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Investigation continues into bones found in Pulaski Co.

Investigation continues into bones found in Pulaski Co.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The investigation is continuing in the case of bones found near some Pulaski County offices last month.

Lt. Sidney Allen said the remains were found inside the city limits March 30. He said detectives have continued to search the area with negative results.

STORY: Skeletal remains found near county offices

Allen said the initial bones collected were sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab. The lab conducted tests and have now sent the items that were collected to the University of North Texas in Denton.

Allen said this university routinely assists with DNA and forensic testing nationwide.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.

Thea announces 2013 Film Scholarship winners

Thea announces 2013 Film Scholarship winners

The Thea Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Film Scholarship Competition, sponsored in part by the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).  Thea’s Film Scholarships are offered in conjunction with AETN’s Student Selects, an annual event that grants young filmmakers the opportunity to submit their film and video handiwork for possible broadcast on AETN, streamed on www.aetn.org and screened at the Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF).

For the fourth year, Thea has offered four $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors in the following categories:  screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and editing.  This year’s four winners were announced and honored during the Student Selects portion of the LRFF on Thursday, May 16.    
 
The winners of Thea’s 2013 Film Scholarship Competition are as follows:

Law Enforcement and Educators Work Together To Safeguard Arkansas Schools

Law Enforcement and Educators Work Together To Safeguard Arkansas Schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Educators and law enforcement professionals from across the State will be gathering at the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock on Tuesday, February 5, to participate in a program designed to better prepare them to work together in the event of a crisis incident on a school campus. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Institute located at 26 Corporate Hill Drive in Little Rock.

 

New employment firm helps offenders, local businesses

New employment firm helps offenders, local businesses

Terry Williams has a love for former prison inmates. She believes in them so much that, in an economy that is less than robust, she just launched an employment firm – Little Rock-based Ramoth, Inc. – to help recently released Arkansas and Louisiana inmates find jobs.

Though it’s a unique concept, Williams said she doesn’t consider it a risk.

That’s because when it comes to ex-inmates, Williams is an expert. The daughter of a police officer and wife of the City of Maumelle, Ark.’s police chief, she has decades of experience working as the director of faith-based halfway houses for federal inmates called City of Faith. Based in Louisiana and Little Rock, Williams’ programs have put thousands of former federal prisoners to work – successfully.  Now she is hoping to help state-level offenders find jobs.

Three arrested for marijuana, stolen firearms during traffic stop

Three arrested for marijuana, stolen firearms during traffic stop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Three men were arrested Thursday afternoon after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department officials say they found stolen firearms and several bags of marijuana in their car.

According to the incident report, Matthew Hackett, 21, was driving a white Nissan Altima when he was stopped near the intersection of Hwy. 10 and Westbury Drive for having a headlight out. When the officer smelled marijuana, he began to search the passengers and the vehicle.

That’s when the officer found five bags of a green leafy substance, a digital scale, a smoking pipe, and several pills including morphine and oxycodone.

The report says one of the passengers, 22-year-old Nicholas Wade, was carrying a handgun. A revolver was also found in the vehicle. The revolver had been reported stolen from Hot Springs.