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Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 16:15:00

Inmate dies at Varner Unit, second ADC inmate death in 24 hours

The Arkansas Department of Correction today announced the death of an inmate at Varner Unit.

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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 14:14:00

Kavanaugh in Hillcrest briefly closed over suspicious package

The Little Rock Police Department briefly closed Kavanaugh Boulevard near the Hillcrest Kroger this afternoon after a report of a suspicious item under a car driven by a police officer.

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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 13:35:00

Arkansas Christian Academy substitute arrested, accused of improper relationship with 16-year-old

A secretary who sometimes acted as a substitute teacher at Arkansas Christian Academy in Bryant has been arrested, accused of allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student.

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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:23:00

Nurse arrested after inmate death in Texarkana

A nurse was arrested Friday in connection with the July death of an inmate at the Bi-State Justice Center in Texarkana

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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 10:03:00

ADC reports inmate death at Tucker

A press release from the Arkansas Department of Correction says that an inmate died at Tucker Unit yesterday after being found unconscious in his cell.

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Monday, August 8, 2016 - 09:33:00

One dead, State Trooper injured in head-on crash on I-40 UPDATE

An Arkansas State Trooper is in serious condition this morning after a head-on collision on I-40 near Alma that left the other driver dead.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 10:56:00

LRPD: Suspect dies after being taken into custody

A spokesman for the Little Rock Police Department said a suspect died last night after experiencing medical distress shortly after being taken into custody by officers for a break-in near Highway 5 on the Pulaski/Saline County line. The suspect, a Latino male, remains unidentified at this writing.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:12:00

West LR store clerk arrested for murder after early morning shooting

Police say a confrontation between a convenience store clerk and a man on the parking lot of the store where he worked turned deadly early this morning, with the clerk later arrested for first degree murder.

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Monday, August 1, 2016 - 13:24:00

Atlanta Police Foundation helps police live in the city

Here's some recommended reading for city officials. It's a story about the nonprofit Atlanta Police Foundation, which is providing financial assistance to help city police officers live in Atlanta.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 11:29:00

Grant Country man arrested in infant hit and run death

Thomas A. Fuell, 21, of Prattsville has been charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of an injury crash, the Arkansas State Police stated in a news release.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 15:30:00

Mother cited for leaving infant in hot car in Jonesboro

KAIT reports on a four-month-old infant left in a vehicle on a 96-degree day while the child's mother ate pizza at Larry's Pizza in Jonesboro.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 10:53:00

Blytheville attorney files civil rights lawsuit over police taser incident

James Harris, a Blytheville attorney, has filed a lawsuit against the City of Blytheville, the police chief, and a police officer, alleging excessive force by the policy against Chardrick Mitchell on July 4.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016 - 15:00:00

LRPD Chief Buckner: community relationships crucial in a 'Dallas Moment'

At a 1 p.m. press conference at Little Rock Police Department headquarters near downtown today, LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner asked citizens to keep Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Minn and Dallas in their prayers before saying that violence and destruction of property would not be tolerated in Little Rock during demonstrations over police use of force.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 14:50:00

Ellison family speaks on historic LRPD use-of-force settlement

The family of  Eugene Ellison, the 67-year-old African-American man shot and killed by a Little Rock Police Department patrol officer in Ellison's apartment near the corner of Col. Glenn and University Ave. in Dec. 2010, held a press conference today to discuss yesterday's announcement of a historic settlement in the federal civil rights case arising from the shooting.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 15:07:00

Vandals strike Mt. Holly Cemetery, severely damage several monuments and statues

Mount Holly Cemetery Sexton Steve Adams could hardly keep his composure today while talking about vandalism at the cemetery overnight that left several irreplaceable marble statutes severely damaged.Adams said he discovered the vandalism this morning when he arrived at the cemetery around 6:45 a.m.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 16:52:00

Non-fatal Little Rock shooting resulted from Russian roulette game, police say

At around 10 a.m. this morning, Little Rock PD responded to a report of a shooting at 2816 Summit Street in Little Rock that evidently occurred when two men were playing with a .357 revolver.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 14:28:00

LRPD: Third suspect arrested in slaying of SWLR woman.

The Little Rock Police Department says detectives have arrested another suspect in the murder of a Southwest Little Rock woman who was shot in her driveway on Jan. 31 as she held her two year old child. Darrell Keith Dixon, 15, was arrested today in connection with the murder, with a release from the LRPD saying detectives developed him as a suspect during the investigation.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:05:00

Ellison family asks prosecutors to reopen LRPD shooting case

Citing evidence and testimony that has come to light during the discovery phase of a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in 2011, the family of Eugene Ellison has asked Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley to reopen the controversial police shooting case. Ellison, 67, was shot and killed on Oct. 9, 2010 in his home at Big Country Chateau Apartments near the corner of University and Col. Glenn after two LRPD officers working off-duty security, Donna Lesher and Tabitha McCrillis, walked past his open door and entered after reportedly noticing his house was in disarray.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:12:00

Chase of stolen police car ends in Cammack Village

A prisoner drove off in a Jacksonville police car, but a police chase ended without incident in Cammack Village.

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Monday, January 11, 2016 - 06:34:00

Police arrest third suspect in Red Lobster robbery

A Little Rock police SWAT unit was used late Sunday as officers arrested the third suspect in an attempted robbery and shootout Saturday with a police officer at the Red Lobster restaurant on West Markham Street.

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