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Another Explosion In Austin


Two people were injured in another explosion in Texas’ capital, and police weren’t saying if it was caused by a package bomb like the three that detonated earlier this month elsewhere in the city.

The latest blast occurred around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in a suburban neighborhood known as Travis Country in southwest Austin — far from the previous three that were all in residential areas in the eastern part of the city — and investigators didn’t immediately confirm what caused it. But police Chief Brian Manley repeated previously issued warnings for residents not to touch any unexpected packages left at their homes.

“What we have right now is a scene where it is obvious that an explosion has taken place,” Manley said at a hastily organized news conference near the site of the latest blast.   MORE

Winter Crisis Utility Assistance Program

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The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas and the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Winter Utility Assistance Programs have begun.  They are offering crisis assistance for gas and/or electricity.

CAPCA applications will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:15 to 11:00 am and 1:15 to 3:30 pm. The office will be closed from 12 to 1 pm for lunch.

For the NADC offices in Independence, Izard, Sharp and Stone Counties applications will be taken Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Applicants are seen on a first come first serve basis.  Arriving between these hours does not guarantee that an interview can be conducted; staff will serve as many applicants as possible during the scheduled interview times.  It is recommended that you arrive early.

All interested applicants must provide proof of all household income for the previous month for all household members 18 years of age or older. If a household has not had income during the previous month you will need CAPCA’s Contribution and/or Collateral Statement.  Must have a copy of both light and gas bill. A valid state or government issued ID is required.

No determination can be made until all requested information has been received.

For more information from CAPCA Offices:

In Faulkner County, please contact, our Administrative office at (501) 329-3891 or at 707 Robins St. Suite 700 Conway, AR 72034.

In Cleburne County, please contact Debbie Gilmer, Community Services Coordinator at (877) 699-6924 or at 305 W. Searcy St. Heber Springs, AR 72543.

In White County, please contact Lisa Smith, Community Services Coordinator at (501-279-2015) or at 1132 Benton St. Searcy, AR 72143.

For more information from NADC Offices:

Independence County –  870-793-5765

Izard County –  870-368-4329

Sharp County –  870-994-7353

Stone County –  870-269-4381

Commission Sets 2018 Fishing Regulations


LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission voted unanimously to approve the list of recommended fishing regulations for 2018. The following recommendations will become effective Jan. 1, 2018.

  • Removal of the 13-inch minimum length limit on Lake Ouachita spotted bass.
  • Implement an 18- to 21-inch protected slot limit with one fish over 21 inches for largemouth bass on Lower White Oak Lake.
  • Enact statewide creel limits for catfish and crappie on Lower White Oak Lake.   MORE
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