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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.


Owner of stolen truck asking for help

Owner of stolen truck asking for help

BEEBE, Ark. (KTHV) - The owner of a stolen truck is asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible. 

According to owner Pete Drennan, his 2013 black Chevy Silverado was stolen from him around 4 a.m. Thursday from Beebe, Ark. 

The LTZ model truck also has an eight-inch lift on it. 

If anyone has any information on this stolen vehicle, please call the Beebe Police Department at (501) 882- 6295. 

White Co. participates in 'Operation Drug Take Back'

White Co. participates in 'Operation Drug Take Back'

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Several locations in White County are participating in a statewide campaign aimed at disposing of expired or unwanted prescriptions. 

This event is not only for prescription drugs, but also over-the-counter drugs are welcome. Arkansas Prescription Drug Take Back in White County will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Drop-off locations include:

Man arrested for robbing Searcy gas station

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – A Newport man was arrested on Friday afternoon for robbing a Searcy gas station.

Searcy police responded to the second armed robbery of the day around 1:30 p.m.

According to police, Curtis Daniel Howard, 18, was arrested soon after and charged for the robbery of the Valero gas station at 1199 North Maple St.

He was charged with aggravated robbery and theft of property, and issued a $75,000 bond.

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

To get the full details, click here

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

SEARCY, Ark. (Main Street Searcy Swing) - Main Street Searcy invites you to attend Swing Into Spring on April 23 to raise money for Main Street Searcy's downtown projects. 

On Thursday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall will be hosting a celebration from downtown Searcy with silent and live auctions, food and live entertainment. 

Tickets are $25 per person. All of the proceeds will go towards non- profit organization Main Street Searcy. The tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the Main Street office at 279-9007.


Jacksonville police crack down on texting while driving

Jacksonville police crack down on texting while driving

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Starting April 13, Jacksonville law enforcement will be raising awareness to the dangers behind texting and driving. 

The Jacksonville Police Department will be taking part in a national campaign called U Drive. U Text. U Pay. This campaign will combine harsher enforcement along with increased advertising and media outreach. 

“Driving and texting is illegal and irresponsible. People who break our State’s texting law will be stopped and fined. If you drive and text, you will pay,” said April Kiser.  “For those who say that driving and texting is an epidemic, we believe enforcement of our state texting law is part of the cure.”

All drivers are banned from sending text messages while driving (Arkansas Criminal Statue 27-51-1504).  The fine for texting and driving in Jacksonville is $175.00.

For more information, please visit www.distraction.gov.