Our network

Crime

Police ask for help to ID supected robber

Police ask for help to ID supected robber

RUSSELVILLE, Ark. -- The Russellville Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in a robbery.

The Sonic Restaurant located at 804 East Fourth Street was robbed Tuesday, May 3. The suspect is described as a white male with a slender build standing at about 5'11". He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket and a bandana.

If you have any information regarding this case contact the Russellville Police Department at (479) 968-3232 or our Silent Partner Tip Line at 479-967-2221.

(Source: Russellville Police Dept. release)

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

Protect yourself from becoming a victim of theft

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Little Rock Police Department says thirty automobiles were recently broken into during a three-week period. Most of the break-ins happened in the River Market area downtown, but any vehicle anywhere is a potential target. As Edgefest and Riverfest approach, Lt. Terry Hastings offers the following statement and tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim:

"Beginning [Friday] the LRPD will set up teams to work on these crimes. We will use uniformed patrol officers, bicycle officers, officers on horse back, officers on Segways, and undercover officers to stop these crimes. We will also be using bait cars as part of our tactics to stop these crimes. If you are a criminal and you are thinking about breaking in a vehicle, you need to know that that vehicle may be a bait car under the observation of LRPD Officers. The effort will not just be in the Downtown area alone, but will include the entire city.

New Criminal Justice option for Tech students

New Criminal Justice option for Tech students

Arkansas Tech University students who earn an Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice will soon have an opportunity to pursue additional educational opportunities thanks to an articulation agreement with Northwestern State University (La.).

The agreement between Arkansas Tech and Northwestern State will allow students holding the associate's degree in criminal justice to count their two years of study at Arkansas Tech toward a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Northwestern State.

The final two years of the bachelor's degree will be available online through distance learning.

Dr. Robert C. Brown, Arkansas Tech president, and Dr. Randall Webb, Northwestern State president, signed the agreement.

Dr. John W. Watson, vice president for academic affairs at Arkansas Tech, said that the agreement will go into effect with the spring 2011 semester.