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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 16:20:00

Two LRPD recruits took $5k signing bonus on their way out the door

KLRT has an story out on an unintended consequence of the City of Little Rock's attempts to recruit more police officers to fill historic gaps in LRPD force strength: two members of the February recruit class who accepted a $5,000 "no strings attached" signing bonus, then immediately quit the LRPD.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 17:12:00

One dead after St. Francis Co. chase ends with fleeing suspect crashing through a church

The passenger in a Ford Bronco reported stolen in Texas died today after a high speed chase that started on I-40 in St. Francis County ended with the Bronco crashing through the wall of a church.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 17:04:00

Ark. State Trooper, NLRPD officer hurt after cruisers collided during stolen car chase

An Arkansas State Trooper and a North Little Rock Police officer were injured after their cars collided in North Little Rock Monday night as the trooper was pursuing a stolen car.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:20:00

LRPD asking for assistance in identifying suspect

The Little Rock Police Department posted the photo seen above on their Facebook page today, asking for the public's help in identifying the person shown in the photo. Police say the man is being sought in connection to a robbery of a shopper last Thursday at Park Plaza Mall.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:01:00

Family of man shot by LRPD last October files suit

Chicago attorney Mike Laux and the family of a 46-year-old man killed by officers with the Little Rock Police Department last October held a press conference this morning at the Arkansas State Capitol to announce the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against the officer involved, LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner and the City of Little Rock.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:18:00

Four arrested, $500K seized in raids on two Pine Bluff gambling halls

Four people were arrested in Pine Bluff overnight was police swooped on two illegal gambling houses that sound more like mini-casinos, with officers citing 20 patrons, pulling the electronic guts from over 75 gambling machines, and seizing nearly a half million dollars in cash. 

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 10:43:00

Gentry man faces felony charge after leaving child in hot car while working

A Gentry man was arrested Tuesday night, charged with felony child endangerment, after police say he left his 4-year-old son in a car before starting his shift at an industrial bakery.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 20:05:00

Both sides rest in federal civil suit over 2011 police beating, to the jury tomorrow

Attorneys for both the plaintiff and the defendant have rested this evening in a federal civil suit by a man who was beaten in October 2011 by an off-duty LRPD Lieutenant outside a restaurant in the Heights. After closing arguments tomorrow morning beginning at 9 a.m., the case will go to the jury.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 19:46:00

Alleged LRPD brutality civil suit in federal court: Day One

Some tense moments in federal court today as attorneys squared off for a federal civil trial sought by a Little Rock man who was pummeled by a Little Rock police lieutenant  in October 2011 outside a restaurant on Kavanaugh Boulevard. As seen in a bystander's video of the incident, Chris Erwin was struck at least 7 times in the face by Little Rock Police Lt. David Hudson outside Hillcrest's Ferneau restaurant on Oct. 29, 2011. Hudson was working off-duty security at the restaurant at the time.

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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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