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Arkansas to drop lawsuit against board ex-director


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the former executive director of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board has repaid the state more than $15,000 for unauthorized purchases made on a state charge card.

McDaniel filed a civil suit against Catherine Gray in September. The lawsuit accused Gray of using a state purchasing card on gift cards, personal utility bills, personal car repairs, prescription medication, alcohol, cigarettes, dog food and other items.

PCSSD Gifted and Talented Students Invited to Tour Scholars Program

PCSSD Gifted and Talented Students Invited to Tour Scholars Program

Gifted students from all PCSSD elementary and middle schools are invited to visit the Scholars Program, a unique, comprehensive program for gifted and talented students. These visits will allow students and parents to see the Scholars Programs in action. 

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Social media played a huge role in this election, even as the results began rolling in.

Both the state Democrat and Republican parties say social media is a vital tool in reaching out and connecting with voters, and they both continued to use it to thank supporters after the results came in.

From the most watched race for the U.S. Senate, the winner Tom Cotton tweeted, "We did it. Your support through this race has been truly incredible, and we couldn't have done it without you."

Whereas the incumbent candidate, Mark Pryor, lost his seat. He tweeted, "Humbled by the outpouring support throughout this hard-fought race. Thank you, Arkansas."

From the winner of the Governor's race, Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson, he tweeted, "Thank you Arkansas. We did it."

Arkansas Legislature to remain under GOP control

Arkansas Legislature to remain under GOP control


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015.

The GOP on Tuesday won at least 62 seats in the 100-member House, while Democrats took at least 34. Results are pending on four races.

In the 35-member Senate, Republicans will hold a 24-11 margin after winning all four races decided Tuesday.

Republicans also won all seven constitutional offices.

In 2012, Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, clinching 51 seats. Afterward, lawmakers passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the country and approved a voter ID law - but both laws were later found unconstitutional.

Legislators also passed a bipartisan plan to expand health coverage to more than 200,000 people by using Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for poorer Arkansans.

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 will have extended election coverage throughout the evening, as well as offer real-time results as they come in.

How to watch coverage:

1. On THV11's main channel: KTHV

2. 11.2 WeatherNation (formerly THV2)

   - Over the air: 11.2

   - Little Rock Comcast: 233

   - Conway Corp: 170

   - Wehco (Hot Springs/Pine Bluff): 247

3. Live online at thv11.com (Mobile friendly)

Where to find real-time results: www.thv11.com/elections

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 will have extended election coverage throughout the evening, as well as offer real-time results as they come in.

How to watch coverage:

1. On THV11's main channel: KTHV

2. 11.2 WeatherNation (formerly THV2)

   - Over the air: 11.2

   - Little Rock Comcast: 233

   - Conway Corp: 170

   - Wehco (Hot Springs/Pine Bluff): 247

3. Live online at thv11.com (Mobile friendly)

Where to find real-time results: www.thv11.com/elections

Arkansas sees revenue rise in October


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue rose in October and is above year-to-date expectations.

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday that net available revenue in October totaled $402.8 million. That's $30.0 million more than last year and $18.2 million above the state's forecast.

The report said sales tax collections accounted for $7.7 million of the gain for the month and corporate Income tax collections were $2.3 million above forecast.

The department said year-to-date revenue for the first four months of the fiscal year totals $1,725.0 million - $31.3 million above year ago levels.

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