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Friendly reminder: Property taxes are due


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's that time of year.

Property taxes are due this week in Arkansas on Oct. 15. Many county collectors will offer extended hours and most have an opportunity to pay online or over the phone.

The state's government website Arkansas.gov can get you started if you have a tax bill to pay.

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Arkansas ranked 3rd on list of states with lowest quality of life

Arkansas ranked 3rd on list of states with lowest quality of life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 10 states with the worst quality of life, Arkansas has ranked 3rd.

College loan scams targeting graduates

College loan scams targeting graduates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As more and more students rack up college loan debt, scammers prey on their vulnerability. One recent college graduate is out hundreds of dollars after someone convinced her to shell out money to decrease her debt.

College loan debts account for the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages and are expected to increase not just in number but also in amount. Which is why, when recent grads hear someone can help them with that debt, they jump at the opportunity.

"They just took advantage of someone who just got out of college and did not know what to do," said Holly Morrison.

Morrison graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with $45,000 in debt.

"He just started talking about this is how much your debt is," said Morrison.

In August, she got a call from a company saying it could help her consolidate her loans.

Study: Voter ID Laws Cut Turnout by Blacks, Young

Study: Voter ID Laws Cut Turnout by Blacks, Young

States that stiffened their voter identification laws saw drops in election turnout, with disproportionate effect on blacks and younger people, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released Wednesday... Read More

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Anonymous tip leads to burglary arrest


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Conway Police Dept. is thanking an anonymous tipster for leading them to a burglary suspect.

The tip was about a burglary at a school in Bearden, Arkansas. The tipster said Larry Jarell Moore burglarized the school and brought stolen items to Conway and sold them.

Conway police talked to the Ouachita County Sheriff's Department and learned they wanted Moore in connection with the school burglary.

Police said officers showed up to an apartment on Donaghey Street Oct. 5 and found Moore along with some of the items stolen from the Bearden school, a laptop stolen from Conway, and a shotgun stolen in Faulkner County.

Moore was arrested on a felony warrant out of Ouachita County. Police said he was cooperative and told officers some of the items he sold including a flat screen TV, Wii consoles, and laptops..

Businesses 'Pinkwash' donations into profit

Businesses 'Pinkwash' donations into profit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Every October, billions of dollars are donated towards awareness and research for breast cancer, but not every pink product that is purchased benefits the cause.

Last year, Business Insider found that only 8 percent of NFL pink merchandise proceeds went towards research with 88 percent going towards the corporations that made them.

"Each year, the public is spending billions of dollars on pink ribbon products. It's working for companies, it's not working for women," Karuna Jaggar said, executive director of Breast Cancer Action, a California-based advocacy group trying to bring awareness to pin-ribbon marketing known as 'pinkwashing'. "Research shows that if you put a pink ribbon on a product a company will sell more of them. I think what's happening is that companies are exploiting the public's good will."