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Halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Trick-or-treating is a fun adventure for children and parents. Keep it fun by preparing yourself and your children for a safe night out, beginning with these basic safety tips from Sheriff Larry Sanders of Garland County.

  • Ensure costumes fit well, are flame retardant, and never obscure visibility.
  • Check your local law enforcement agency's website for registered offenders residing in your area.
  • Teach your children to never enter any home without you or without your permission and only approach homes that are well-lit.
  • Remind children to stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts, and never go into isolated areas.
  • Let your know to tell you or a trusted adult if they see anything weird or unusual.
  • Teach children to bring treats home before eating them.

Specialized bike stolen in Little Rock

Specialized bike stolen in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV -- A specialized bike is reported stolen in west Little Rock.

 

Sometimes Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, Jonathan Sebring reported his pink specialized cyclocross bicycle stolen out of his car.

 

He last had his bike at Vino’s and then his father’s house in west Little Rock and couldn’t find it in his car when he arrived at the Cyclocross race in Reservoir Park.

 

If you have seen this bike or have any information, you are asked to call police.

WLR robber takes the cake

WLR robber takes the cake

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Authorities are trying to identify a a man they believe robbed a west Little Rock ice cream shop Saturday afternoon.

Police say the suspect entered a Baskin Robbins on Chenal and shopped for approximately twenty minutes. The suspect eventually approached the counter where he presented a note declaring a robbery and demanding the money from the register.

The witness says the suspect showed him a semi-auto pistol that was partially concealed in the suspect’s waist band.  The suspect also took money from the tip jar as well as an ice cream cake. He then fled in a black four-door sedan. 

The suspect was described as a white male, early to mid thirties, 5’10” to 6’, 225 to 250 lbs, wearing a ball cap over brown hair, black shirt, khaki pants and black flip flops.

Benton police search for sex offender

Benton police search for sex offender

BENTON, Ark. -- The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a sex offender that has an active felony warrant.  The offender is Jessie Knight (B/M, 54 YOA) who has violated a provision of his release terms and conditions.

Jessie Knight is wanted for Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements.   Knight is in violation for not providing a current address where he is residing pursuant to his release requirements.

Jessie Knight is believed to be in the Central Arkansas area.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS.  For more information on sex offenders please go to the Benton Police Department website at: www.bentonpolice.org  

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

URM spends a night on the street to raise awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –  The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is holding its fourth annual “Night on the Street” to help raise awareness and financial support for programming that touches the lives of  the homeless domestically abused and addicted here in Central Arkansas.

URM’s goal is $100,000 and each involved individual will commit to spend the night on the streets, learn about the plight of those the Mission serves and assist in raising resources for the Union Rescue Mission.  Donations can be obtained by contacting friends, colleagues or family to assist in getting the person off the street.  The personal goal of those participating is $1,000. 

The event will take place on Thursday, March 17, at the River Market Pavilions from 6 p.m. to midnight.   

Financial donations can be mailed to: Union Rescue Mission, Attn: Night on the Street, P.O.