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Pope County man and woman found shot in home

Pope County man and woman found shot in home

POPE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - On Tuesday around 11:16 a.m., the Pope County Sheriff's Office was called to a residence on Double Springs Road on Crow Mountain in regards to a report of two deceased individuals found in a home.

Officials announced Friday, the identity of the two deceased  to be Miranda Harris, 34, and Clyde Daniel Harris, 32. 

According to Sheriff Shane Jones, the incident is being investigated as a homicide/suicide.

At this time, no other individuals are believed to be involved.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more information as it becomes available.

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Fort Smith man sentenced to over 10 years for methamphetamine distribution

Fort Smith man sentenced to over 10 years for methamphetamine distribution

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KTHV) - A Career Offender was sentenced Wednesday to 130 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for the Distribution of Methamphetamine. 

Joe Gordon, 30, of Fort Smith was taken into custody after officers arranged for a controlled drug transaction, and Gordon presented the methamphetamine in exchange for money. 

Gordon has at least two prior felony convictions dealing with violence or a controlled substance offense, which makes him a Career Offender.

“Today’s sentencing closes the door on a career criminal who felt untouchable and beyond the reach of aggressive, cooperative law enforcement,” said DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Downing.  "DEA and our law enforcement partners stand firmly to ensure that criminals who peddle in these poisons and wreak havoc in our communities will never escape from facing the consequences of their criminal activities.”

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

Students from all over Ark. will compete in State Spelling Bee

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The best spellers in the state will come together to compete at the Arkansas State Spelling Bee, which could take the winner to nationals in Washington D.C.

The competition will be held Feb. 28 in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the competition will begin at 9 a.m. 

The competition will consist of 60 county spelling bee winners in second through eighth grade that will be competing for an all-expense-paid trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C., in May. 

The other prizes will be Kindles for the top three finishers, Amazon gift cards and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries. 

 

"Run for the Fallen" to honor Ark. fallen in the global war on terror

"Run for the Fallen" to honor Ark. fallen in the global war on terror

 

OZARK, Ark. (ARFTF) - In an apolitical reflection of remembrance a team of active duty and reserve Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Arkansas State Police will embark on a 146 mile memorial run to honor every ArkansaSservice member who has died while serving our country since September 11, 2001. 

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Arkansas Tech greets 1,683 seniors for Time Out for Tech

Arkansas Tech greets 1,683 seniors for Time Out for Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Tech University) - Arkansas Tech University welcomed the largest high school senior turnout in the 16-year history of its Time Out for Tech preview event on Thursday.

There were 1,683 high school seniors on hand for the opening session at Tucker Coliseum. Including parents and families, approximately 3,200 individuals attended Time Out for Tech 2015.

The opening session was followed by academic break-out sessions, campus tours, lunch at the various dining options on campus and a photo opportunity with Jerry the Bulldog, campus ambassador.

Hosted by the Arkansas Tech Office of Admissions, Time Out for Tech provides high school seniors and their families with a chance to learn more about the academic programs, student housing options and campus life opportunities available on the Russellville campus.

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

Police are asking for help finding missing Benton man

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department issued a missing person report Tuesday for Michael Ray Isbell.

Isbell, 48, of Benton was last seen Tuesday morning around 9 a.m. at the Birch Tree Organization located at 1502 Mary Kay Lane. According to reports, Isbell has been diagnosed with a mental illness that could possibly impair his judgment. 

He is believed to still be in central Arkansas. Isbell is described as standing six feet tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a white sweater, dark jacket, tennis shoes and blue jeans when he allegedly walked away from his volunteer job. 

Arkansas Tech faculty member donates $67,000 for scholarships

Arkansas Tech faculty member donates $67,000 for scholarships

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Tech University) - Dr. Mildred Diane Gleason, associate professor of history at Arkansas Tech University, has made a $67,000 gift to the Arkansas Tech Foundation that will allow the institution to provide scholarship assistance for qualified individuals of Mexican descent.

            The gift made by Gleason fulfills the final requirement of a $33,000 grant that Arkansas Tech received from the Consulate of Mexico in Little Rock in November of 2014. The university was required to obtain a matching gift of at least $66,000 in order to receive the grant funding.

            “I believe in the mission of public universities to educate all qualified students,” said Gleason, an alumna of Arkansas Tech and member of the faculty there since 2009. “I am thrilled to assist in this effort at Arkansas Tech University.”