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Answering last-minute tax questions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- With today's tax deadline upon us, many people are hurrying to file their returns on time. Others are trying to figure out a way to pay.

What happens if you don't file on time? What can you do if you need an extension? And where does that money even go?

Kids K-3 invited to write, illustrate stories for prizes

Kids K-3 invited to write, illustrate stories for prizes

AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest through April 27

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is accepting entries for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest through Friday, April 27.

The PBS KIDS GO! Writer's Contest is a national-local contest for children in kindergarten through third grades and is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.

Stories may be fact, fiction, prose or poetry. One entry is allowed per person, and stories must be by a single author. Kindergarten and first grade stories must have a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 200 words. Second and third grade stories must have a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 350 words. Text must be printed, written legibly or typed. Children who cannot write may dictate their story. Stories must have at least 5 original, clear and colorful illustrations.

Not ready for Tax Day? File for an extension

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (IRS) - The Internal Revenue Service is reminding anyone unable to meet today's tax deadline that they can easily get an automatic six-month tax-filing extension.

Last minute tax filers: Avoid common mistakes

WASHINGTON (KTHV) -- The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns. Here are some ways to avoid common mistakes.

File electronically. Filing electronically, whether through e-file or IRS Free File, vastly reduces tax return errors, as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. And best of all, there is a free option for everyone.

Mail a paper return to the right address. Paper filers should check the appropriate address where to file in IRS.gov or their form instructions to avoid processing delays.

Fugitive back in custody

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV)- Through a joint investigation with Malvern police and the Hot Spring County Sheriff's Department, Donald Brown was taken into custody Saturday morning around 5 a.m. in Bryant at a motel.

Brown was supposed to report to prison this week to begin serving a six year prison sentence for drug charges but police say he removed his electronic monitoring devise and ran. Brown now faces additional charges, including escape.

Today's Box Office: 'Lockout 'pretty much what it promised

I had the pleasure of doing an interview the writer of The Cabin the Woods, Joss Whedon. You may have heard of him before, he's the brains behind beloved fanboy series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. He's also written and directed a little film called The Avengers. I asked him if he felt that horror films had become formulaic. More on that in a bit but after watching Lockout, I realized that action and horror films have become fairly formulaic.

When role models fall from grace

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A role model is a person that you respect, admire and want to be like in some way. It could be anyone from someone you know personally to a famous movie star or athlete.

From Razorback head football coach Bobby Petrino being fired to the Tiger Woods scandal years back, how do you explain the failure of a role model to your child?

Parent Educator Heather Bennett with the Centers for Youth and Families is in studio with some advice for parents on how to help their kids understand that even heroes are human. Click on the THVideo!

1. Answer questions in age appropriate terms.
2. Be patient/empathetic.
3. Admire talents and performances, not personal decisions.
4. Remind them that people are human.
5. Discuss consequences for behaviors.
6. Make sure they value integrity/positive influence.
7. Keep the proper perspective.