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Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas

Distracting driving mobilization in central Arkansas


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Distracted driving is a big concern to a Central Arkansas Traffic Enforcement Group.

To reduce the number of fatal crashes, the Central Arkansas Group has been conducting a distracted driving mobilization that started on September 22 and ends on Tuesday.

They're using marked and unmarked cars to identify drivers guilty of distracted driving and will issue them a violation citation. Arkansas State Police says so far they've given out 11 citations.


641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

641 lbs. of meds collected in Pulaski Co. on Take Back Day so far

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Around the state, law enforcement agencies are taking part in National Drug Take Back Day.

The NDTBD event provides the opportunity for people to clear out their medicine cabinets and get those prescription drugs disposed of properly.

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court

Jesse Herring pleads not guilty in court


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pulaski County man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to multiple charges after leading deputies on a manhunt this weekend.

25-year-old Jesse Herring pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing and fleeing for his arrest this weekend.

He was already wanted on charges including failure to register as a sex offender and parole violations.

Herring was arrested Sunday morning after police tracked him down at a vacant home on Pike Avenue.

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Update: Fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident

Update: fugitive captured in central Arkansas fleeing incident


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- As confirmed by Officer Shay Cobbs of the North Little Rock Police Department, Jesse Herring was arrested early Sunday morning sometime overnight. According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office website, Herring was booked at 2:05 a.m. in North Little Rock.

Officer Cobbs stated that police received a tip that he was at a vacant house located at the 4000 block of Pike Ave. in North Little Rock. Cobbs stated that when officers arrived on the scene, Herring jumped from a window and fled on foot.

He was then captured without incident and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy

Scammer poses as Pulaski Co. sheriff's deputy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office warns of a scammer posing as one of their employees.

Lt. Carl Minden said someone claiming to be "Lt. Ron Davis" with the Sheriff's Office contacted someone in the county and said he had two outstanding warrants and if he didn't pay $580 he would be arrested.

The victim told the scammer he didn't have the money, but the scammer told him he would provide him with a card he can put the money on to take care of the issue.

The victim as well as a sheriff's deputy called the number of "Lt. Ron Davis" and there was a message claiming they had reached the Sheriff's Office.

Minden says there is no one by the name of Lt. Ron Davis that works with the Sheriff's Office.

Man comes face to face with home intruder

Man comes face to face with home intruder


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A North Little Rock man says he came seconds away from shooting an intruder that was standing just a few feet away from him after breaking into his home.

It happened around noon on Monday at the 1900 block of Osceola Drive in North Little Rock.

"I come right here and he's standing right there," said victim Josh Wooding, as he replayed the intrusion. "And I've got the gun drawn on him like this [to his head]."

Wooding says he remembers every detail from the break-in.

"I was absolutely terrified and I thought I'm fixing to kill someone and I do not want to do that," he continued.

According to the police report, a man came up to Wooding's door and knocked, but Wooding didn't answer. Naturally, he returned to his seat, expecting the man to go away, but he didn't. Instead he starts heading over to the side yard.

Owners speak out after dogs found dead on side of road

Owners speak out after dogs found dead on side of road

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The owners of two missing dogs spent hours searching for them only to find out someone shot both of them and left their dead bodies on the side of the road. Now, the owners need your help to find out who did this.

The dogs disappeared Sunday and were found on the side of the road later that same evening. The owners say they think what happened to their dogs plays a part in a recent string break-ins in their neighborhood. They say three weeks ago someone tried to break into their home but their dogs scared them off.

"What do our dogs mean to us? Like family," said Lee Jackson.

"They are like our children," said Pam Gazette.

And now, those children, Stella and Tao, are gone.

"It was horrible," said Gazette.