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Pedestrian on tracks hit, killed by train


KENSETT, Ark. (KTHV) – A pedestrian was hit and killed by a train early Wednesday morning, according to the White County Sheriff's Office.

Chief Phillip Miller said the incident happened at the Martin Luther King crossing in Kensett about 3 a.m. A Union Pacific train hit and killed a pedestrian who was on the tracks, according to Miller.

According to Deputy Heather Zomant, the victim was identified as Walter Lee Hart, age 58, a resident of Beebe; he was pronounced dead at the scene. Kensett Police Department, White County Sheriff's Department, and Union Pacific Railroad agencies continue to investigate the cause of the incident, in order to determine how the victim ended up on the rail road tracks.

Earlier Wednesday morning, the crossing and rail traffic was held for several hours; normal traffic has resumed at this time.


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Animal lovers from as far away as California help dumped White Co. dogs


JUDSONIA, Ark. (KTHV) - In an update to a story we brought you last week, the man caring for the dumped dogs in White County is thanking the public for all their help.

Darrell Cleveland said literally 5 minutes after our story aired, he began receiving phone calls from people wanting to help. He said people have been so generous that he has even had to turn down food; he has even received help all the way from California.

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City of Searcy offers up Pothole Hotline


SEARCY, Ark. (Searcy) - "Due to the unusually harsh winter, the City of Searcy has experienced an increased number of potholes. This is a direct result of moisture penetrating the cracks in the asphalt paving which freezes and thaws weakening the pavement. As traffic passes over the weakened areas, potholes soon develop," said Searcy Mayor David Morris. "

To address this concern, the City is establishing a 'Pothole Hotline' and is requesting assistance from the public in locating all the potholes in need of repair".

Please call Searcy City Hall (Pothole Hotline) at 268-2483 to give the location of potholes.



THIS HOTLINE IS TO REPORT POTHOLE ISSUES WITHIN THE CITY OF SEARCY ONLY.


Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

Better heart health with a smarter grocery list

Better heart health with a smarter grocery list

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined and it's the number 1 killer of women. That's why all of us at THV 11 are committed to raising awareness on the issue. One way we can do that is by changing our grocery lists for the better.

Grocery shopping isn't always easy, especially when you're trying to cut calories unless you know where to look.

To keep your blood pumping - you need to keep your eyes peeled. Alexis Sims with the American Heart Association, tells you exactly what to look for. She said, "You can always look for the heart check mark and we found one here. That means you can grab it and go, you don't have to take the time to to look for other products because you know it has lower sodium, lower cholesterol."

City of Searcy offers up Pothole Hotline

City of Searcy offers up Pothole Hotline

SEARCY, Ark. (Searcy) -  “Due to the unusually harsh winter, the City of Searcy has experienced an increased number of potholes. This is a direct result of moisture penetrating the cracks in the asphalt paving which freezes and thaws weakening the pavement. As traffic passes over the weakened areas, potholes soon develop,” said Searcy Mayor David Morris. “ To address this concern, the City is establishing a ‘Pothole Hotline’ and is requesting assistance from the public in locating all the potholes in need of repair”.

Please call Searcy City Hall (Pothole Hotline) at 268-2483 to give the location of potholes. (Source: City of Searcy)