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Authorities searching for missing fisherman

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Authorities are continuing to search for a missing fisherman this weekend.

Arkansas Game and Fish officers said the 59-year-old man's boat capsized on Beaverfork Lake in Conway during Friday's storm. Authorities said the last time anyone heard from John Sanders was at about 12:30 Friday afternoon. Later that day, another fisherman found Sander's capsized boat in the lake.

Corporal Ross Spurlock with Game and Fish said authorities tried to resume their search when the sun came up Sunday morning but had to wait because of storms; the weather has definitely been a problem.

While crews are still searching, the lake will be closed to the public.

Conway Makes Child Safety Their Main Concern

CONWAY, Ark.-- The Conway Police Department is hosting the Child Safety Fair June 7, 2014 at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To better educate families on child safety, the officers will hold safety demonstrations touching on different ways you can keep children from harm. Some of the exercises include bicycle safety and internet safety.

Each family will also receive child identification kits.

5 Arkansas properties listed on National Register of Historical Places

5 Arkansas properties listed on National Register of Historical Places

LITTLE ROCK—Five Arkansas properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain announced today.

       The newly listed properties are:

USGS: 3.8 magnitude earthquake in Arkansas

FAIRFIELD BAY, Ark. (KTHV) – The U.S. Geological Survey reports that an earthquake occurred near Fairfield Bay.

The earthquake was reportedly centered about 2km SSE of Fairfield Bay, and is said to have happened at 4:19 Wednesday afternoon. Cities near the quake include Conway at 34 miles away and Searcy at 37 miles away.

According Fairfield Bay police, the quake was noticeable and knocked things off of walls, but no damage reports have been made at this point.

THV11 is working to get more details on the quake and as information is released, it will be added to this story. Stay with THV11 and thv11.com.

Conway Regional Golf Classic to tee off June 9

Conway Regional Golf Classic to tee off June 9

CONWAY, Ark. (CRGC)-Amateur golfers from throughout Faulkner County will tee off in the 18th annual Conway Regional Golf Classic at Centennial Valley Country Club on Monday, June 9.

The four-player scrambler tournament offers a morning (8 am) and an afternoon flight (1 pm).

Nabholz Construction has been the presenting sponsor of the tournament since its early days and will sponsor the 2014 edition as well. The tournament is a favorite among amateur golfers, and tournament organizer, Marla Hambuchen, is working hard to make sure the 2014 tournament is up to standards.

Last year the Foundation raised more than $35,000 to help fund the hospital’s new surgical-obstetrics addition.  This year’s proceeds will go toward the Health Foundation Endowment Fund benefitting numerous health care projects at Conway Regional.

UCA adds more recycling bins campus wide

UCA adds more recycling bins campus wide

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA)The University of Central Arkansas will be receiving 25 recycling bins designed specifically for placement indoors across the campus as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

In its 9th year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and universities, nonprofits and local governments, with 35 percent of the total to be used by students in collegiate residence halls.

Happy Birthday to Ashley Blackstone!

Happy Birthday to Ashley Blackstone!

It's a very special day here at THV 11. Our very own Ashley Blackstone is celebrating her birthday along with all of her coworkers and lots of cake! Happy Birthday, Ashley!!


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