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Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

FBI needs help identifying suspected child sexual predator

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (FBI) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public's assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male suspected of sexually exploiting a child. Photographs and informational posters depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 28, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website athttp://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.

Garland County Sheriff's Office announces new mobile app

Garland County Sheriff's Office announces new mobile app

GARLAND COUNTY, Ark. (GCSO) - Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders announced today that his office is the second agency in the State to launch a smart-phone app that allows the office to communicate much more effectively with the community. The Garland County Sheriff’s Department app is a free download for users and is now available for the IPhone. The Android version was released in May of 2012.

Tensions Are High In Hostage Standoff In Bismarck Tuesday (Watch Video)

Tensions Are High In Hostage Standoff In Bismarck Tuesday (Watch Video)

A two-hour standoff in Hot Spring County ended Tuesday with the suspect slashing his arm and being transported to Baptist Hospital in Arkadelphia.

The incident happened about 1:45 p.m.

Man Flees Hot Springs Police Detective On Stolen Scooter Arrested

Man Flees Hot Springs Police Detective On Stolen Scooter Arrested

A detective with the Hot Springs Police Department reported having observed Cletus Demont Davis Jr., riding an unlicensed scooter while near the intersection of Pleasant Street and East Grand Avenue.

He turned around to follow the scooter and observed it run a stop sign at John and Palmetto Streets, and at that point activated his “emergency equipment” to initiate a traffic stop.

Man Arrested For Punching Woman After Argument Over Infidelities

Man Arrested For Punching Woman After Argument Over Infidelities

 

Antonio Whiteside, 206 Campbell, was charged with Domestic Battery in the 3rd Degree.

According to the report filed with the Hot Springs Police Department, officers were dispatched to the above address in reference to a battery.

Police: Vehicle owner thwarts carjacking

Police: Vehicle owner thwarts carjacking

 

Lamar Aaron McKenzie, 401 Neptune Street, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree, Breaking or Entering and Criminal Attempt to Commit Theft over $5,000.

Shortly before 11pm Sunday night, officers with the Hot Spring Police Department were dispatched to the Spring Hotel, 135 Central Avenue in referenced to an aggravated robbery.