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Arkansas man gets 7 years for selling guns to felon in Chicago area
U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced 28-year-old Klint Kelley of Malvern, Arkansas, to seven years and three months in federal prison on Wednesday, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Kelley pleaded guilty earlier this year to one federal count of unlawfully engaging
Missing Benton 17-year-old girl believed to be in Pine Bluff area, may be in danger
BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 17-year-old.Jalycia Luster was last seen on July 10 after she left to go to a friend's house.She later returned and took her mother’s 2005 BMW 530 with temporary tags and is believed to be in the
Police searching for suspect after church van stolen in Malvern
MALVERN (KATV) —Authorities are asking the public for help identifying a suspect after a commercial burglary in Malvern last week.Police say the suspect stole a green church van in Malvern on Wednesday, July 11.The suspect can also be seen in surveillance video using a stolen church credit card at W
Arkansas Releases 13 Convicted Killers Sentenced to Life Without Parole as Juveniles
TheFair Sentencing of Minors Act, which lawmakers passed last year, eliminated these sentences for offenders younger than 18, bringing Arkansas in line with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
Police: Missing Benton teen may be in danger
Jaylcia Luster, 17, was last seen on July 10 when she left home to go over to a friend's house. (Photo courtesy: Benton Police Dept.)
Vehicle damaged in Malvern shooting, search underway for suspects
MALVERN, Ark. (KATV) —Malvern police are searching for two suspects who fired shots near Hall Street and damaged a car.Authorities say multiple shots were fired Tuesday night and a vehicle was hit in the gunfire. No people were injured.Now, police are looking for two black male suspects who were rid
I-630 Construction Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Work
The plaintiff's attorney says that a project of this scale, expanding 630 to four lanes each way for more than two miles, should have to consider impacts on things like traffic patterns and pollution.
Governor calls on Arkansas lawmaker to resign for failing to pay taxes
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KATV) —Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling on an Arkansas lawmaker who was arrested for failing to pay taxes to resign.State Rep. Mickey Gates was arrested in late June for not paying income taxes over several years and owing the state nearly $260,000. Gates has served in the state Leg
Hot Springs preps for spring training mural
Production of the 160-by-35-foot mural will begin in mid-September, according to Mary Zunick, cultural affairs manager for the Visit Hot Springs tourist agency. The agency began soliciting proposals for the mural in January and awarded the project to Eyecon Studios of Dallas.
Benton built with DIY determination, bricks
Arkansas had been a state for just 16 years, and Benton was a village of a few hundred residents. Chosen in 1836 as the seat of Saline County, the little community did boast a jockey club with a horse track, as well as Mrs. Jeffries' Female School. A courthouse gave the place a sense of larger purpo
Apartment owner, tenants to cash in
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -There is usually a right way and a wrong way to do things...and when you do things the wrong way it can be costly.The city of Little Rock is learning that lesson this week.Usually landlords and tenants are on the opposite sides of a legal battle. But in this case, both have emerg
Woman charged in crash with bike
Andrea Lea Wilson, 26, of Bentonville pleaded innocent to aggravated assault and battery before Circuit Judge Robin Green.
Arkansas says search for lethal injection drugs on hold
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas prison officials say their search for new lethal injection drugs is on hold until the Legislature adds manufacturers to a law that keeps the state's suppliers of execution drugs secret.The Department of Correction said on Wednesday it hasn't been actively looking f
EXCLUSIVE: Mom of Murdered Teen Says She Could Only Cry After Police Make Arrests in Case
Johnson was informed last week by Little Rock Police that Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery charges were being filed against four men: Tyler Jackson, 19, of Conway; Machita Mitchell, 42, of Little Rock; Kenwan Sherrod, 21, of Little Rock, and Keterrioun Chandler, 20, of North Little Rock.
Woman Convicted of Murder as Teenager Walks Free, Seeks Clemency
In 2016, anyone convicted as a teen and serving a life sentence, like Jacobs, was allowed to be re-sentenced.
Vandals Damage Malvern Church, Steal Van
A back door was broken in, several windows were busted, file cabinets were ransacked, a vending machine was knocked over and the money inside taken, locked cabinets were pried open, and a safe was dragged across the floor, thrown into the back parking lot and busted open.
Police Chase Ends in Wreck Near 630-430 Interchange
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Benton County officials get ambulance update
Rural ambulance serviceBenton County has budgeted about $1.5 million to pay for rural ambulance service in 2018. The county expects to receive about $931,000 this year from a 0.2 mill dedicated property tax approved by voters for ambulance service. Another $317,000 is expected from the voluntary mil
Woman sentenced to life as a juvenile released from prison
Laquanda "Faye" Jacobs, now 43, was released on Tuesday after serving 26 years. In 1993, when she was 16, Jacobs was found guilty of the murder of her classmate, 17-year-old Kevin Gaddy, a crime which Jacobs says she did not commit. She was originally sentenced to life without parole.
Bryant liquor store working to allow Sunday alcohol sales
BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - If you ever wanted to enjoy a cold adult beverage on a Sunday afternoon, you were probably out of luck unless you stocked up. That's because you can’t buy alcohol on Sundays across most of Arkansas.