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Arkansas Guard prepares teams to assist state police on highways

Arkansas Guard prepares teams to assist state police on highways

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas National Guard) - The Arkansas National Guard on Wednesday again answered the call to support the Arkansas State Police with teams of Guardsmen at area troop headquarters across South Arkansas.

As winter storm Remus began dumping significant snowfall on a majority of the southern half of the state the Arkansas National Guard received a tasking from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management for several teams to assist the Arkansas State Police with transportation and possible assistance to stranded motorists along the highways.

The support missions were assigned to elements of the Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.  Currently the Guard has three teams standing by to provide assistance.  The teams are made up of two HMMWVs and four Soldiers at each location working 12-hour shifts with the troopers.  Missions thus far total 14 Guard members and six vehicles.

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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. 

 

Malvern shooting leaves 1 man dead, 1 woman injured

Malvern shooting leaves 1 man dead, 1 woman injured

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) – Malvern police are investigating a shooting that reportedly left one man dead and a woman injured.

J.D. Bailey with the Malvern Police Department said in a press release that officers responded to a home on Locust Street on Monday evening in reference to a 911 call about shots being fired.

When they arrived, officers are said to have found a man, Jason Stovall, dead and a woman who had been shot. According to Bailey, the woman's injury is critical but non-life threatening.

ASMSA director participates in Cooke Foundation summit

ASMSA director participates in Cooke Foundation summit

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (ASMSA) - Corey Alderdice, director of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, joined school leaders and experts from across the country last week at a summit focusing on the disparity in academic performance between lower-income and higher-income students at advanced levels.

“Closing the Excellence Gap: Advocating for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students” was a two-day summit hosted by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation on Feb. 5-6 in Washington, D.C. The Cooke Foundation in a nonprofit organization that offers the largest scholarships in the country to high-performing students who have financial need.

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Controlled burn scheduled for Hot Springs National Park


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) – Hot Springs National Park and the National Park Service are planning to conduct a prescribed fire.

The controlled burn will happen Sat., Feb. 14 on 12 acres of park service land east of Pullman Avenue, weather permitting. Trails in and near the burn area will be closed.

The National Park Service is asking the public to stay away from the area where the burn is happening for safety reasons.

Firefighter injured in Lake Hamilton condominium fire


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A fire broke out at the Stoneridge Condominiums on Long Island Drive in Hot Springs around 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Both the Hot Springs Fire Department and the Lake Hamilton Fire Department were on the scene.

According to Carlton Scott at the Hot Springs Fire Department, a firefighter from the Lake Hamilton Fire Department was transported to a hospital for injuries.

The extent of his injuries are not known at this time.

No one else was injured in the fire, and a cause has not yet been determined.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.


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.