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

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

U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market... Read More

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.

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

Man pleads not guilty in fatal shooting, assault


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A Bald Knob man has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he fatally shot his father-in-law and assaulted his wife.

The Daily Citizen reports 50-year-old Robert Draft pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder and second-degree battery.

He's being held in White County jail with no bond. A message left with Draft's attorney wasn't immediately returned.

Arkansas unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent

Arkansas unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest rate in more than five years.

The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point in June to 6.2 percent. According to the department, the jobless rate is the lowest Arkansas has seen since November 2008.