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Arkansas Legislature to remain under GOP control

Arkansas Legislature to remain under GOP control

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015.

The GOP on Tuesday won at least 62 seats in the 100-member House, while Democrats took at least 34. Results are pending on four races.

In the 35-member Senate, Republicans will hold a 24-11 margin after winning all four races decided Tuesday.

Republicans also won all seven constitutional offices.

In 2012, Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, clinching 51 seats. Afterward, lawmakers passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the country and approved a voter ID law - but both laws were later found unconstitutional.

Legislators also passed a bipartisan plan to expand health coverage to more than 200,000 people by using Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for poorer Arkansans.

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

Statewide recycling slogan, report to be released

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The state's new recycling slogan and logo are scheduled to be announced during a celebration to mark America Recycles Day.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will announce the winner of the slogan contest and unveil the coordinating logo during the Nov. 14 event at the agency's headquarters in North Little Rock. America Recycles Day is Nov. 15.

In addition to the announcements, ADEQ will also release the 2014 State of Recycling in Arkansas report.

The agency held a contest over the summer to find a slogan that could be used anywhere in the state to encourage people to recycle. Judges narrowed more than 200 submissions down to 21 finalists.

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PCSO: Teen found in ditch with gunshot wound

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaksi County Sheriff's Office said a teen was found at 1 a.m. Sunday lying in a ditch by the side of the road and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Lt. Carl Minden said deputies are looking for four people possibly connected to the shooting. They apparently left the scene at East 46th and Primrose Streets in a burnt orange Dodge Caliber with a black racing stripe on the sides and stock rims.

The teen has been rushed to a hospital and is in critical condition.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information on this shooting to come forward and contact them at (501) 340-6963 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (501) 340-TIPS (8447).

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The city of North Little Rock pushing to close Motel 6

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The city of North Little Rock along with the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley filed a lawsuit on Thursday to shut down Motel 6.

After a five year investigation and hundreds of reports of criminal activity the city said they have had enough.

"We have a list of known arrests and reports that have happened at that one location," said assistant prosecuting attorney Paula Juels Jones. "We think they've become a legal nuisance and we're taking action to try to abate that nuisance," said Jones.

During the five year investigation there have been reports of 27 drug crimes, one aggravated robbery, three domestic batteries, two aggravated assaults and 33 cases of public intoxication.

Museum of Discovery educator to make 2nd appearance on 'The Tonight Show'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Museum of Discovery)- Kevin Delaney, director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery, will make his second appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at 10:30 p.m. Friday, November 7, on NBC. Delaney will be performing three science demonstrations with Fallon as his laboratory assistant.


Estranged wife of Arron Lewis arrested in connection with realtor's death

Estranged wife of Arron Lewis arrested in connection with realtor's death

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A second person has been arrested in the death of a central Arkansas real-estate agent.

According Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Crystal Hope Lowery, 41, of Jacksonville, has been arrested in connection to Beverly Carter's death, and charged with capital murder and kidnapping. She was taken into custody at her home Thursday.

"We've had suspicions all along," Minden said. "This is something that through the investigative process they were able to wrap up today."

According to court documents, she is the estranged wife of 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis—the man originally arrested and charged with murder in this case in late September. She apparently filed for divorce on Oct. 17 on the ground of general indignities and has been separated from him since August 27.