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Two Dead After Head-On Crash

(JONESBORO, Ark.) -- Two people are dead after a head-on crash Monday morning.

The Arkansas State Police says the crash took place on Highway 63 north of Highway 69.

Rickey Wheeler had been driving north when he ran off the road. When he overcorrected, he lost control and crossed the median, hitting Mary Torres head-on.

Torres died at the scene. Wheeler was taken to St. Bernard's Medical Center in Jonesboro where he died.

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Feds Declare Disaster Declarations in 10 Arkansas Counties

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Federal disaster declarations have been placed on 10 Arkansas counties following severe weather and flash flooding.

The declaration was made by United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, following requests from Governor Mike Beebe.

The disaster declarations are in Cross, Independence, Jackson, Lee, Lonoke, Monroe, Prairie, St. Francis, White, and Woodruff Counties.

Qualifying farmers and ranchers can be eligible for federal aid.

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Police: Still No Leads in Hit-and-Run Collision

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- An investigation continues into a hit-and-run collision in Little Rock on Monday that left a 76-year-old man hospitalized.

Police said Barry Livingston went for a run just before 6 a.m. Monday, and was later found on North Hughes Street, unconscious and suffering from injuries consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Livingston was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.

The vehicle involved did not remain at the scene.

Police said they have yet to get any productive leads in the case, and they're asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact police at 501-918-5105.

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Shots Fired in Armed Robbery at Local Gas Station

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Gunfire rang out during a robbery at a Little Rock gas station on Monday afternoon.

An employee told police that three men entered Skyroad Gas, located at 5105 W. 65th Street, and demanded money shortly before 4 p.m. The men robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the scene.

Investigators determined that at least two shots were fired during the robbery.

There were no reports of injury.

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Main Street Searcy Gets $10,000 Revitalization Grant

(SEARCY, Ark.) -- Some monetary help from the state is on the way to help develop the Main Street area in Searcy.

City officials announced Monday that Main Street Searcy has been awarded a $10,000 Downtown Revitalization Grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage's Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

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