in Little Rock. Tickets can be purchased at www.littlerockfashionweek.com.

Missing Little Rock couple located


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A missing Little Rock couple was located on Thursday evening.

According to Lt. Carl Minden the couple was found safe.


State officials approve school funding


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After learning of an error by the Pulaski County assessor's office, state officials have approved more than $2 million for public school construction and renovation projects.

The Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation Commission approved funding for 246 projects within 120 school districts in the state.

Projects range from implementing safety features to rebuilding schools.


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Land cleared for new Little Rock outlet mall


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -Construction for a 325,000 square foot outlet mall in Little Rock is currently underway.

The land there is now completely cleared and ready for building to begin.

The new outlet mall will be located adjacent to Bass Pro Shop and include almost 75 retail stores.

Developers said the center will bring updates to both the 4-30 and 30 Interstates and bring new jobs.

The mall is expected to be completed next summer.

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New outlet mall to bring 1,000 jobs to Little Rock


Campaigns make last push before petition deadline


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Supporters of proposals to raise Arkansas' minimum wage, legalize marijuana and expand alcohol sales are making a last push to gather signatures to qualify for the ballot as they near next week's petition deadline.

Groups behind the four ballot initiatives said Thursday they're still gathering and counting signatures before next week's deadline to submit to the secretary of the state's office. Monday is the deadline for the groups to submit their petitions.

The measures include proposed initiated acts to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage and legalize medical marijuana, and proposed constitutional amendments to completely legalize marijuana and to allow statewide alcohol sales.

The proposed constitutional amendments need at least 78,133 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the ballot. The proposed initiated acts require at least 62,507 signatures.

Arkansas governor plans to grant 10 pardons


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has announced plans to grant 10 pardons to applicants who have completed all jail time, fulfilled parole and probation requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences.

There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the proposed pardons before final action is taken.

Two additional requests for clemency were denied and eight requests had no action taken on them.

Six of the 10 applicants Beebe wants to pardon are from Arkansas. The other four are from Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia and Mississippi.

For more information on the applicants, visit http://governor.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx .