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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.

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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."

Beebe: Honor veterans throughout the year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is urging Arkansans to find ways to honor those who have served in the nation's military throughout the year as the state is marking Veterans Day.

Speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony in downtown Little Rock, Beebe said Tuesday the nation needs to make sure it recognizes veterans and keeps commitments to them and not just limit honoring them to one day during the year.

Veterans of all ages gathered at the River Market for the annual ceremony, which marks Beebe's last as governor. The term-limited Democrat is serving his final year in office.

Beebe said the hardest part of his job as governor has been calling loved ones of armed services members from the state who have died in combat.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Arkansas Epilepsy Awareness Month

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Recently, Governor Mike Beebe signed a proclamation that deemed November as Arkansas Epilepsy Awareness Month. The newly formed Arkansas Epilepsy Association (AEA) is campaigning to raise awareness by Painting Arkansas Purple this fall.

Katie Bodenner and Kelsey Finney joined THV11 This Morning to talk more about AEA.

The AEA is an independent, not-for-profit organization created by individuals with epilepsy and those dedicated to finding effective treatments with the hope of one day finding a cure. The AEA assists individuals, families and the community at large through support groups, education, advocacy and awareness.

There will be a two hour seminar on November 15 providing general information about epilepsy, including basic seizure recognition and first aid. It will be held on the 10th floor of the Cancer Institute on the campus of UAMS from 2-4 p.m.