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Arkansas domestic violence survivor reacts to Ray Rice controversy

Arkansas domestic violence survivor reacts to Ray Rice controversy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "Her pain is my pain, my pain is her pain. But one thing I wanted to do today was apologize to my wife," Former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice issues this apology after being suspended indefinitely by NFL. The suspension came after the release of new video evidence of Rice punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer and dragging her out of an Atlantic City hotel elevator.

"There are consequences to people's actions," Laura Webb explains. Webb knows this from personal experience. She is a domestic violence survivor who narrowly escaped the wrath of her then-husband. Webb explains, "He assaulted me with a truck and ran over me then backed over me and drove back over me and left me for dead."

Owners speak out after dogs found dead on side of road

Owners speak out after dogs found dead on side of road

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The owners of two missing dogs spent hours searching for them only to find out someone shot both of them and left their dead bodies on the side of the road. Now, the owners need your help to find out who did this.

The dogs disappeared Sunday and were found on the side of the road later that same evening. The owners say they think what happened to their dogs plays a part in a recent string break-ins in their neighborhood. They say three weeks ago someone tried to break into their home but their dogs scared them off.

"What do our dogs mean to us? Like family," said Lee Jackson.

"They are like our children," said Pam Gazette.

And now, those children, Stella and Tao, are gone.

"It was horrible," said Gazette.

LRPD investigating animal cruelty case after 2 dogs found dead

LRPD investigating animal cruelty case after 2 dogs found dead

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Police are investigating a case of aggravated animal cruelty after a woman reportedly found her dogs near a possibly abandoned home in Little Rock.

According to a report made by Little Rock police, a woman and her husband noticed that their two dogs were missing around 9:30 a.m. Sunday from their home. The woman reportedly noted to police that a couple of days before, one of the dogs' collars was replaced with an old one.

The woman told police that she spent the day putting out flyers and searching for the dogs before receiving a call that someone had seen them near a possibly abandoned home on Robinwood and Cantrell roads. When she went to the location, she told police she found them dead, nose-to-nose on the grass by a fire hydrant.

According to the report, she observed severe trauma to the dogs.

Copper theft forces kids to stay home from youth center

Copper theft forces kids to stay home from youth center


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Kids at one Little Rock school were forced to stay home on Monday because of an overnight burglary.

'In His Image Youth Development Center' said a $150,000 copper theft from their air conditioning units caused them to turn away nearly 170 students this morning.

Officials there say they want whoever did this to look at the bigger picture.

This is the second copper theft to happen at the youth development center. Officials say they are working to beef up security and to get new AC units.

They are currently accepting donated portable AC units. If you would like to make a donation, the youth center is located at 5705 West 65th Street. The phone number is 501-562-3910.

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Deputy tased during suspect arrest

Deputy tased during suspect arrest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A deputy was injured during the attempted arrest of an assault suspect in Pulaski County.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Marcus Venson had repeatedly harassed someone, and then allegedly drove by the victim's home and pointed a gun at them.

Deputies found Venson in a vehicle and attempted to pull him over, but after a short pursuit, deputies managed to spike the suspect vehicle's tires and safely end the chase.

According to Lt. Carl Minden, Venson was "drive-stunned" by a deputy with a taser. Minden said in an email, "A drive stun does not involve deployment of the taser cartridge probes and is a pain compliance tactic. Neuromuscular Incapacitation (NMI) will not result from a drive stun application."

NLRPD arrest 2 members of Florida Felony Lane Gang

NLRPD arrest 2 members of Florida Felony Lane Gang


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – North Little Rock police say they have arrested two members of the Florida Felony Lane Gang.

Ofc. Shana Cobbs said Monday afternoon just before 3 p.m. police were involved in a vehicle pursuit with two members of the gang.

A witness saw the suspects breaking into vehicles at Wild River Country and called 911. Police pursued the suspects in a chase that ended in a one-vehicle accident on Forts Roots Drive.

The two suspects in the vehicle were identified as Everol Blake and Cinel Geffrard. Initially, Geffrard gave a fake name, but they were identified through a facial recognition program being used by the Polk County Sheriff's Department in Florida.

Both are being held on no bond.


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.