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Outdoor Report: Bow season kicks off

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas deer hunters are gearing up for the beginning of bow season this Saturday, Sept. 15.

Mark Edwards talks to Curtis Gray, Program Coordinator for the Arkansas National Archery in Schools Program, about bow season.

Gray talks about bow hunter safety and tips to keep in mind when heading out into designated hunting zones.

Gray also points out there are bag limits for deer (archery) season.  Hunters are limited to six deer, of which no more than two can be legal bucks.

Arkansas bow season opens September 15th and closes February 28, 2013.

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State receives $1.2M grant to assist veterans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Department of Workforce Services announced that Arkansas recently received a $1,250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, to provide employment, training and supportive services to veterans around the state.

Arkansas was one of 11 recipients of the Veterans' Workforce Investment Program grant, which totaled $11.53 million. Arkansas' program, titled the Arkansas Veterans Education and Training Partnership, will assist 450 veterans over a three-year period and train 360 for jobs in heath care and energy efficiency/renewable energy. Each veteran who qualifies for the program can receive up to $1,000 to offset training costs and an additional $500 for supportive services such as child care and transportation.

DWS is the grant recipient and will partner with ARVets, the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges and the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coalition.

Hero Central: Arkansas Bikers for Children raising money for ACH

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 12, 2012) - Join the Arkansas Bikers for Children for the first annual rally to benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.

The gathering will take place this Sunday, September 16th at 11 a.m. at Burns Park in North Little Rock and includes food and music. 

The ride to Arkansas Children's Hospital will begin at 2 p.m. 

Pre-registration will take place on Saturday, September 15th at M & M Shop-N-Stop in El Paso and Sunrise Honda in Searcy. Registration is required.

Consumer Alert: Jamaican lottery scam

Consumer Alert: Jamaican lottery scam

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Have you received a phone call telling you that you've won the Jamaican lottery and all you have to do is pay the fees to release your funds or prize? 

The Arkansas Attorney General's office is warning consumers that this is a scam and not to fall for it.

"Within in the last two weeks we've been getting reports from Arkansas consumers and local law enforcement agencies that folks are getting call from a 876 area code number and they are being told they have won a car and if they will wire money, processing fees for their winnings, someone is in the area and will deliver a car to them," says Assistant Attorney General Sarah Tacker.

Tacker says if it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

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More than 30K without power as of 5:45 am Sat.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Storms across the state leave several without power.

According to Entergy, more than 30,000 customers are without electricity at this time.  

To view outages, visit Entergy's website. Here at Today's THV, our weather team is continuing to monitor these storms.

In addition, many damages have been reported in central Arkansas.  Crews have heard that trees are donw in areas of Saline County, and also in Cleburne County.  In areas of Little Rock, there have been reports of power lines and trees being down.

Blue Angels air show at LRAFB

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's a big weekend for Little Rock Air Force Base and central Arkansas.

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce says they've been preparing for the Air Show since December and businesses in town are already feeling a big impact.

Rules of tailgating at War Memorial

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Tailgating has long been a tradition associated with college football and Razorback fans know how to do it right!

If you're planning on heading to War Memorial Stadium this weekend to cheer on the Hogs, there are some policies in place to insure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.

THV's Jessica Duff visited with Danny Joe Crofford, Marketing Manager at War Memorial stopped by the 'THV This Morning' with more details. Click on the THVideo!