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Reality show announces Searcy businesses to be featured

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - There was a big reveal in Searcy Friday night. At the Beats and Eats event in downtown Searcy, the community found out what businesses will be featured in “Small Business Revolution-Main Street."


Six Searcy small businesses to be selected for 'Small Business Revolution'

SEARCY, Ark.- The competition isn't over quite yet in Searcy. After outvoting small towns across the country, local businesses have been trying to get a piece of $500,000 worth of makeovers.


Local lawmakers get minimum age lowered for Arkansas firefighters

People as young as 18 may now join certain Arkansas fire departments, including Texarkana's, because of a new law authored by the local delegation to the state legislature. Texarkanians Rep. Carol Dalby and Sen. Jimmy Hickey sponsored Act 206, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently signed into law. The


One Arkansas city offers bounty to anyone who cuts down Bradford pear trees

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — The City of Fayetteville is offering a bounty on Bradford pear trees this spring. Bradford pear trees are considered an invasive species in Northwest Arkansas. They spread quickly and choke out the area’s native trees, shrubs, and flowers. The city says native tree species a


Accidents on Interstate 40 in Arkansas leave 3 people dead

Two wrecks Friday morning killed at least three people after two commercial trucks crashed, followed by a multi-vehicle wreck hours later along Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Memphis, state officials said.


Cold Case: White Co. Deputies Dig Parking Lot for Body of Douglas Gene Kirk

White County Sheriff deputies were in Beebe on Friday, March 15th, searching for the body of missing McRae man, Douglas Kirk. The deputies were digging next to Ace Hardware but did not find any evidence of Kirk.


Vehicle strikes, kills pedestrian in northeast Arkansas, troopers say

A pedestrian was killed and another was injured as they attempted to cross a road in Jonesboro on Friday, troopers said. The two were crossing west on foot across Red Wolf Boulevard near Stallings Lane just before 8:15 p.m. when they stepped into the path of a 2014 Ford headed south, according to a


Collaboration Makes Homeowner Dreams a Reality in Northwest Arkansas

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) - Amelia Bautista is about to move into her first house. "I have four children and as a single parent, it's really hard to come about being a homeowner on your own," Bautista said.


Traveling Arkansas: Reenacting the daily life of slaves ‘Behind the Big House’ in Little Rock

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of March 29!. Star Party astronomy and sky watching at Village Creek State Park near Wynne.


Mom of Missing Bradford man says last two months have been agonizing

BRADFORD, Ark.- Almost two months after he went missing, a White county mother still has no idea what happened to her son. "We've searched every one of the spots we've been told," says Cynthia Medlock.


Cabot police searching for missing 15-year-old boy, last seen wearing camouflage

CABOT, Ark. — The Cabot Police Department has asked for the public's assistance in locating 15-year-old Alex Taylor. He was last seen running from a residence in the area of West Locust on Wednesday, March 20 at around 7 p.m.


Man dies after Augusta police pepper spray him

AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police says it’s investigating the death of a man who became unresponsive after police in Augusta pepper sprayed him. Local authorities requested the state investigation after 38-year-old Quinton Laird died early Thursday.


The best looks for Spring

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The Vine team is running full force into Spring. We've been waiting to wear pastel colors and floral prints for weeks!. The Humble Thread in Cabot is stocked with new, trendy looks for March, April and May. Owner and 'humble betty' queen Amy Hughes stopped by The Vine studio


Faith Matters: "Worthy" event in Cabot seeks to help teens

CABOT, Ark. - The rising number of suicides among teenagers is alarming. But one local student is working to make a difference and give classmates hope for the future. Tenth grader Kailyn Rosenbaum knows all too well the struggles and pressure that teens face.


Jackson County investigates man shot to death on own property

JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. -- On the backroads of Bradford, the trees stretch over the road, barbed wire lines private property and the rain is the only disturbance, at least, it was.


Web Extra: Women using prayer to overcome addictions

HIGGINSON, Ark. - One local woman is using the power of prayer to help other women recover from drug and alcohol addictions. Kaela Cox works as a phase one coordinator for Daughters of the Other Side (D.O.T.S.).


Fire leaves 1 dead in Pulaski County

CABOT, Ark. (KATV) — John Hughes recalls seeing plumes of smoke and hearing the cries of a man trapped inside his house. "Sometime around 2:30 p.m., there was a man's scream that was just a scream -- horrifying," Hughes said.


Hogs moving on from Texas trip

AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Arkansas baseball team would like to put Wednesday's pitching meltdown in a 7-6 loss at No. 15 Texas behind it as quickly as possible. Isaiah Campbell has a chance to do just that tonight as the No. 9 Razorbacks (18-3, 3-0 SEC) open SEC road play with a 6 p.m. game


Solar energy project set near Searcy

Entergy Arkansas has agreed with NextEra Energy Resources LLC to build a 100-megawatt solar energy facility near Searcy in White County, the two companies said Monday. The project, which needs approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission, will be the largest utility-owned solar facility in A


Kerr-McClelland to Exchange Vows in March

Mr. and Mrs. Parker Kerr of Hazen are proud to announce the engagement and. forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lyndi Michelle Kerr to Logan Robert McClelland. Michelle is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Granville Richmond, Mrs. Elizabeth Kerr of Des Arc and the late Mr. Francis Parke