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School zone violators closely watched

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Now that school is back in session, school zone laws are in full effect. Leaders at the Pulaski County Special School District said they have seen several drivers on their phones as they drive through school zones.

"Well, it concerns me," one parent said.

"It's just not a good thing," another parent added.

"It's a known problem--something that we have to deal with," explained Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Even though there are signs posted and a crossing guard right in front of the school, it is a scene you can certainly count on now that school is back in session.

Police looking for man considered to be armed, dangerous

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a Saturday homicide.

According to the Little Rock Police Department, a warrant has been issued for Harlon "Lil Money" Finney's arrest. Finney is homeless and stays at motels along I-30 in southwest Little Rock.

Investigators believe Finney is connected to the death of 56-year-old Billy Ray Howard, who was found in the parking lot of the Baseline Liquor Store stabbed to death on Aug. 17.

Finney is considered armed and dangerous, and police believe he may be driving a dark colored 2001 Honda.

If you see him, please not make an attempt to stop him yourself. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call the Little Rock Police Department as soon as possible at (501) 371-4621.

Thousands apply for 250 jobs at Bass Pro Shop

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Nearly 5,000 more Arkansans are jobless this month compared to last. That's according to new numbers out Monday from the Department of Workforce Services. Coincidentally, that is the exact number of Arkansans expected to apply for jobs at Little Rock's new Bass Pro Shop.

Bass Pro Shop is holding a job fair at the Clear Channel Metroplex August 19-21 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The company has flown in 25 HR officials to interview everyone who comes in the door.

"We're looking at hiring 250 people so a lot of job opportunities," said General Manager Will Anderson.

Monday, Arkansans looking for work and a little fun sat for hours to get a chance at both.

"This would be fun for me. I'm originally from Stuttgart, the duck and rice capitol of the world. It just fits, so I thought I would go ahead and give it a try," said Alicia Ray.

NLR murder victim laid to rest Monday

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A North Little Rock wife and mother will be laid to rest today after being gunned down in the middle of an intersection last week.

Samantha Cass Olson, 31, will be laid to rest today. Her funeral is at 10 a.m. at Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock.

 Park Hill Baptist Executive Pastor, Jay Gordon, says Olson's death rattled the North Little Rock community. 

 "It's obviously a shock. I drive through that intersection a few times a day and just to realize an event like this happened there it causes a little bit of fear and concern and certainly our prayers are with authorities as they seek to find someone," said Gordon. 

Olson was shot and killed Aug. 14 while driving through the intersection of John F. Kennedy Blvd. and McCain Blvd. Her baby girl was in the backseat but was unharmed. She has been returned to her father.

NLR Police release more information in Cass murder

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police held a press conference Friday afternoon concerning two murders that have taken place in the city over the last week. The two murders they are investigating involve the deaths of George Zumwalt and Samantha Cass. Police emphasized that the two murders are not connected, but they are looking for arrests in each case.

NLR community continues to support shooting victim's family

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There's been an outpouring of support for the Cass family in North Little Rock. More than one hundred people came out Thursday night for a vigil in honor of 31-year-old Samantha Cass.

The North Little Rock mother was shot Wednesday heading east bound on McCain Blvd. crossing the JFK Blvd. intersection.

People gathered Thursday night and held a vigil to honor Samantha Cass. The organizer, Jason Benbrook, said he decided to get the word out to the community because someone needed to step up and let the family know the community supports them during this dark time. Donations were collected to offset funeral costs.

"She encompasses everybody. It's not just a single woman that passed away. It could have been you, it could have been me, and it could have been my child. You know? And, when I even think about my kids getting hurt, it chokes me up," said Benbrook.

Police looking for armed, dangerous robbery suspect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are currently looking for a person suspected in two aggravated robberies.

Detective Michael Lundy said the person in the photos attached to this story is believed to be connected to two aggravated robberies on Aug. 15 at and EZ-Mart on West Markham Street and at Zimmerman's Exxon on S University Avenue.

The subject in the photo appears to be a white male in his late teens to early twenties. He was last seen wearing a black toboggan hat with what appears to be a red band across the edge. He also appears to be wearing a dark jacket with a grey shirt or scarf wrapped around his neck.

Lundy added that during the Zimmerman's robbery, surveillance video shows the person attempting several times to shoot at the employees but his gun failed. Employees returned fire, and the suspect was possibly hit.

No suspect vehicle information was available.