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This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

One person hospitalized for gunshot wound

One person hospitalized for gunshot wound


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A person on the side of the interstate near Broadway was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound on Wednesday night.

State police say that on Wednesday night at 6:06 p.m., a highway patrol troop was notified by callers from the I-630 and Broadway area of what was allegedly a motor vehicle crash and disturbance.

According to police, two cars did sustain damage. However, the ongoing investigation leads investigators to believe that the shooting incident was isolated.

Regarding the shooting, police stated that the gunshot injury sustained by the victim is not believed to be life-threatening.

Highway patrol and state police special agents are working to determine whether the collision occurred prior to or following the gunshot that wounded the victim.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.

College loan scams targeting graduates

College loan scams targeting graduates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As more and more students rack up college loan debt, scammers prey on their vulnerability. One recent college graduate is out hundreds of dollars after someone convinced her to shell out money to decrease her debt.

College loan debts account for the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages and are expected to increase not just in number but also in amount. Which is why, when recent grads hear someone can help them with that debt, they jump at the opportunity.

"They just took advantage of someone who just got out of college and did not know what to do," said Holly Morrison.

Morrison graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with $45,000 in debt.

"He just started talking about this is how much your debt is," said Morrison.

In August, she got a call from a company saying it could help her consolidate her loans.

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday and organizers say there will be plenty of security to ensure the safety of visitors.

Around half a million people are expected to pack the fairgrounds in Little Rock over its two-week run and Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says security is a top priority.

"We'll be out in ATVs, golf carts. We'll have the mounted patrol, our horses out."

Lt. Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said his department along with Little Rock Police, State Police and 43 private security guards will be spread throughout the fair grounds and its perimeter.

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Several students arrested at Hall High after fight breaks out in cafeteria

Several students arrested at Hall High after fight breaks out in cafeteria


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – According to police, several students were arrested at Hall High School on Tuesday after a fight broke out in the cafeteria.

When officers arrived, the school security guards and staff were reportedly still trying to break up the fight while some students stood on lunch tables heckling the crowd.

Police said during that incident, the crowd of students were asked to go to the hallway and outside. A short time later, another fight broke out, and an officer reportedly had to use pepper spray to break up the students.

In all, seven students were taken into custody, and only minor injuries were reported from those involved.

Police said a window in the cafeteria was also broken.

Stay with THV11 and thv11.com for more details.


Counties call for jail overcrowding solution

Counties call for jail overcrowding solution


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials from all 75 Arkansas counties are demanding answers on how state officials plan to reform prison funding.

Because of overcrowding, state inmates have to be housed at county jails, taking up space reserved for inmates within those counties.

County officials say the state requires they hold their own inmates and maintain prison conditions at a state specified level.

However, the problems counties say they face are space for the inmates and full reimbursement from the state.

"We need to get the state to start taking responsibility for their own inmates. They're forcing. They're basically... They're not basically but they're forcing the counties to violate the rights of our inmates by not running a constitutional jail," said David Lucas, Jackson County Sheriff.

What's next legally for suspect in murder of realtor?

What's next legally for suspect in murder of realtor?


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Earlier Tuesday morning, Arron Lewis freely spoke to media members as deputies led him to jail and later on to court. Now the question is, can anything he said be used in court?

Arron Lewis nods Tuesday morning acknowledging he would be willing to plead guilty. At this point, we are told he cannot.

"There may come a time when perhaps they will be some sort of plea bargaining where he may decide to plead guilty to capital murder in exchange for them not seeking the death penalty," said UALR Law Professor Felecia Epps.

Epps says if prosecutors seek the death penalty, there cannot be a guilty plea now.

"There actually has to be a trial," said Epps. "There actually has to be a sentencing hearing where the jurors decide if the death penalty is the appropriate sentencing."