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Sheriff: Woman's body found in northeast Arkansas river


BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a woman's body has been found in the White River.

Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery says the body was found Thursday near Batesville. He told the Batesville Daily Guard that a person gathering driftwood called around 7:30 a.m. to say the body of an adult woman was in the river.

Her cause of death is unclear. Jeffery declined to comment on other details about the case.

The body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock. State officials will work to identify the woman and determine how she died.

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

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BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BACC to hold BleuDog ribbon cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a ribbon cutting for BleuDog on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m.

BleuDog, located at 1375 E. College St. in Batesville, will also be hosting Adopt-A-BleuDog from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on that Saturday, May 9.

The adoption event is held in partnership with the Humane Society of Independence County and title sponsor Southern Bank. All adopted pets will receive a free health screening. In addition, vendors and a live radio broadcast will be on site, and BleuDog will give away prizes. RSVP at www.mybatesville.org.

This event is free to the public. All community supporters, chamber members, ambassadors, board members, and staff are invited to attend. 

BAAC to host business after hours

BAAC to host business after hours

BATESVILLE, Ark. (May 6, 2015)—The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Business After Hours on Thursday, May 28.

Business After Hours will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main at 226 E. Main St. in Batesville.

Art will be up for display and refreshments will be served. All Chamber members and guests are invited to attend. Attendees can RSVP at www.mybatesville.org

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

Museum to offer free program for senior citizens

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering its monthly program for senior citizens on Tuesday, April 28 at 10 a.m.  

“We are so please to have Dr. George Lankford presenting a program on Native American legends this month,” stated Amanda Nikkel, Humanities Educator.   “Dr. Lankford is such an engaging speaker; I know our seniors will love this program.”  Afterward, France Mathis, museum volunteer, will lead participants in a Native American inspired horse hair bracelet.          

This program is free.  Space is limited to 15 participants and reservations are required.  Please call the museum at 870-793-2121 to reserve your space!

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

Mother's Day gadgets for your special someone

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Believe it or not, Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some, it will the first of many. That means new tips and gadgets.

Ginger Daril with Verizon stopped by THV11 This Morning to share some high tech ways to help moms take care of their little ones.

To get the full details, click here

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

Main Street Searcy Swing Into Spring PSA

SEARCY, Ark. (Main Street Searcy Swing) - Main Street Searcy invites you to attend Swing Into Spring on April 23 to raise money for Main Street Searcy's downtown projects. 

On Thursday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Robbins Sanford Grand Hall will be hosting a celebration from downtown Searcy with silent and live auctions, food and live entertainment. 

Tickets are $25 per person. All of the proceeds will go towards non- profit organization Main Street Searcy. The tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the Main Street office at 279-9007.