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THV's weather team is currently tracking severe weather threats in several parts of the state. Meteorologist Tom Brannon recommends you have a plan in place. Stay with Today's THV and todaysthv.com for updates.

EAS to run nationwide test Wednesday

EAS to run nationwide test Wednesday

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time.

Be sure to tell your family and friends about the test on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 PM ET. Remember: "Don’t stress; it’s only a test."

Overall, the test may take up to three and a half minutes. At the conclusion of the test, regularly scheduled programming will return.

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

ARA: Home sales increase 16 percent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas REALTORS® Association  announced that September home sales were 10.28 percent higher than September 2010 while the average price of a home in Arkansas increased by less than 1 percent.  For the quarter (July - September), home sales increased 16 percent with the average price of a home in Arkansas decreasing almost 4 percent.

"As the Arkansas REALTORS® Association has been predicting, Arkansas home sales continue to be quite strong," said Amy Glover Bryant, Director of Communications for the Association.  "In the third quarter, Arkansas REALTORS® sold a total of 6,671 homes versus 5,719 in the third quarter of 2010.  Average prices during that time period were $143,944 compared to the third quarter of 2010 when the average price of a home in Arkansas was $149,430.  Affordability and strong mortgage rates are certainly helping to drive this year's improved numbers.  We do exp

Monday forecast 10/3

High pressure still in control and we'll continue to see cool mornings and warm afternoons. 

Low humidity continues and a temperatures will gradually warm through the rest of the week.

No big changes in our forecast for the next 7-days.

Monday:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  High 80.

Monday Night:  Cool and clear.  Low 48.

Tuesday:  More sunshine and dry.  High 82.

DHS benefits site helps support families

DHS benefits site helps support families

Enrolling online provides privacy for families and reduces costs for Arkansas

A new processing center and the official launch of an online benefits application system will ensure Arkansans struggling though the effects of the recession will get the support they need, according to three non-profit advocacy organizations.

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Arkansas Interfaith Alliance and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families applaud today’s opening of a Department of Human Services data processing center in Batesville. The center will support the benefits enrollment website access.arkansas.gov, which gives Arkansans the option of applying for benefits online.

“ACCESS Arkansas will provide more eligible people access to the SNAP program, helping them purchase food for their families,” said Rhonda Sanders, Executive Director of Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Tyson 'Acts Out' against hunger

Company receives award from Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc.