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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.

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

Update: Charges dropped against former-LR officer in shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - A judge has dismissed manslaughter charges filed against a Little Rock police officer who was set to go to trial for the third time in the shooting death of a teenager.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted the prosecutors' request Monday to drop charges against Josh Hastings. In a motion, the prosecution said it made the request "based on its good faith belief that it cannot obtain a conviction" against Hastings.

NLRPD holding drug bust press conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The North Little Rock Police Dept. is holding a press conference Monday afternoon about a major drug bust in central Arkansas.

Sgt. Brian Dedrick told THV 11 that the press conference, being held at 4 p.m., is related to a year-long investigation involving crack cocaine in the Baring Cross area of North Little Rock.

Dedrick said the investigation led to 21 indictments and involved North Little Rock, Little Rock, Pulaski County, and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The press conference will be held at the NLRPD Training Facility at 2400 Willow.

North Shore Animal League America stops in North Little Rock

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (NSALA) -- North Shore Animal League America's 2014 Tour For Life - the world's largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event - arrived in North Little Rock to partner with North Little Rock Animal Shelter for a special life-saving event at Lakewood Village.

In partnership with PURINA ONE®, Tour for Life is aimed at reinforcing the importance and advantages of shelter pet adoptions and familiarizing communities with their local shelter.

In addition to having adoptable shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens -- also known as Mutt-i-grees® -- the event also offered information on the benefits of adopting shelter pets, behavioral education, and special services available to pet owners at North Little Rock Animal Shelter. Free microcips were available as well as several drawings.

Tax Delinquent Land Sale Scheduled for Pulaski County

Tax Delinquent Land Sale Scheduled for Pulaski County

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (CSL) – A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Pulaski County will be held at the Verizon Arena- Meeting Room 1A & 1B in North Little Rock on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., according to John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner of State Lands.  Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Recent legislation has affected the procedures for the sale of tax delinquent properties and purchasers should take the time to review the changes prior to the auction dates.  The Commissioner of State Lands provides a Catalog of Tax Delinquent Lands which contains the current statutes governing the sales, auction dates, times, location and other pertinent information regarding parcels being offered.  The catalog can be found on the Commissioner’s website at www.cosl.org  or is available in print form by mail.

No extended hours at post offices on tax night

No extended hours at post offices on tax night

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (USPS) – Millions of Americans wait until the last minute to file their tax returns. This year is no different. Filers have until 12 midnight on Tuesday, April 15 to drop off their completed returns. The Postal Service will not be adding any additional window hours or collection times.

Officer in Charge Paula McDore is urging customers to be aware of this change. "The latest window hours and collection time is 8:00 p.m. at the Little Rock Processing & Distribution Center located at 4700 E. McCain, North Little Rock."

"Customers can be assured all mail dropped in the blue collection boxes at the Processing & Distribution Center location until 8 p.m. will receive an April 15 postmark. Although the deadline is Tuesday April 15, customers are urged to drop off returns as early as possible," says McDore.

The Postal Service offers the following advice to tax filers:

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

Expect delays Monday on Highway 440

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – A routine bridge inspection will require a lane closure on Highway 440 in Pulaski County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will inspect a bridge located over Ink Bayou. That’s located 1.5 miles north of Interstate 40. The work will require closing the Highway 440 westbound outside lane between mile markers 12 and 13.

The lane closure will be Monday, April 7th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.