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Three Family Members Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Three members of a Little Rock family were all found dead Wednesday night, and police believe it may be a case of murder-suicide.

The three people found dead have been identified as 38-year-old Joshua Minor; his mother, 60-year-old Lisa Rochelle Minor Chapman; and her mother, 86-year-old Betty Joe Chapman.

Police said they went to the family's apartment on Breckenridge Drive Wednesday night after other family members expressed concern after not hearing from the trio. Officers made entry into the apartment, and once inside officials said all three family members were found shot dead.

Police believe Minor killed both his mother and grandmother, and then took his own life.

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Pine Bluff Police Take Wanted Man into Custody

(PINE BLUFF, Ark.) -- A man who was being sought on a number of charges in Pine Bluff is now in police custody.

Pine Bluff Police announced Tuesday that 49-year-old Raymond Nelson, Jr. has been taken into custody.

Nelson was wanted on multiple charges, including aggravated burglary, terroristic threatening and aggravated assault.

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Hope Police Charge Man in Weekend Shooting

(HOPE, Ark.) -- A 25-year-old man has been charged in a shooting that happened in Hope on Saturday.

In a statement Tuesday, Hope Police said Antonio Perkins has been charged with aggravated assault in a shooting that left 23-year-old Carneasha Thirdgill injured.

Police said they responded to a home on Henry C. Yerger Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and learned that Perkins had allegedly pulled a gun while involved in an altercation with another person at the home.

"Thirdgill attempted to intervene and grabbed the gun. The gun discharged, striking Thirdgill on a finger of the left hand," Hope Police said in a statement.

Thirdgill was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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Three from Chicago Killed in Arkansas Crash

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Three people from Chicago, Ill. were killed in a vehicular crash in Arkansas Sunday.

The crash happened Sunday morning on the southbound side of Highway 155 at the 66 mile marker in Mississippi County. Arkansas State Police said a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer was traveling southbound on the highway when the left rear tire blew out, resulting in the vehicle overturning and crashing into a ditch.

Three passengers -- Elva Figurero and Gabriel Figurero, both 46, and Navor Medina, 36 -- were killed in the crash. Two were pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The driver, 46-year-old Francisco Figurero, also of Chicago, has been hospitalized with unknown injuries.

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One Killed in Polk County Crash

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- A crash in Polk County Friday morning has left one person dead.

The crash happened around 6:20 a.m. on Highway 71 north of Mena. Arkansas State Police say a vehicle was southbound on the highway when it crossed the center line and ended up in the opposite lane, colliding with a northbound vehicle.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, identified as 66-year-old Carolyn Standridge, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was not injured.

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