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Investigation continues into bones found in Pulaski Co.

Investigation continues into bones found in Pulaski Co.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The investigation is continuing in the case of bones found near some Pulaski County offices last month.

Lt. Sidney Allen said the remains were found inside the city limits March 30. He said detectives have continued to search the area with negative results.

STORY: Skeletal remains found near county offices

Allen said the initial bones collected were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The lab conducted tests and have now sent the items that were collected to the University of North Texas in Denton.

Allen said this university routinely assists with DNA and forensic testing nationwide.

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - A judge has dismissed manslaughter charges filed against a Little Rock police officer who was set to go to trial for the third time in the shooting death of a teenager.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted the prosecutors' request Monday to drop charges against Josh Hastings. In a motion, the prosecution said it made the request "based on its good faith belief that it cannot obtain a conviction" against Hastings.

Man arrested for murder of his father


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A 30-year-old man is in custody for the alleged murder of his father, and attacking his mother.

Lt. Sidney Allen said officers were called to a home on the 11000 block of Doe Run Drive about an assault. When officers arrived the front door was open.

Officers entered the home and saw the suspect, Sean Johnson, standing in the kitchen unarmed. He was commanded to get down, and when he did he was placed under arrest. However, when they were trying to remove him from the home, police said he became uncooperative, throwing his weight around and struggling with officers. Police said Sean had to be tased in order to get him to comply.

Tax Delinquent Land Sale Scheduled for Pulaski County

Tax Delinquent Land Sale Scheduled for Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (CSL) – A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Pulaski County will be held at the Verizon Arena- Meeting Room 1A & 1B in North Little Rock on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., according to John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Recent legislation has affected the procedures for the sale of tax delinquent properties and purchasers should take the time to review the changes prior to the auction dates.  The Commissioner of State Lands provides a Catalog of Tax Delinquent Lands which contains the current statutes governing the sales, auction dates, times, location and other pertinent information regarding parcels being offered.  The catalog can be found on the Commissioner’s website at www.cosl.org  or is available in print form by mail.

No extended hours at post offices on tax night

No extended hours at post offices on tax night

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (USPS) – Millions of Americans wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. This year is no different. Filers have until 12 midnight on Tuesday, April 15 to drop off their completed returns. The Postal Service will not be adding any additional window hours or collection times.

Officer in Charge Paula McDore is urging customers to be aware of this change. "The latest window hours and collection time is 8:00 p.m. at the Little Rock Processing & Distribution Center located at 4700 E. McCain, North Little Rock."

"Customers can be assured all mail dropped in the blue collection boxes at the Processing & Distribution Center location until 8 p.m. will receive an April 15 postmark. Although the deadline is Tuesday April 15, customers are urged to drop off returns as early as possible," says McDore.

The Postal Service offers the following advice to tax filers:

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 440 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over Ink Bayou. That’s located 1.5 miles north of Interstate 40. The work will require closing the Highway 440 westbound outside lane between mile markers 12 and 13.

The lane closure will be Monday, April 7th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.