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Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Bryant officials pushing for neighborhood traffic circles

Bryant officials pushing for neighborhood traffic circles

BRYANT, Ark. - According to the Bryant officials, the City of Bryant receives phone calls from concerned residents regarding excess vehicular speeds in their neighborhoods almost weekly. 

Dana Poindexter, assistant of the mayor, stated that in some instances traffic control devices have been utilized to encourage speeders to slow down. In other cases the police department have been asked to set up within neighborhoods to run radar and write citations. 

As an alternative, the City of Bryant Public Works Department is proposing to place temporary traffic circles at selected neighborhood intersections, one in each of the four City wards. While such devices are fairly new to this area, they have long been used with great success in other cities around the country.

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

Grace Church of Bryant hosting free fall event

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - The Grace Church of Bryant will be hosting 'Harvest Party' on Saturday, November 7.

This is a free, family-friendly event. There will be live music, games and food for all those of all ages to enjoy. You will be able to Watch puppet performances, taste chili from a chili cook off and bounce around at a foam party. There will also be an antique car show.

The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church located at 4200 AR-5 in Bryant.



Police: 4 arrested after woman followed, robbed at gunpoint


BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) – Four people have been arrested after Bryant police said they robbed a woman at gun point.

According to Sgt. Todd Crowson, 21-year-old Christian Harris, 20-year-old Ibrahiem Del-Gado, 19-year-old Destiny Baugh, and 20-year-old Tyrelle Smith, all of Little Rock, have been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and felony theft of property.

Police said just after 9 p.m. Sunday, they were involved in robbing a woman at gunpoint in an IHop parking lot. They added that the woman had noticed two men watching her while she was conducting a money order at Walmart sometime before the robbery.

Police did not say how much money was taken.

Harris was additionally charged with tampering with evidence.

Benton tries one last time to save Palace Theater

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) -- Preserving the past by celebrating it in the present. That's what Benton is trying to do by saving its historic Palace Theater.

Three months ago, the city council decided to demolish the building. But next Monday the building will have one last shot.

Mayor David Mattingly have been looking for ways to preserve the building. He fought hard to try to find ways to get the funds necessary to repair the building.

In June, the council decided to tear the building down because it was considered a safety hazard. The council has now given a time span of 90 days to find an alternative to demolishing the building.

Pop-up event shows Bryant's potential future

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - A vision of a vibrant town center dreamed up by students came to life in Bryant on Friday.

About two months ago, the community started talking about what it would take to give Bryant a walkable shopping and eating area. High School students and community members decided to try a pop up event to show everyone the potential of the Reynolds Road area.

The event included temporary pop up food vendors, and even a pop up median to slow down traffic and make the area more walkable.

"The fact that we have had a pop up in the pouring rain, and we have this many people out here today, I think it's a real testament to the demand for this type of development in the city of Bryant," said Mayor Jill Dabbs.

Shoplifter in Bryant flees from police after being tased

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - A man was taken into custody by the Bryant Police Department on Thursday after he ran from officers for shoplifting.

At around 2:45 p.m. Thursday, October 22, police were informed that a man was shoplifting inside the Target in Bryant. According to reports, as the suspect, Brandon Davis, was leaving the store, he noticed a Bryant officer approaching and began to run. A taser was used on the 29-year-old, but he was still able to get into a vehicle and drive off. Shots were fired at the suspect's vehicle as he was leaving the scene.

Davis then led officers on a chase that ended on Raymar Road in Bryant, where he exited the vehicle.

During the attempted capture of the suspect, an officer sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.