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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.

Holiday boozers beware: Sherwood PD is cracking down on drunk drivers

Holiday boozers beware: Sherwood PD is cracking down on drunk drivers

SHERWOOD, Ark. (SPD) This holiday season, Sherwood police will be out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement.  From Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan. 1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.

The Sherwood Police Department is giving fair warning to all partygoers.  “You’ll see us making lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if we suspect anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for drunk driving,” said Lt. Michaels.

Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions-- and serious legal consequences.

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.

Man arrested for false bomb, gun threats

Man arrested for false bomb, gun threats

SHERWOOD, Ark. -- Police arrested  Tyler A. Hansen, 29, for charges stemming from an incident  involving a gunman and bomb threat at Sylvan Hills High School.

The incidents both happened on February 18. The reports of an alleged gunman and bomb turned out to be false, and Tyler was arrested for communicating a false alarm.

He was taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility, where he is being held on unrelated charges.

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.