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641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Around the state, law enforcement agencies are taking part in National Drug Take Back Day.

The NDTBD event provides the opportunity for people to clear out their medicine cabinets and get those prescription drugs disposed of properly.

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pulaski County man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple charges after leading deputies on a manhunt this weekend.

25-year-old Jesse Herring pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing and fleeing for his arrest this weekend.

He was already wanted on charges including failure to register as a sex offender and parole violations.

Herring was arrested Sunday morning after police tracked him down at a vacant home on Pike Avenue.

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Little Rock cracking down on distracted driving

Little Rock cracking down on distracted driving


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Police across central Arkansas are planning to crack down on distracted driving this week.

Around a dozen agencies will be in marked and unmarked cars, and they are looking specifically for drivers distracted by cell phones.

Police across central Arkansas are getting ready for Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement.

Starting this week, they'll be looking for distracted drivers.

While most drivers admit it's dangerous, many still spend extensive time looking down at their devices while using apps like Facebook and Pandora.

"I see people passing the school busses because they are on the phone, and they don't notice the dangers they're putting these children in," said one local man.

UALR Green Dot program hopes to reduce violence and sexual assaults

UALR Green Dot program hopes to reduce violence and sexual assaults


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - One in five women is sexually assaulted on a college campus and often chooses not to report it. "There have been times in my life where that's none of my business type thing," Kalan Horton, a student at UALR says. But after the abduction and killing of a University of Arkansas at Little Rock student named Patricia Guardado, the university wanted everyone to feel responsible for changing the culture.

Dr. Erin Finzer with the Green Dot program says, "We know that traditional violence and crime prevention efforts that focus on perpetrators or victims don't really work because crime statistics haven't changed in 20 some odd years."

UALR is the first and only Arkansas school investing in resources to host the Green Dot program on a university campus. Finzer continues, "It's important for the bystander, for all of us, to feel empowered and able to intervene."

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office warns of a scammer posing as one of their employees.

Lt. Carl Minden said someone claiming to be "Lt. Ron Davis" with the Sheriff's Office contacted someone in the county and said he had two outstanding warrants and if he didn't pay $580 he would be arrested.

The victim told the scammer he didn't have the money, but the scammer told him he would provide him with a card he can put the money on to take care of the issue.

The victim as well as a sheriff's deputy called the number of "Lt. Ron Davis" and there was a message claiming they had reached the Sheriff's Office.

Minden says there is no one by the name of Lt. Ron Davis that works with the Sheriff's Office.

Details on necropsy report released for dogs found dead on side of road

Details on necropsy report released for dogs found dead on side of road


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Earlier this week, Little Rock police said they were investigating an animal cruelty case after two dogs were found dead on the side of the road.

The dogs, Stella and Tao, had disappeared Sunday morning and were found on Cantrell Road the same evening.

The officer narrative in the police report detailed that one dog had what appeared to be a severely broken jaw, and a possible gunshot wound to the abdomen area, while the other dog appeared as if she had been shot in the head.

On Thursday, THV11 received information from Lt. Sidney Allen that a necropsy report found no evidence of gunshot wounds. He said the injuries they suffered appeared to be consistent with those expected from being struck by a car.

Sbarro fatal robbery suspect convicted

Sbarro fatal robbery suspect convicted


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A former pizza restaurant worker accepts a 40-year prison sentence for involvement in the fatal robbery of his former Sbarro supervisor.

Monday 21-year old Tristan Bryant pleaded guilty to first degree murder of the February 2013 shooting of Christian Hayes at Park Plaza Mall.

He's also pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder and two counts of aggravated robbery.

Deonte Edison, 20, was convicted three weeks ago of all his charges and is serving a life sentence.

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