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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

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.

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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.

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

160-mile-long yard sale slated for next month

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A yard sale stretching 160 miles along U.S. 64 in Arkansas is planned for next month.

Bargains Galore on 64 will Aug. 7-9 and stretch from Fort Smith to Beebe. It'll be open to both shoppers and vendors.

Event coordinator Linda Hiles tells the Southwest Times Record (http://bit.ly/1jOYjlW) that the long yard sale is a good opportunity for civic or religious organizations to make a little extra money.

Cities participating in the sale waive garage or yard sale permits for those three days, but food vendors must comply with Arkansas health regulations.


Information from: Southwest Times Record, http://www.swtimes.com/