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Man arrested for allegedly attacking Little Rock woman


On October 7 just before 3 a.m., officers were called out to an assault that just occurred at an apartment on E. 7th Street. When officers arrived they made contact with a man who identified himself as Jerry Russey.

Russey told the officers that he came back home to find his friend Kim lying on the floor suffering from a laceration to her neck.

Officers entered the apartment and found Jennifer Hill lying on the floor suffering from a severe laceration to her neck. MEMS transported her to a local hospital where is listed in serious but stable condition.

Hill told officers that the man who attacked her was Calvin Jones. Russey also told police that Hill told him the same thing.

Russey told police that he had left Hill and Calvin Jones in his apartment and when he came back later he found Hill lying on the ground covered in blood asking for help. Russey then called 911.

Hero Central: Holy Sews comforts grieving new moms


One in five births are micro preemies, also known as miscarriages. Weighing just ounces and a few inches long; they are often still born. These parents have a short time with their baby, to hold and take pictures and because normal clothing doesn't fit them that's where Holy Sews comes in.

The months leading up to the birth of a child are joyous. On April 27, 2007 Regina Binz went for a routine ultrasound with her family. She says, "It's not just a miscarriage, it's a silent birth and then a funeral. You have all these hopes and dreams and then it's just gone."

Binz's baby boy's heart had stopped. Making things more painful, she gave birth at 17-weeks. Binz recalls, "There were shrieks of joy from rooms near by and I could hear babies crying, but I never heard my own."

Holiday ice rink returning to LR River Market

The rink is to be open from Nov. 20 through January 9. The city's Downtown Partnership and the Advertising and Promotion Commission are working with the city's parks department to put on the event.

The price to skate, including skate rental, will be $8.

Organizers are seeking sponsors for the rink.

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Little Rock man arrested for animal abuse


On July 7, Animal Control Officers responded to a house on Elm Street in reference to the resident having malnourished dogs in the front yard.

Officers made contact with the dogs' owner Ronald Turner who advised he was unable to properly care for the dogs and signed the five dogs over to the Little Rock Animal Service Center.

When the dogs were examined by a veterinarian, one of the dog's physical condition was so bad she had to be humanely euthanized.

On September 14, Little Rock Police detectives obtained an aggravated cruelty to a dog warrant for Turner.

On October 12, detectives went to Turner's house where he was arrested on the warrant. Turner was transported directly to Judge Lightle's court and then to Pulaski County Jail.

(Source: Little Rock Police)

Ark. Children's Hospital researchers receive grant for pollutant study

Research has shown that trichloroethylene (TCE) is present in low levels in as much as 34 percent of the American drinking water supply. This pollutant is an industrial solvent that was accidentally introduced to water supplies decades ago through improper disposal. ACHRI researchers believe that exposure to traces of TCE during fetal, neonatal and early childhood development may have an impact on both neurologic and immune functions.

Their study will explore possible links between exposure and neurologic/immune problems common in autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and attention deficit disorders.

Bride will run in Race for the Cure in memory of mom

For the past four years, Audra Gillis has been running in the race after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yet, this will be the first time she will not be running with her mother. Her mother died in February.

Scott Hines's and Audra Gillis's wedding day will be a race--literally.
Gillis is running 5 k in the Race for the Cure.

"This year will be adrenaline and rehearsal Friday night and wake up and get downtown early," says Gillis.

Bill Clinton stumps for Joyce Elliott in Little Rock

Clinton said Thursday at a rally in downtown Little Rock that Elliott has a record of supporting economic development. He said Republican tax policy would favor the wealthy and would hurt small businesses.

Elliott told the crowd of more than 100 that she can defeat Griffin for the seat being vacated by Democrat Vic Snyder despite expectations of a strong GOP showing in November.

Elliott says she is 'fearless and undaunted.'

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