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University of Arkansas provides telemedicine

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is providing telemedicine support for high-risk pregnant women at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

The collaboration will allow consultations in real time between medical specialists, pregnant mothers and the physicians who treat them at the OSU Medical Center in Tulsa. Medical professionals at OSU will be able to collaborate with medical specialists to co-manage patient care so they don't have to refer patients to distant hospitals or clinics.

For several years, OSU obstetricians and gynecologists have taken part in regular interactive video teleconferences and webinars as part of professional distance learning and collaboration with the University of Arkansas.

Little Rock 9 member to speak on Bates' birthday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - One of nine students who integrated Arkansas' Little Rock Central High School in 1957 will help commemorate what would be the 100th birthday of civil rights activist Daisy Bates.

The Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock says Ernest Green will give a speech about civil rights at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Green is managing director of public finance for Lehman Brothers in the District of Columbia and has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Bates was a publisher, journalist and lecturer who played a leading role in the 1957 integration. She was born Nov. 11, 1914 and died in 1999.

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Social Media Week: #Hashtags enhancing social media

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It seems like every day we're getting pounded with information on social media, literally.

Monday kicks off "Social Media Week" here at THV11, and today we're talking about a symbol many of us see and use daily, but in the past 7 years it's taken on a whole new meaning.

A hashtag creates a searchable link. Emily Reeves is the director of digital strategy at the advertising agency, Stone Ward.

"Hashtags, the word or phrase you see with a pound symbol in front of it on your social media networks, got started really when Twitter got started in 2007," said Reeves.

A creative user wanted others to be able to track conversations.

"He really encouraged people to use it in times of emergency and natural disasters so that people could find their way to resources and aid," said Reeves.

And from there, it's since evolved into a cultural phenomenon.

Attorney General McDaniel sues seller of illegal ID cards and services

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit today against a Pulaski County woman accused of deceptively advertising "notaria" services and selling ID cards improperly described as legal forms of identification. The lawsuit filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court claims that Micaela Hernandez of North Little Rock and her business, M. Hernandez Multiservices, are in violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act and the Arkansas Notario Act for unlawful business practices primarily targeting Spanish-speaking consumers.

Chris Tomlin coming to Verizon Arena

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Christian worship artist, Chris Tomlin will be at Verizon Arena on April 23.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $24.50, $31.50, 443.50, and $63.50.

Tickets will be available at the Verizon Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Missing Landmark teen located

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A missing Landmark teen has been found, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

She was reported missing on Monday.

Entergy announces new Transmission Operations Center in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 6, 2014) - Entergy is announcing construction of a new $23 million Transmission Operations Center, the "nerve center" of its transmission system, in Little Rock that will be one of two twin centers in the corporation's four-state service area.

Prior to this year, Entergy had five TOCs and one System Operating Center in cities throughout its four-state service area. The company is consolidating these operations into two locations to improve operations, enhance storm response and mitigate weather risks. The project, which is about to begin construction, is scheduled to be complete in summer 2016.

The groundbreaking will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. at 13019 Vimy Ridge Road in Little Rock.