Archives for November 2014

Enjoy the Warm Sunday! Wintery Weather is Back in the Forecast for North Arkansas!

After temperatures forecast for the mid 70s in much of the Arkansas River Valley on Sunday, near 40 readings will be the predicted low for overnight…then mid 30s for a Monday high. John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Little Rock says a strong cold front will enter northwest Arkansas […]

Kissing Cooties? How Many Bacteria Are in a Kiss?

In medical news…something to consider before you lock those lips. Researchers have found a way to measure just how many germs are exchanged in a kiss…

Consumer Reports – Electronics for Christmas

From tablets to TV’s to laptop computers, electronics will likely be the hottest gifts this holiday season. Consumer reports recent survey, covering more than 42,000 electronics purchases, can steer you to the right places to buy…

Severe Weather Outlook for Saturday, November 22, 2014

by John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Little Rock Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur this afternoon, especially in northern and western Arkansas. From tonight through Sunday morning, showers and thunderstorms will be numerous across the state and there will be areas of heavy rain. Precipitation will diminish from west to east Sunday […]

Holiday Law Enforcement Scam Reported In Johnson County

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says they have received multiple reports of a person or persons calling local residents to solicit monies in the name of Johnson County Law Enforcement for a “Shop With A Cop” type program. The Clarksville Police Department hosts an annual Shop With A Cop for children at Christmas and the […]

Russellville Police Department Releases Video Seeking Information Concerning Recent Armed Robbery

The Russellville Police Department reports responding, at around 7:36pm, Friday night (11/14/2014), to the 200 block of East 4th Street (Tobacco Row) in reference to an Armed Robbery. An undisclosed amount of money was taken in the Robbery. There were no injuries. Russellville Police are currently investigating the crime and have released the video below, […]

Severe Weather Outlook for Thursday, November 19, 2014

by John Robinson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Little Rock Showers will begin to develop, mainly across the southern half of Arkansas, late tonight. Showers will increase in coverage over the state on Friday, then diminish somewhat Friday night. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur in the state Saturday, especially during the afternoon and […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Decoration Ideas – Turkey Crayon Holders

Looking for new arts & crafts ideas this Thanksgiving? These unique table settings will be the talk of the gathering…and give the younger family members something fun to do after the big meal!

Winter Tips for Helping Your Home Survive a Hard Freeze in Arkansas

When a hard freeze is forecast, it’s time to start worrying about water pipes. From experiences in my own home…and old one with exposed water pipes in the crawl space beneath the flooring…that dreaded temperature is around the twenty degree mark and lower. Homes built the south aren’t generally as protected as those built in […]

Closings and Cancellations

The following are closings and cancellations for the Arkansas River Valley region… (no cancellations at this time)

Winter Weather Outlook for Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Weather Advisories have now been issued for about the northern third of Arkansas. You can see the latest map of advisories at  In general, the area covered by the advisories should see 1 to 3 inches of snow. The largest amounts should be at the higher elevations and places close to the Missouri […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Saturday, November 15, 2014

After midnight tonight into early Sunday morning, a band of rain mixed with sleet could occur between northern and central Arkansas. However Little Rock National Weather Service Meteorologist John Robinson says any precipitation would be light, and no problems are expected. On Sunday: Snow could begin to fall lightly in northwest Arkansas during the morning, […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Friday, November 14, 2014

If there is any wintry precipitation in Arkansas Saturday afternoon and evening, it would most likely be only flurries in the north, according to John Robinson at the National Weather Service in Little Rock. Early Sunday morning, however, Robinson says some moisture will move up into Arkansas from the south…and, for a few hours during […]

Conway Authorites Seek Information and Identifications on Recent Burglary

The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in Conway says investigators are looking for possibly three subjects in a burglary which occurred on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 on Frenchmen Mountain Road in the Cato area. The department says two white female subjects were caught on camera leaving the residence carrying two weapons and a bag…and that it […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Thursday, November 13, 2014

For Saturday afternoon: There will probably be a mixture of light rain and snow in northwest Arkansas. It’s a reasonable possibility that this could be mainly light snow at the higher elevations. For Saturday night: A mixture of light rain and snow will spread into north central and northeast sections, while gradually diminishing in the […]

Local Award-Winning Civil War Author and Lecturer Plans Children’s Book Signing Event

Nancy Dane has recently become a quite popular icon of the Arkansas River Valley. She is author and lecturer with an expertise on the American Civil War in Arkansas. Dane’s “Tattered Glory Series” won the 2011 Fiction Award presented by the Arkansas Library Association, and the second book in the four novel series, A Difference […]

House Fire Takes the Life of Johnson County Youth

From the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office… The department responded to a fatal fire on Forest Service Road 1450 at 12:02 a.m. this morning. An eleven (11) year old boy died in the fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a Johnson County Deputy Coroner. His father was critically injured with severe burns. His […]

Arkansas Winter Weather Outlook for November 12, 2014

“If we don’t see some wintry precipitation in Arkansas this weekend, I am going to be mighty surprised”, says John Robinson of the National Weather Service office in Little Rock. Robinson predicts, beginning on Saturday, there will be a chance of light rain or snow, primarily in northern and western Arkansas. The most likely time […]

National Weather Service Says Significantly Colder Weather On The Way

The National Weather Service office in Little Rock reports a significant push of Arctic air into the southern United States, including Arkansas, beginning around mid-week of the coming week. Temperatures will begin to drop on Tuesday, as an Arctic front passes through the state. On Wednesday, it is quite likely most areas will not get […]

Talkington Held Without Bond in Connection with Death of Cousin

Authorities say 25-year-old Nathaniel Alan Talkington, who was arrested earlier this week in Morrilton on a first-degree-murder warrant from Johnson County, is now being held without bond in the Johnson County Detention Center, after a probable cause hearing was held on this Thursday. According to a probable cause affidavit released this Thursday afternoon, an associate […]

First Degree Murder Warrant Issued In Johnson County Burned Body Case — UPDATE: CAPTURED!

UPDATE: Suspect has been captured.  See update below story… An arrest warrant charging a subject with First Degree Murder has been filed in Johnson County Circuit Court in connection with the badly burned body discovered in the trunk of a vehicle at Cabin Creek Park near Knoxville on November 1. The 5th Judicial District Prosecutor […]

Johnson County Authorities Ask Public’s Help In Identifying Vehicle Possibly Connected to Recent Incident at Knoxville

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of a vehicle similar to the one in the photos below seen at or near the Cabin Creek Corps of Engineers Recreation Area at Knoxville.  This is possibly in connection with an incident early Saturday morning, in which a man was […]

Trout Day 2014 Scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Russellville

The CADDIS Fly Fishing Club, the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) are again partnering to bring seasonal trout fishing to Russellville. The AGFC will stock Pleasant View Park pond with 1,200 Rainbow Trout, and TROUT DAY 2014 will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 […]

Body Found in Burned Car at Knoxville in East Johnson County

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says a badly burned body was discovered in a vehicle at Cabin Creek Park in Knoxville at approximately 1:30am on Saturday, November 1. After receiving the report of the vehicle on fire near the pavilion, a deputy requested the Knoxville Fire Department be paged to the scene. While fighting the […]