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Birthday and Anniversary Announcements!

Birthday and Anniversary Announcements!

Do you want to wish a loved one a happy birthday or happy anniversary? We can help! Simply email mytown@thv11.com, include your birthday/anniversary message and a photo of the person. Include Birthdays and Anniversaries in the email subject line. Our web producers will publish it to appear on our site. You can then share the link with anyone you would like!

Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional. We want to highlight them. To have your My Town Hero featured, email information about them and what makes them extra special, along with a photo, to: mytown@thv11.com. Include “My Town Hero” in the email subject line and we’ll take care of publishing it for you.

Lonoke man wins $410,000 in Arkansas Natural State Jackpot

Lonoke man wins $410,000 in Arkansas Natural State Jackpot

LONOKE, Ark. (ASL) - Thursday’s Record Breaking Jackpot of $410,000, has a winner!  This amount marked the largest Natural State Jackpot level for the game to date!  The games popularity and this Jackpot amount is a direct result of Arkansas player interest and excitement in the game.  The game had not reached that level of play, number of consecutive draws without a top prize winner (63 draws) or Jackpot range in the history of the game.  There has been 508 drawings since the game’s first on August 27th, 2012.  The Natural State Jackpot celebrates the highest Jackpot Winner ever in the game!  The success of the game captured the imagination and anticipation of its players, the Natural State Jackpot was won by a player who correctly match the five NSJ numbers drawn last night.  In last night’s NSJ drawing there were 42 players who match four of the five numbers drawn, each of those players were just one away from winning the Jackpot amount.

Simmons First Bank's Searcy CEO Resigns, Will Remain A Director

Simmons First Bank's Searcy CEO Resigns, Will Remain A Director

Brooks Davis resigned as president and CEO of Simmons First Bank of Searcy, the bank announced Tuesday. But he will remain on the local board of directors... Read More

Conway man's 'Happy' rendition goes viral

Conway man's 'Happy' rendition goes viral

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – With more than 53,000 views, it's safe to say that a Conway man's rendition of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has gone absolutely viral.

Using wine glasses, cooking pans, and pencils for drum sticks, Dan Newbie said he made the video to prove how sometimes you don't need actual musical instruments to make music… He said, "Just as you don't always need a reason to be happy."

Newbie lives in Conway, Arkansas and according to his YouTube profile, he is a computer science student, music producer, photographer, and filmmaker. Check out his video here: http://on.kthv.com/1m8vuxF

Two arrested after stranded driver flees from police

Two arrested after stranded driver flees from police

CARLISLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Two people were arrested Tuesday night when a stranded driver fled from police.

According to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Carlton Cole, of Tichnor, and 25-year-old Brandy Dismuke, of Lonoke, were arrested around 5:30. A deputy had approached the two to check on them and their stranded vehicle; Lt. James Kulesa said Cole the fled from the deputy, across a field, and into a wooded area.

Kulesa told THV11 that Cole was found to have outstanding arrest warrants from the City of Carlisle, Beebe, and a felony arrest warrant from Ashley County in addition to an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violation. He was found with the help of a tracking bloodhound.

Cole was taken into custody for the outstanding warrants and for fleeing, two counts of resisting arrest, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Dismuke was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.