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Race for the Cure scheduled for October

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Women united in the city on Tuesday as the Arkansas chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation made their big "Race for the Cure" announcement.

The theme for this year's race is "Move. Be Moved".

A breast cancer survivor spoke at the event today, describing her fight and what the race means to her.

"My wonderful husband Barry Marshall and my beautiful daughter Mattie Underwood were right by my side during the process giving constant, love, care, support and it's this same love that you cannot help but to experience on the race day," said survivor Celese Marshall.

The race is set for Saturday, October 4th. Their goal is set at $1.6 million for breast cancer research, education, screenings and treatments.

The Arkansas Race for the Cure is one of the largest Komen events across the country.

NSF awards ASTA $3 million to reduce crop stress

NSF awards ASTA $3 million to reduce crop stress


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ASTA) – The National Science Foundation has awarded the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority's ASSET Initiative a $3 million dollar grant to research stress factors on plants. The money is part of a $6 million dollar multi-state award with Missouri.

The funds will be spread out over 3 years and will be used to create an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art Bioimaging Consortium that will enable researchers to adapt food, fiber, and fuel crops to meet the challenges of a changing climate and a growing world population.

Searcy man pleads guilty to killing grandmother

Searcy man pleads guilty to killing grandmother


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A Searcy man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his grandmother.

The Daily Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1so3738) that 25-year-old Grant Ellis Crawford was sentenced after entering the plea Monday in the Jan. 13 shooting of 65-year-old Rachel Maples. Maples died Jan. 18 at a Little Rock hospital.

Crawford said the shooting was an accident - but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to win his conviction for on the murder charge.

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Year-Over-Year US Home Prices Show a Slowing Gain

Year-Over-Year US Home Prices Show a Slowing Gain

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Searcy police catch 2 men breaking into vehicles


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – Searcy police say they have two Little Rock men in custody for allegedly breaking into vehicles in their area.

Police say just after midnight Aug. 4 they were called to The Ridge Apartments at 2001 Quality Drive about vehicle break-ins.

When officers arrived they saw a man walking away from a parked car towards a waiting SUV. When they approached, the suspect named Turod Jacobs, 21, ran, but he was later apprehended.

The waiting vehicle started to leave the complex during Jacobs' arrest, but other officers were able to stop it and arrested the driver, 27-year-old Kristopher Kalson. Police said they found a .9mm semi-auto pistol in Kalson's possession that was reported stolen out of Conway. Police said another pistol, a .45 caliber semi-auto pistol was found where officers initially approached Jacobs in the parking lot. This was also reported stolen out of Conway.

Lonoke County searching for woman on most wanted list

Lonoke County searching for woman on most wanted list


LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a woman on their most wanted list.

According to Lt. James Kulesa, detectives are looking for 29-year-old Ashley Michelle Leslie. They have described her as a white female standing at 5 feet 2 inches with hazel eyes and blonde or brown hair. She may be walking with crutches or with a limp due to injuries received during a traffic accident while fleeing from law enforcement, and she is known to frequent White County, Jacksonville, and Lonoke County.

Kulesa said Leslie is wanted for felony fleeing, aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance with the purpose to deliver. Leslie also has an outstanding warrant from the Arkansas Board of Parole.

Police arrest 2 Arkansas men on drug charges


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Police say they've arrested two Arkansas men on several felony charges, including possession of drugs and firearms.

The Daily Citizen reports 22-year-old Jonathan Blaine Spivey was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in White County. Police say they then learned Spivey's driver's license was suspended and searched his vehicle. They say they found methamphetamine and a semi-automatic handgun.

Spivey faces two drug charges and one drug and firearms charge.