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Police respond to shooting at 17th and Battery


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Suspect Tristan Lewis was taken into custody on Thursday evening.

Shortly after 7:00 p.m. Lewis turned himself in to LRPD detectives. Based on witness statements and his own interview statements, detectives charged Lewis with Murder in the First Degree.

Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting that had just occurred at 17th and Battery.

Lt. Sidney Allen with LRPD said they found 26-year-old Freddie Hinton Jr. shot multiple times. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

During their investigation, LRPD developed Hinton's brother, 21-year-old Tristan Duane Lewis, as the suspect. He is wanted for first degree murder.

Allen said Lewis should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Life without parole for El Chico murder suspect

Life without parole for El Chico murder suspect


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – One of two brothers charged in the murder and robbery of an El Chico employee was sentenced Thursday.

Deputy Pulaski County prosecutor John Johnson said Kiywuan Perry was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Jesus Larrious Herrerra.

Herrerra was killed during a robbery of El Chico in April 2012. Four people, all fellow employees of El Chico, were arrested.

Perry's brother Zickeya Perry was sentenced in August 2013 to capital murder and aggravated robbery. He also was sentenced to life without parole.

Johnson said a third person, accomplice Quantez Dobbins, was originally charged with the murder but he is now being allowed to plead guilty to robbery in exchange for his testimony.

A fourth suspect, Kenya Smith, is now charged with hindering apprehension.

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North Hughes street closed for two months


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Starting Friday at 7 a.m., North Hughes street between Cantrell and Kavanaugh will be closed to traffic for nearly 2 months.

The highway department said they need to close the road to install utilities that will help with the Cantrell road widening project.


Crews work fire at abandoned warehouse, house near Wrightsville

Crews work fire at abandoned warehouse, house near Wrightsville


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Crews worked to contain a fire that started Thursday afternoon near Wrightsville.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, the fire started in an abandoned warehouse and spread to a nearby house on the 12000 block of Highway 365 S., threatening a nearby wooded area.

As of 4 p.m. Thursday, there were no visible flames and the firefighters were working to contain smoke.


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Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

Hughes Street to be closed from Cantrell to Kavanaugh Place

Hughes Street to be closed from Cantrell to Kavanaugh Place

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LR) - On Friday, March 14, 2014 beginning at 7:00 AM, North Hughes Street between Cantrell Road and Kavanaugh Place will be closed to through traffic for approximately two months to allow the installation of utilities in association with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Cantrell Road widening project. Barricades and detour signage will be installed to inform motorists of the closure.

(Source: City of Little Rock)

Big Rock Interchange Update


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Good news about a road project that has caused a lot of headaches for many drivers. Construction on The Big Rock Interchange is about 75 percent complete.

All the sleet and snow from this winter has not delayed construction at the I-430 and I-630 interchange. That is according to a spokesperson with the Arkansas Highway Department. The project is still on schedule.

"Well it is kind of just part of the scenery now," said James Hawkins.

James Hawkins doesn't stare out his window at work every day, but when he does, he notices the progress.

"They have done a lot of work at night," said Hawkins. "On the weekends."

Hawkins has been working in a building nearby the construction for the last 25 years. He deals with the roadwork multiple times a day.

"Pretty awful in both the mornings and the afternoons," said Hawkins.