KATV features the work of overburdened Little Rock homicide detectives attempting to solve the city's rising number of homicides The report includes this five-year summary: 173 slayings in the last five years, with 42 still unsolved, or almost one in every four.
Fearful witnesses are one obstacle to arrests, detectives say.
They report no leads at all on the city's most recent gun death — the July 4 shooting of Marco Avila in Southwest Little Rock.
Mike Ross, the Democratic candidate for governor, presented a crime plan today. It includes a strong element aimed at domestic violence, an appeal to female voters often forgotten in Republican campaigning. /more/
Overnight TV reports are crackling with sketchy reports of two people wounded in shootings about 3 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Main, described variously as having occurred near Midtown Billiards or the EZ Mart across the street. /more/
The Pulaski sheriff's office is piecing together information about a fatal wreck near Hensley in which a passenger who was killed was identified as a suspect in an earlier home intrusion in Hensley. /more/
The Little Rock police said a masked man fired multiple shots during a robbery of the Game Exchange at 3412 S. University Ave. about 12:30 p.m. today. No one was injured, but the gunman escaped with cash. /more/
Talk about revolving door. The Pulaski sheriff's office tracked down the suspect in a minor shooting — victim suffered a wound to the right foot — by getting state parole officials help in finding him by means of the ankle monitor the parolee was required to wear. /more/
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.