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Police Recover Body of Missing Arkansas Real Estate Agent

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- The body of missing Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter has been found, authorities have confirmed to ABC News. 

Police found Carter's body overnight in Cabot, Arkansas, one day after arresting the case's main suspect, Arron Lewis.

Lewis admitted to kidnapping Carter after police questioned him all night. He did not admit to murder, nor did he provide any details of Carter's whereabouts, leaving police to recover the missing realtor using other information, which they have declined to disclose.

Lewis now faces a capital murder charge in addition to kidnapping.  He is scheduled to appear in court later Tuesday morning.

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Police Identify Woman Found Dead Near Palestine

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Authorities have identified the woman who was found dead on Interstate 40 near Palestine on Wednesday.

According to the Arkansas State Police, the woman has been identified as 35-year-old Amy Darlene Bandy.

Authorities say she may have been hit by a car.

Anyone with information about Bandy's death is asked to call the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol at 870-633-1454.

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'Love Your School' Program Gets Going

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- The 2014-2015 edition of the "Love Your School" initiative kicked off in schools Thursday.

City officials said the program aims to tackle the problem of increasing childhood obesity rates in Little Rock, and delivers evidence-based programs that address nutrition instruction in the classroom.

This year the program is being implemented at seven elementary schools in the Little Rock School District.

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New Little Rock Police Station Officially Opens Thursday

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Little Rock's newest police station will officially open its doors on Thursday.

The opening of the spanking new police station is being marked with a ceremony scheduled to be attended by several city leaders, including Mayor Mark Stodola and Police Chief Kenton Buckner.

The new station is located at 3805 West 12th Street.

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Woman Found Dead on I-40 Near Palestine

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead along I-40 near Palestine early Wednesday morning.

The woman's body was spotted by a truck driver on the outside lane of the highway around 1 a.m., according to Arkansas State Police.

An autopsy is to be done to determine the cause of death.

Officials said the dead woman is a white female, around 25-35 years of age, who's small in stature with blonde hair and a tattoo on her left arm depicting a rose with the names, Shannon, Samantha and Deanna.

Anyone with information on the death of the woman or who may know her is asked to contact authorities at (870) 633-1454.

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