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Former Philander Smith employee arrested for sexual assault

Former Philander Smith employee arrested for sexual assault

Little Rock police say George Gray, 41, was arrested in connection with an incident involving a student in December of 2010.

Gray, who was director of admissions at Philander Smith College at the time, was arrested on charges of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance of a child and second degree sexual assault.

According to the police report, Gray allegedly called a female student into his office and asked her to strip at a party for his fraternity.

Police arrest suspect in shooting of 9-year-old boy

Police arrest suspect in shooting of 9-year-old boy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock Police arrested Darius Manning Thursday in connection with the shooting of a nine-year-old boy last weekend.

Witnesses told police Manning, 19, and another suspect were arguing and then began shooting at each other. Treyaun Hollis, who was playing outside, was caught in the crossfire and suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

At last report, Hollis was recovering.

Manning is being held in the Pulaski County Jail charged with first-degree battery. Detectives are still trying to identify the second suspect in the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

(Source: Little Rock Police Department)

Benton police search for sex offender

Benton police search for sex offender

BENTON, Ark. -- The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a sex offender that has an active felony warrant.  The offender is Jessie Knight (B/M, 54 YOA) who has violated a provision of his release terms and conditions.

Jessie Knight is wanted for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.   Knight is in violation for not providing a current address where he is residing pursuant to his release requirements.

Jessie Knight is believed to be in the Central Arkansas area.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  For more information on sex offenders please go to the Benton Police Department website at: www.bentonpolice.org  

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Little Rock Police Department says thirty automobiles were recently broken into during a three-week period. Most of the break-ins happened in the River Market area downtown, but any vehicle anywhere is a potential target. As Edgefest and Riverfest approach, Lt. Terry Hastings offers the following statement and tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim:

"Beginning [Friday] the LRPD will set up teams to work on these crimes. We will use uniformed patrol officers, bicycle officers, officers on horse back, officers on Segways, and undercover officers to stop these crimes. We will also be using bait cars as part of our tactics to stop these crimes. If you are a criminal and you are thinking about breaking in a vehicle, you need to know that that vehicle may be a bait car under the observation of LRPD Officers. The effort will not just be in the Downtown area alone, but will include the entire city.

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is holding its fourth annual “Night on the Street” to help raise awareness and financial support for programming that touches the lives of  the homeless domestically abused and addicted here in Central Arkansas.

URM’s goal is $100,000 and each involved individual will commit to spend the night on the streets, learn about the plight of those the Mission serves and assist in raising resources for the Union Rescue Mission.  Donations can be obtained by contacting friends, colleagues or family to assist in getting the person off the street.  The personal goal of those participating is $1,000. 

The event will take place on Thursday, March 17, at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m. to midnight.   

Financial donations can be mailed to: Union Rescue Mission, Attn: Night on the Street, P.O.