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Missing teen: Have you seen him?

Missing teen: Have you seen him?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is looking for a runaway teen.

The Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Vonquarius 'Von' Gaston has been missing since March 25. He was last seen at his home on Southern Belle Drive.

The Sheriff's Office said Von has a history of running away, but has never been gone for more than three or four days. As of April 15 Von has been missing for three weeks.

Von has not made contact with anyone in his family or friends; investigators don't have any leads at this time.

Von was recently released from Bridgeway and his parents believe he has no connection to local schools.

If you have any information to the whereabouts of Von Gaston, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division at 501-340-6940 or our 24 hour Communications Center at 501-340-6963. Anonymous information can also be left on the Central Arkansas CRIMESTOPPERS tip-line at 501-340-TIPS(8477).

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.

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

Program to improve Arkansas highways to begin

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will officially begin a highway construction program with a proclamation ceremony.

The ceremony will be Wednesday in Little Rock to mark the first of 31 highway projects to be constructed under the $1.8 billion Connecting Arkansas Program. The program is funded with a 10-year, half-cent sales tax that was approved by voters in 2012.

The first project is a six-mile portion of the new Bella Vista Bypass from Bentonville to Hiwasse in northwestern Arkansas. The Bella Vista Bypass is a multi-phased project to construct two lanes of an ultimate 19-mile four-lane Interstate.

The other 30 projects include widening and improvement to highways statewide.

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Packet House Deal Gets Murky; Restaurant For Sale

Packet House Deal Gets Murky; Restaurant For Sale

Three weeks after announcing an ownership change, a for-sale sign has appeared outside the Packet House restaurant in Little Rock... Read More

Police: Do you know this woman?


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police need your help identifying a suspect.

The photo shows a woman who police said cashed a stolen check with a stolen identity at an ACE Cash Express in Little rock in January.

Detectives are eager to identify the suspect.


Police: Soap thief tries to make a getaway on city bus


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies had to stop a theft suspect on a city bus over the weekend.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, 51-year-old Roland Ester was arrested after deputies said they found two bags of Tide Pods, a bottle of Dial liquid soap, and three bottles of Caress liquid soap—a total value of about $43—on him.

On off-duty officer has noticed Ester leaving City Market "with a bulge in the front of his pants." When confronted, Ester apparently said he had nothing and kept walking toward the door; he began running when the deputy reached out to grab his arm. The chase eventually concluded on a city bus.

Ester was arrested for robbery and fleeing.