Archives for December 2014

Highway 109 at Railroad Crossing Between Clarksville and Morrison Bluff Closed on Sunday for Repairs

Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department officials say railroad work will require the temporary closure of Highway 109 in South Johnson County just north of the Mills-Ahne Arkansas River Bridge on Sunday. Officials say a Union Pacific Railroad crew will be making repairs at the Highway 109 crossing between Clarksville and Morrison Bluff which will […]

Graffiti Threat Made Against Police in Rogers

According to a report from the department, on Sunday, 12-28-2014, at approximately 5:50 pm, the Rogers Police Department took a graffiti call at the Kum-and-Go located at 1701 W New Hope Road. The graffiti was written on the wall inside the bathroom stall and stated… — “A cop will be killed new year’s night in […]

Silver Alert Issued for 91-year-old Ozark Man — UPDATE: BODY FOUND!

UPDATE: Body found in Logan County.  Details at end of this article. The Ozark Police Department has requested activation of an Arkansas State Police Silver Alert for 91-year-old William E Harris of Ozark, Arkansas. Harris was reported missing on Christmas day. He was last known to be at 612 N. 2nd Street in Ozark. The […]

Tragic Tornadoes in Mississippi on Tuesday Reminder That Severe Weather Can Occur in the Winter!

When unseasonably warm and humid conditions occur and a strong cold front moves in, the result can be severe weather. On December 23rd and 24th, 1982, a severe weather outbreak struck Arkansas, ruining the holidays for countless people. Altogether, there were 29 tornadoes. Two people were killed and more than 60 were injured. The fatalities […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Arkansas for Monday, December 22, 2014

John Robinson of the National Weather Service’s Little Rock office says a few thunderstorms may occur in eastern Arkansas tonight and in the southeast part of the state on Tuesday. While an isolated strong thunderstorm cannot be totally ruled out, best chances for severe weather will be off to the southeast of the state. Rainfall […]

Tips for Elk Viewing in Boxley Valley by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Just over the mountain, through the woods, and north of the Arkansas River Valley, you’ll find the best chance in the state for seeing our region’s newly restored Elk population. This video by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission provides some helpful tips for getting the most from your Elk viewing adventure…and also other natural […]

NORAD Again Prepares to Track Santa on Christmas Eve!

This Christmas Eve, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), will once again track Santa, as he makes his trip around the world, bringing Christmas gifts to kids and kids at heart! Since the tradition began in 1958, thousands of volunteers staff telephones…and now computers…to answer calls and e-mails from children (and adults) from around […]

Grandfather-Grandson Graduate from Arkansas Tech on Same Day

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (December 20, 2014)–Sixty-five years ago, Bobby Frederick Lancaster began his journey as an Arkansas Tech University student. He completed that journey on Saturday, and he did so with his grandson and fellow member of the Arkansas Tech Class of 2014 — Brant Bauman — by his side. “I finally finished at last,” said […]

Garland County Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Counterfeit Check Suspect

Investigators in Garland County, Arkansas are seeking help in identifying a white female wanted for cashing counterfeit checks at businesses in that area. Police allege that the unknown female has been cashing counterfeit checks bearing the name of a local business. Anyone with information on the identity of this female should contact Investigator Scott Hinojosa […]

MISSING: Alex Gage Almodovar – Rogers, Arkansas — UPDATE! FOUND SAFE!

(Note: See update at end of article) The Rogers Police Department has requested activation of a Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level 2. Point of contact for additional information is Sgt. Musteen who can be contacted by calling (479) 636-4141. Alex Gage Almodovar Age and/or DOB: 9/16/2012 Missing Date: 12/18/2014 Missing from City: Rogers Missing from […]

Winter Weather Outlook for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A round of wet weather and at least a few thunderstorms will affect Arkansas later today and tonight. No severe weather is expected. Little Rock Meteorologist John Robinson says most of the state will see a cold rain. However, in northern Arkansas (mainly the northern two rows of counties), a little sleet or snow could […]

Man Passes Away, Wins Election Months Later

Freddie Lujan passes away, but his name stays on the ballot in Pecos County.

Boy Found Safe After 4 Years

Authorities say police found a 13-year-old boy hidden behind a false wall inside a home and arrested the boy’s father and four other people who denied knowing anything about the teen.

Utah Woman Marries Dead Man

A bizarre story from Utah. A marriage with a bit of an odd twist.

Severe Weather Outlook the Arkansas River Valley for Sunday, December 14, 2014

Showers and thunderstorms — probably in the form of a broken line — should enter western Arkansas very late this afternoon or early this evening. The showers and thunderstorms will move rather rapidly toward the east during the night and exit eastern Arkansas on Monday morning. Chances for severe weather are on the low side, […]

Ozarks Hiker Falls from Bluff, Newton County Authorities and Rescue Personel Respond

On November 30th, 2014 at approximately 2:30 P.M., the Newton County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting that a hiker had fallen from a bluff at Hemmed-In Hollow in the Buffalo National River. Rescue and medical personnel were dispatched to the area and began searching for the victim, Camron McLaughlin, aged 21 of Ozark, Missouri. […]

Winter Weather Outlook Report for December 1, 2014

Winter Weather Advisories or Freezing Rain Advisories remain in effect for the northern two rows of counties in Arkansas. Through the afternoon and on into the evening, patchy freezing rain and freezing drizzle will be seen across northern Arkansas. There may be a little sleet at times. The wintry precipitation may work a little farther […]