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Clinton endorses Steele for North Little Rock mayor

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - State Representative Tracy Steele has picked up an endorsement from one of his former opponents in the race for North Little Rock mayor. Just Monday, Steele and Mark Clinton were debating in THV 11's studio.

On Tuesday, neither Tracy Steele nor Joe Smith picked up the needed 50 percent vote to become North Little Rock's newest mayor in 24 years. Steele accounted for 48 percent of the vote, and Smith accounted for just over 41 percent.

Eight percent, or roughly 1,750 votes, came from Clinton. On Thursday, Clinton encouraged those voters to support Tracy Steele.

"I look forward to a new day, North Little Rock, and I gladly support trace Steele to lead us there," he said.

Clinton mentioned the similarities between his and Steele's campaign, saying they were both looking for more transparency about city budgeting and also want to improve public safety, including a fire station near Rose City.

Restoration nearing completion for USS Hoga

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The city of North Little Rock says the restoration of a tugboat that made it through the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is nearing completion, as are efforts to have it transported to the Arkansas River.

North Little Rock has scheduled a fundraiser for Saturday at the city's Inland Maritime Museum, where the USS Razorback submarine is docked along the Arkansas River.

Organizers have been working for months to raise money to fund the restoration and transport.

The Hoga is dry docked at Vallejo, Calif., where the vessel is being restored.

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A Place to Call Home: LaShawnda, Jeremiah and Justin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There is one word to best describe this trio, and that word is "quick."

It's tough to catch them, and at River City Gymnastics this day, we can barely keep up.

"Justin and Jeremiah are 3-year old twins," describes their DHS adoption specialist Lisa Saulsberry. "They are hyper and full of energy. LaShawnda is their 5-year old big sister, and she's just the sweetest most gorgeous little girl."

A gorgeous little girl who is all laughs and smiles, despite being separated from her twin brothers and despite a very troubled past.

"You are beautiful! Your eyes are beautiful, where'd you get em?" THV 11 anchor Dawn Scott asks.

THV Extra: Most dangerous intersections in NLR

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The North Little Rock Police Department has determined its most dangerous intersections in the area. It narrowed down the list by the number of accident calls, tickets issued, and amount of patrol needed. THV 11 News decided to spend time at each location for 30 minutes before and during rush hour. We watched traffic violations left and right. 

Fashion designers apply for LRFW 5

Fashion designers apply for LRFW 5

Little Rock, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion design applicants, wanting to showcase their clothing lines at the fifth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 15-20, 2013 at various locations in downtown Little Rock. The application postmark deadline is December 5, 2012.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 75 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Otis School of Fashion (Los Angeles), and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

Church celebrates 138 years of service

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) North Little Rock's First Baptist Church celebrates 138 years in the community.

Sunday, the church honored members who have helped pave the way for the church's success. Pastor William Robinson says the church is one of the oldest African American churches in North Little Rock. He's also proud to say, "church members have a unique, caring spirit about themselves."

Throughout the years, they have help feed the homeless.

2012 State Football Playoffs Results

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The high school football season has come to a close and it's time for the state playoff race to begin.

The conference winners or higher conference finishers will always have the home field designation. If two conference winners or two same place conference finishers meet, the team on the top line of the pairings will be the home team.

The first round officially begins on Friday, November 9. All games kick off at 7 p.m.

The brackets can be found online at the Arkansas Activities Association website.