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Two blind Arkansas residents recognized for career achievments

This honor comes by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind (DSB) for outstanding achievement in their careers.

They are two of only 13 people in Arkansas who will receive an area award. An overall state winner will be named at the end of the year. The awards were presented at the Little Rock Founders Lions Club meeting at Lions World Services for the Blind on September 29.

Richmond is a senior systems analyst for Verizon Wireless, and Ms. Hillman works at Lions World Services for the Blind as an instructor's aide. They each serve in positions that touch many other lives.

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Update: Sherwood shooting suspects face several charges

Lt. Carl Minden of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says David Crafton had been in a physical altercation with Johnny Cox  and Christopher Kiehl. Police say the incident may be narcotics-related.

Cox allegedly shot Crafton in the neck. Crafton was transported to a hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

Both Cox and Kiehl were apprehended in different locations. The superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District says Northwood Middle School was placed on lockdown after the incident so an emergency medical helicopter could land in the parking lot.

Dr. Charles Hopson said it was at the request of the emergency medical services so they could transport Crafton. No student or staff member, he says, was ever in any danger. School was dismissed at its normal time, 2:50 p.m.

Woman in custody after allegedly shooting at husband

 

There's a bullet hole through the passenger window, and the driver is ok.

"It's fairly close, just a matter of a few feet, I'm sure," says Sherwood Police Captain Grady Russell.

Russell says it wasn't a drive-by, but a domestic dispute. Karisa Caldwell, 29, is a security guard and is suspected of shooting at her husband Jeffery outside her workplace when he was dropping her off.

"They had been arguing along the way and continued to argue at the parking lot in Sherwood," says Russell. "As he drove away, Mrs. Caldwell fired one round from a handgun."

Professional Protection Services says Karisa Caldwell has worked as a security guard since March 2009. Her boss, Chris McMunn would not go on camera but he did say she was not on duty at the time of the incident but he also would not disclose what time she was scheduled to work.