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10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

10 more unsolved Arkansas mysteries

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - We've shared with you10 unexplained mysteries of Arkansas, but don't think it stops there. Thank you to Brandon Howard with Highlands Today for the story.

10. Fire in the sky

Legislators convene to discuss I-40 and I-55 mess

Legislators convene to discuss I-40 and I-55 mess

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Legislators convened at the Capitol Tuesday to discuss the highway debacle that had I-40 and I-55 backed up for more than twenty hours.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department attended the meeting to see what could have been improved and what can still be done to prevent stalls like these in the future.

"I don't know if there was anything that was within our control that we didn't do," said AHTD director Scott Bennett in an interview.

The highway department says it followed pre-treatment procedures prior to the ice storm that dumped up to six inches of sleet in eastern parts of the state. Still, the discussion at the Capitol revolved around funding.

"One of the things we hear all the time is Missouri did this, Missouri did that. Missouri has four times the capabilities that we do. If [people] expect us to operate like Missouri, it's going to take money," continued Bennett.

Icy driving conditions cause wrecks in Cabot


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - Icy conditions have created a number of spin outs in the Cabot area. Conditions on Monday morning caused phones to ring off the hook at Cabot Police department.

The department estimated around 40 calls with spin outs or wrecks due to slick streets. Although thawing and treatment helped drivers throughout the day, authorities worry about back roads and chilly overnight temperatures.

Street crews along Highway 89 tried to create a smooth path for one of Cabot's busiest roads.

"I didn't expect this much ice, but we got it and it's kind of slick out here," said Cabot resident, Ron Hale.

Hewlett-Packard hiring 200 at Conway facility

Hewlett-Packard hiring 200 at Conway facility


CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Hewlett-Packard has begun interviewing candidates for 200 positions it is working to fill at its Conway location.

HP is hiring people in software development and business analysis. A job fair continues through Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports (http://is.gd/SLSZvw) that the positions are in the government health care sector.

HP account executive John Herzog says the company is the largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare processing and that it administers $140 billion in benefits annually. Herzog says the company hopes to expand further in health care.

HP says applicants should register online and should arrive with a resume, identification and be prepared for an interview.

The company laid off 500 workers in Conway last summer, prompting the return of $459,000 in state incentives.

Girl tours through town on bowling mission

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Bowling is one of the most popular sports to participate in no matter what age you are, but on Saturday, one young lady showed up on a mission.

Natalie Savant is touring 48 states, looking to raise awareness for junior bowling. She's 9-years-old and has already raised plenty of cash for scholarship funds for young bowlers, and why she's into the sport is no surprise.

"I'm a 3rd generation bowler on both sides of my family, so I just I had it in me already," she said.

Natalie's Striking Summer has already hit 29 states before prior to her visit in Arkansas. She said it's not about how many games she throws now; it's about getting the word out and having fun.

Bridge repairs will shut down lanes on Hwy 67 in Jacksonville

Bridge repairs will shut down lanes on Hwy 67 in Jacksonville

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be repairing the Main Street Bridge in Jacksonville. The repairs are needed following a recent traffic accident. The work will require closing the northbound inside lane on U.S. Highway 67.

The lane closures will be Tuesday, February 25th through Friday, February 28th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Today's Box Office: Pompeii and Hailee Steinfeld interview

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV's film critic Jonathan Nettles shares his review of Pompeii.

Pompeii stars Kit Harrington (TV's Game of Thrones) as "The Celt" a slave turned gladiator in the ancient Roman Empire. He kills with speed and brutality while secretly seeking revenge on the Romans who murdered his family. He is taken to compete in the city of Pompeii which lies in the shadow of the volcano Mt. Vesuvius. He meets the young, beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant and they instantly fall in love and soon he must race against time to save her from the clutches of the very man who killed his family as Mount Vesuvius erupts and the city is destroyed around him.