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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.

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday and organizers say there will be plenty of security to ensure the safety of visitors.

Around half a million people are expected to pack the fairgrounds in Little Rock over its two-week run and Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says security is a top priority.

"We'll be out in ATVs, golf carts. We'll have the mounted patrol, our horses out."

Lt. Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said his department along with Little Rock Police, State Police and 43 private security guards will be spread throughout the fair grounds and its perimeter.

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Inspiration Overflow Fuels Fountain Fest

Inspiration Overflow Fuels Fountain Fest

Make plans to attend Fountain Fest, an outdoor party around the Carrie Remmel Dickinson fountain hosted by the AAC Contemporaries on October 16th, 2014 5:30-8:00pm at the Arkansas Arts Center.

This year’s event will feature community contributed photos using the hashtag #inspirationoverflow, as well as music by DJ Mike Poe, BBQ from Whole Hog Café of North Little Rock and libations from Golden Eagle of AR, Goose Island Brewing and Moon Distributors. Share your inspirations with the tag #inspirationoverflow.

Fleetwood Mac coming to Arkansas

Fleetwood Mac coming to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Fleetwood Mac is coming to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

Their On With The Show Tour 2015 will be at Verizon Arena March 11 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $52.50, $73.50, $106.50, $140, and $174.

Tickets go on sale Monday Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. They are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, or you can charge by phone 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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Geneology workshop at Laman Library

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There's always something happening at William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock.

This month there is a genealogy workshop at the Argenta Branch. Dan Noble shared details on "THV 11 This Morning".

Genealogy Workshop at the Argenta Branch

(420 Main Street - North Little Rock, Ar 72114)

Oct, 9th, 16th, and 23rd Time 6:00-7:00 PM

This class will be taught by Russell Baker of the Arkansas Genealogy Society. It is a three day workshop that will teach you how to discover your family's history. Space is limited so please call (501-687-1061) to reserve your seat.


· The Basics of American Genealogical Research.

Topics covered:

· genealogical theory and practice,

Get scared for a good cause

Get scared for a good cause

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you love a big scare and enjoy giving back to the community, we've got the perfect event.

It's the Haunted High School benefiting the Police Athletic League in North Little Rock.

The North Little Rock Police Athletic League is a non-profit organization that provides sports, and other services, to children in our community at no cost. The PAL Haunted House has been our primary fundraiser for several years.

The Haunted High School is at 13th and Main Streets in North Little Rock. Dates are every weekend in October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Halloween night it starts at 7 p.m. and runs until the last person leaves.

Tickets are $10 a person and all proceeds go to PAL. For more information call (501) 791-8504 or visit ArkansasPAL.com.

NLRPD: 3 students removed from school after social media threats

NLRPD: 3 students removed from school after social media threats

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in North Little Rock are reportedly investigating threats allegedly made by students on social media.

On Tuesday, Darlene Holmes with North Little Rock School District said three Lakewood Middle School students were removed from school for making threats on social media.

A school resource officer at Lakewood Middle School is said to have been called in to conduct an investigation of an alleged social media threat against staff and students.

"She said she was going to spare a few people and the few people were the ones that were tagged," said 8th grade student William Jennings. "My friend who got suspended, I knew he would never do anything like that but I don't know about the other two girls. We were all very wary."

The investigation is now being handled by North Little Rock police.