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Statewide recycling slogan, report to be released


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The state's new recycling slogan and logo are scheduled to be announced during a celebration to mark America Recycles Day.

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will announce the winner of the slogan contest and unveil the coordinating logo during the Nov. 14 event at the agency's headquarters in North Little Rock. America Recycles Day is Nov. 15.

In addition to the announcements, ADEQ will also release the 2014 State of Recycling in Arkansas report.

The agency held a contest over the summer to find a slogan that could be used anywhere in the state to encourage people to recycle. Judges narrowed more than 200 submissions down to 21 finalists.

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PCSO: Teen found in ditch with gunshot wound


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaksi County Sheriff's Office said a teen was found at 1 a.m. Sunday lying in a ditch by the side of the road and suffering from a gunshot wound.

Lt. Carl Minden said deputies are looking for four people possibly connected to the shooting. They apparently left the scene at East 46th and Primrose Streets in a burnt orange Dodge Caliber with a black racing stripe on the sides and stock rims.

The teen has been rushed to a hospital and is in critical condition.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information on this shooting to come forward and contact them at (501) 340-6963 or CRIMESTOPPERS at (501) 340-TIPS (8447).


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The city of North Little Rock pushing to close Motel 6


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- The city of North Little Rock along with the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley filed a lawsuit on Thursday to shut down Motel 6.

After a five year investigation and hundreds of reports of criminal activity the city said they have had enough.

"We have a list of known arrests and reports that have happened at that one location," said assistant prosecuting attorney Paula Juels Jones. "We think they've become a legal nuisance and we're taking action to try to abate that nuisance," said Jones.

During the five year investigation there have been reports of 27 drug crimes, one aggravated robbery, three domestic batteries, two aggravated assaults and 33 cases of public intoxication.

Museum of Discovery educator to make 2nd appearance on 'The Tonight Show'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Museum of Discovery)- Kevin Delaney, director of visitor experience at the Museum of Discovery, will make his second appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at 10:30 p.m. Friday, November 7, on NBC. Delaney will be performing three science demonstrations with Fallon as his laboratory assistant.

 

Estranged wife of Arron Lewis arrested in connection with realtor's death

Estranged wife of Arron Lewis arrested in connection with realtor's death

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – A second person has been arrested in the death of a central Arkansas real-estate agent.

According Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Crystal Hope Lowery, 41, of Jacksonville, has been arrested in connection to Beverly Carter's death, and charged with capital murder and kidnapping. She was taken into custody at her home Thursday.

"We've had suspicions all along," Minden said. "This is something that through the investigative process they were able to wrap up today."

According to court documents, she is the estranged wife of 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis—the man originally arrested and charged with murder in this case in late September. She apparently filed for divorce on Oct. 17 on the ground of general indignities and has been separated from him since August 27.

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

Police: Centennial Bank on MacArthur burglarized


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Thursday, the North Little Rock Police Department arrested a man in connection with a bank robbery.

Nicholas Burnett, 29, was arrested for commercial burglary and three counts of theft of property.

The Centennial Bank on MacArthur was burglarized around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

When officers arrived at the bank, the front door was shattered and the business was open.

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