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Suspect arrested for 2 U.S. Bank robberies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A 46-year-old man is in custody for two Little Rock bank robberies.

Lt. Sidney Allen said Tuesday, Bobby Ford was identified as the suspect in the robberies of the U.S. Bank at 11402 W. Markham and 6004 Baseline.

Allen said an off-duty detective saw Ford driving the suspect vehicle used in the W. Markham robbery. The detective called for backup and tried to pull Ford over, but Ford fled in the vehicle to his home on Torrey Pines. After a brief foot chase, Ford was taken into custody.

Allen said based on witness statements and statements made during the interview, Ford was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft of property. He is also charged with felony fleeing and additional traffic violations.


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THV11 special 'A Place to Call Home: Finding Forever'

As of Oct. 21, 2014, 732 Arkansas foster children will fall asleep waiting. ...Waiting in the state system for a family to adopt them.

In a special that aired Tuesday with THV11's Dawn Scott, we shared some of their stories.

THV11 began a partnership with the Arkansas Department of Human Services in late 2009. Once a month, we introduce you to a child in need of a loving family. We have profiled 128 foster children from across the state. Seventy-two have been adopted.

To watch the full inspiring special, click the video button above.

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Adoption website: https://dhs.arkansas.gov/dcfs/heartgallery/index.htm

Digging deeper into Little Rock's homicides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Yet again, a website has ranked Little Rock as the most dangerous city in the United States. This time citiesjournal.com is behind the ranking, and after three homicides this past weekend it may seem like it's warranted, but others disagree.

"These are interpersonal conflicts that are coming out to an ultimate end," said UALR Criminal Justice Department Chairman Dr. Jeff Walker. "If you talk about a homicide people think it's a stranger homicide as part of a robbery or a rape or something like that and that's just not the case."

After HBO released the hour-long special "Bangin' in Little Rock" in the mid-1990's it pegged Little Rock as one of America's most crime-ridden cities, but the picture these days is a lot different.

UALR students gathering Ebola relief supplies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's chapter of Young Life College is partnering with other schools around the state to help deliver supplies to Ebola victims in West Africa.

Items will be collected in the UALR Donaghey Student Center Wednesday and Thursday. Supplies may also be dropped off at the UALR Kappa Sigma fraternity on Thursday and Friday.

Needed items include bleach, disposable gloves, surgical masks and disinfectants, among other supplies. Monetary donations will also be accepted and will be used to buy non-contact body thermometers.

The students will travel to Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday to put the donations on a barge that will ship the items to victims.

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26-year-old woman arrested for LR bank robbery

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police have a woman in custody for a Monday bank robbery.

Lt. Sidney Allen said 26-year-old Katherine Clark, of Little Rock, was arrested for the Arvest Bank robbery that happened on Monday.

According to the Pulaski County Inmate Roster, Clark is facing three charges: petition for revocation, aggravated robbery, and theft of property.

She was booked just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Update: New details emerge in West Little Rock bank robbery

Arkansas ranks 6th in U.S. for new construction job adds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 21, 2014) - Construction firms added jobs in 39 states between September 2013 and September 2014 while construction employment increased in 34 states and the District of Columbia between August and September, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the construction job gains come as more construction firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill key positions.

"Construction firms in most states have been expanding during the past year," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "But as those firms expand, they have to work harder to attract their skilled craft workers and key construction professionals." Simonson will be in Little Rock next month speaking at the AGC Arkansas annual meeting.

Little Rock residents to protest gas station

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A group from West Little Rock will protest Tuesday night's city council meeting.

They continue to fight the approved 24-pump gas station along Taylor Loop.

The gas station got the green light to move forward 2 weeks ago. The station would sit at the corner of Taylor Loop Road and Highway 10, which protestors say is one of the busiest intersections in the city.

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