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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.

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.

Police looking for 2 involved in theft

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Searcy Police Department is looking for two people in connection to a theft.

Sgt. Steve Hernandez said the two pictured in this story are believed to be involved in a wallet theft. He said the wallet was taken from the Sassy Stitch store on East Race St. in Searcy and used at the Wal-Mart in Beebe within a couple of hours.

If you have any information on who these people may be or their whereabouts, please contact the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-3531.

Mayor David Morris of Searcy completes 40 years of public service

Mayor David Morris of Searcy completes 40 years of public service

SEARCY, Ark. - Growing up in Searcy, Ark., Mayor David Morris witnessed firsthand the positive impact public service has on the community.  With his mother working for the University of Arkansas Corporative Extension Office for fifty-five years and a father that served in the U.S. Navy for eight years prior to becoming a postal worker retiring after forty-two years of service, he knew this was the direction his future was heading.  In addition his grandfather Harvey Morris served as Assessor for White County during the 1940’s.

Morris graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree and received a Master of Health Services Management and a Masters in Business, both from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics: