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Searcy police catch 2 men breaking into vehicles


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – Searcy police say they have two Little Rock men in custody for allegedly breaking into vehicles in their area.

Police say just after midnight Aug. 4 they were called to The Ridge Apartments at 2001 Quality Drive about vehicle break-ins.

When officers arrived they saw a man walking away from a parked car towards a waiting SUV. When they approached, the suspect named Turod Jacobs, 21, ran, but he was later apprehended.

The waiting vehicle started to leave the complex during Jacobs' arrest, but other officers were able to stop it and arrested the driver, 27-year-old Kristopher Kalson. Police said they found a .9mm semi-auto pistol in Kalson's possession that was reported stolen out of Conway. Police said another pistol, a .45 caliber semi-auto pistol was found where officers initially approached Jacobs in the parking lot. This was also reported stolen out of Conway.

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Lonoke County searching for woman on most wanted list

Lonoke County searching for woman on most wanted list


LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a woman on their most wanted list.

According to Lt. James Kulesa, detectives are looking for 29-year-old Ashley Michelle Leslie. They have described her as a white female standing at 5 feet 2 inches with hazel eyes and blonde or brown hair. She may be walking with crutches or with a limp due to injuries received during a traffic accident while fleeing from law enforcement, and she is known to frequent White County, Jacksonville, and Lonoke County.

Kulesa said Leslie is wanted for felony fleeing, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver. Leslie also has an outstanding warrant from the Arkansas Board of Parole.

Police arrest 2 Arkansas men on drug charges


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Police say they've arrested two Arkansas men on several felony charges, including possession of drugs and firearms.

The Daily Citizen reports 22-year-old Jonathan Blaine Spivey was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in White County. Police say they then learned Spivey's driver's license was suspended and searched his vehicle. They say they found methamphetamine and a semi-automatic handgun.

Spivey faces two drug charges and one drug and firearms charge.

Report: Adding Vision, Dental Would Cost $43M

Report: Adding Vision, Dental Would Cost $43M

Adding dental and vision coverage to Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would cost nearly $43 million, according to a report released Thursday, but state officials said they're not looking at expanding the program's benefits... Read More

Searcy Youth Soccer Association to host U.K. International Soccer camp

Searcy Youth Soccer Association to host U.K. International Soccer camp

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Searcy Youth Soccer Association will soon host a U.K. International Soccer camp 

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

White County Business EXPO set for July 29

White County Business EXPO set for July 29

On Tuesday, July 29, the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the annual White County Business EXPO on the Harding University Campus in the Ganus Center located just off of East Beebe Capps in Searcy.  

The event will open to the public from Noon until 4:00 p.m. and admission is FREE.  It’s a great opportunity for attendees to find out about the products and services in our area, sample many of the local restaurants fare, win one of our fabulous door prizes and meet local business owners, state officials and candidates.  The Grand Prize Drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Contact the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce at 501-268-2458 or visit their website at www.searcychamber.com for more information.