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Trial postponed for 2 former LR police officers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a request to postpone the trial of two former Little Rock police officers facing drug-related charges.

Court records show that half-brothers Mark Anthony Jones and Randall Tremayn Robinson are now slated to go on trial March 18. Jones and Robinson were previously scheduled to go on trial starting Monday.

Jones and Robinson were arrested in May and have since been released.

Prosecutors say they drove marked patrol cars while protecting controlled drug deliveries.

They have both pleaded not guilty to drug-related charges.

Robinson resigned from the police department and Jones was fired.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Police looking for missing man who may become violent

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are looking for a missing person.

According to Public Information Officer Cassandra Davis, Adam Beasley, 28, was last seen in the area in the Shell gas station at 4100 W. Markham in Little Rock Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

He is described as a white male standing at 5 feet 6 inches with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police said his sister told them he got out of her vehicle and ran away when a police car drove on to the lot. They added that she said he had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and had not been taking his medication.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Adam Beasley, please contact Detective Silas at (501) 371-4660.

If you see him, please do not try to approach him as police have said he has been having hallucinations and may become violent.

A Place to Call Home: Miracle

THV 11 is partnered with the Arkansas Department of Human Services, and this Thanksgiving, we feature a girl hoping for a 'miracle.'

Her name fits her perfectly: Miracle. She is just that, and she has something to say.

"I do good things," says Miracle. "(Dawn) Like what? (Miracle) I help people get across the street and clean up the whole house."

That's just one thing she wants you to know about her with the desperate hope that you'll bring her home and with the hope that you will be her miracle.

Miracle loves every shade of pink, and she likes to paint, which is why we spent an afternoon doing just that at Little Rock's Painted Pig ceramics studio.

She chose a puppy for herself, an ice cream sundae for me, and we painted away.

AAHSO announces addition of new conference for 2013-2014 season

Little Rock, Ark. (AAHSO) -- The Arkansas Association of High School Officials (AAHSO) announced today the addition of the 6A/7A South for the 2013-2014 football season. The conference includes: Benton High School, Bryant High School, Fair High School, El Dorado High School, Lake Hamilton High School, Pine Bluff High School, Sheridan High School, and Texarkana High School. All senior high varsity conference games will be assigned by the association.

"We were invited to share information about our association with the conference earlier this month and we were able to put a deal together shortly thereafter," said AAHSO Executive Director Todd Allen. "Greg Downum shared our vision with the coaches and they were excited about the direction of the program. Greg is a super official and I think he articulated our ambitions very well," added Allen.

These schools join 11 other Arkansas High Schools that make-up the AAHSO. These schools include:

Highway lane closures in Arkansas for holiday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas highway officials are cautioning motorists that there will be a number of lane closures during the Thanksgiving travel period.

The highway department said Tuesday that the closures include an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 40 between Hazen and Brinkley in east Arkansas. The agency suggests motorists take an alternate route, such as U.S. 70 or U.S. 64.

Traffic is down to one lane in each direction for construction of a bridge over the White River.

In Texarkana, Arkansas 245 will be reduced to one lane from I-30 to U.S. 82.

Between Little Rock and Pine Bluff, I-530 is down to one lane in each direction for a stretch in northern Jefferson County.

All lanes near the Interstate 430-630 interchange construction zone in west Little Rock are open.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Last minute charity needs for Thanksgiving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With two days before Thanksgiving, some Central Arkansas charities need a hero to make sure that those in need have a Happy Turkey Day.

Civil rights attorney Christopher Mercer dies at 88

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Our partners at Arkansas Business report civil rights attorney Christopher Mercer died Tuesday morning at his Little Rock home.

Born in Pine Bluff in 1924, Mercer is one of the six African American students who integrated the University of Arkansas School of Law. He graduated the law school in 1955.

Mercer also played a pivotal role in the integration of Little Rock Central High School.

An advisor to Daisy Bates in 1957, he helped transport the "Little Rock Nine" to and from school their first semester.

Mercer served as a member of the Arkansas Council on Human Relations and as the Arkansas field secretary for the NAACP.

He was 88 years old.