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Arrests made for Conway vehicle break-ins

Arrests made for Conway vehicle break-ins

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Arrests have been made in regards to the string of vehicle break-ins that occurred in Conway during the month of March. 

Spencer Johnson and Jacob Reza are being investigated for their involvement in the break-ins. According to detectives, the two 19-year-old boys could be responsible for most of the 70 car break-ins that were reported in March. 

The pair was taken into custody after police received a call about trespassers on Duncan Street Wednesday night. Police later discovered that Johnson and Reza were in possession of a car that was reported stolen from Hendrix College. Reports state that during questioning, the men admitted to breaking into unlocked cars and taking anything they could put into a backpack or their pockets. Johnson and Reza stated that they traded the stolen property for drugs. 

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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

Little Rock Fashion Week looking for aspiring models

Little Rock Fashion Week looking for aspiring models

By: Destiny Esaw

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Little Rock Fashion Week is hosting its annual Model Search. Come ready, dressed and impress this year’s LRFW judges.

Judges include:

  • Marlisa Goldsmith, KTHV 11 morning anchor
  • Chevette Durham, owner of Bouncing Kidz Boutique
  • Karia Daniel, licensed cosmetology instructor and loctician
  • L.A. Rose, owner of Hollywood Beauty & Style and Deco Rose Couture Custom Fashions
  • Omar Rosas, Salon Karizma hairstylist
  • Rance Golden Jr., creator of Total Rance Live and audio engineer of KARK NBC 4 and KLRT FOX 16

“I’m always excited about the annual model search to discover new talent and see familiar faces” says Brandon D. Campbell, creator and executive producer of LRFW. “LRFW is the best platform for those models who dream of being the next Naomi Campbell, or the next Tyson Beckford to be discovered or to take their modeling careers to the next plateau.”

3 arrested after narcotics search in Faulkner Co.

3 arrested after narcotics search in Faulkner Co.

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – According to deputies in Faulkner County, three were arrested after a narcotics search on Locust St. in Conway.

David Woodall, 50, was reportedly arrested and charged with:

-2 counts of Felony C Delivery

-Possession of Meth Felony C

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UCA student reports sexual assault


CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – According to the UCA Police Department, a student reported being sexually assaulted on Wednesday night.

The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday night between the hours of 7 and 7:50 p.m.

Police said that the report stated that a university student said she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance and fellow student in an on-campus apartment.

Arch Jones with UCA police said no arrest has been made.

Additionally, he said police are aware of the whereabouts of both parties. He told THV11 that the school has not begun any disciplinary actions, but normal procedures for an incident of this magnitude have been taken.

The initial report is said to show that the alleged victim originally called police with concern of a suicide attempt of the acquaintance. Police responded immediately.

Exxon Mobil subsidiaries to pay nearly $5M for oil spill

Exxon Mobil subsidiaries to pay nearly $5M for oil spill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties from a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community.

As part of a consent decree set to be filed in a Little Rock federal court Wednesday, the companies would pay about $3.2 million in federal civil penalties in addition to addressing pipeline safety issues and oil-response capacity. They would pay $1 million in state civil penalties, $600,000 for a project to improve water quality at Lake Conway and $280,000 for the state's legal costs.

Assistant Attorney General John Cruden notes that Exxon Mobil doesn't admit liability in agreeing to the measures.

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor Mark Spitzer is driving around Arkansas with a 12-foot-long alligator gar on top of his car to promote his new book, Return of the Gar, just out from the University of North Texas Press.

The last stop on his statewide tour will be at Hastings Books and Music in Conway on Saturday, May 9, from 1-3 p.m. Return of the Gar continues the conservationist crusade Spitzer began 13 years ago to de-stigmatize this monstrous-looking prehistoric fish. Alligator gar, the largest member of the gar family, can grow 11 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds ― and they’re right here in Arkansas.