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Arkansas joins Thanksgiving traffic enforcement campaign


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police will join with other state and local law enforcement agencies in a traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Troopers will be a part of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign that targets seat belt law violators. Arkansas has a mandatory seat belt law.

Other states along the I-40 corridor taking part in the effort include California, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas and North Carolina.

The effort includes having a trooper assigned to every 20 mile segment of the interstate during peak travel hours.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


10th Anniversary of the Clinton Library to feature big name celebrities


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV) - It's hard to believe the Clinton Presidential Center will turn 10 years old this month.

In honor of the occasion, a 10-day celebration will take place throughout Little Rock.

Libby Lloyd, communications manager for The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau said the city is gearing up to throw a 10 day party.

"Literally a decade of progress. It's just a lot of fun to be able to take 10 days leading up to the 10th anniversary and just have celebratory events and exhibits taken place all over the community."

Lloyd said the Clinton Library spurred cultural, economic and social progress for Little Rock.

"More than 2.5 billion dollars of reinvestment has taken place here. More than 60 percent increase in tourism over the last 10 years."

Parts of downtown without power, downed wire to blame


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Parts of downtown Little Rock are experiencing a power outage.

According to Entergy Arkansas, a downed wire is to blame for the outage Thursday morning. Currently, the Entergy outage map is showing that 292 households and businesses are out of power from Cantrell Road to 7th Street near the Capitol Mall.

The outage started at 9:45 a.m.

The power service did not give an estimate on when power would be restored.

Verizon Wireless giving customers extra GB of data


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 12, 2014) - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is about to become a little more enjoyable. Verizon Wireless has declared Nov. 26 "Connection Day," a day designed by Verizon to say "Thanks" to their customers by giving them the gift of data, special offers and content.

Verizon is giving its customers the gift of 1GB of data at no extra cost with great promotions courtesy of Amazon, Apple, Boingo Wireless, Conde Nast, Gogo Technologies, JetBlue and Pandora.

Starting on Wednesday, More Everything customers who register for Connection Day at http://www.verizonwireless.com/connection-day are eligible to immediately receive 1GB of shareable data on their account.

Beebe, economist speaking at state chamber meeting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and the chief economist for the Heritage Foundation are speaking at the state's largest business group's annual meeting.

Beebe and Stephen Moore with the Heritage Foundation are scheduled to speak Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Arkansas state Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas. The group is holding its annual meeting at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock.

Beebe is speaking to the group as he wraps up his final year in office.

Beebe, a Democrat, is leaving office in January due to term limits and will be succeed by Republican Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson, who defeated Democrat Mike Ross in the Nov. 4 election.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Little Rock Watershed preparing for holiday season


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A group that has served Little Rock for more than three decades needs your help to continue their efforts this holiday season.

The Watershed Project puts food on hundreds of tables each Thanksgiving.

With more than 500 turkeys this year, they're already looking for people who will sign up to help cook the food. They also need volunteers to help serve their Thanksgiving dinner.

Reverend Hezekiah Stewart says they're also already thinking about Christmas.

"Help us by donating food, clothes, money, household items, whatever you have that someone can use. I'm asking you to please give it to us so we can give it to them," said Reverend Stewart.

If you can help in any way this Thanksgiving or Christmas, call the Watershed Project at 501-378-0176. They are located at 3701 Springer Blvd.


Social School: How to make the most out of Facebook


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) –Today, Facebook has more than 1 billion users, all connected to each other over the internet.

But every day this site is changing, and it's easy to get left behind.

Facebook has existed since 2004, and since then has seen many makeovers. It can be a very useful tool both personally and professionally, but you need to keep up with the changes to get the most out of it.

The days of hand written notes and letters are gone. Now this is how we communicate, connected through a single website: Facebook.

"It's great for us to be able to keep in touch and establish a rapport with our customer."

Dale Wallace is the owner of a local floral shop in Riverdale, and says Facebook is a necessary for marketing his business.

"A lot of people don't know what they want until they see it."