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Dump truck snags power line in Russellville causing outages

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the Pope County Sheriff's Department, a dump truck snagged a power line causing power outages and traffic on Monday afternoon.

Around 3 p.m., a dump truck was pulling an asphalt machine on Interstate 40 in a construction zone near the 81mm in Russellville when it snagged a cable line that pulled down other lines, causing the poles to break.

It pulled the line down across the highway. The eastbound lanes were completely closed, but westbound traffic was still able to get through.

Entergy brought in a special vehicle to remove the pole around 6 p.m. on Monday.

Sally Graham with Entergy said that around 328 customers are without power. She also said that most power should be restored by 8 p.m.

According to Entergy's website, about half of Arkansas Tech is without power.

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the seventh annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 13 through 18. The application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 95 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Harding University, Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone on to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

Marketing board sets meeting, facility tour at searcy

SEARCY, Ark. (ADEQ) - The Arkansas State Marketing Board for Recyclables will meet March 25, 2015, at the Searcy Chamber of Commerce, 2823 S. Main, Searcy, after touring a local recycling center the day before. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m.

The board will hear reports on recycling programs operated by the City of Searcy and the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District from Searcy Mayor David Morris and the District’s Sarah Sexton, recycling program coordinator and solid waste educator, respectively.

In addition, Jimmy Swain, site director of manufacturing for the Bryce Corp. in Searcy will present a history of the company’s recycling efforts. The Bryce Corp. produces plastic packaging for the food processing industry, along with plastic sheeting.

Also, the board will tour the Searcy Sanitation and Recycling Facility, 409 W. Beebe-Capps Expressway, Searcy, beginning at 1:30 p.m. March 24, 2015.

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.

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.