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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Little Rock.

Tuesday
Sep162014

Over 30 Arrested in Victory Building Protest 

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Police arrested 36 protesters during a demonstration in downtown Little Rock on Monday.

Up to 100 participants with the national disability rights group ADAPT arrived at the Victory Building on W. Capitol Street around 2:30 p.m., requesting to attend a meeting inside the facility.

"Those conducting the meeting asked that the demonstrators leave the property," police said in a statement.

Dozens refused to vacate and were charged with criminal trespassing. Officials used up to four buses from Central Arkansas Transit to transport the protesters to a nearby area.

The 36 individuals were issued citations and released. No injuries were reported.


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Monday
Sep152014

Bryant Man Killed in I-30 Crash

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- A Bryant man was killed Sunday after losing control of his vehicle on Interstate 30.

Arkansas State Police say Miguel Cruz lost his life after driving "at a high rate of speed" just after 1 a.m.  His Ford Crown Victoria ran off the roadway and hit a concrete barrier, forcing the car to turn on its side.

Two passengers, Cynthia Cruz and Kyle Tyson, were also injured in the incident and taken to local hospitals.


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Friday
Sep122014

Man At-Large Following Summit Bank Robbery

Little Rock Police Department (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Little Rock Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection to a Thursday bank robbery.

The suspect allegedly attempted to rob a One Banc on Cantrell Road but was unable to enter, according to officials.

Following the incident, the man went to a Summit Bank on Taylor Street, displaying a note to the teller and implying that he had a weapon. The employee complied with the instructions, according to police.

The suspect, who was dressed in a black shirt and wore a wig, fled on foot.

Anyone with information on the incident or individual is asked to contact law enforcement at 501-371-4605.


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Thursday
Sep112014

Little Rock Shooting Leaves One Injured

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- One person has been hospitalized following a shooting in Little Rock on Wednesday evening.

Little Rock Police said they responded to the 8200 block of Geyer Springs Road on a report of a possible shooting, and at the scene they found one person suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.

Police said after the shooting the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.


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Wednesday
Sep102014

Cops Make Arrest in Wednesday Morning Robbery

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Quick action by police led to an arrest in connection with a robbery at a Little Rock business on Wednesday morning.

Diavone Torrence, 18, has been arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and theft of property, police said.

The charges stem from a robbery around 5:25 a.m. Wednesday, at a business located at 10501 Stagecoach Road. The robber took an undisclosed amount of money from a cash register at the business.

Police said Torrence was caught with money hidden in his shoes.  He allegedly later admitted to committing the robbery.


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