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Little Rock police investigating two unrelated homicides


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two fatal shootings happened within minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon. Little Rock police are investigating both that reportedly happened around 3:45 p.m. According to police, the homicides do not appear to be related.

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People doing these senseless heinous acts, it
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s just time for it to stop," said Reverend Benny Johnson with Stop the Violence.

One of the shootings occurred on E. Capitol Ave. Lt. Sidney Allen said a man died. On Wednesday night, police identified him as 27-year-old Gabriel Carter. Another individual was injured during the incident.

Crash brings up speeding concerns


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A head on collision between a school bus and a car left four injured, and one person in critical condition.

The accident happened on Wednesday morning near the intersection of Kanis Road and Cooper Orbit. And it's not the first time there has been an accident there.

A child in the car had a critical head injury after the crash. Deputies think the driver of that car was speeding, and she caused the accident.

Captain Carl Minden from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office told THV11 that there are many problems with that road.

Last year, there were four accidents in that very same spot and Minden is pretty sure speed was a factor in all of them.

People are supposed to go at the most, 35 miles an hour, but he says drivers go well over that limit.

I-30 project could displace families and businesses


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas is growing, but does it need a 10-lane interstate? That's what the state highway department is debating.

It has plans to build a $450 million expansion to the I-30 corridor between 530 and 40.

To put the project in perspective the Big Rock Interchange cost the Highway Department $125 million, this new one would be almost 4 times that at $450 million.

It's to combat a 60,000 car increase in daily commuters along the pathway in the next 30 years.

"If you've got to move you've got to move," said Lionel Hayes, whose home is one of five that could be demolished as part of the project. "Just got to keep on pushing."

The project would widen the interstate by a lane on either end along with what the highway department calls collector distributor lanes-- to help with merging traffic.

Little Rock police arrest two 16-year-olds for burglary


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock police have arrested two juvenile burglary suspects.

On Wednesday around 1:30 p.m., a neighbor saw a suspect breaking into a home on C Street.

According to Lt. Sidney Allen, the neighbor chased the suspect on foot. Police arrived shortly after and arrested two 16-year-olds on North Fillmore Street.

Charges are pending at this time.

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


Governor and Lt. Governor call for interns


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - If you've always wondered what it would be like to work in the capitol, you're in luck.

The governor and lieutenant governor are looking for interns.

Officials say duties on any given day may include answering phones, managing incoming inquiries, attending legislative interim committee meetings and distributing mail.

For a list of requirements or to apply, click here.

The deadline to apply is next Friday, May 8.


LRPD searching for aggravated robbery suspect


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Little Rock Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an aggravated robbery suspect.

On Saturday around 9:30 p.m., a man entered the Walgreens at 9200 North Rodney Parham Road and demanded employees to open the register while pointing a revolver at them.

The employees barricaded themselves in an office, and the suspect ran out while chasing two customers, demanding their wallets. He did not obtain anything from the customers.

The suspect was headed west on foot across the parking lot when last seen.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male with a red bandana covering his face, a light grey hoodie pulled over his head, and dark glove.

Anyone having any information about this crime should contact Det. Mauldin at 501-404-3033.


Razorback fan remembered with balloon release


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One year after a tornado claimed the life of their friend, a group of Razorback fans gathered at War Memorial Stadium to honor the biggest Hog fan they knew.

"I want everyone to know that she may be gone but not forgotten," said Paula Winn about her late friend Jamye Collins. "She and I attended several Razorback games together, many right here in the stadium and in Fayetteville on the hill."

On April 27, 2014, Collins and her father Jerry Robinson were in the car attempting to escape the path of an EF-4 tornado. Winn described a chilling encounter that Robinson had recounted for her. The wind sucked Collins out of the car and left Robinson severely injured. He spent weeks recovering in the hospital but Collins didn't survive.

"I couldn't come to the football games last year without her," Winn said.