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Rash of Heights car break-ins causing concern

Rash of Heights car break-ins causing concern

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)-- A rash of car break-ins has people in the Heights neighborhood on high-alert after seven people in the neighborhood report having their cars broken into early Monday morning.

"I just saw two cars going by," said Melinda Smith, who lives on Stonewall Road and says her two cars were stolen. "We didn't know [they were our two cars] until we got a call from the police saying our cars had been involved in an armed robbery and an accident."

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Smith had heard about the string of attempted break-ins from her friend around the corner who caught the theft on her home security camera.

"What they did to me-- now it makes me scared at my own house," continued Smith.

That friend didn't show THV11 her home security footage, but she says it shows five men breaking into Smith's two cars and then trying to break into her own.

Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of Lonoke County dogs are in limbo at the Pulaski County Humane Society. They'll be there until a Supreme Court judge makes a decision. But it's getting costly.

"It's approximately two years, it will be two years, the end of June," said Dr. Teresa Medlock.

Dozens of dogs, 137 to be exact, have been at the Pulaski County Humane Society for the last two years.

They were taken from Sandra Nance's Lonoke County property in 2012 after a search by the Humane Society and Lonoke County Sheriff's Department found the dogs living in poor conditions.

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"They are evidence in the court system case and so we're entrusted with their care until the resolution of the case," Medlock said.

Homicide Diary: death on the streets of Little Rock, in the words of those who carry on

Homicide Diary: death on the streets of Little Rock, in the words of those who carry on

A history of violence.
by David Koon

As much as it might feel that we're drifting further and further apart these days, the truth is that we are all still tied to each other. You know people. You are related to them, or work with them, or go to school with them. Those connections lead to other connections, and thus we wind up all connected, whether we know it or not.

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LRPD investigating Tuesday morning murder

LRPD investigating Tuesday morning murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock police are investigating a murder that happened Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis said the incident happened at the corner of 42nd Street and Tatum Street, near John Barrow Road. A co-worker was reportedly checking on the victim, now identified as 56-year-old Debbie Bush about 10:30 a.m. when she found Bush's body.

Bush's stolen car was recovered Wednesday morning, but officers did not say where. While Davis said the victim is a female, further details of the homicide have not been released.

Woman arrested for gun at Job Corps

Woman arrested for gun at Job Corps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A woman is under arrest after she allegedly brought a gun onto the campus of Job Corps in Little Rock.

In the incident report sent to THV 11 from Lt. Sidney Allen with LRPD, it states that 20-year-old Teairra Hudson told officers that a fellow student asked her to hold the gun for them Friday off campus, and after trying to call the student over the weekend to no avail, she brought the gun on campus to give it back.

Hudson is charged with possession of a firearm on school property. She's being held on $1,000 bond.

Investigation continues into bones found in Pulaski Co.

Investigation continues into bones found in Pulaski Co.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The investigation is continuing in the case of bones found near some Pulaski County offices last month.

Lt. Sidney Allen said the remains were found inside the city limits March 30. He said detectives have continued to search the area with negative results.

STORY: Skeletal remains found near county offices

Allen said the initial bones collected were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The lab conducted tests and have now sent the items that were collected to the University of North Texas in Denton.

Allen said this university routinely assists with DNA and forensic testing nationwide.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.