Little Rock Fire Department fire crews responded to Central High School this afternoon after reports of smoke caused by an equipment malfunction at the school, Principal Nancy Rousseau said there were no flames during the incident.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.