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Drive sober or get pulled over

Drive sober or get pulled over

Police to crack down on drunk drivers during holidays

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Highway Safety Office announced today that state and local law enforcement agencies will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” mobilization effort sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The annual enforcement campaign designed to reduce the incidents of drunk driving on city streets, county roads and state highways will begin December 16th and continue through January 2nd.  During the seventeen day operation Arkansas law enforcement officers will conduct supplemental sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to identify and arrest intoxicated drivers.

“Law enforcement will be working overtime during the holidays to keep Arkansas roadways safe,” said Colonel JR Howard, Director of the Arkansas State Police and Governor’s Highway Safety Representative.  “Our

AWA hosts Q&A with Disability Services director

AWA hosts Q&A with Disability Services director

Arkansas Waiver Association to Host Q&A Session with the Director of the State Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

Little Rock, AR; December 13, 2011

The Arkansas Waiver Association (AWA), a non-profit association of advocates, persons with developmental disabilities, their families, and professionals who work in the field, asked Dr.

Weekend forecast

Sunshine continues through the weekend with slightly cooler temperatures. High pressure dominates before moisture moves in Monday night.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and colder. High 45. Wind NE at 5-10mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low 27.

Sunday: Mosly sunny and a few degrees warmer. High 48.

What to do if your home is burglarized

What to do if your home is burglarized

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- You may think of residential burglary as some that happens to "someone else" -- until it happens to you.

It can happen whether you're at home or away. Hopefully it won't happen to you, but if it does, do you know what to do? The Garland County Sheriff's Department has the following advice in the event your home becomes a statistic.

  • Call police if you see anything suspicious.
  • Leave immediately if you see your home has been burglarized (the burglar may still be there).
  • Do not touch anything until police have secured your home.
  • If you wake up and find a burglar in your room, pretend to be asleep until it is safe.
  • If you see any strange or suspicious activity, call the appropriate agency immediately!
  • Do not hesitate to call.

Burglary prevention tips

Burglary prevention tips

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Lots of people travel this time of year, leaving their homes vulnerable to thieves. How can you keep from becoming a victim?

According to the Garland County Sheriff's Department, the key is to make your home look occupied even if no one is home. They offer the following tips to discourage would-be robbers from making off with your valuables.

  • Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day. When leaving on trips, leave a light on in the bathroom. In the bedroom, attach a lamp and radio to a 24-hour electric timer set to go on at dusk and off at your bedtime.
  • Leave a radio on an all-talk show station and a little louder than normal. The conversation might lead an offender to believe the home is occupied.
  • Close bedroom drapes or blinds.

Thursday night forecast 12/8

High pressure is keeping skies clear. Temperatures will fall below freezing overnight. Sunshine should continue into the weekend with slightly cooler temperatures Saturday.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear and cold. Low 29. Wind SW-5mph

Friday: Mostly sunny and cool. High 51. Wind N 5-10mph.

Monday forecast

Rain will continue across the region for a good part of the day today with a transition to sleet/snow mix in northwest Arkansas. Wouldn't be surprised to see some accumulation in higher elevations of the north central and northwestern areas of the state.  Otherwise a cold, rainy Monday for the rest of us.

Monday: 90% Rain through early afternoon, then a chance of rain through the evening hours. High 45. Wind N 10-15.