Our network


Harding University choir sings at the Cincinnati Zoo

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - When the Harding University choir visited the Cincinnati Zoo, something unexpected happened.

Instead of just exploring, the group took advantage of one of the habitats.

The students noticed the Reptile House had such great acoustics, they texted the other members to join.

Soon, a rendition of "Down in the River to Pray" was echoing throughout the zoo's walls.

You can watch the full video here.

Searcy man charged after allegedly shooting grandmother

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - A man in Searcy was charged with second degree battery after he allegedly shot his grandmother.

According to a release sent to THV11 by Cpl. Steve Hernandez with the Searcy Police Department, officers were called Monday morning around 8 to a home on Heffner St. for a reported suicide.

Police said that when officers arrived, they were told by a man that his grandmother had shot herself. During the investigation, police said it was determined that there was a struggle between the woman and her grandson, and she was shot.

The woman was taken to UAMS, police said, where she is being treated for a life-threatening injury.

According to the release, the woman's grandson, Grant Crawford, 24, is currently being held at the White County Law Enforcement Center on second degree battery with a bond of $50,000. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 4.

HU Men's Basketball Downs Southeastern in Overtime

SEARCY, Ark. (Harding) - Harding sophomore Jacob Gibson hit the game-winning layup and freshman Will Francis scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Bisons to an 88-86 overtime victory over Southeastern Oklahoma on Monday in Great American Conference action at Rhodes Field House.

The game was originally scheduled for Dec. 7 but poor weather conditions forced the game to be moved to Monday.

With the victory, Harding improved to 7-6 overall and 4-3 in GAC play. It was the Bisons' sixth win in seven games against the Savage Storm in Searcy. Southeastern fell to 4-8 overall and 2-5 in conference. It was the Storm's eighth consecutive loss.

Southeastern's Urald King, who led the Storm with 29 points and 12 rebounds, threw down a dunk with 2:58 left in overtime to give the Storm an 84-79 lead. Harding called timeout, and sophomore John Hudson drained a 3-pointer from the corner to trim the Southeastern lead to two.

No. 8 Harding Women Down Southeastern Oklahoma on Monday

SEARCY, Ark. (Harding) - Senior forward Kristen Celsor captured her 12th career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the eighth-ranked Harding women's basketball team over Southeastern Oklahoma 80-62 on Monday in Great American Conference action.

The Lady Bisons improved to 15-0 and 7-0 in the GAC. Southeastern Oklahoma falls to 8-5 overall and 6-1 in the GAC.

Celsor hit 7-of-13 from the field, including three 3-pointers. It was the seventh time this season she has led Harding in scoring. It was also her fifth time this season she has scored 20 or more points in a game.

Junior guard Shana Holmes scored Harding's first 10 points. Holmes scored the first eight points last Saturday at Ouachita Baptist. She finished with 12. Freshman guard A'ndrea Haney scored a career-high 13 points, hitting 5-of-7 from the field and a career-high three 3-pointers.

Kristen Celsor Named Player of the Week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Harding) - Southern Nazarene's Quan Conner and Harding's Kristen Celsor won the Great American Conference's men's and women's Player of the Week awards for their performances during the 10th week of the 2013-14 regular season.

Celsor scored a career-high 36 points in the Lady Bisons' 92-75 win against Henderson State. It marked the fourth time this season that she has scored at least 30 points in a game. She added 12 points against Ouachita Baptist as the No. 8 Lady Bisons improved to a program-best 14-0. In GAC play, she has averaged 23.5 points per game with a 59.6 field goal percentage.

Health Dept.: Flu causing severe illness, death in young adults

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - This year's flu season is causing severe illness and death in adults between the ages of 25 and 50. 7 out of the 15 deaths this season in Arkansas have occurred in adults between the ages of 25 and 50, and multiple hospitalizations in this group have been reported.

It is highly recommended that all individuals in this age group receive a seasonal flu vaccine and promptly visit a doctor should they experience severe flu-like symptoms.

The most frequently seen flu strain this year is H1N1, which disproportionately affects young to middle-aged adults and pregnant women. There are multiple factors that may explain why younger, healthier people are affected this year.

Memorial services announced for student killed in car accident

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Harding University announced it will host two events to honor a student who died in a car accident.

Kailey Massey, 20, was returning to campus for the spring semester from her hometown in Spring, Texas, when she hit the back of a tractor-trailer on I-30 Jan. 11. The accident occurred in Clark County in Southwest Arkansas.

Massey was a junior communication sciences and disorders major at the University and a member of Delta Nu women's social club.