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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.

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

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.

Police: Middle school bomb threat was false alarm

Police: Middle school bomb threat was false alarm

Around 11 am Maumelle Police were alerted by Maumelle Middle School staff that they had located a note in a classroom that indicated a bomb threat.  The school administration evacuated the building of all students and personnel after this note was found.

Maumelle Police, with assistance of the school staff, secured the building and found no evidence of anything suspicious.  The administration of the school, in coordination with the police department, then decided to resume normal school activities for the remainder of the day.

Maumelle Police are investigating evidence and considering this incident as a class A misdemeanor (Communicating a False Alarm).

What to do if your home is burglarized

What to do if your home is burglarized

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- You may think of residential burglary as some that happens to "someone else" -- until it happens to you.

It can happen whether you're at home or away. Hopefully it won't happen to you, but if it does, do you know what to do? The Garland County Sheriff's Department has the following advice in the event your home becomes a statistic.

  • Call police if you see anything suspicious.
  • Leave immediately if you see your home has been burglarized (the burglar may still be there).
  • Do not touch anything until police have secured your home.
  • If you wake up and find a burglar in your room, pretend to be asleep until it is safe.
  • If you see any strange or suspicious activity, call the appropriate agency immediately!
  • Do not hesitate to call.