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Arkansas Elections Results 2014

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

For all elections results, go to our real-time elections page: http://www.thv11.com/elections/

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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

Park Rangers offering reward for information on poaching incident

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (November 4, 2014) - The National Park Service is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the conviction of anyone responsible for a deer poaching incident on West Mountain over the weekend.

Hot Springs National Park Rangers, with assistance from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), responded to West Mountain in reference to a deer that had been badly injured by a bolt from a crossbow.

According to Chief Ranger John Hughes, when the deer was located, it was severely injured and bleeding badly and it had to be put down. The bolt was still in the deer. Rangers believe that the poaching incident occurred sometime during the day Friday or perhaps the night before.

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Oaklawn completes phase 1 of expansion

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (Oaklawn) – Oaklawn is a step closer to the completion of its $20 million expansion after opening a key section of its new gaming area this morning.

The new area that opened today includes the new main entrance, foyer, gift shop, Silks Bar, approximately 18,000 square feet of gaming space and substantial back of house support facilities.

Oaklawn will now begin reconstruction and modification of part of the existing gaming area.


Oaklawn breaks ground on expanded gaming center

Park rangers offering reward on deer poaching case

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Hot Springs National Park Rangers are offering a reward for anyone who can share information leading to an arrest of poachers in the area.

According to the National Park Service, $500 is being offered for information leading to the conviction of anyone responsible for a deer poaching incident on West Mountain over the weekend. A deer had apparently been badly injured by a bolt from a crossbow; it was bleeding severely and had to be put down; visitors in the park were the first to find the injured animal.

NPS said the incident was believed to have happened sometime during the day Friday or the night before. An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission corporal determined that the deer had been shot near a hiking trail off of West Mountain Drive and not far from a parking area on West Mountain, which is obviously in close proximity to hikers and other travelers.

Judge delays trial in Garland County slaying

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial of an Arkansas man charged in the killing of a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher.

Kevin Duck was set to go to trial this week in the 2011 death of his girlfriend, Dawna Natzke. But the case has been pushed back until Feb. 10 at the request of defense attorneys, who said they needed more time to review documents received in the discovery process.

Duck has pleaded not guilty in the death of Natzke, who was last seen with him at a Christmas party. Searchers found her body several days later and an autopsy says she died from blunt force trauma and drowning.

A medical examiner said the mother of three died within three to four hours of leaving the holiday party.

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