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Van Buren Police Department Seeks Credit Card Theft Suspects

The Van Buren Police Department is currently looking for two suspects in a stolen credit card case.

In the photograph below, are two suspects that authorities are searching for. The photo to the right shows one of them allegedly using a stolen credit card at an ATM machine, according to Public Information Officer Detective Jonathan Wear, with the Van Buren Police Department.

The vehicle seen in the photo appears to be a 90s model Chevrolet pickup truck. The credit card was stolen from a vehicle on Thursday (April 17) evening.

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HealthWatch: Tuesday’s Top Health Stories

Watch today’s HealthWatch segment to learn about the nation’s top health stories.

Garrett’s Blog: Severe Weather Risk Increasing

The Spring severe weather season has been off to a slow start with the safest start to tornado season in 100 years.

Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported and the overall risk from tornadoes has been confined to isolated areas or brief spinups.

The weather pattern over the weekend will take on a more classic spring pattern that favors severe weather and rotating thunderstorms as well as tornadoes.

Hannah House: Where Life Meets Love

Hannah House provides shelter for women ages 15-29 who are experience crisis situations in their lives. They help these young women overcome past behaviors and issues, allowing them to become productive citizens in our society.

Most women stay at Hannah House for roughly six months to one year. Did you know that it takes about 10,000 dollars to house just one woman? Because Hannah House is a non-profit organization, they rely on donations from the community to fund the house.

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Arkansas Unemployment Drops Below 7 Percent

Arkansas unemployment has dropped below 7 percent.

The level is now at 6.9 percent, according to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services website.

The website currently shows that the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

To view additional data from the website, click here.

Some Alma Residents Under Boil Order

Some Alma customers are under a boil order, due a main water line break.

A 3″ main water line break on Highway 71 has led to a precautionary boil order until further notice, according to a news release Friday.

The boil order has been called for customers on Old Turner Road between Emma Road and Revis Hill Heights. This also includes customers on Fath Road and Family Circle.

In total, this boil order affects approximately 40 customers.

Customers are asked to boil their water briskly for one minute prior to use, according to the news release.

HealthWatch: Bacteria in Contact Lenses

British researchers say lens cleaning solutions may not kill bacteria as effectively as you think. They found a dangerous bacterial strain was able to survive in a popular cleaning solution for over four hours.