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Man charged for beating child with rhinestone belt

Man charged for beating child with rhinestone belt

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) - A caregiver is in custody and charged with second-degree Battery, a Class C felony, after repeatedly whipping a juvenile with a rhinestone belt. 

Police say Richard McClure, 24, was left in charge by the mother to take care of the juvenile. He would not state to officials why he began whipping the juvenile, but there were reported bruising marks on the child as well as abrasions. 

McClure's arraignment has been set for March 3. 

For the full story check out the Siftings Herald website

Third suspect in custody for Clark Co. robbery, murder


CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the third suspect involved in the Kwick Stop Shell murder and robbery, Craig Alan Wade, 24, of Pine Bluff was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

After police received a tip that Wade was located at a Little Rock hotel, Wade was found at the Budget Host Inn off Interstate 30 and 65th Street with a female accomplice.

Wade is charged with Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery. James L. Gray, Jr. and Laron Edward Williams were arrested on Jan. 29 by Arkansas State Police and are facing similar charges.

Christopher D. Brown was the clerk working the store when the suspects entered and shot him. Brown died from the gunshot wound.


Loved ones mourn death of gas station clerk


CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - Five days after a man was shot and killed during a robbery at a Caddo Valley gas station, state police are still looking for answers.

Family and friends meanwhile, are coping with a great loss.

THV11 spoke with several people heartbroken by the death of 24-year-old Christopher Brown.

Brown worked at the Kwik Stop Shell, where state police say three men entered, shot him and tried to steal money from the register, but left empty handed.

Elizabeth Rosales says the love of her life, a 24 year old army veteran, died too soon. "Why, why did they do that? Why didn't they even give him a chance to give them the money?"

State Police arrested 36-year-old James Gray and 27-year-old Laron Edward Williams, but are looking for this third suspect.

AHTD to hold public involvement meeting in Arkadelphia

AHTD to hold public involvement meeting in Arkadelphia

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting in Arkadelphia to discuss plans to rehabilitate 4.7 miles of Highway 51 in Clark County. 

The work is planned to occur between Highways 26 and 8, south of Arkadelphia.     

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 27th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Park Hill Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall). It is located at 3333 Hollywood Road in Arkadelphia.   

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.

Clerk killed during Clark Co. store robbery


CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - A robbery at Jordan's Kwik Stop Shell off 180 Valley Street, left one man dead Sunday morning.

Christopher D. Brown, 24, was working the store when two men entered and shot him, according to reports.

Officials say that they were able to capture a few images of two suspects entering the establishment and one in a vehicle off of the Kwik Stop Shell's surveillance cameras. The vehicle outside was said to be either a gray or green four-door Ford Taurus.

The suspect in the vehicle was described as heavy set, wearing a yellow shirt. The suspect in the store, who was armed, appeared to be a skinny, short man wearing a gray hooded zip-up jacket and sagging dark jeans. The final suspect was described from officials as heavy set wearing a white t-shirt with a black long sleeve underneath, with blue jeans and a U.S. Polo brand jacket tied around his waist.

AHTD holding public meeting on rehabilitating Highway 51


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting in Arkadelphia to discuss plans to rehabilitate 4.7 miles of Highway 51 in Clark County.

The work is planned to occur between Highways 26 and 8, south of Arkadelphia.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 27th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Park Hill Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall). It is located at 3333 Hollywood Road in Arkadelphia.

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments. For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department's Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.

(Source: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department)


Protecting your pets in freezing weather

Protecting your pets in freezing weather

ARKADELPHIA, Ark (KTHV) - Just like humans, animals can also be at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.

One important safety tip: don't leave your pets in the car, as it can get as cold as a refrigerator. Veterinarians also recommend investing in some winter gear for your animals, and keeping them layered.

"Big things are tips of ears, tail tips and the paws are pretty susceptible to frost bite, and it just takes a few minutes really. The cold and the salt and everything in those paw pads can cause cracking and bleeding." said Veterinarian Dr. Travis Anderson.