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Former NLR school board member sentenced for child porn

Former NLR school board member sentenced for child porn

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A former North Little Rock school board member was sentenced in federal court to 5 years and 5 months in prison with no parole for possessing child pornography.

Malcom Trent Cox, 48, was also sentenced to 5 years of supervised release following his prison sentence. In addition to the prison term and the supervised release following imprisonment, the Court ordered that Cox undergo intensive sex offender therapy, that he register as a sex offender and that he forfeit his computer equipment. He was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

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New superintendent named for PCSSD

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After dissolving the Pulaski County Special School board and firing its superintendent, the State's Education Commissioner has named a replacement.

Camden-Fairview's superintendent Dr. Jerry Guess will take over.

"I'm 60 years old and don't plan to retire soon, I hope," says Dr. Jerry Guess. "I have no reason to doubt those kids can get a great quality of education," says Guess.

Since the district is in fiscal distress, Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell dissolved the school board and fired Superintendent Dr. Charles Hopson, and then appointed interim superintendent Bobby Lester, last week.

Guess says his priority is to prepare for the first day of school.

"Everything means everything. Bus routes, text books, desks. Making sure cafeterias are prepared and floors are cleaned," says Guess.

LR police officer's son arrested for theft by receiving $385K worth of jewelry

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The son of a Little Rock police officer has turned himself into North Little Rock police for charges of "theft by receiving" after he tried to pawn some items of jewelry that was stolen from a NLR resident.

Carlos Corbin, Jr., 19, was allegedly trying to pawn some items that were reported stolen from a North Little Rock residence - a 7.5 carat pear-shaped diamond wedding ring and band, a 4.5 carat 3 stone diamond ring and a set of 3.6 carat diamond earrings, altogether worth about $385,000.

A 15-year-old boy was originally implicated in the theft. He is the son of a friend of the victim. The boy allegedly stole the items out of a tea cup in the victim's bedroom. The victim told police she texted the boy and said she would give him $20,000 if he returned the jewelry. He texted her back, saying he no longer had it.

Corbin's bail was set at $5,000. It is not clear yet how he came into possession of the jewelry.

Third ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

Third ozone advisory issued for central Arkansas

An Ozone Action Advisory has been declared for June 29, 2011.  The ozone forecast is orange, which means that outdoor activities may be unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
Counties affected include: Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke and Saline. Active children and adults, as well as people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exposure.
Those most at risk to ozone exposure include – children, the elderly, and persons with breathing problems.  High ozone concentrations may reduce visibility, aggravate pre-existing respiratory illnesses and even cause symptoms in normally healthy persons who engage in strenuous physical activity outdoors. Symptoms of ozone exposure may include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, headaches, nausea and eye and throat irritation.

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Get relief from the heat with NLR Electric

Get relief from the heat with NLR Electric

Get Relief from the Heat with North Little Rock Electric

The weather is HOT, and it won't be long before we're staring down huge energy bills related to keeping cool. Luckily, the North Little Rock Electric Department offers several ways to help customers save money.

  • FREE Home Energy Audits

North Little Rock citizens can get a FREE energy audit to identify how much energy thier home consumes and what measures may be taken to make it more energy efficient. The walk-through audit will show you problems that may, when corrected, save significant amounts of money over time. A Home Energy Audit will help you understand the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems, look at how efficient your windows and doors are, inspect insulation levels, identify leaks in the building, and show you ways to save electricity.

Drunk drivers targets of holiday enforcement initiative

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office announced today a summer holiday enforcement initiative to combat impaired driving beginning with the July 4th holiday period.

"Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest" is a nine day long statewide enforcement campaign set to begin July 1st.

The Arkansas mobilization effort includes city, county and state law enforcement agencies working together and devoting overtime patrols to combat drunk driving.

A 25 year comparison of NHTSA statistical data indicates, on average, nearly half of all deadly traffic crashes during each July 4th holiday period have involved alcohol as a contributing factor.

"The Fourth of July should be a time for celebration, but for too many Arkansans, it has ended in tragedy," said Colonel JR Howard, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor's Highway Safety Representative.

Tuesday forecast 6/28

Temps will not be as hot on Tuesday as a cool front sags into the state creating better T'Storm chances. Some storms could be severe with damaging winds the main threat. Regardless, the rain is needed.

Tuesday:Mostly Cloudy, 50% T'Storms, High 94