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Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Social media played a huge role in this election, even as the results began rolling in.

Both the state Democrat and Republican parties say social media is a vital tool in reaching out and connecting with voters, and they both continued to use it to thank supporters after the results came in.

From the most watched race for the U.S. Senate, the winner Tom Cotton tweeted, "We did it. Your support through this race has been truly incredible, and we couldn't have done it without you."

Whereas the incumbent candidate, Mark Pryor, lost his seat. He tweeted, "Humbled by the outpouring support throughout this hard-fought race. Thank you, Arkansas."

From the winner of the Governor's race, Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson, he tweeted, "Thank you Arkansas. We did it."

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LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LIST: Ways to watch THV11 election coverage & get results

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 will have extended election coverage throughout the evening, as well as offer real-time results as they come in.

How to watch coverage:

1. On THV11's main channel: KTHV

2. 11.2 WeatherNation (formerly THV2)

   - Over the air: 11.2

   - Little Rock Comcast: 233

   - Conway Corp: 170

   - Wehco (Hot Springs/Pine Bluff): 247

3. Live online at thv11.com (Mobile friendly)

Where to find real-time results: www.thv11.com/elections

No stopping gubernatorial candidates from last push


EAST END, Ark. (KTHV) - Regardless of how many have voted early, the final push this weekend cannot be stopped.

Hundreds of East End residents celebrated their 14th annual East End Parade as candidates running during next week's upcoming mid-term elections came out to participate.

"Knowing them in their personal lives really tells us just exactly what kind of candidate they really are," said Bobby Scott, long time East End resident. "This makes it better than trying to listen to all the mudslinging on television."

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

BET Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington to headline Gospel Extravaganza

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) – The Gospel Extravaganza remains one of the most popular events at the beginning of Homecoming Week at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) for students, alumni and the community.

This year the event will feature Season 7 BET© Sunday Best contestant Rome Washington. Sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) the event will be held Sunday, November 2 in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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PBPD offering safe, fun Halloween event for families

PBPD offering safe, fun Halloween event for families

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – If you’re still looking for something to do Halloween night, the Pine Bluff Police Department has the perfect event for you.

Sergeant David De Foor told THV11 News that the department will host their annual Fall Festival at the Pine Bluff Convention Center October 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free, and various games and candy will be available for the kids; PBPD will also provide concessions.

All families are invited to join.

Update: Name released in Pine Bluff deadly shooting


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police say what they initially thought was a traffic accident turned into a homicide investigation.

Just after 12:30 a.m. Oct. 31, officers were called to the intersection of 12th and Cherry about an accident. When they arrived they found 57-year-old Claudell Turner in a white Buick Rendezvous that had struck a water hydrant and utility pole.

When officers approached they saw Turner had been shot, but was still alive. Police say an officer started CPR until an ambulance arrived, but Turner's condition deteriorated and he succumbed to his injuries at 12:59 a.m.

A motive for the shooting is still under investigation and no suspects have been named or arrested at this time.

Anyone who has information about this homicide is asked to call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Office at 870-730-2090 or the dispatch center at 870-541-5300.


HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas

HUD reports decrease in homelessness in Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 30, 2014) – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced on Thursday HUD's latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued overall decline in the total number of persons experiencing homelessness and significant reductions particularly among veterans and those persons living on the streets. In Arkansas, homelessness had declined by 23 percent since last year.