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ADC reviewing who will receive Buffington reward


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the capture of escaped inmate Timothy Buffington on Thursday, the Arkansas Department of Correction is now deciding who will get the reward money.

Buffington escaped from a Pine Bluff jail on June 21 of this year.

On July 24 ADC put out a $4,000 reward for information leading to him.

Shea Wilson with ADC says they're aware of the role each person took in identifying Buffington, but have not made a decision on who will receive the money.

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Update: Escaped murderer Timothy Buffington captured


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Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

Who’s ready for a haunting? See list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Halloween is getting close, and nothing screams fall more than getting chased through dark halls by zombies and axe wielding ghouls.

Check out our list of haunted houses, forests, hay rides and more:

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ARKANSAS’ REAPER HAUNTED HOUSE

Dates: Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 16-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. - ???

Location: 6016 Crystal Hill Rd.; North Little Rock

Number: (501) 400-3116

Tickets:?; Group and VIP rates available

Website: http://www.arreaper.com/

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FEAR FACTORY 501

Dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 22-31; Nov. 1

Time: 7 p.m. to Midnight

Location: 25120 Hwy 107; Jacksonville

Number: (501) 912-7976

Tickets: $15 - ADMISSION; $20 - V.I.P. Pass; Group Discount 10+ - $13 each; Military Discount - $13

Political ads: Negative vs. positive

Political ads: Negative vs. positive


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The competition between political candidates in Arkansas is heating up this year and so are their ad campaigns. With the Senate race in the national spotlight, candidates are pulling out all the stops, and that includes bashing their opponent. But do negative ads really make an impact? And how do they hold up against positive campaigns?

Dr. Greg Schufeldt, a political science professor at UALR, studies the influence of negative ads versus positive ads. He says it's all in the eye of the beholder, or rather, the political party you're affiliated with because everyone sees the facts differently.

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

AGFC approves grant of fine money to counties

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 18, 2014) – When the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission collects fines from game law convictions, the money goes back to the county where it was collected. During Thursday's monthly Commission meeting, the agency approved a grant of more than $679,100 to the Arkansas Department of Education as a result of fines collected during the 2014 fiscal year.

The money is used to fund educational programs focused on fish, wildlife and conservation in the counties where the offenses occurred. The highest amount of fine money went to Drew County with just over $28,000. The next highest amount went to Arkansas County with more than $25,900 in fines.

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Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent


NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

The world's largest retailer also says current workers who want more hours during the holidays will get priority for them. The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., has been criticized by labor groups for low pay and intentionally keeping employees' hours low.

The news follows similar announcements from UPS, FedEx and Kohl's, which are also making more temporary hires this year.

A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Pine Bluff attempted murder suspect arrested in Wisc.

Pine Bluff attempted murder suspect arrested in Wisc.


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in Pine Bluff have a second suspect in custody for attempted murder and robbery.

Sgt. David Price said Deundra Harris was taken into custody in Wisconsin and extradited back to Arkansas Wednesday in connection with a robbery and an attempted murder of a Pine Bluff man in June.

The first suspect, Azeez Muhammad, has been in custody since Aug. 20 for this incident. Police are still searching for a third and final, Brandon R. White.

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Calling all curvy fashionistas! Torrid to open in McCain Mall

Calling all curvy fashionistas! Torrid to open in McCain Mall

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR, September 18, 2014 – Torrid, a retailer of sexy fashion with an edge for young, stylish women who wear size 12 -28, will open its 270th retail store at McCain Mall, the premier shopping destination in Central Arkansas, on October 7, 2014, and will hold its grand opening event on Saturday, October 11 starting at 10 a.m. This will be the first Arkansas location for the popular retailer.

“Torrid is the perfect retailer to add to our diverse mix of clothing stores,” said Shara Brazear, director of marketing and business development at McCain Mall. “We want everyone who shops at our stores to walk out feeling confident in their new clothes.”