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Arkansas ranks high in stilettos by state study


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - When it comes to heels, a new study shows Arkansas women like to go sky high. The online retailer, Gilt, ranked the average height of high heels by state, and Arkansas placed in the top four.

The study also ranked Puerto Rico. The average heel height there was the highest at 2.87 inches, followed by Nevada, Florida and Arkansas. States considered, more fashion forward like New York and California fell short of Arkansas, and women in the south know why.

"Probably the first memory I have is walking around the house in my mom's high heel shoes," said Mallory Rogers.

Each heel holds a special place in a woman's heart.

"My favorite pair right now is the pair I bought for my wedding," said Sheryl Bragg.

They sparkle and shine, and at about three inches, Sheryl Bragg says they are a bit low for her.

Toys 'R' Us to open on Thanksgiving Day


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Black Friday sales are starting at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at some retailers this year.

But other stores jumping on the competition. Toys R' Us will be opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

They'll stay open for 30 straight hours until 11 p.m. Friday night.

If you'd prefer to get your shopping done before sitting down for turkey and stuffing, K-Mart will be opening at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving.


More flu shots being shipped and clinics rescheduled


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Good news for those who haven't gotten their flu shots yet, more vaccines are being shipped to Arkansas and the flu clinics are being rescheduled.

Flu clinics include the Arkansas State Fairgrounds on December 4, North Little Rock health unit next weekend November 17, 19 and 20.

Lonoke County will also host a flu clinic at the Cabot Community Center on December 5.

Other counties are still being rescheduled.

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Conway mother and daughter arrested for Medicaid fraud


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (November 7, 2014) - The executive director and case manager for a now-closed Faulkner County facility for the developmentally disabled have been arrested for Medicaid fraud and exploitation following an investigation by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Kathy Koone Hall, 48, and her daughter, Melanie Ray Koone McCarty, 28, both of Conway, were arrested Friday morning on multiple counts of Medicaid fraud and exploitation. District Judge Susan Weaver set Hall's bond at $15,000 and McCarty's bond at $10,000.

The women are being held at the Faulkner County Detention Center.

Interview: Fight pancreatic cancer with Purple Cow



LITTLEROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – There's a great way you can enjoy your favorite purple milkshake and help a great cause at the same time.

Patrick Carroll with Purple Cow and Jessica Thompson with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network joined THV11 on Friday morning.


Metroplan seeks feedback on regional sustainability plan


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Imagine Central Arkansas) – Imagine Central Arkansas, the three-year outreach period to gather community input about the future of the region, is in the final stages of developing a long-range plan for the four-county region of Central Arkansas. Metroplan, which leads this planning effort, is seeking public input on the draft plan.

Since 2012, Metroplan has engaged residents, businesses and other stakeholders in developing a 30-year vision for the region that includes Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski and Saline Counties. According to Metroplan Planning Director Casey Covington, "We went to people during this time and asked them to imagine the future of Central Arkansas. We have now reached an exciting time when we are coming back with our draft plan and asking, 'Did we get it right?'"

Interview: Little Rock Animal Village's 'Fall Pawty'


LITTLEROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – To celebrate National Shelter Appreciation Week, the Little Rock Animal Village is hosting their annual Fall Pawty Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments, entertainment, a pet fashion show, and a $15 microchipping of your pet.