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How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

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Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

Jacksonville Community Center offers Boot Camp classes

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Community Center is doing their best to help the community maintain New Year's resolutions for 2016. 

For the early risers needing to work out before they start their day, Jacksonville Parks and Recreation is offering morning Boot Camp classes Monday through Friday, starting at 5:15 a.m. TG Fitness Trainer, Tony Gordon, will provide you a regimen of strength moves and cardio that will make you stronger, fitter, and a happier person. 

These classes are free to members of the Center. If you need additional information, call (501) 982-4171 or visit www.cityofjacksonville.net

Jacksonville police searching for suspect behind McDonald's armed robbery


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department is looking for the man responsible for an armed robbery at a local McDonald's Wednesday night. 

On January 13, officer’s responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald's on North First Street in Jacksonville. According to the Jacksonville Police Department, a male suspect entered the McDonald's on Wednesday night and displayed a gun to the employee, forcing the employee to empty out the restaurant's register and safe. 

AG's office investigating local car lot


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A used car lot in Jacksonville is under investigation after 15 people alleged that the business was selling cars and not giving the customers their titles.

There are frustrations on both sides of this scenario. Customers say Miracle Motors in Jacksonville withheld their titles, but the business owner claims the titles have been available for them to take.

"He doesn't deal with the paper work. He just wants the cash,” said Mary Cummings.

She is one of the 15 victims involved in a consumer protection lawsuit filed by the Attorney General's Office against Miracle Motors in Jacksonville. That lawsuit was filed after victims claimed Miracle Motors didn't provide them with titles for cars purchased at the lot.

Red Cross in need of blood and platelet donations

Red Cross in need of blood and platelet donations

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday. 

On January 13, officers with the Jacksonville PD will take part in a Red Cross Blood Drive. If you are interested in donating, visit the Jacksonville Police Department training facility middle class room located at 1400 Marshall Road in Jacksonville. The drive will begin at 1 p.m. and will last until 5 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding the blood drive, call the Jacksonville PD at (501) 533-6424.

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce endorses millage


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to approve a resolution in support of special election millage vote on February 9.

The 7.6 mill will make way for a new Jacksonville High School and much needed improvements to the schools in the newly formed Jacksonville North Pulaski School District.  

The idea for the plan is to take the old middle school, which has been shut down for several years along I-67/167 and flatten it. They hope to build eight separate buildings on the several-acre plot of land, turning the high school into a campus located right in the middle of town.

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce represents over 350 businesses and their employees in Jacksonville and surrounding areas. 

JPD reminding others about the risks of warming up cars


JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – The cold air is here, and that means many people will want to warm up their cars before heading out on the road.

The Jacksonville Police Department is reminding drivers that doing so does come with risks.

“Please be aware that this makes your vehicle a prime target for thieves,” the department shared in a statement on Facebook. “Jacksonville Police Department has already had report this year of vehicles being taken in this manner.”

The department suggests using an extra set of keys to lock the car, so it is secure while it’s running.