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Update: US Marshals asked to aid in search for escaped inmate


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A 29-year-old inmate escaped custody Monday afternoon while being transported to court in Little Rock. Here is what we know as of Wednesday:

- Anael Castro-Hernandez is 5'1", weighs 118 pounds, has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.

- He escaped custody Monday morning at 8 a.m. at the Pulaski County Circuit Courthouse in Little Rock. Original story: Inmate escapes in downtown Little Rock: http://on.kthv.com/1p8CDTy

- He was reportedly seen in the area of Interstate Park later that morning, but nothing was found during searches of the area. Neighbors near search area share experience: http://on.kthv.com/1tDKV5o

Update: Name released in father murder


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A woman is in police custody after allegedly killing her father Monday night.

Michelle Hill with Little Rock police said officers were dispatched to the Valero Gas Station on Colonel Glenn Rd. Aug. 25 on a call to check on someone.

The woman who called asked officers to check on the welfare of her daughter, 23-year-old Jacklynn Murphy and her ex-husband. The woman told offices that Murphy told her over the phone that she killed her father.

When officers arrived at a duplex off David O. Dodd, they saw possible blood on the floor, and the body of 53-year-old Gary Murphy inside. Murphy was then taken into custody.

After evidence was collected and the body taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy, Murphy was charged with first degree murder.

The investigation is ongoing.


Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever wondered which states have the best offerings of craft beer? Look no further because Yahoo.com has created a list telling you just where you can look.

Arkansas ranks 38th on the list with 50th being worst and first being the best.

Hospital reports increase in snake bites

Hospital reports increase in snake bites

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- Doctors and nurses at Arkansas Children's Hospital are reporting a 50 percent increase in snake bites this summer.

Children's Hospital typically sees 20 to 25 snake bites a year, but already this year they've treated 30 cases. Donna Parnell-Beasley is the trauma coordinator at Arkansas Children's Hospital, and she says they're not really sure about the uptick, but wants parents to be aware.

"Children may have been outside playing more than when it's really, really hot."

Parnell-Beasley says 2014 is shaping up to be the summer of snakes

"The majority of the injuries we've seen this summer have been on feet where children step down next to a snake and a snake bites them."

Girl shot Monday night in Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock police say a girl was shot late Monday night.

Michelle Hill with LRPD said Just after 8 p.m. officers responded to 21st and Pine Streets and spoke with witnesses who said a 10-year-old girl had been shot and she was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital by an individual with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are unsure of a motive or who the bullets were meant for, a question that has neighbors concerned about their future in the neighborhood.

Officers located several shell casings and a white Kia Optima with several bullet holes.

This shooting is still under investigation.

Food truck for dogs stopping in Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Food trucks are all the rage right now in the capital city, and now, a truck for man's best friend.

The Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck is a traveling food truck for dogs.

Milo's serves 100 percent domestically-sourced meat with no artificial colors or flavors, all made in the U.S.

Little Rock Soiree reports that the truck is expected to stop at Murray Park and Burns Park this Sunday.

Times and places:

Murray Park Off-Leash Park

Sunday, August 31

7:30am - 9:30am

4301 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock, AR 72202

Burns Park

Sunday, August 31

2:00pm - 4:00pm

2700 Willow Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Little Rock Farmer's Market helping to provide food for families

Little Rock Farmer's Market helping to provide food for families


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Farmers Market has teamed up with the Arkansas Food Bank to make sure Little Rock families have healthy meals to eat.

They're stocking the pantry at Wakefield elementary and need your help.

You have until 7 p.m. on Tuesday to head out to the market, and you can buy food to give to the Food Bank, or make a donation.

The food will be made available to students and their families.