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Forest Place Apartment arsonist sentenced to 16 years in federal prison


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 10, 2014) - On Friday, the woman responsible for setting fire to a Little Rock apartment complex was sentenced to 16 years in federal prison.

Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced that Lacey Rae Moore, 44, who pleaded guilty to intentionally starting fires at Forest Place Apartments, including one that destroyed an entire building, was sentenced to 16 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $12 million in restitution on Friday.

Arkansas ranked 3rd on list of states with lowest quality of life

Arkansas ranked 3rd on list of states with lowest quality of life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 10 states with the worst quality of life, Arkansas has ranked 3rd.

Shooting victims opened fire on each other during dice game


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – In an update on a shooting at a Little Rock apartment complex, Little Rock Police have revealed that the two men injured were actually shooting at each other.

According to police reports, the two men opened fire on each other during an argument—possibly over a game of dice. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon just outside of a W. 65th Street apartment.

The report indicates that one was found lying in the hallway of an apartment building with at least two gunshot wounds; he was taken to UAMS and is in critical condition. The other was taken to Baptist Medical Center after being shot six times to the face, right arm, and torso. He is also listed in critical condition.

Police have not said what charges they will face if any.


College loan scams targeting graduates

College loan scams targeting graduates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As more and more students rack up college loan debt, scammers prey on their vulnerability. One recent college graduate is out hundreds of dollars after someone convinced her to shell out money to decrease her debt.

College loan debts account for the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages and are expected to increase not just in number but also in amount. Which is why, when recent grads hear someone can help them with that debt, they jump at the opportunity.

"They just took advantage of someone who just got out of college and did not know what to do," said Holly Morrison.

Morrison graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with $45,000 in debt.

"He just started talking about this is how much your debt is," said Morrison.

In August, she got a call from a company saying it could help her consolidate her loans.

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday and organizers say there will be plenty of security to ensure the safety of visitors.

Around half a million people are expected to pack the fairgrounds in Little Rock over its two-week run and Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says security is a top priority.

"We'll be out in ATVs, golf carts. We'll have the mounted patrol, our horses out."

Lt. Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said his department along with Little Rock Police, State Police and 43 private security guards will be spread throughout the fair grounds and its perimeter.

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Campaign 2014: Learning the facts behind regulating political ads


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- With just weeks before the midterm election, political attack ads are in full swing.

Voters may be surprised to know when it comes to regulating the messages behind the ads, there are no government agencies checking the content for accuracy before they air. "If it's just somewhat partially accurate they can make outlandish claims and affect a race one way or the other," said political consultant and former statewide campaign manager Michael Cook. "I think there are just some campaigns out there not really telling the story."

Girl Scouts to hold largest camp out at Clinton Presidential Center


LITTLE ROCK, AR – Girl Scouts, Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas is hosting Round Up on the River, the largest camp out ever to be held at The Clinton Presidential Center on Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12.

Girl Scouts will take over the Clinton Presidential Center for the weekend to learn to take action in their community by identifying areas they would like change and working together to find solutions.

Girls will be working with students from the Clinton School of Public Service and Heifer International. Also, they will have a Keynote Speaker, Shantice Bogard, a local High School Senior who started her own non-profit, Project Loud.