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Arby's employees held at gunpoint for more than 2 hours


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Two teenagers are facing a multitude of charges after they held the employees of an Arby's restaurant at gunpoint for more than two hours, according to the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD).

Lt. Sidney Allen said the two went into the Arby's at 15501 Chenal Parkway around 12:32 a.m. on August 30 and robbed the store at gunpoint. Police reports show that one of the teens sexually assaulted a woman in the restroom and shot at the store manager, demanding he open the safe.

Allen said the teens fled in a green, Chevrolet Caprice and later collided with another vehicle in the 13000 block of Chenal Parkway; the Caprice was apparently traveling the wrong way against traffic. Police did not say if the driver of the second vehicle was injured but did say that the car was turned on its side and the driver was trapped.

Construction work requires overnight lane closures and detours

Construction work requires overnight lane closures and detours

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Construction work will require nightly lane closures and detours at the Interstate 430/630 “Big Rock” Interchange in Little Rock, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be removing safety platforms and painting steel beams on the new bridge over Shackleford Road. The following routes will be affected.

-- All lanes of Financial Centre Parkway/I-630 will be open.

-- Shackleford Road northbound traffic will be detoured to I-630 east and through the cloverleaf ramps back to I-630 west and Shackleford Road north.

· Northbound traffic wanting to go east on I-630 can proceed as normal.

Thousands of dollars of art stolen from Riverfront Park

Thousands of dollars of art stolen from Riverfront Park


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Three pieces from Riverfront Park's sculpture garden were stolen this week. The price? Close to $30,000 lost.

The city's Department of Parks and Recreation said this has not happened in years. "We only had one surveillance camera in the garden," said Truman Tolfree, director of Parks and Recreation.

The city has worked with a committee that throughout the years has donated more than $2 million worth of sculptures. There are more than forty pieces spread around the garden.

The three pieces stolen were made of bronze with copper detail. "Because of the incident we're adding more signs, we're adding additional lights and trimming the tress to clear the view in the park."

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Toxicology report released in I-440 accident from March

Toxicology report released in I-440 accident from March

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- An update became available on Thursday about a deadly 18-wheeler accident that happened on I-440 in March.

Police say the accident was caused by the driver of a Chevy Impala who reversed down the interstate.

At the request of a THV viewer, we checked on this case and made contact with the family of Terry Harrell, the truck driver who died in that fiery crash.

The family revealed that the toxicology report for the driver of that Chevy Impala indicates that she was nearly 3-times the legal limit for alcohol, tested positive for marijuana and had Xanax in her system at the time of the crash.

THV was unable to get an update from prosecutors on possible charges.

However, the family of Terry Harrell says that a request has been made to go forward with manslaughter charges against the driver who reversed down the interstate.

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

THV 11 in My Town visit: Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – My most recent THV11 in My Town visit brought me to the lovely city of Russellville.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

My first stop on this visit was at the Chamber of Commerce with executive vice president Stephanie Beerman and Amanda Johnson, A&P marketing assistant for the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peak Regions.

While a COC is always centered on business and providing its members with multiple networking opportunities, Stephanie also had an extended list of new events coming up in the Russellville area that the city’s residents can enjoy.

Review underway on how inmate escaped handcuffs to get away

Review underway on how inmate escaped handcuffs to get away


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Law enforcement continue to search for an inmate who slipped out of his handcuffs on Monday and took off running. Anael Castro was being held on rape charges. Since his escape, many people still have questions about how it happened.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is reviewing what happened. They are looking to see if a mistake led to Castro's escape or if they need to change they way they transport inmates. At this time, no changes have been made, but deputies say diligence has skyrocketed.

"There is always going to be that one guy that is constantly thinking about doing it," said Lieutenant Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Minden says deputies cuffed Anael Castro hands in the front. They linked his handcuffs to a long chain with other inmates and did not shackle his legs.