Little Rock

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The open line and the first news roundup of the week.

United States

Little Rock man forced teen to sell sex, affidavit states

A Little Rock man arrested last week on a charge of human trafficking of a minor told a homeless 17-year-old he would give her a place to live only …

Crime

Little Rock man, 66, pulled from vehicle, beaten by carjackers

A 66-year-old Little Rock man told authorities he was pulled from his car and beaten by assailants who then drove off in the stolen vehicle.

Crime

One dead, another wounded in NLR skate park shooting

click to enlarge<p>North Little Rock police say one man was fatally shot and anotherwounded inan apparent robbery about 3:45 a.m. today at the Riverview …

Little Rock

Little Rock man stabbed 3 times after refusing to hand over money, police say

Little Rock police are looking for a woman accused of stabbing a man with a 6-inch kitchen knife when he refused to give her his money, according to …

Crime

Robber in ski mask threatens worker at gunpoint, steals cash from Little Rock Subway, police say

A robber wearing a black ski mask threatened a woman at gunpoint Sunday while robbing a Little Rock Subway restaurant, authorities said.

Crime

Fatal shooting at North Little Rock skate park investigated

One person was fatally shot and a second injured at a skate park along the Arkansas River in North Little Rock, authorities said.<p>A spokesman for the …

Little Rock

Burglar steals nearly $400 from west Little Rock ice cream shop after entering through rooftop door, police say

A burglar wearing a black ski mask stole nearly $400 from a Shake's Frozen Custard location after breaking into the business through a rooftop door, …

Little Rock

Little Rock police: Driver pointed gun at motorist in suspected act of road rage

Little Rock police say a driver brandished a handgun and pointed it at a motorist in another vehicle Saturday afternoon in a suspected act of road …

Crime

Little Rock aims to make streets friendly; program to stress car-bike goodwill

Little Rock plans to implement a driver education program that leaders hope will promote safety as well as empathy for bicyclists and pedestrians.<p>The …

University of Arkansas

New morning show anchor joining Little Rock TV station this week

A new morning show anchor is set to join Little Rock’s Fox affiliate, KLRT-TV, on Monday.

San Antonio

Little Rock mayoral, city director hopefuls face voters at group's forum

At a candidate forum put on Saturday morning by the Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods, one person in the audience offered to lend Warwick Sabin …

University of Arkansas

Little Rock animal shelter names new area in honor of cat that made TV station its home

The Little Rock Animal Village opened Joey's Play Room, a new area for cats awaiting adoption, on Saturday.

Pets

Mayor Vi Lyles defends city's bid for the RNC

Mayor Vi Lyles speaks about the possibility of the Republican National Convention coming to Charlotte at a meeting of the Democratic Women of …

Republican National Convention

Soul of the city

It's the river.<p>In time-honored tradition, locals easily find ways to tease it, to make fun of its color or the ugly tugboats dotting every other mile …

Little Rock

DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Builders on hook to fix Little Rock street ruin

Dear Mahatma: Our street, Stonewall Road between North University Avenue and North Pierce Street in Little Rock, has had four residential tear-down …

Home Construction

Immigration among topics Bush, Clinton mention to scholars

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush has expressed concern with the national immigration debate, saying the conversation is …

Bill Clinton

Caterpillar Expanding in Arkansas - AMP

Construction equipment giant Caterpillar announced last week the second phase of its expansion at a facility in North Little Rock. The company said …

Chamber of Commerce

'The Conversation' with Baker Kurrus

In this week's edition of our sensational new podcast, "The Conversation," host Matt Price interviews Little Rock Mayoral candidate Baker Kurrus. …

Social Media

Little Rock's River Market to get ginkgoes as replacements for maple trees

The Little Rock Planning Commission on Thursday voted to replace about 50 blazing autumn maple trees in the downtown River Market District with …

Little Rock

Police: 16-year-old boy hurt in North Little Rock shooting

A 16-year-old boy was injured in a shooting Wednesday while outside a home in North Little Rock, according to a report.

Crime

Robbed at gunpoint at North Little Rock skate park, 3 men tell police

Three 21-year-olds were robbed at gunpoint at a North Little Rock skate park Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report.

Crime

Little Rock Slated to Face 12 RPI 150 Teams in 2018

The Trojans are set to play 29 matches in 2018, including seven home matches at the Jack Stephens Center, and 12 against teams that finished in the …

College Sports

Police announce four arrests in 2017 homicide

Little Rock police today announced the arrests of four men in the July 24, 2017 slaying of Cyncere Alexander, 14, at 1502 Green Mountain …

Crime

A new design for 30 Crossing: No, not narrower.

The <b>Arkansas Department of Transportation</b> has made a few changes to the 30 Crossing project that will widen the seven-mile Interstate 30 corridor …

Urban Design

Arrest made in fatal shooting of 14-year-old found dead in west Little Rock apartment

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the 2017 killing of a teenager who was found dead in a west Little Rock apartment.

Crime

Little Rock firm reports nearly $100,000 worth of property stolen in break-in

A Little Rock fencing company reported that nearly $100,000 in vehicles, tools and equipment was stolen during a break-in this week, authorities said.<p>…

Little Rock

Changing attitudes, culture

<i>U</i><i>SA Today</i> published a ranking the other day that called Little Rock the 19th-worst city in the country.<p>Little Rock responded by saying <i>USA Today</i> was …

Bill Clinton

Police: Robber snatches purse from car, threatens North Little Rock woman with gun

A robber stole a woman's purse early Monday while she was sitting in her car in a North Little Rock neighborhood, police said.

Crime

About 500 Central Arkansas children get hooked on fishing at annual Little Rock derby

About 500 youths from central Arkansas competed for prizes Thursday at the 33rd annual fishing derby in Little Rock.

Fishing