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Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:05:00

Arkansas State Police: Pine Bluff police officer shot man in her home early this morning

Pine Bluff police officer Denise Richardson shot a man in the chest after a struggle which took place at her home around 2 a.m. this morning, according the Arkansas State Police. Percy Smith, 44, drove himself to the hospital and is currently in treatment for the gunshot at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:19:00

Let the sun shine on Little Rock crime

A Facebook page has begun to pick up the slack on awareness of Little Rock crime created by the Little Rock Police Department's decision to encrypt radio broadcasts and thus prevent the public from hearing them.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 07:01:00

Pulaski deputies suspended for use of force in arrest

Mara Leveritt reports on her website that two Pulaski deputies received suspensions — two days in one case, five in another — for rough handling of an alleged drug suspect outside a convenience store May 14. Store security video helped in the investigation.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 13:29:00

Louisville's Kenton Buckner will be Little Rock's next police chief

Kenton Buckner, currently the assistant police chief in Louisville, Ky., is going to be Little Rock's next police chief. The official announcement came about an hour after we were tipped to the news. Buckner goes to work June 30 on City Manager Bruce Moore's belief that he'll excel at "citizen engagement."

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 16:27:00

In which a Conway cop encounters alleged nudist in park

The indispensable Log Cabin Democrat police beat details an encounter between a cop and a beer-swilling man in a park who reportedly was hanging out, maybe nude, but at least with his genitals hanging out of very short shorts. He said his actions were acceptable where he came from.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 16:48:00

LRPD: Homicide just after 2 p.m.

Lt. Sidney Allen, spokesman for the Little Rock Police Department, reports another homicide today on Longcoy St., the 10th death investigated as a homicide in the city so far in April. UPDATE: An arrest has been made.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 22:32:00

LRPD: three wounded in Baseline car wash shootout

The Little Rock Police Department says that a shootout at the Splash carwash on Baseline Rd. has left three wounded, with one in critical condition. Police say that around 4 p.m. Friday, a suspect went to the car wash at 8020 Baseline Rd, where he encountered two people who he'd previously had an unspecified "disturbance" with. Police said the man pulled a handgun and began firing at the two, who pulled out handguns of their own and returned fire. All three were wounded in the ensuing shootout

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:40:00

LRPD: Homicide last night, sixth in LR in past seven days

The Little Rock Police Department is seeking a man they say killed a 20-year-old at an apartment complex on North Bryant Street last night. The killing was the fifth homicide in Little Rock in the past seven days. Officers responded to the Park Heights Apartments at 1701 N. Bryant Street last night around 7:30 p.m. in response to a call about a person shot in the complex. On arrival, officers found Bernard Sherrod, 20, lying in the grass near an apartment building, with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder. Sherrod was transported by ambulance to UAMS, where he was pronounced dead.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 21:00:00

Details from today's homicide on E. 7th St.

The Little Rock Police Department has issued an incident report detailing information about this morning's homicide at 224 E. 7th Street in which a woman allegedly stabbed her husband before attempting suicide by slashing her wrists. Police identified the victim as Kenneth Patterson, 61, and have identified Marilyn Patterson, 61, as a suspect in the crime.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 20:39:00

LRPD: Arrest made in murder of LRSD employee

The Little Rock Police Department announced this evening that they have made an arrest in the murder of Debbie Bush, 56, a Little Rock School District employee found dead in her Tatum Street home on Tuesday. Police say they have arrested Joe Wicker, 40, in the crime. After being interviewed by police detectives, police said, he was arrested and charged with Capital Murder. No word yet the connection between Bush and Wicker, if any.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:24:00

LRPD on the scene of two separate deaths this morning

Lt. Sidney Allen with the Little Rock Police Department reports the scant details available right now on two suspicious deaths that happened this morning in Little Rock, including a woman who police say stabbed her husband, and the death of a former Little Rock Police Officer who police say was involved in an altercation with an online blogger who'd written about him in the past.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:51:00

Missing New Mexico girl found in Fort Smith

A 14-year-old girl who went missing in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March has been found in Fort Smith, with police saying she was in the company of a 26-year-old man who met online. Investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service followed a tip that Lacey DeWitt, 15, might be at a Target store at 4001 Phoenix Ave. in Fort Smith. Police found her there in the parking lot around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in the company of a New Jersey man named Robert Butler, 26.

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:25:00

POLICE: Downtown Bank of America robbed this morning

The Bank of America on Capitol Avenue was robbed this morning around 9:30 a.m. The bank is on the ground floor of the Bank of America building at 200 W. Capitol. Police are on the scene, and LRPD spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen says detectives are looking at surveillance video to get a better description of the perpetrator.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 15:45:00

POLICE: Shooting victim declared brain dead, charge against man upgraded to homicide

A woman found shot in the head on April 13 in Southwest Little Rock has been declared brain dead. The charge of a man arrested for Domestic Battery in the first degree in connection with the shooting have been upgraded to first degree Murder. The victim in that shooting is currently being kept alive on life support so her organs can be harvested in coming days.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 06:28:00

Victim identified in yesterday's homicide — UPDATE

The Little Rock Police Department has identified a woman found dead in her home yesterday near Boyle Park, the victim of an apparent homicide. The woman has been identified as Debbie Bush, 56, who lived at the house where her body was found at 4122 Tatum Street. A report says she was an employee of the Little Rock School District.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:04:00

Prosecutor: warrant issued for OBGYN on video voyeurism charge

The prosecutor for the Second Judicial District said today that he has issued a warrant for the arrest of a Paragould OBGYN, on charges that the physician allegedly took nude photos of a patient during an examination. Prosecutors say the allegations came to light after a woman came forward to tell investigators with the Paragould Police Department that she suspected she'd been photographed without her consent while visiting the doctor's office. Paragould requested help from the Arkansas State Police, who handled the investigation.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:06:00

Police: Woman's death on Tatum St. investigated as a homicide

The Little Rock Police Department is currently on the scene at a house in the 4100 block of Tatum Street, where a woman's body was reported found this morning just after 11 a.m. They are investigating the death as a homicide. Police say the woman's co-worker, who reportedly hadn't heard from her in several days, went to the house and found the body.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:24:00

Former UA Football player arrested on animal cruelty charges

Police in Fayetteville arrested a former player for the Arkansas Razorbacks after animal control officers allegedly found one dead dog and another starving in a  

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 08:30:00

Man driving on highway spots his own stolen car

A man driving in Izard County was shocked after he saw his own car — which was supposed to be at home in his garage in Baxter County — in front of him on the highway, being towed on a trailer. The Baxter County Sheriff tells KAIT that once the man spotted his car, he called the Sheriff's office, and then followed the truck towing the trailer until it stopped before confronting the man

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 09:30:00

POLICE: Traffic stop leads to high-speed chase, foot chase, drug arrest

A harrowing account from the LRPD of a traffic stop that turned into a car chase that turned into a foot chase, with the suspect later arrested on a raft of charges, including DWI and drug counts. Police say Ricard Giacolletti, 33, was taken into custody and is currently being held in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Center.

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