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Overnight fire damages 2 apartments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Little Rock Fire Department worked a fire early Thursday morning.

Capt. Jason Weaver said firefighters were dispatched to Normandy Place Apartments at 7111 Indiana Ave. at 1:22 a.m.

When they arrived, two apartments were on fire with flames showing through the roof. Firefighters were told that everyone had been evacuated. Authorities also evacuated the building next to it.

After the fire was out, the LRFD learned one woman was burned and was being cared for by MEMS on the scene.

The Red Cross was contacted but Capt. Weaver doesn't know how many families were displaced.

Little Rock police mourn loss of K9 'Chewy'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Sunday, March 16, the Little Rock Police Department lost a member of their canine family.

K9 "Chewy" passed away unexpectedly. His handler, K9 officer Annette Harrington, was at his side.

Chewy gave 6 years of his life serving the department and the city of Little Rock. He excelled in narcotic detection and he located over 300 pounds of marijuana as well as other narcotics plus numerous felony suspects during his time of service.

'Meandering' police chase ends in arrest

'Meandering' police chase ends in arrest

A Little Rock man led Conway police on a strange, meandering vehicle pursuit Monday morning.

According to an incident report, an officer in a marked patrol car was driving north on Donaghey Avenue toward the stoplights at Robins Street when “a white Dodge truck pull[ed] up beside me and continued through the intersection pass[ing] me.”

When the officer tried to stop the truck for running the stoplight the truck continued driving north on Donaghey and drove through the red light there.


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Sheriff's office to host public gun auction

Sheriff's office to host public gun auction

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (JCSO) - On Saturday, March 22, 2014 the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Tri-County Drug Task Force, and South Central Arkansas Law Enforcement Society (S.C.A.L.E.S.) Gun Club will host a public auction, where in accordance with Arkansas Code Annotated A.C.A. §13-4-408 and A.C.A. §13-4-409 Disposition of Property and Evidence, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Tri-County Drug Task Force in conjunction with the South Central Arkansas Law Enforcement Society Gun Club proposes to offer the below listed items for sale at a PUBLIC AUCTION to the highest bidder(s) pursuant to District/Circuit Orders.

The following is a listing of brands name of weapons to be auctioned:

Approx. One-hundred thirty seven (137) Shotguns

USAF Band of Mid-America 'Starlifter' to perform

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (MacArthur Museum) -- On Tuesday, April 1, United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, "Starlifter", performs a free outdoor concert behind the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Concert begins at 6:30 p.m., and the public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

According to the band's webpage, "This seven-piece group of talented musicians performs in virtually every musical idiom, from Rock and Pop to Jazz and Country, to great contemporary and traditional patriotic songs. They feature the best in popular music from the 1970's to the most current sounds at the top of today's charts."

For more information about Starlifter, visit their website.

Update: Oscar winner Jeff Bridges visits Arkansas to promote breakfast

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges spoke with students at a Little Rock elementary school to highlight its success in distributing breakfast meals.

Bridges is the spokesman for the No Kid Hungry campaign, which is trying to increase participation in programs that provide meals for children at their schools. The campaign is a part of the national non-profit group Share Our Strength.

Stephens Elementary School Principal Sharon Brooks says the school began offering breakfast meals in the classroom about three years ago. She says she's seen a decrease in trips to the nurse's office and discipline issues. The school has about 400 students who almost all qualify for free and reduced-price meals.

Third-grade teacher Sylvia Kelly says she's seen an increase in participation and academic performance.

Newk's to open second central Arkansas location

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Our partner Arkansas Business is reporting that Newk's Eatery is planning to open a second location in Little Rock.

The restaurant is scheduled to open in April in the Park Avenue development, where the old University Mall stood. It will employ 70 people.

The first Newk's Eatery location opened in June 2012 in North Little Rock.

Learn more about this new business by clicking here: http://on.kthv.com/1hszAh6