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Settlement reached in suit against charity


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that he has reached a settlement with New Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation to resolve allegations that the organization misled Arkansas donors into believing their contributions benefited Arkansas emergency responders.

In a consent agreement filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court today, the foundation agreed to pay $120,000 in restitution to consumers and to permanently stop all professional fund-raising activities in Arkansas.

Woman sought for questioning in Arvest robbery located


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock police have located a woman for questioning in regards to a recent robbery. Because she has not been charged, THV11 has removed her photograph.

The Arvest Bank on Chenal Parkway was robbed June 25, and detectives are looking for the black woman pictured with this article for questioning in regards to this robbery.


ADEQ announces E-Waste Grants Funding


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADEQ) - The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is making grants available through its Electronic Waste Grants Program for 2014.

ADEQ expects to make $200,000 available for the e-waste grants, which facilitate and support the proper management of electronic waste. The following entities in Arkansas are eligible to apply for funding under this program: private industries; schools, colleges or universities; cities or counties; regional solid waste management boards; non-profit organizations or associations; state or local government entities and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.

Last year ADEQ awarded nine grants totaling $250,000.

Man charged in teen's 2013 murder found competent


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The man charged with murdering a teen in 2013 has been found competent to stand trial.

Judge Chris Piazza's court confirmed to THV 11 that Darrell Dennis was found competent. He will face a judge again for a pretrial hearing in August and his trial is set for Sept. 22-23.

Dennis is charged with the murder of 18-year-old Forrest Abrams. Abrams was found dead in the street at 11th and Woodrow Streets May 2013.

Police said Abrams had been refueling his car with a friend when three people demanded a ride a gunpoint.

Dennis is also charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated robbery, and possession of firearms by certain persons.

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LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LRFW 6 announced to the world!

LITTLE ROCK,  Ark.   - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) 2014 will present its unique brand of fashion production to world from July 14th through July 19th. Founder and executive producer Brandon D. Campbell has quenched Arkansas’ yearning for fashion ever since 2009 with the first ever LRFW. The third week of every July is set aside by the state to showcase high fashion, designers, models, make-up and hair artistry and promote the state’s booming fashion scene. 

 

Sign installation requires overnight lane closure on I-630 in Little Rock


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) - Sign installation will require an overnight lane closure on Interstate 630 in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will install overhead signs. The work will require closing a lane on I-630 westbound from the I-430 northbound off ramp to the I-430 overpass.

The lane closure will be Thursday night, July 10th through Friday morning, July 11th, between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Police: Teen attacked by peers during her birthday party


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Little Rock Police said a teen was apparently attacked by a small group of her peers during her own birthday party on Friday.

According to Lt. Sidney Allen, police were called to Chili's on Rodney Parham Road around 10 p.m. in reference to a fight. Allen said police questioned a man who was seen pushing several younger girls away inside; he apparently told them that he was celebrating his daughter's 18th birthday at the restaurant when a group of teenage girls grabbed his daughter by the hair and started hitting her.

In a police report, the man testified that he refused to sit aside and let someone else harm his daughter, so he jumped up to defend her and break up the fight by pushing them away from her.