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Arkansas ranks among most miserable states in the USA

The well-being of Americans hasn't improved in the past six years, and it even declined slightly in 2013, according to a recent Gallup study. While national figures remained flat overall, the ranks of the states with the highest well-being scores changed considerably. North Dakota topped the well-being list in 2013 after failing to crack the top 10 in 2012. Hawaii, 2012's top state, fell to eighth in 2013. West Virginia, on the other hand, remained at the bottom of the list for the fifth consecutive year.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which interviewed more than 176,000 people from all 50 states last year, measures the physical and emotional health of Americans across the country.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the more than 50 metrics comprising the six broad categories Gallup used to identify well-being.

Girl tours through town on bowling mission

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Bowling is one of the most popular sports to participate in no matter what age you are, but on Saturday, one young lady showed up on a mission.

Natalie Savant is touring 48 states, looking to raise awareness for junior bowling. She's 9-years-old and has already raised plenty of cash for scholarship funds for young bowlers, and why she's into the sport is no surprise.

"I'm a 3rd generation bowler on both sides of my family, so I just I had it in me already," she said.

Natalie's Striking Summer has already hit 29 states before prior to her visit in Arkansas. She said it's not about how many games she throws now; it's about getting the word out and having fun.

White County accident kills man on Highway 67

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - An accident in White County has left one man dead.

According to the Arkansas State Police, John Gay, 35, of Beebe, was traveling around a curve on Highway 67 at the 43 Mile marker when he lost control of his car before overturning several times and getting ejected from his Chevy Aveo.

Gay was pronounced dead at the scene around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Today's Box Office: Pompeii and Hailee Steinfeld interview

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV's film critic Jonathan Nettles shares his review of Pompeii.

Pompeii stars Kit Harrington (TV's Game of Thrones) as "The Celt" a slave turned gladiator in the ancient Roman Empire. He kills with speed and brutality while secretly seeking revenge on the Romans who murdered his family. He is taken to compete in the city of Pompeii which lies in the shadow of the volcano Mt. Vesuvius. He meets the young, beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant and they instantly fall in love and soon he must race against time to save her from the clutches of the very man who killed his family as Mount Vesuvius erupts and the city is destroyed around him.

A Place to Call Home: Skyler

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - 11-year old Skyler is not asking for much.

What he wants more than anything is someone out there to see him, love him and bring him home.

For a boy who loves to jump, this is as good as it gets.

11-year old Skyler bounces and skips his way across the new Altitude Trampoline Park in west Little Rock.

"Oh my gosh, he was so excited," says Skyler's DHS adoption specialist Monica Spencer. "When he first walked in, he ran straight over here!"

It's a treat for him. He's been a foster child for nearly 3 years. Outings like this don't happen much for a boy who's lived more trauma and heartache than most of us can imagine.

Spencer is working hard to find him a family.

Searcy police make two arrests from July 2013 robbery of gas station

SEARCY, Ark. (SEARCY POLICE DEPARTMENT) - On July 18, 2013 Searcy Police responded to the Valero Gas Station at East Park and Benton for a call of an armed robbery.

It was reported to police that three black males wearing red bandanas over their faces entered the store demanding money while aiming a pistol at the clerk. While canvasing the area, detectives found a red bandana matching the one described to them by the clerk.

The bandana was submitted to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for DNA testing. On February 14, 2014 detectives were notified that there was DNA on the bandana belonging to Odis Brown, 33, of Augusta.

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined that Brown as well as Carlos Mellon, 28, of Searcy, committed the Aggravated Robbery of the Valero Store.

Both suspects are being held at the White County Law Enforcement Center (LEC) on a $100,000 bond.

Today's Box Office: Robocop and About Last Night

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV Film Critic Jonathan Nettles on a romantic movie and not so romantic movie hitting theaters this weekend.

This Valentine's Day weekend is all about remaking movies from the mid-80's. The first one is a rehash of  Robocop which is one of the most violent movies ever made. In terms of the science fiction/action movie genre, it's considered a classic. Paul Verhoeven's 1987 film was a satire of corporate America and corrupt politicians featuring extreme violence, lots of curse words, and a general statement on poverty and the war on crime. 2014's Robocop has been turned into a PG-13 actioner with a lack of satire and more focus on the man in the machine than the machine itself.