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Missing Little Rock elderly man found safe


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - According to police, a missing elderly Little Rock man was found safe at a rehab hospital on Friday evening.

He had reportedly been missing since February 2.


Arkansas same-sex couples sue state for recognition


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An attorney representing same-sex couples in Arkansas wants the state to recognize her clients' marriages while appeals are pending before state and federal courts.

Cheryl Maples filed a civil complaint against Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and others Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Maples says her clients have been denied benefits and aren't able to jointly file taxes.

A Pulaski County judge overturned the state's same-sex marriage ban in May and 541 gay couples obtained licenses before Arkansas Supreme Court justices imposed a stay.

Maples says her clients are in limbo and are being harmed every day the marriages aren't recognized.

An attorney general spokesman says Rutledge is reviewing the complaint.

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Florists keep up with Valentine's Day deliveries


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- Valentine's Day is still a day away, but central Arkansas flower shops are already booming with business.

Eddie Anderson and Larry Samples have been delivering flowers on Valentine's Day for more than a decade.

"Only on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day we have the runners. Most of the time it's just one person."

Sarah Lee, a sales associate at Frances Flower Shop, says this year is interesting because the holiday falls on a weekend.

"This is the day of. Even though tomorrow is Valentine's Day, this will be our big day."

At Frances Flower Shop, a fleet of delivery vans have been busy making the rounds since early Friday while designers make arrangements in the store.

Arkansas Gov. names Department of Human Services new hires


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced the hiring of four top administrators to the Department of Human Services.

The Republican governor on Friday announced former chief counsel Mark White has been promoted to fill one of the agency's two deputy director positions. Hutchinson said White's previous experience made him an ideal candidate.

Three other service directors were also announced. They're all scheduled to begin work by the end of the month.

Hutchinson says he is confident the new hires will support fiscally responsible policies.

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Sherwood man dead after online sale turns violent


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One man is dead and another is still on the loose following an online purchase gone bad.

It happened on Wednesday evening when 56-year-old Sherwood resident Frank Steinsiek tried selling his motorcycle to a man who agreed to buy it via Facebook.

"[This] is one of those things that is nationally becoming an issue," said LRPD spokesman Lieutenant Sidney Allen. "It's imperative that you understand that when you are making these purchases that everybody out there do not have great intent," Allen continued.

More and more people are turning to online forums such as Facebook and Craigslist to broker deals for used merchandise. While it can provide a better price police say it inherits greater risk as well.

Nationwide initiative to help local senior women fight their top health threat


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - To combat the increasing chances of heart disease in e

The local effort is part of a nationwide initiative named 10,000 Heart to Hearts, which seeks to reach 10,000 senior women across the country. The 10,000 Heart to Hearts program began Feb. 1 at the start of American Heart Month. Elderly women, teams from Brookdale senior living communities have begun a program called "10,000 Heart to Hearts."

"Cardiac disease kills more women than all cancers combined but a lot of older women don't realize how dangerous it is," said Kevin O'Neil, M.D., F.A.C.P, chief medical officer for Brookdale. "On average, women develop heart disease 10 years later than men do, with their first heart attack occurring at the age of 70."

eBay auction for Arkansas unclaimed property


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's safe to say that Arkansans love a good bargain.

The state auditor is currently auctioning off unclaimed property from the state's lost and found box.

The auction is on eBay, and will end on Monday for some items and on Wednesday for others.

So far, there is a giant coin collection up for grabs, three rings, and two pieces of vintage American folk art.

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