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LRPD: Two wounded after shooting each other with same gun

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police have now released the names of two people injured in a shooting Saturday.

It happened on the 4400 block of West 26th Street just after noon.

The report indicates 33-year-old George Miller went to Andrew Beaver's home and demanded something Beavers had allegedly taken.

The report goes on to say the two men, who are neighbors, got into a scuffle that ended with both getting shot in the legs with the same gun.

According to the report, Miller, after being shot, got into his jeep and started ramming it into Beaver's Cadillac.

Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Inside Little Rock 911 dispatch training

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -Friday, THV 11 learned more about the proper procedure of a 911 call and a little more about what went wrong the day a mother died and her 5-year-old son was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

THV learned if this initial call would have been entered into the 911 computer system correctly it would have automatically been transferred to Little Rock Police and Fire, dispatch. That transfer never happened, and it took 43 minutes to get help on the way to Cooper Orbit Road in west Little Rock.

The difference between life and death can come down to seconds.

"Training was successfully completed with that employee," said Laura Martin, Little Rock 911 Director.

Martin said that emergency operator and all others go through an 8-week training program along with a six month probation period. The recruits learn how to respond to different types of calls and get into the field.

Stonecrest residents getting help from community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A community is wrapping it's arms around its neighbors in need after THV 11 reported that a judge deemed the Stonecrest apartment complex unsafe, leaving more than two dozen people with just days to find a new place to live.

It may not seem like much, but a hot breakfast served up with encouragement is a whole lot for residents like Jennifer Williams.

"I think it's a blessing that there are people looking out for us, because a lot of people out here don't have avenues they can go through, and they need somebody looking out for them because at the end of the day we're all going be homeless," said Williams.

A judge ordered Williams and about 30 other Stonecrest apartment residents out by Jan.25 and shut down the complex, citing deplorable conditions.

Pettaway neighborhood getting a facelift

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Once a vibrant 20th-century neighborhood in downtown Little Rock, the Pettaway Neighborhood has experienced years of decline, but thanks to a civic and architecture project, the neighborhood is on the upswing.

"I started with this three-bedroom and ended up with this four-bedroom, three-bath house here," said James Terry, a longtime resident of the Pettaway Neighborhood in downtown Little Rock.

[Photo Gallery: Pettaway Neighborhood Project underway]

"The area is revitalized. We've got about nine new homes, some townhouses here. We've still got new construction going on," he said.

Once an area full of boarded up homes, the Pettaway Neighborhood has made a comeback.

Former LRPD officer formally charged with manslaughter

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - According to James Law Firm, former Little Rock Police officer Josh Hastings has been formally charged with manslaughter.

The firm confirmed that Hastings is now charged with manslaughter, which is a class C felony. The case has been assigned to the 5th division in Judge Wendell Griffin's court.

Hastings is still out on bond, and the law firm said their plan is to plead not guilty and get a trial.

The former officer's manslaughter charges come after 15-year-old Bobby Moore was killed by a bullet fired from Hastings' gun.

Little Rock Police said Hastings witnessed two people break into a car and tried to get away with a third person driving. They said Hastings fired fired the shot because he felt his life was threatened when the suspects' vehicle came toward him.

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Storm debris drop-off sites available

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you're tired of looking at storm debris sitting on your curb, you'll have a place to take it and dump it yourself if you want beginning Tuesday.

Two drop off locations are being created so people can load up their trees and limbs and leave them at these sites:

Interstate Park, which is off Arch Street south of Roosevelt Road. The drop-off is in a parking lot.

Reservoir Park which is off Cantrell Road. That drop off is east of Reservoir Road in the parking area near the baseball field.

"They can still put it curbside, and we'll still come by and pick it up, but it may be several weeks before that's done, or if residents want to get rid of it then at this point, they can take it to these sites and get rid of it there," said Ronny Loe, assistant director of Public Works.

Pick up will continue until all of it has been picked up. Keep in mind that these drop offs are for storm debris only.

PCSSD New Student Registration Starts Jan. 28

From Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD):

Little Rock, AR - New student registration for the Pulaski County Special School District (PCSSD) is January 28 through February 8, 2013. On Thursday, January 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., all schools in the district will host an open house, and parents or guardians may stop in to tour a school and meet personnel.

Those who must register are pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students and those new to the district. Additionally, registration is required for students coming to PCSSD through the Majority-to-Minority (M-to-M) provision allowing transfers among the North Little Rock School District, Little Rock School District and PCSSD, from a district where a student's race is in the majority to any school in a district where his or her race is the minority, according to Dr. Brenda Bowles, assistant superintendent for the Division of Equity and Pupil Services.