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"Fishin' with Liz:" Your best catches!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's back! "Fishin' with Liz" and viewers have been sending in their great fish tales and great catches. And every Friday night on THV 11 News at 10 this summer we'll be sharing your pictures.

Our first picture is from Brian.  He caught a nice catfish on the White River. 

And Ryan reeled in a great catch on Lake DeGray.  He says he was fishing alone when he caught a six-pound bass. 

DeShawn uploaded a great picture to our gallery. The angler caught a speckled trout on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

And Dena sent in a great picture of a 20-pound King Salmon. She caught it in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Dennis caught some nice crappie on Lake Dardanelle.

And 5-year-old Gabriel of Jacksonville went on the Arkansas River with his dad on their neighbor's boat. It was his first boat ride, and he caught his first fish. Congratulations!

Stolen city truck chase ends with suspect fleeing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police Department said someone stole a city truck between Wednesday and Friday and led officers on an early morning chase.

"I heard that truck going real fast and then 'boom' and then the lights went out. I was looking out of the window," said Augusta Cooper, a neighbor.

According to police, a Department of Public Works truck was spotted by Saline County deputies around 7:50 a.m., but the perpetrator refused to pull over.

"We do continue the pursuit if it is safe.  So it's not unusual for a Saline County officer or a State Police officer to continue their pursuit into our city," said Sgt. Cassandra Davis with the Little Rock Police Department.

Sgt. Davis said workers parked the truck along with other vehicles at a lot near the Interstate Park area.  Police said two other city vehicles were rummaged through.

Designated supervision protects lives at the pool

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission says drownings traditionally increase during the Independence Day holiday.

USA Swimming analyzed media reports over the last three years and found an average of 26 children drowned in pools and spas during the holiday week. Last year 30 drowned.

Splashing in the water can be an exciting time for your youngsters, but before grabbing the super-soaker or flip flops, remember the serious risk of drowning.

"The person won't be able to call out for help, somebody won't be able to move through the water or have any locomotion," said Justin Wright, Assistant Manager of the Little Rock Athletic Club.

Wright sees hundreds of kids every month file through the pools of club and says the warning signs of a drowning child may look drastically different from what you expect.

More than half of Ark. counties under a moderate wildfire risk

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The moderate risk for wildfire danger is spreading across larger parts of Arkansas, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

About 60 percent of the state is under a moderate risk as of July 5, with the remaining portion under a low risk. Despite the slight increase in wildfire danger, there are no burn bans activated across the Natural State.

To view the wildfire danger map and view each county individually, click here: http://on.kthv.com/14SeHpP

Pulaski Co. deputies respond to 83 fireworks-related calls over 4th

LITTLER OCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office released the number of calls it responded to over the 4th of July holiday.

Lt. Carl Minden said PCSO received 83 fireworks-related calls from July 3 through 7 a.m. on July 5. Forty-nine of them were fireworks calls, 30 were for grass fires, three were for fires to residential structures, and one was a fire to another structure.

Homeless man reports being pepper-sprayed, robbed of $147 cash

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A 67-year-old homeless man was reportedly robbed early Friday morning.

An incident report from Little Rock Police Dept. states that the man was sitting across from the Salvation Army, 200 N. Cross Street, about 3:50 a.m. when two men approached him. The man told police they pepper-sprayed him then took $147 in cash from him.

Police said the man stumbled to their headquarters to get help, but refused medical treatment. Police then put him in a patrol car and drove to where the incident reportedly took place to look for suspects. No suspects were in the area; the victim was dropped off near police headquarters.

 

Today's Box Office: The Lone Ranger

THV 11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles on the latest Johnny Depp/Gore Verbinski team-up The Lone Ranger: