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Pulaski, Saline Co. see 12 arrests on 23 active felony bench warrants

Pulaski, Saline Co. see 12 arrests on 23 active felony bench warrants

UNDATED (KTHV) - Twelve individuals were taken into custody Monday, March 30 on 23 active felony bench warrants. 

The Saline County Sheriff's Office joined up with the Benton Police Department, Bryant Police Department and the United States Marshal's Service to conduct the arrests. According to officials, there were six teams comprised of over 30 deputies, U.S. agents and K-9 units holding the investigation.

 Following are the names, race, sex, ages and charges of the people arrested:

1.      Suzie Cox                    W/F     30 YOA          FTA for hot checks

2.      Constance Jackson    B/F      45 YOA          FTA for narcotic violations

Police give teens taste of officer's work

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department gave teens an inside look into police procedures Sunday night.

Jacksonville officers aimed their procedures at young people Sunday, March 29 giving them an idea of what is going through an officer's mind when they have to follow certain steps in an investigation especially at traffic stops.

"I see where their shoes are in in the situation, and I don't blame them for anything they do. You know, I'd take precautions too. I'd do everything they would do," said program participant Trevor Brancheau.

Officers showed participants the proper procedures in both indoor and outdoor police encounters. In addition to putting the teens in the officer's shoes, it also gives teens a sense of what they need to do to make these encounters safer.

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

Jacksonville museum to celebrate Vietnam Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Museum of Military History will host a "Welcome Home" event to remember and honor Vietnam veterans Saturday, April 11. 

On May 25, 2012, President Barack Obama declared May 28, 2012 through November 11, 2025 as the 'Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.' 

The museum will be open at no charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 11. There will be several exhibits on display at the event. There will also be live music and a showing of the new documentary "The Last days in Vietnam" presented by AETN.

Jacksonville police will hold Citizens Police Academy

Jacksonville police will hold Citizens Police Academy

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Jacksonville police will be giving the community an opportunity to go behind the scenes of their department beginning April 7, 2015. 

Jacksonville police will be holding a Citizens Police Academy, sessions lasting eight weeks. Officers will be informing civilians on different aspects of law enforcement including community policing, criminal investigations, patrol duties, use of force, firearms, K-9 duties, SRT demonstration, narcotics and less lethal weapons. The courses will take place every Tuesday for eight weeks from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The instructors will be officers with the Jacksonville police and will speak on their area of expertise. 

The full course is free, and attendance will be limited. You can attend the CPA if you live or work inside the city limits, are over the age of 18, pass a background investigation, have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions for at least one year. 

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LRFW accepting designers and volunteers for events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (LRFW) - Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting fashion designer’s applications for the seventh annual LRFW, which is scheduled for July 13 through 18. The application deadline is April 7, 2015.

Founded by entertainment producer Brandon Campbell in 2009, LRFW has showcased over 95 fashion brands by local, national, international and student designers; been attended by fashion and entertainment executives from E! Entertainment, Style Network, MTV, NBC, Dillard's, Belk, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles), Harding University, Savannah College of Art & Design and Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Past designers have gone on to have their clothing lines worn by celebrities and showcased at presentations during New York Fashion Week.

North Pulaski students concerned for teachers

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Students at North Pulaski High School wore all black on Friday in mourning over the possible loss of their teachers.

"It was all over Instagram, basically to protest for our teachers," said freshman Megan Davis.

"We are protesting because we love our teachers here," said freshman Tristan Griffin.

She said the word around school is that their teachers are going to be fired because of the newly formed Jacksonville School District and the loss of desegregation funding.

"We've heard some things that are going on with them so it's like black to get our teachers back," Davis said. "And we know them personally so it's really sad to see them going through this."

Dr. Laura Bednar, Deputy Superintendent of PCSSD, said the students' fears are premature at this point. She explained that the issue wasn't that cut and dry.

Arkansas man takes plea deal in power grid attacks

Arkansas man takes plea deal in power grid attacks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty in a series of attacks on a power grid in the central part of the state.

U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer said Tuesday that 38-year-old Jason Woodring of Jacksonville pleaded guilty to the attacks between August and October 2013. Prosecutors agreed that Woodring should receive a 15-year sentence in federal prison under the plea deal. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18.

Woodring admitted to downing a 500,000-volt power line onto a railroad track near Cabot, cutting down power poles and setting fire to an electrical station in Scott.

He was arrested in October 2013 following an explosion under power lines near his home.