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American Red Cross supporting emergency shelter for Searcy storm victims

SEARCY, Ark. (August 5, 2015) - After a line of severe storms with damaging winds moved across the state Wednesday afternoon, blowing the roof off the Race Street Apartments off East Race Avenue, the American Red Cross has opened an emergency shelter in Searcy.

The shelter is located at 801 South Elm Street in Searcy at the Carmichael Community Center.

The Red Cross is providing cots, blankets and food. For personal comfort, persons coming to the shelter are encouraged to bring the following items as needed:

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White Co. 14-year-old hospitalized after accidental shooting

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – White County authorities received a 911 call involving an accidental shooting involving a juvenile on Thursday morning.

Upon arrival to N. Vinity Road, White County deputies found a 14-year-old boy with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. According to reports, the shooting is believed to be accidental.

The White County deputies and Garner First Responders assisted NorthStar EMS personnel with loading and transporting the victim to the Unity Health Medical Center in Searcy for treatment and stabilization. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 


July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*


Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Searcy officials responds to vehicle fire and rescues driver

Searcy officials responds to vehicle fire and rescues driver

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Officers from the Searcy Police Department responded to a vehicle fire Friday morning.

At approximately 7:45 a.m. Friday, July 17, the Searcy Fire Department and Searcy police were on the scene of a vehicle on fire located at 1621 West Beebe Capps.

According to reports, two people were riding bicycles past a vacant business when they saw a vehicle on fire. One of them waved down a fire truck as it passed by and the other called 911. Firefighters were able to help the 26-year-old driver out of the burning vehicle.

The driver was taken to the Unity Health emergency room by Northstar with non-life threatening injuries.

At this point, the cause of the vehicle accident and fire has not been determined. The case is under investigation. No other vehicles were involved.

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ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

ASU-Beebe: ASU-Searcy Information Expo on July 21

BEEBE, Ark. – Arkansas State University-Searcy, a technical campus of ASU-Beebe, will host an ASU-Searcy Information Expo on Tuesday, July 21; Thursday, July 30; and Wednesday, August 5, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Building, Room 117 on the Searcy campus.   

Do you want a second chance at college, obtain your GED, or would you like to increase your earning potential? The ASU-Searcy Information Expo is an excellent opportunity to visit the Searcy campus, learn more about the programs offered, receive information on earning a high school diploma, or explore the funding options and available scholarships. A personal guide will be available to answer questions and assist with the admission process.

ASU-Searcy serves a range of students from high school, through the Regional Career Center or concurrent classes, to non-traditional students earning certificates or associate degrees.

CADC accepting applications for summer LIHEAP program

BENTON, Ark. (CADC) - Central Arkansas Development Council is currently accepting applications for the summer regular Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) utility assistance with mass intake days that begin July 6, 2015.

Sex offender hiding from officials in White County

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections are searching for a sex offender that has failed to register since 2012.

Officers are currently searching in a wooded area between Searcy and Romance, Ark. for 45-year-old Sean Duffy.

Duffy served time in a Vermont prison in 1991 and in 2000 on sex offenses. When he was released the last time, Duffy decided to move to Arkansas. Duffy was arrested in 2011 for living too close to the Magness Creek School area in Cabot. Duffy was placed on probation following this incident.

A new warrant was recently issued for Duffy's arrest, after he failed to continue to register as a sex offender. When officials attempted to issue the warrant to Duffy, he ran into nearby woods.

If you see Sean Duffy, or have any information regarding his whereabouts, contact your local police department.