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Searcy Named Finalist in Top 10 Small Towns List

SEARCY, Ark. - Searcy Arkansas has been named among the Top 10 towns in the running for a half-million-dollar transformation and a starring role in a hit reality series called Small Business Revolution – Main Street.


Searcy's Sunshine School Dances to Justin Timberland

SEARCY, Ark. - This is sure to brighten your day!. The Sunshine School in Searcy created a music video and posted it on YouTube. You may know this tune, it's "Can't Stop The Feeling" Justin Timberlake.


Big 12 commit plans second Arkansas visit

An Arkansas 2020 prospect committed to a Big 12 school plans to visit the Razorbacks a second time. Junior offensive lineman Ty'kieast Crawford visited Arkansas for the LSU game and is planning a return trip.


Beebe Mom Says School Isn't Doing Enough to Stop Bus Bullying

BEEBE, Ark.- A Beebe mom is speaking out about the bullying she says her 8 year old daughter is experiencing on the school bus. Caitlin Powers says it's gone beyond typical teasing and she's concerned the school isn't doing enough to handle it.


Local residents on Harding dean's list

SEARCY, Arkansas - More than 1,200 Harding University students were included on the dean's list for grades achieved during the fall 2018 semester. The following Fort Gibson residents are among those listed: Krista Keeley, a senior accounting major; Kali Keeley, a junior medical humanities major; and


Long and Winding Road for ATU Basketball

Arkansas Tech University will begin a string of four consecutive Great American Conference basketball doubleheaders away from home when it visits Harding University on Thursday, Jan. 17.


Report: Trumann, Searcy police chiefs apply for LRPD

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT/KARK) - Two law enforcement officers in Region 8 have applied for the Little Rock police chief position. According to KARK, 56 people applied for the job, 13 of those come from within Arkansas.


New Mayor Fires All Police Department Officers

DEVALLS BLUFF, Ark. -- Driving into the delta town of DeValls Bluff a new sign greets its visitors. But the sponsor of that welcoming may be heading to a new home. "We're actually considering moving to Cabot," Paul Adams said.


White County food pantry reopens

The Deck the Box holiday food-drive contest worked. Donations allowed the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas food pantry in Searcy to reopen Jan. 3 after being closed for eight weeks.


Man who killed 4 members of Arkansas family, including 2 children, gets life in prison

Brian Bliss Travis has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in Polk County Circuit Court to four counts of capital murder in the April 2017 slaying of four members of a Polk County family.


Man sentenced to prison time for infant daughter’s death

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - A judge sentenced a man to 42 months in prison in the death of his two-month-old daughter. Circuit Judge Robert Edwards handed down that sentence after Dawson Frederick Randof, 18, of Searcy entered a negotiated plea of guilty to a manslaughter charge.


Police warn of counterfeit money circulating in Arkansas

Fake money is circulating across the state of Arkansas. Two people were arrested in Prescott this week, as authorities seized thousands of counterfeit dollars. Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers says fake money has also been passed in Little Rock, and the U.S. Secret Service is now pursuing federa


New load-bearing vests mean benefits for Cleburne County sheriff's deputies

CLEBURNE COUNTY, Ark. — Cleburne County sheriff’s deputies have a new look, one that could make their jobs and lives easier. Deputies have begun wearing new load-bearing vests that replace their previous bulletproof vests and their utility belts. Approximately half of the deputies in the county have


PCSO arrests 35-year-old Cabot man after arranging to have sex with a minor

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — A 35-year-old man from Cabot was arrested after he arranged to meet with what he believed to be an underage girl for sex. Pulaski County deputies arrested Michael S. Kelley after he contacted the underage girl, who was impersonated by a deputy, through social media and tried to


Bison Hold Off Harding, Win 70-67

SEARCY, Ark. -- Oklahoma Baptist continued to flex its muscle winning yet another tough men's basketball game with a 70-67 road victory Thursday at Harding University. The win improved the Bison to 7-6 overall and 6-1 in the Great American Conference and kept them tied atop the league standings with


AG’s Mobile Office to be in Searcy, Jan. 22nd

Attorney General Mobile Office: The mobile offices assist constituents with consumer-related issues in filing consumer complaints and providing information about scams, identity theft, fraud and other protections.


Panthers bounce back to down Trojans

Heber Springs rebounded from a disappointing loss to Clarksville on Friday by knocking off Subiaco Academy, 63-53, Saturday afternoon in 4A-4 conference action at the Panther Den.


Junior High Boys Open 2019 Season With Wins

The McDonald County seventh- and eighth-grade boys' basketball teams both opened the 2019 season last week by winning their first three games of the year. The eighth-graders claimed a 49-22 win over Mount Vernon on Jan. 11 at Anderson Middle School to run its record to 3-0.


Arctic blast to hit Arkansas, bring chances for snow to part of state

A blast of Arctic air is expected to hit Arkansas this weekend bringing dangerously cold wind chills and a chance for wintry weather, forecasters at the National Weather Service said Thursday.


Man from Cleburne County standoff in White County jail

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — White County authorities say that the 46-year-old man whobarricaded himself with a shotgun inside the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office on Friday is being held at the White County jail.