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Russellville accepts convention center proposal


RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Russellville city officials have accepted a proposal from a Tennessee firm to build a convention center and hotel complex in Arkansas.

The Courier reports the Russellville City Council called a special meeting Tuesday. They unanimously voted to authorize Russellville's mayor and city clerk to sign a development proposal with Hunt Properties.

The CEO of Hunt Properties says he believes the company can have a drawing of the hotel and convention center toward the end of the year.

The proposal calls for construction to start on the hotel and convention center within 180 days.

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Race for the Cure scheduled for October

Race for the Cure scheduled for October

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Women united in the city on Tuesday as the Arkansas chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation made their big "Race for the Cure" announcement.

The theme for this year's race is "Move. Be Moved".

A breast cancer survivor spoke at the event today, describing her fight and what the race means to her.

"My wonderful husband Barry Marshall and my beautiful daughter Mattie Underwood were right by my side during the process giving constant, love, care, support and it's this same love that you cannot help but to experience on the race day," said survivor Celese Marshall.

The race is set for Saturday, October 4th. Their goal is set at $1.6 million for breast cancer research, education, screenings and treatments.

The Arkansas Race for the Cure is one of the largest Komen events across the country.

Scammers using spoof calls and texts

Scammers using spoof calls and texts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - You can no longer trust the number that comes up on your caller ID. This message is coming from the Attorney General's Office.

Scammers are using numbers you recognize and sometimes even your own phone number to get you to answer your phone. This is called spoofing. And now, even spoof texts are popping up in the state. One woman says she gets these calls every day.

Any time the phone rings, Leslie Ford questions whether to answer it.

"It would be nice to just be able to pick up the phone and say hello," said Ford.

But over the last three years, for Ford, picking up the phone and just saying hello happens less and less. Several years ago, Ford put her home phone number on the national do not call list. But calls continued to come in every day, sometimes three to five times a day.

Ford added, "California. Pennsylvania. Florida."

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.

Year-Over-Year US Home Prices Show a Slowing Gain

Year-Over-Year US Home Prices Show a Slowing Gain

U.S. home prices rose in June by the smallest year-over-year amount in 20 months, slowed by modest sales and more properties coming on the market... Read More

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