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Body of missing man found near Gurdon

Body of missing man found near Gurdon

CLARK COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Clark County Search and Rescue crews have found the body of a missing person.

Sheriff Jason Watson said the body of 24-year-old Wesley Livingston was found Tuesday sometime around 7:30 p.m. five miles from the Georgia Pacific plant in Gurdon where he worked.

Livingston was reported missing March 10. Following the issue of the missing person report, Clark County Sheriff's Office along with Ashley County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas Game and Fish Department, Arkadelphia Police Department, Gurdon Police Department, the Clark County Office of Emergency Services and other law enforcement agencies throughout southwest Arkansas joined efforts in the search for Livingston. 

According to police, the initial discovery of Livingston's body suggested that his death was self-inflicted.  

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Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Ark. Youth Leadership Initiative) - Kids from across Arkansas will convene in Little Rock to join in the fight against tobacco and other nicotine use on Wednesday, March 18th with a Silent March and Mock Funeral along Capitol Avenue, followed by a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol.

Sponsored by the Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative and other public health partners, Arkansas Tobacco Free Kids Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco use. Kids are sending two powerful messages on this day: They want the tobacco companies to stop targeting them with marketing for cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products and they want elected leaders to do more to protect them from tobacco.

OBU wrestlers headed to nationals

OBU wrestlers headed to nationals

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - Ouachita Baptist University is sending a group of their wrestling athletes to nationals for the second year in a row. 

The Ouachita tigers are sending five of their men to the NCAA DII National Championships in St. Louis, Mo. March 13 and 14. 

The men competeting include Garrett Evans, Nate Rodriguez, Josh Myers, Payne Hatler and Dallas Smith. They will be wrestling for All-American status and a national championship title. 

Shark Tank couple to speak at OBU

Shark Tank couple to speak at OBU

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - One couple who presented and made a deal on television show "Shark Tank" will be speaking at Ouachita Baptist University Friday, Feb. 27.

Brett and Stephanie Parker of Fort Worth will be giving a lecture on their latest invention, the Sleeping Baby brand. Brett is an OBU 2004 graduate and is excited to bring his story back to his alma mater.

In the beginning, the couple invested their savings of $700 to launch their business of Zipadee-Zip sleep garments for baby and kids. After appearing on Shark Tank, their small-time business turned into a $1 million company. Three of the 'sharks' on the show made offers to the couple, but the Parkers made a deal with Daymond John for $200,000 and a 20 percent stake in the company. Their company has seen nothing but success ever since.

The couple will give their 45 minute lecture at the Hickingbotham School of Business on Friday starting at noon. 

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Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more

Camden man with mobile youth program hopes for more

CAMDEN, Ark. (KTHV) - One man's goal of keeping children out of after-school trouble is growing and needing help. 

Eric Gunter is the administrator of the Mobile Inter-Action (M.I.A.) program. It is a large vehicle driven around Camden to pick up children after school and provide them with safe activities, counteracting the influence of drugs in the community. The M.I.A. supplies warm meals, homework assistance, social activities and educational fieldtrips.  

The M.I.A. gives the children tutoring and mentoring in hopes to shape them towards a rewarding future. 

Heavy snow falls in Arkadelphia


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – Wednesday's weather system was very particular about where it left snow behind.

While areas north of Little Rock got through nearly unscathed, parts of south Arkansas got hammered with the most snow they've seen in years.

THV11's Phil Buck was in Caddo Valley on Wednesday evening.

While driving got a little touch-and-go in some spots, most of the people that THV11 found were just out enjoying themselves in the snow.

"It brings the kid back out in me so I'm gonna come out here and sled a little bit," said Blake Rouse, a Henderson State student.

Rouse wasn't alone on the Henderson State campus, as the biggest snowfall of the week cancelled classes yet again.

"It's awesome, yeah, we've had actually three days in a row off so it's been great," said Rouse.

Kids hit the slopes in Arkadelphia


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkadelphia was looking like a winter wonderland on Wednesday.

On the Henderson State campus, you could find dozens of kids, plus huge hills covered in snow, meaning a day of fun for kids who live near or on the campus.

THV11's Marlisa Goldsmith joined in on the sledding fun this evening. Watch the video for more!