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Central Ark. ranks no. 32 for best places for business, careers

CENTRAL ARKANSAS (Northwest Arkansas Council) - Arkansas' two largest metropolitan areas once again find themselves ranked among the nation's top places to do business.

Forbes magazine on Wednesday placed Northwest Arkansas (No. 28) and Central Arkansas (No. 32) near the top of 200 metropolitan statistical areas as "Best Places for Business and Careers."

"People in both of our regions and around the state are working together to show some of the business advantages to being in Arkansas," said Mike Malone, President and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, a private nonprofit organization working with partners on improving the region's economic opportunity. "In both regions, efforts to create high-paying jobs, improve educational attainment and develop regional amenities are paying dividends."

"Our economies in Central and Northwest Arkansas are unique enough that we don't compete, and we can root for the other's success."

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2 arrested after fleeing Walmart with bucket of chicken, other items

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Two men out of Searcy have been arrested after being caught leaving Walmart with an unpaid-for bucket of fried chicken and other items.

Steven Hernandez with the Searcy Police Department said Jerry Hemmert, 24, and Curtis Malone, 26, both of Searcy, were arrested Aug. 7 around noon after they were seen leaving the store with a bucket of fried chicken, one electric razor, and four 2-way radios-all of which were unpaid for.

Hernandez said Hemmert was caught near the northbound entrance to Highway 67/167 off of Race Street, and Malone was found hiding under trash bags in a dumpster behind the Dollar Tree.

Both were taken to White County Detention Center, charged with Fleeing, and were issued a $475 bond. Hemmert also had a previous Failure to Appear warrant.

There are also pending Theft of Property charges on both suspects.

6 month undercover drug investigation nets 16 arrests

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A six month undercover drug investigation has netted 16 arrests for authorities in White County.

Wednesday, officers from several Arkansas and White County authorities began serving arrest warrants after the investigation by the Central Arkansas Drug Task force.

The White County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed charges on 16 people as a result. Those people are:

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Fall Bridal Show

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Fall Bridal Show

Aug 18, 2013
Little Rock, Statehouse Convention Center


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School supplies you'll need this year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Is your child headed back to school this year, but not sure of the supplies they'll need? THV 11 has you covered.

Here are links to all the different school districts supply lists:

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles reviews the smurfiest sequel of all movie sequels, The Smurfs 2!

Postal Service to dedicate, rename Rose Bud Post Office to honor Medal of Honor winner

ROSE BUD (USPS) - On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service will pay tribute to a dedicated American by renaming the Rose Bud Post Office the Nicky "Nick" Daniel Bacon Post Office Building.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Rose Bud High School Arena at 124 School Road.

Congressman Tim Griffin sponsored Public Law 112-221 in the House of Representatives to rename the Rose Bud postal facility the Nicky "Nick" Daniel Bacon Post Office Building, which was signed by President Barack Obama on December 28, 2012.

While serving in Vietnam, Squad Leader Bacon personally is credited with destroying an anti-tank weapon and moving platoons forward so they could eliminate enemy positions and rescue soldiers trapped at the front. For his actions on that day, Bacon received the Medal of Honor.