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Update: Mother charged in death of 10-month-old

Update: Mother charged in death of 10-month-old

YELL COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – Last week, a 10-month-old baby and his father were found dead in the woods after an extensive search. Now, the baby's mother is facing a manslaughter charge.

The baby, Harper Alexander Floyd, and his father, 33-year-old Brian Allen Floyd, were found dead in a wooded area in Yell County on Tuesday, July 29 around 1:50 p.m. by U.S. Forest Service Investigators.

According to Yell County authorities, the father and son were last seen in the Ouachita Mountains area south of Blue Mountain Lake. The truck they were believed to be traveling in was found three days after their disappearance in a remote and treacherous area off Forest Road 18.

Married couple found dead in home


DOVER, Ark. (KTHV) – A husband and wife were found dead in their home near Dover.

According to the Pope County Sheriff, deputies were called for a welfare check on the couple after a family member had gone to their home and no one answered the door. The sheriff said deputies saw 67-year-old Charles Ledford's body lying in the floor through the window and later found 60-year-old Judy Ledford's body in another part of the home.

No details have been given on the cause or if their deaths are being investigated as suspicious.

The Ledfords' bodies were taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsy.


Memorial service scheduled for father, son found in Yell County


FORT SMITH, Ark. (KTHV) – A memorial service has been scheduled for a father and his son after they were found deceased in a wooded area of Yell County.

A memorial service will be held for 33-year-old Brian A. Floyd and 10-month-old Harper Alexander Floyd at 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 21 at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

Their full obituary can be found at the Edwards Funeral Home website, where condolences can be sent: http://on.kthv.com/1u7sgyC

More details surrounding their deaths can be found here: http://on.kthv.com/1q5ZcEQ


Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

Yard, rummage, and garage sale listings for central Arkansas

The following is a list of yard sale locations in the central Arkansas area:

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All yard sales have passed.

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Having a yard/rummage/garage sale? We want to help!

Send the following to information to ageswein@thv11.com, and we’ll post it for free! ***We will need at least two days notice on all posts!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Items you’ll be selling

Once sale information starts coming in, we’ll share the details with your community on THV11 in My Town, and keep the pages running until yard sale season is over.

More information on THV11 in My Town and how to become a community blogger:http://on.kthv.com/1m0hby7

Economy Adds 209K Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate at 6.2 Percent

Economy Adds 209K Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate at 6.2 Percent

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent... Read More

Board agrees to doctoral program at Arkansas Tech


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has agreed to Arkansas Tech University's proposal to offer a doctoral program.

The board on Friday approved the Doctor of Education in school leadership program at ATU in Russellville.

The program is intended to for kindergarten through 12th grade education professionals who currently serve or wish to serve in school district leadership positions. The first students are to be enrolled starting next summer.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Blue-green algae bloom prompts swim beach closure


PLAINVIEW, Ark. (KTHV)- The Army Corps of Engineers, Nimrod Project Office is closing all swim beaches on Nimrod Lake until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of a blue-green algae bloom. Corps officials said boating and fishing is allowed, but urges visitors to avoid the algae when out on the lake.

The Corps posted signs to alert visitors that swimming is not allowed on the lake until the algae bloom has dissipated or tests confirm that it is safe. The result from algae testing is expected by Aug. 1.

Visitors are advised not to drink untreated lake water, and avoid areas with visible algae accumulations or discolored water. Children and animals are the most susceptible to illness and skin irritations when exposed to toxic algae.

Some types of blue-green algae produce natural toxins or poisons. When these algae die and break down, toxins can be released into the water.