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New Little Rock police station opens

New Little Rock police station opens


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police in Little Rock brought a new substation into the 12th street neighborhood on Monday.

The $11.9 million substation is part of a broader effort to revitalize the area. It includes community rooms and possible retail space.

Officers began to work out of the building on Monday with a public grand opening set for Thursday.


Little Rock cracking down on distracted driving

Little Rock cracking down on distracted driving


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Police across central Arkansas are planning to crack down on distracted driving this week.

Around a dozen agencies will be in marked and unmarked cars, and they are looking specifically for drivers distracted by cell phones.

Police across central Arkansas are getting ready for Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement.

Starting this week, they'll be looking for distracted drivers.

While most drivers admit it's dangerous, many still spend extensive time looking down at their devices while using apps like Facebook and Pandora.

"I see people passing the school busses because they are on the phone, and they don't notice the dangers they're putting these children in," said one local man.

UALR Green Dot program hopes to reduce violence and sexual assaults

UALR Green Dot program hopes to reduce violence and sexual assaults


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One in five women is sexually assaulted on a college campus and often chooses not to report it. "There have been times in my life where that's none of my business type thing," Kalan Horton, a student at UALR says. But after the abduction and killing of a University of Arkansas at Little Rock student named Patricia Guardado, the university wanted everyone to feel responsible for changing the culture.

Dr. Erin Finzer with the Green Dot program says, "We know that traditional violence and crime prevention efforts that focus on perpetrators or victims don't really work because crime statistics haven't changed in 20 some odd years."

UALR is the first and only Arkansas school investing in resources to host the Green Dot program on a university campus. Finzer continues, "It's important for the bystander, for all of us, to feel empowered and able to intervene."

Final fugitive in Arkansas drug bust arrested

Final fugitive in Arkansas drug bust arrested


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The last remaining defendant in the Arkansas drug bust has turned himself in.

According to Cherith Beck, the PIO for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Michael Dawkins, 27, turned himself in to the FBI in Little Rock on Thursday morning.

All except Rachel Lewis, Christian White, Thomas Caffrey and Tommie Ice made first appearances before United States Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on Thursday. All pled not guilty and received a trial date of October 20 in front of United States District Judge J. Leon Holmes. Some detention hearings are set for Monday.

Rachel Lewis is being transported back to Arkansas from Atlanta. Christian White is being seen by the Northern D. of Texas. Caffrey and Ice are both in state custody and are being seen on September 25.

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Police: Woman robbed in River Market outside Flying Saucer

Police: Woman robbed in River Market outside Flying Saucer


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police in Little Rock responded to a robbery Wednesday night in the River Market.

According to the police report, a woman was behind her place of work, The Flying Saucer, when two men ran up and pushed her to the ground. She said that one of the men kicked her while the other went through her pockets, stealing $20 and her cell phone.

The officer detailed in the report that there were two other men and one woman with the individuals responsible. They were reportedly then seen running southbound on River Market Avenue.

The victim is said to have had no visible injuries, and she refused medical attention.

One of the individuals is said to have had a short afro with a comb in his hair. Both are thought to be between the ages of 17 and 20.

If you have any information on this crime, you're asked to contact police.


Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office warns of a scammer posing as one of their employees.

Lt. Carl Minden said someone claiming to be "Lt. Ron Davis" with the Sheriff's Office contacted someone in the county and said he had two outstanding warrants and if he didn't pay $580 he would be arrested.

The victim told the scammer he didn't have the money, but the scammer told him he would provide him with a card he can put the money on to take care of the issue.

The victim as well as a sheriff's deputy called the number of "Lt. Ron Davis" and there was a message claiming they had reached the Sheriff's Office.

Minden says there is no one by the name of Lt. Ron Davis that works with the Sheriff's Office.

2nd man wanted in hit-and-run of young woman turns himself in

2nd man wanted in hit-and-run of young woman turns himself in

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office was searching for a second suspect in the fatal hit-and-run of a 22-year-old woman, and just after 3 p.m. Monday, deputies reported that he has turned himself in.

Lt. Carl Minden said 33-year-old Marvin Kentral Collins turned himself in around 2 p.m. Authorities suspect Collins of being a passenger in the vehicle that hit and killed Heather Cater, 22, on Sept. 3.

Collins is being booked into the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility.

According to authorities, Deonte Jones was also arrested. He was reportedly charged with capital murder, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, delivery of a controlled substance, and fleeing.