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Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Searcy police searching for suspect after gas station armed robbery


SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – Searcy police are searching for a suspect after a robbery early Wednesday morning.

According to the Searcy Police Department, officers responded to the Valero gas station at Benton and Park at 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 28 for a call of an armed robbery.

When they arrived, the clerk at the establishment told police that a white female entered the store demanding money while holding a gun.

The suspect is described as being 5’2”-5’5”, weighing approximately 110-120 pounds, and wearing a black hoodie, a blue mask, blue jeans, and gloves.

According to the police report, the suspect exited the store on foot travelling north. There were no injuries to anyone involved in the incident. 

Searcy PD investigating drug store burglary

Searcy PD investigating drug store burglary

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) – Officers with the Searcy Police Department responded to an alarm call from Stott’s Drug Store at West Arch St. on early Monday morning.

According to Sergeant Steve Hernandez of the SPD, the call came in to police at approximately 1:38 a.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they observed that a rear door to the business had been forced open.

White County Reality Check Outdoor Expo

White County Reality Check Outdoor Expo

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Big C Entertainment will present the 2015 Reality Check White County Outdoor Expo on October 24 and 25 in an effort to raise money for a child in need. 

A child was diagnosed with cancer behind both eyes just 15 days after birth. Now, individuals in the White County community are coming together to raise money for her treatment. 

The Reality Check White County Outdoor Expo will be featuring various reality T.V. show actors for meet and greets with the public. Justin, Liz, Glenn and Jessica from Swamp People will be at the expo on Saturday, October 24 from noon until 4 p.m. The public can also get a chance to meet Hunter and Kelsie from Party Down South 2 on Sunday, October 25 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Other than the meet and greets, there will also be various vendors and food trucks set up as well as fun activities for the whole family. Tickets are $5 per adult each day. Kids ages 5 and under get in free. 

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

ASMSA Science and Arts Café lecture series set

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts 2015-16 Science and Arts Café lecture series will feature Henderson State University professor Dr. Travis Langley and several ASMSA faculty members.

The first lecture on Thursday, Oct. 8, features ASMSA French instructor Bryan Adams, who will present “French Crash Course Using the AIM Method.” AIM stands for Accelerative Integrated Methodology, which uses gestures, music, dance and theater to help students learn a new language. Adams’ lecture will help attendees learn some French using AIM during the session.

Chicago PD look into missing Searcy toddler case after finding remains

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - It has been 10 months since then 2-year-old Malik Drummond disappeared from his Searcy home, and investigators from Chicago contacted Searcy police over the weekend regarding the discovery of toddler remains.

The remains of a toddler turned up in a small lagoon in Chicago last week. The remains are described by officials as those from an African American or mixed-race toddler.

Chicago police notified departments nationwide with open missing person cases. They have reportedly spoken with at least two agencies. They notified detectives working Malik's case here in Arkansas on Friday.

Despite the new developments, Searcy police stated on Sunday, September 13 that they do not think the two cases are related.

Searcy eager for new burger joint

Searcy eager for new burger joint

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The town of Searcy can expect to see the opening of a new burger restaurant on September 14. 

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, owned by Louis and Shannon Froud and operated by Billie Pritchett, will open its doors to the Searcy community on Monday, September 14. It will be located at 212 E. Beebe Capps Expy. 

“We’ve found success in business, but with Hwy 55 we feel we can help shape young people in a positive way,” said Shannon Froud.

Louis and Shannon have signed a contract to bring 30 Hwy 55 restaurants to Arkansas over the next decade, adding an estimated 750 jobs to the state.