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Man charged in Little Rock mall shooting sentenced to life


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A man charged in the death of a 25-year-old at a Little Rock mall received a life sentence this week.

According to officials, Deonte Edison, who was 18 at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of capital murder on Wednesday afternoon.

In February of 2013, Christian Hayes was shot and killed after-hours in the food court at Park Plaza Mall. Edison and Tristan Bryant were each charged in his death.

Another person was reportedly also shot in the incident, but lived.

Bryant, who was 20 at the time, is waiting for trial in the Pulaski County Jail. He has been charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, theft, and attempted capital murder.

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Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

The survey will be in bear zones 3 and 4 that include all of Grant, Cleveland, Dallas, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, Bradley, Drew, Ashley, Union, Columbia, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River and Miller counties. The zones also include parts of Pulaski, Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, Pike, Howard, Sevier, Jefferson, Lincoln, Chicot and Desha counties.

Bear program coordinator Myron Means says the commission is asking the public to send any photographs and location information for bears in the past year in the zones to help determine the abundance and distribution of the bear population in that part of the state.

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Episcopal Collegiate School student selected to serve as senate page


WASHINGTON (Aug. 20, 2014) –Cogan Wade is familiar the halls of Episcopal Collegiate School, but starting in September, he'll have to learn to navigate the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Wade, a 16-year-old junior, will serve as a Senate Page for the 2014 fall session after earning an appointment from U.S. Senator John Boozman.

"I look forward to welcoming Cogan to Washington, D.C. where he will get to experience first-hand how our representative democracy works while serving as a U.S. Senate Page. This will be a very rewarding program for him as he participates in the daily operations of the Senate and learns the inner-working of the legislative branch. He will be an asset to my colleagues and me in the Senate as we form policies and debate legislation that will have an impact on him, his family and all Americans," Boozman said.

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

Take a look at the Arkansas State Fair handbooks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 75th annual Arkansas State Fair is coming up soon! As a matter of fact, it runs from October 10 to 19. 

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No class for Arkansas Baptist K3-6th grade


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Arkansas Baptist announced on Twitter some of their classes are cancelled today.

On Twitter, they said, "Due to a water main break at the Lower School campus, K3-6th grade will not have class today. Upper School students will have classes."

Arkansas Baptist is a Christian college prepatory school for students 3-years-old through 12th grade in Little Rock.


Little Rock Teen Survives Mysterious Shooting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Little Rock teen will live the rest of his life with a bullet in his shoulder.

16-year-old Raymond Lovett was shot in the shoulder Monday evening while at home along Mabelvale Pike. He says he has no idea who shot him or why.

"I looked down and there was a puddle of blood on my shirt and a hole," Lovett said in an interview Tuesday. "I didn't know what to do I didn't know what to think."

A home-schooled teen, Lovett says he can't think of why someone would target him.

"I thought I was going to die," Lovett continued.

The bullet shattered a bone in Lovett's arm, lodging itself deep within his muscle. Doctors say they don't want to remove it for fear that it will do more harm than good.

"I was enraged, you know, very upset," Lovett's mother Anita Duke said.

North Little Rock woman guilty of wire fraud


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal prosecutor says a North Little Rock woman faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer said Tuesday that 53-year-old Regina Paff pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud related to a scheme to defraud her former employer - AGL Corporation in Jacksonville - of nearly $1 million.

Prosecutors say Paff handled payroll for the company and created a scheme in which she provided herself with additional paychecks, issuing herself unwarranted reimbursement checks and commission checks.

Thyer says a sentencing hearing will be scheduled later.

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