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  • Regulating Microchips For Employees Focus Of Legislation Proposed By Arkansas Lawmaker

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — For our furry friends, they seem to be no-brainers, but microchips for humans are a tougher sell. Nonetheless, one Arkansas lawmaker is convinced they’re the way of the future and believes legislation is necessary to set ground rules for employers that seek to offer them to their employees. Microchip implants are becoming popular in Sweden where they’re being used to store identification information, hold e-tickets for events and even used to hold fares for public transportation. […]

  • Texas Man Wanted For Sexual Assault Of Child May Be In Arkansas

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KATV) — The Hot Springs Police Department is encouraging Arkansas residents to be on the lookout for a 49-year-old man from Kingsland, Texas, who is wanted on eight counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The Llano County Sheriff’s Office says that Cliff Allen Richardson has a bond of $240,000. Richardson is described as a white male who stands at 5’10” and weighs approximately 170 lbs. He has blond hair and hazel eyes. The man is […]

  • Justice Hill Wins 2018 Landers Award

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Little Rock Christian quarterback Justice Hill received the prestigious Landers Award Wednesday night. The final vote was one of the narrowest margins in the 19-year history of the award. The Landers Award, honoring the top high school football player in the state, has often been referred to as the “Heisman of Arkansas High School Football.” The winner receives a trophy, signature Jostens ring, and a $3,000 scholarship towards their school. Channel 7’s Steve Sullivan presented Hill with […]

  • Arkansas Man Accused In 2005 Beauty Queen Killing Pleads Not Guilty To Kidnapping

    POPE COUNTY (KATV) — A man accused of killing an Arkansas Tech University student in 2005 pleaded not guilty to kidnapping charges Monday in a separate case. Gary Dunn, 39, did not appear in court but the public defender’s office entered the plea on his behalf in a Pope County courtroom. Dunn was tried twice for the murder of beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer. Both trials ended in hung juries. Dunn now faced charges of kidnapping, attempted kidnapping and indecent exposure. Dunn is back […]

  • Alcohol Beverage Control Launches Investigation In Pulaski Co. Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Agents with the Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s enforcement arm launched an investigation into Sunday’s fatal wrong-way crash involving a North Little Rock woman and MEMS ambulance. “I’ve been in law enforcement for a long time and for somebody to go the wrong way on the highway for that amount of time, then there’s probably something that needs to be looked into on our end,” said Boyce Hamlet, director of ABC enforcement. On Monday, KATV uncovered multiple 911 […]

  • Former Arkansas Senator Gilbert Baker Indicted On Conspiracy, Fraud Counts

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Former Arkansas senator Gilbert Baker has been indicted on counts of conspiracy, bribery and wire fraud. The indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas connects Baker, 62, to a scheme involving former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio. Maggio was convicted of bribery and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison in 2016. He admitted to lowering the amount of damages awarded in a civil suit in exchange for indirect contributions […]

  • Chihuahua Lunged, Tried To Bite Before Faulkner County Deputy Opened Fire, Report Says

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A Faulkner County sheriff’s office report released Tuesday provides a deputy’s account of what happened before he shot a Chihuahua in a Conway man’s yard. A woman reported that two loose dogs had been “charging toward her and trying to bite her” as she walked around the neighborhood south of Middle Road on Friday, according to the report. The woman said she’d tried to ward off the dogs with a stick and, at one point, had pulled […]

  • $5 Bill Taken At Gunpoint From Little Rock Gas Station

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A $5 bill was taken at gunpoint from a Little Rock gas station on Sunday, police reported. It happened about 9:57 p.m. at a Valero station at 10402 Mabelvale Pike. An employee told police she was mopping the floor when a young black male entered the business, pulled out a gun and pointed it at her and her boyfriend, according to a police report. The robber demanded a bag and forced the employee to open the cash […]

  • Arkansas DHS Receives $3.5 Million Grant Over Five Years To Help Young Children With Trauma

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) was awarded a 3.5 million grant from the from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Children & Families. The grant will be used to train staff, parents and others who work with trauma in children from birth to 5-years-old. “Young children in Arkansas are experiencing trauma at an alarming rate, and it is critically important that we train […]

  • Blind Woman Robbed After Getting Ride To Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A legally blind woman was robbed after getting a ride from Conway to Little Rock on Tuesday, police reported. Betty Kelly, 48, said she needed a ride home to Little Rock after visiting her sister in Conway and attending a church service in the city, according to a police report. Kelly said two people named “Kevin” and “Keisha” offered a ride in a white four-door pickup after the church service. At about 6:15 p.m., as they approached […]

  • Northeast Arkansas Man Slit Puppies’ Throats, Dumped Bodies In Ditch, Sheriff Says

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A northeast Arkansas man has been arrested on accusations that he slit the throats of several puppies and dumped their bodies in a ditch, according to KATV content partner KAIT Region 8 News. Jerry Dewayne Miller, 58, of Trumann faces five counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Miller was arrested Saturday after someone told the Poinsett County sheriff’s office they had seen Miller kill the puppies and throw them into a ditch in the area of Arkansas 214 […]

  • Dozens Of Air Jordans Stolen In Robbery At Little Rock Home

    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An armed man forced his way inside a Little Rock home and took dozens of pairs of Air Jordan sneakers Friday, police reported. Marquis Slater, 33, said he was getting out of his car outside a home at 10101 W. 20th St. when an armed man approached about 11:26 p.m., according to a police report. The man reportedly kicked Slater, hit him with a pistol and forced him to open the front door of the home. The […]