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Hall High student had gun, loaded magazine in school

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A Hall High School student was arrested and disciplined for having a gun at school on Monday. According to Pam Smith, Communications Director for Little Rock School District, the gun was found in the 16-year-old's hoodie pocket during a metal detector scan and search.

Illegal left turn causes wrecks at Shackleford Rd., Financial Ctr. Pkwy.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Highway officials said motorists attempting an illegal left turn at Shackleford Road and Financial Centre Parkway are causing wrecks.

"I think it's like a creature of habit situation," said Danny Straessle with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Straessle said for years left turns were allowed at the intersection, which is the state's busiest.

"We know that there are people that will do what they want to do," added Straessle.

Reports show last year there were 20 wrecks at the intersection, and at least three digital signs on Interstate 630 leading up to the intersection warn motorist of the prohibited turn.

Straessle said motorist can expect the prohibited turn, at least through the summer.

Murder, kidnapping suspect ordered to mental health treatment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There will be no immediate trial for a man accused of killing his parents and then kidnapping his 12-year-old sister.

On Monday, Judge Barry Sims ordered Antonio Whitlow to 10 months of mental health treatment. Whitlow is scheduled to return to court on Dec. 16, when the judge will decide whether he is competent to stand trial.

Whitlow, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, is accused of killing his parents, Bobby and Annette Whitlow, in 2012 shortly after his mother's 65th birthday celebration. Officers said he also kidnapped his 12-year-old sister and took her to Memphis.

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Fisher returns to Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Veteran guard Derek Fisher is back with
the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Fisher signed an undisclosed contract with the team on Monday. He played nine
games for Dallas earlier this season and averaged 8.6 points with 3.6 assists
before asking for his release in December to return to his family in Los
Angeles.

The 38-year-old veteran played 20 games in the regular season with the Thunder
last year after signing as a free agent in March, and also appeared in 20
playoff games.

"We are excited to welcome Derek back to the Thunder organization," said
general manager Sam Presti. "He contributed to our team in various ways last
season, and we are looking forward to him joining us again."

Fisher averaged 4.9 points and 1.4 assists for Oklahoma City during the
regular season, then increased his production during the playoffs by averaging
6.3 points as the Thunder advanced to the NBA Finals.

Simmons Bank robber identified as Conway man

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police have identified the man they say robbed Simmons Bank Friday.

Police say the man is Isaac Evans, 35, of Conway. Police say he walked into Simmons Bank at 1:10 p.m. at 1818 N. Taylor and handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and demanded money.

Evans is facing charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property.

If you know Evans or his whereabouts, call police.

(Source: Little Rock Police Dept.)

CADC offering energy bill assistance starting Feb. 25

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) will begin crisis intervention assistance to families in Pulaski County with disconnect notices in the Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program.

Applications for regular assistance are still being accepted until funds are depleted.

To qualify for Crisis LIHEAP, persons must have a disconnect notice with a disconnect date within 7 days of application date. All households receiving food stamps are potentially eligible to receive this assistance; however, the program is not limited to food stamp recipients. The program assists households with home energy and heating bills. Eligible households must meet income guidelines and furnish proof of all household income for the month prior to applying.

Meet-and-greets scheduled for LRSD superintendent candidates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday, the Little Rock School Board will begin interviewing candidates recommended for superintendent by the search firm McPherson and Jacobson.

After a unanimous vote, the Board agreed to interview the top four candidates selected by the search firm from an initial pool of nine potential superintendents. Individual interviews will be conducted February 25-27, 2013 and March 4, 2013.

The schedule for each candidate is as follows: