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Alleged assaults known at Arkansas youth lockup


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Internal emails indicate that officials in the Arkansas Division of Youth Services were aware of "numerous" allegations of staff members assaulting youths at Arkansas' largest juvenile lockup at least four weeks before the division ordered a facility-wide review.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazettereports that an email date May 20 indicates division leaders and contractor G4S Youth Services had discussions about "numerous staff on client assaults at the hands of G4S employees" as well as other safety concerns at the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center.

The agency didn't order G4S to come up with a facility-wide review and plan of action to reduce the number of staff-on-youth assault allegations until last week.

A woman had been reported as missing in Little Rock, but as of Tuesday afternoon, police said she has been found.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A woman had been reported as missing in Little Rock, but as of Tuesday afternoon, police said she has been found.

Lt. Sidney Allen said 53-year-old Cynthia Henderson was reported missing Monday by her family, but he said she has since been found and is being checked by medical personnel as a precautionary measure.


THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

THV11 in Your Town feature: Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – I’m not going to lie. I think I chose Batesville for this trip just because I wanted to visit my old home again and see how much it has changed since I graduated from Lyon.

I could immediately see several changes as I drove in from Highway 167. Southside seems to have blossomed quickly into a busy area; Colton’s has moved to the old Bonanza site, my beloved Quizno’s/”secret” study place has shut down, and a Walgreen’s now sits where the old gas station and Baskin Robbins once stood. Things were even changing on campus and in the downtown area.

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The biggest change at Lyon so far is the new Edwards Commons building. The original building was destroyed by fire in 2010, but a new 44,000 square-foot building has risen in its place, housing a campus store, mailboxes, a dining area and bistro, and the student life center.

Bond set at $3M for man accused in home invasion, deadly crash


HENSLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - One suspect's name has been released in the home invasion that lead to a deadly car crash in southeastern Pulaski County on Monday night.

According the Sheriff's Office, it started around 10 p.m. Monday night at a home on West Hensley Road when the victim said a woman knocked on his door saying her car had broken down. When the victim opened the door, he said two men forced their way inside and sprayed the victim with pepper spray.

The three then reportedly took the victim's wallet and cell phone, then drove away in a dark colored pickup.

A short time later, deputies said they were called to an accident less than a mile away from the home. One suspect was reportedly pronounced dead at the hospital.

Twenty-eight state police recruits graduate


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Twenty-eight Arkansas State Police trooper recruits graduated on Thursday night during ceremonies at the Arkansas State Capitol.

Each class member accumulated over 1,000 hours of classroom studies and practical training.

They're also eligible for 41 college credit hours toward a criminal Justice degree.

Governor Mike Beebe was the keynote speaker for the ceremony, and Colonel Stan Witt, Director of the Arkansas State Police, presented the new troopers with their commissions.


Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK (6-13) – Bridge repairs will require lane closures on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will repair the bridge deck on the Arch Street overpass. The work will require closing the eastbound outside lane of Interstate 30. The lane closure will extend east from near 65th Street (mile marker 134) to the I-30/I-530/I-440 interchange (mile marker 137).

The lane closures will be Monday, June 16th through Tuesday, June 17th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs. The work had been scheduled to be complete June 12th, but work was postponed that week, due to weather.