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Arkansas cities set records for low maximum temps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More temperature records are being
broken in Arkansas.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock reports that a
record low maximum temperature was reached in North Little Rock
when the mercury only peaked at 64 degrees on Friday. The old
record was 71 degrees on Aug. 16, 1984 and again in 1993.
A record low maximum temperature also was set in Harrison on
Friday.

The temperature reached 64 degrees, breaking the old record of
66 degrees set in 1949. Just four days ago, the weather service reported a record of 106 degrees in Texarkana in southwestern Arkansas.

 

Today's Box Office: 'Straw Dogs' aka Nightmare in the Country

The "victim gets revenge tale" is a staple of Hollywood along with the "normal man pushed too far" tale. Straw Dogs delivers on both of those counts but it saved all the pushing and shoving until the end, the rest just kind of makes you uncomfortable.

City of North Little Rock looking at sales tax increase

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Earlier this week Little Rock voters passed a one cent sales tax increase. Now other cities are taking note and considering passing a tax of their own.

North Little Rock is one of them. The city council met Friday morning to call a special November 8th election for two half cent sales taxes. One sales tax would be permanent and the other would be for five years.

Right now, North Little Rock's tax rate is one percent. On top of state and county taxes, that means you pay 8 percent sales tax in North Little Rock. This increase would mean you'd pay 9 percent.

To put that in perspective, Conway's tax is 1.75 percent. On top of county and state taxes, that means 8.25 percent.

Saline County doesn't have a county tax. Benton has 1.5 percent sales tax paying a total 7.5 percent. Bryant's is 3 percent and residents there pay 9 percent.

Fashion designers can apply for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012

Fashion designers can apply for Little Rock Fashion Week 2012

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting applications from fashion designers wanting to showcase their clothing lines at the fourth annual Little Rock Fashion Week, scheduled for July 16-21, 2012 at various locations in downtown Little Rock. The early application postmark deadline is October 17, 2011.

LRFW highlights the best fashions by local, national and student designers at its Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows. Participating clothing lines compete to win the distinction of LRFW’s “2012 Clothing Line of the Year.” The winner receives several prizes and perks for up to one year.

The 2011 winner, Laurella by Pittsburgh resident Laurie B.

A Place to Call Home: Brandon

This week, we continue our partnership with the Department of Human Services with the story of a 15-year old boy with disabilities. 

Adoption specialists say finding him a home won't be easy.  Nonetheless, he deserves a chance, to be loved forever, and he deserves a place to call home.

Thursday forecast

Your THVideo weatherforecast for Thursday, September 15. Stay with Today's THV and todaysthv.com for more updates.

Little Rock mayor lays out plans for money raised by 1-cent sales tax

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock shoppers can now prepare to fork over an extra penny on the dollar after voters passed a sales tax increase Tuesday night. Wednesday, Mayor Mark Stodola outlined top priorities that will be funded with the tax revenue focusing primarily on police and fire.

The changes will come as soon as Jan. 1 2012. While they do say the money won't begin to accrue until January, there will be operational issues addressed immediately.

Among a backdrop of supporters Wednesday, Mayor Mark Stodola outlined plans as to where $50 million in tax growth would be spent each year for the next ten years.

"Last night's victory was a victory, truly a victory for the city that we love," says Mayor Stodola.

Topping the city's list of priorities includes a new fire station worth $4 million and police substation topping out at $9 million.