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2 arrested in Wakefield Drive shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two people are under arrest after an afternoon shooting between two homes in southwest Little Rock.

Tuesday afternoon, police responded to a "shots fired" call in the 6700 block of W. Wakefield Drive.

Officers later arrested Chadric Riley, 21, and Leotis Flenoy, 39. Flenoy is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a defaced firearm, and possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Riley is charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief, and possession of a firearm by certain persons.

Police say the shooting stemmed over an argument of a stolen car. The argument escalated which resulted in exchanged gunfire.

(Source: Little Rock Police Dept.)

Dozens of Ark. dental patients urged to get infectious disease tests

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas health officials on Tuesday recommended blood tests for 84 young patients of a dentist who sedated them with drugs possibly contaminated with infectious material.

Screenings for dozens of patients of the now deceased Dr. William Jarrod Stewart will include tests for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and syphilis, state epidemiologist Dr. Dirk Haselow said.

"We have no reason to believe that anyone is at risk of a particular illness," Haselow said. "We are just notifying people because this situation is highly unusual and we don't know what we don't know."

Stewart died Feb. 29, 2012, Haselow said. Haselow would not say how Stewart died except to say "he did not die of an infectious cause."

After Stewart's death, federal officials got involved to take the controlled substances under his license and determined that vials of medicine used in IV sedations appeared to have been tampered with, Haselow said.

Body found at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas State Police and Arkansas State Park Police are working together on an investigation at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Arkansas State Police public information officer Bill Sadler confirmed that a body was found on one of the trails at the park earlier Tuesday evening and said an investigation has been launched into the person's death.

Sadler would not comment further the finding, and the park is closed for the time being.

THV 11 will continue to follow this story and bring you more information as soon as it becomes available on www.thv11.com.

Attorney discusses class action suit against ExxonMobil

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Long time Little Rock Attorney, Phillip Duncan, will spearhead a class action lawsuit against ExxonMobil in federal court after the Mayflower oil spill.

Duncan told THV 11 that the lawsuit aims to answer questions surrounding the spill and to ensure Arkansans have a remedy to what could be a much larger and drawn out problem. The suit was filed Friday by two residents in the area.

Update: Shooting between 2 homes in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police are working a shooting in the area of Cambridge Circle and W. Wakefield Drive.

Around 1 p.m. police got a call about shots fired. Police say that two houses, one across the street from the other on Wakefield Drive, accused people in the home across the street of stealing a car.

Someone in one house fired shots, someone in the other house returned fire.

No one was injured.

We are still getting details on this shooting and will update this story as we get more information.

Health Dept. urges dentist's patients to get blood test

Health Dept. urges dentist's patients to get blood test

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has begun contacting about 100 patients (ages ranging from 14-22 years) treated by Dr. William Jarrod Stewart at six dental clinics around the state between November 20, 2011, and February 20, 2012.  Based on information received from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, ADH has concluded that some of the drugs used by Dr. Stewart may have been contaminated with infectious material.  No other providers at the clinics listed below had access to these medications; therefore, no patients seen by other providers at these locations are thought to be at risk.   

LR ranks 11th for worst cities to live in with allergies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Spring is in the air, but unfortunately so is the pesky pollen. The spring 2013 forecast looks like a long one for the Natural State.

Little Rock recently ranked 11th on a list of the worst 100 cities to live in with allergies. It's the unique location of Arkansas to thank. Periods of rain come through, quenching plants and trees, but then the weather follows up with dry, windy days to stir up the allergens.

Dr. Eddie Shields from the Arkansas Allergy and Asthma clinic said these conditions can combine for a "pollen storm." The Allergy and Immunology expert also said the coming months aren't looking pretty.

Stuffy nose, itchy watery eyes, drainage in the back of your throat ,or a cough are all signs of spring allergies. Over the counter medicine or even allergy shots could be exactly what you need.

Ways to avoid the pollen pain include staying inside as much as possible and showering after being outside.