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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:57:00

Family of girl who fell from Harrison church bus issues statement, says investigation ongoing

The family of a 4-year-old girl from Harrison who fell from a moving church bus on April 19 issued a statement through their attorney yesterday, asking for privacy as the investigation into the incident continues. The family said the girl is still receiving medical care related to the incident — caught on a paramedic's dashboard camera — in which she opened the back door of a moving church bus and was flung to the pavement, with the bus driving away.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 14:56:00

Kevin Duck guilty, sentenced to life in 2011 murder of Hot Springs Village PD dispatcher

A Garland County jury today found Kevin Duck, 33, guilty in the murder of his girlfriend, Dawna Natzke, a Hot Springs Village Police Department dispatcher whose body was found floating a remote pond near Hot Springs Village in December 2011.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 15:08:00

LRPD: One killed, three shot during robbery attempt

The Little Rock Police Department today released the report on what witnesses said was a home invasion robbery-turned-shooting in which an 18-year-old man was killed, and three others were shot.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:02:00

Fire crews dispatched to Central High, principal reports smoke but no fire after equipment malfunction

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.

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 15:22:00

LRPD: pedestrian stuck and killed on Stagecoach Road last night

The Little Rock Police Department issued a report today in an accident yesterday that claimed the life of a man pushing an empty wheelchair on Stagecoach Road.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 14:55:00

LRPD: Robbery suspect dead after victim wrestles away gun

Little Rock Police say a robbery suspect died early this morning after one of the victims he allegedly tried to rob during a bank deposit wrestled away his handgun and shot him with it.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:00:00

Hot Springs High School student in custody after bringing gun to school

A Hot Springs High School student is in custody after bring a gun onto campus.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 05:48:00

LRPD searching for weapon after 30-year-old man, now in critical condition, shot by police

KARK reports that a 30-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by police offers responding to a dispatch call last night at 34 Harrow Drive.

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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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