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Business After Hours at the Innovation Hub

Business After Hours at the Innovation Hub

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Thursday, April 16, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce will premier Business After Hours from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub off 201 East Broadway.

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a "Welcome Home" event to remember and honor Vietnam veterans Saturday, April 11. 

On May 25, 2012, President Barack Obama declared May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the 'Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.' 

The museum will be open at no charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11. There will be several exhibits on display at the event. There will also be live music and a showing of the new documentary "The Last days in Vietnam" presented by AETN.

Ward man who escaped custody arrested

Ward man who escaped custody arrested

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - AUSTIN, Ark. (KTHV) - A Ward man who escaped police custody Thursday morning was arrested Saturday.

Stephen Thomas Pilgreen, 27, was first taken into custody after admitting to taking items from a Dollar General Store in Austin. Pilgreen escaped from the police and ran into a nearby wooded area adjacent to Highway 367.

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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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.”

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Federal Communications Commission has reached a $7.4 million settlement with Verizon.

The FCC says the wireless company used personal consumer information for marketing purposes.

As part of the settlement, Verizon has agreed to take significant steps to improve how it protects the privacy rights of customers.


Declining home prices in Arkansas

Declining home prices in Arkansas


MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - If you are looking for a new home, now could be the time to buy. But declining home values in Arkansas aren't good news for everyone.

According to CoreLogic, average home prices are up across the country. They're 7.4 percent higher compared to prices last summer. But in Arkansas, home prices have gone down by 2 percent.

"There's not one thing in particular to pinpoint, just a lot of people decide to sell at the same time," said broker Kim Burkes.

In 2014, 269 more homes were listed than in 2013, but the average sale price has gone down from $192,624 to $184,070, according to the Cooperative Arkansas Realtors Multiple Listing Service.

"Some of those may be foreclosures and short sales which brings the general price down," Burkes said.