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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:


Local Dentist Gives Free Dental Work to Veterans

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - We all have daily woes we have to deal with, but sometimes it's more difficult for veterans to overcome theirs.

Whether it's re-acclimation to society or mental illnesses, they continue some battles long after coming home.

On Saturday, however, one central Arkansas dentist did his part in trying to help out. Dr. Darryl Ragland just opened Aspen Dental in Searcy, but he has been in the practice for 28 years.

As part of his company, Saturday was a day where more than 300 Aspen Dentals around the country gave free dental work to veterans.

"You know dealing with a Navy dentist, they're not as smooth as a civilian dentist," said retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant Gary Castille.

Castille says it's tough for veterans like himself to get coverage, along with other healthcare benefits.

"This is absolutely outstanding," he continued.

Arkansas inmate dies after prison stabbing

SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Correction says an inmate treated and released from a hospital following a stabbing has died.

Thirty-two-year-old Joe Harter was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at a Searcy hospital. Department officials say he was stabbed in the chest Monday during an altercation with another inmate at the Grimes Unit in Newport. They say a homemade weapon was confiscated after the attack.

The identity of the other inmate hasn't been released.