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This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair

Security taken seriously this year at Arkansas State Fair


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(KTHV)- The Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday and organizers say there will be plenty of security to ensure the safety of visitors.

Around half a million people are expected to pack the fairgrounds in Little Rock over its two-week run and Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says security is a top priority.

"We'll be out in ATVs, golf carts. We'll have the mounted patrol, our horses out."

Lt. Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said his department along with Little Rock Police, State Police and 43 private security guards will be spread throughout the fair grounds and its perimeter.

STORY: State Fair 75th anniversary brings new eats (http://on.kthv.com/10WNnKW)

What's next legally for suspect in murder of realtor?

What's next legally for suspect in murder of realtor?


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Earlier Tuesday morning, Arron Lewis freely spoke to media members as deputies led him to jail and later on to court. Now the question is, can anything he said be used in court?

Arron Lewis nods Tuesday morning acknowledging he would be willing to plead guilty. At this point, we are told he cannot.

"There may come a time when perhaps they will be some sort of plea bargaining where he may decide to plead guilty to capital murder in exchange for them not seeking the death penalty," said UALR Law Professor Felecia Epps.

Epps says if prosecutors seek the death penalty, there cannot be a guilty plea now.

"There actually has to be a trial," said Epps. "There actually has to be a sentencing hearing where the jurors decide if the death penalty is the appropriate sentencing."

Realtor's family, friends in shock over loss

Realtor's family, friends in shock over loss


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Those close to Beverly Carter sat in silence today at a press conference held by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. Investigators discussed limited details of the missing real estate agent's death. Most of her friends and family members are still in shock.

"On a personal note, Beverly and I have been friends for 11 years now," said friend David Goldstein. "And there are no words for me to tell you how much she's going to be missed."

Volunteers and police searched for Carter for days until her body was found early Tuesday morning.

David Goldstein has been a friend of Carter's for years. With the shocking news of her death not even a day old, Goldstein, fellow co-workers and friends were too broken up to speak.

Beverly Carter's loved ones facing reality as search comes to an end

Beverly Carter's loved ones facing reality as search comes to an end

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "This case did not end as we had hoped," a somber Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay says as he stands before the public in a Tuesday afternoon press conference with news that the search for Beverly Carter had come to an end.

Holladay continues, "We wanted to do everything that we could to find her while she was still alive. We weren't able to do that." Pulaski County searchers found the missing real estate agent about 20 miles from where she reportedly disappeared on the property of Argos Southern Star Concrete, where suspect Arron Lewis most recently worked. Investigators found Carter's body in a shallow grave.

Realtor's murder sparks debate over issues with Arkansas parole system

Realtor's murder sparks debate over issues with Arkansas parole system

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Beverly Carter's murder has renewed the debate over the state of Arkansas' parole system.

Her accused killer, Arron Lewis, was on parole and is not the first Arkansas parolee to be accused of murder in the last couple years.

The state Department of Community Correction today told THV11 Lewis was a "pretty good parolee", reporteing to his parole officer regularly, passing all his drug tests and paying all his fees. Some say that is even more reason to tighten the state's parole laws.

Realtor's body found in shallow grave; suspect charged with murder

Realtor's body found in shallow grave; suspect charged with murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Pulaski County sheriff's deputies are reporting that they have located the body of missing real estate agent Beverly Carter, 49.

As of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, 33-year-old Arron Lewis is officially charged with capital murder of Carter. He was initially booked on a kidnapping charge and a parole hold for the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Lewis is also charged with robbery and four charges of possession of firearms by certain persons.

A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. with the sheriff's office to share more information. THV11 will be there.