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4:16 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Authorities: Suspect In Murder Of Realtor Had Appointment To View Home

Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley speaking during a press conference Tuesday afternoon, with Capt. Simon Haynes (far left) and Sheriff Doc Holladay (right).
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A real estate agent, whose body was found in a shallow grave early Tuesday, had been contacted by the suspect in her murder to view a house in Scott, investigators said.

A few key details of the investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were shared during a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery. He had been arrested by Little Rock Police Monday.

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4:10 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

U.S. Marshals Museum Officials Working On Land Easement

The people working to build a museum dedicated to U.S. Marshals are working with the Army Corps of Engineers on officially securing land on which the building will be constructed on.

Museum president and CEO Jim Dunn says the Robert Westphal family is ready to donate land along the Arkansas River to the museum. But an easement issue with the Army Corps of Engineers has to be resolved first.

Dunn says the Corps' easement was established when it was building the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Local & Regional News
1:08 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

2nd Debate Set Up In Heated Arkansas Senate race

Sen. Mark Pryor and Congressman Tom Cotton

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has agreed to an Oct. 13 public television debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and two other candidates, setting up the second televised face-off in the heated Arkansas race.

Cotton's campaign on Tuesday said he agreed to the Arkansas Educational Television Network's proposed debate featuring Pryor, Libertarian nominee Nathan LaFrance and Green Party nominee Mark Swaney.

The debate will be recorded in Conway and air that night on AETN and KUAR-FM 89.1.

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11:21 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Jeb Bush Campaigns For Arkansas GOP Hopeful Asa Hutchinson

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is praising fellow Republican Asa Hutchinson's proposal to expand computer science classes in Arkansas schools as the potential 2016 White House hopeful campaigned for Hutchinson's gubernatorial bid.

Hutchinson and Bush toured a Sherwood charter school Tuesday and saw demonstrations of students' science projects. Bush also planned to headline a fundraiser for Hutchinson, who's running against Democratic nominee and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross.

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10:19 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In The Death Of Real Estate Agent

Arron Michael Lewis being transported by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning.
Credit KARK-TV 4

A man accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas has pleaded not guilty to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder.

Arron Michael Lewis appeared in court Tuesday. The office of Pulaski County District Judge Wayne Gruber said Lewis pleaded not guilty to one count each of capital murder, kidnapping and robbery, as well as four weapons charges.

The 33-year-old Lewis is being held on $1 million bail.

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7:46 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Body Of Arkansas Real Estate Agent Found

Authorities say the body of an Arkansas real estate agent who disappeared Thursday has been found in a shallow grave at a concrete company.
 
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Lt. Carl Minden says Beverly Carter's body was found early Tuesday in a rural area about 25 miles northeast of Little Rock.
 
Arron Michael Lewis is being held in the Pulaski County jail on $1 million bail on suspicion of capital murder, robbery and kidnapping in connection with Carter's death. Formal charges are pending.
 
Police say Lewis admitted to kidnapping Carter.
 

Local & Regional News
1:36 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Friday Deadline For Bids On Recycling Rewards Program

Credit City of Little Rock

Pulaski County will seek bids until Friday from private contractors to operate a new recycling rewards program. The plan is intended to replace a previous, smaller rewards program that covered Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood, which ended because it wasn’t engaging residents. The new county-wide recycling incentives program will encourage local businesses to donate rewards to individuals and schools that recycle. The deadline for contract worth up to $150,000 is Friday afternoon.

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11:13 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Suspect Arrested In Disappearance Of Arkansas Real Estate Agent

A police photo of Aaron Michael Lewis, after being injured in a traffic accident on Sunday.
Credit Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Office

Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says Little Rock police arrested 33-year-old Arron Michael Lewis on Monday morning. Lewis was named in an arrest warrant Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping 49-year-old Beverly Carter.

Authorities say Carter had planned to show a house in Scott on Thursday night but never returned from the appointment. She was still missing Monday morning.

No details were immediately released about Lewis' arrest.

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7:18 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Former President Clinton To Headline Rallies For Arkansas Democrats

File photo of former President BIll Clinton speaking in Little Rock in May 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Arkansas next week to help Democrats in his home state as they try to fend off a Republican takeover of the state's top offices in the November election.

State Democrats on Monday announced that Clinton would headline four rallies around the state next week. The 42nd president and former Arkansas governor planned headline rallies in Conway and Jonesboro on Oct. 6 and in Fayetteville and Rogers on Oct. 7.

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12:27 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Arguments Set For This Week In Arkansas Voter ID Case

A sign outside a Little Rock polling location in March reminds voters to have a photo ID ready.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas' highest court is set to take up a case this week that could decide whether the state's voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the November election.

The state Supreme Court on Thursday is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the lawsuit over Arkansas' voter ID law, which took effect in January. With a U.S. Senate race that could determine which party controls that chamber, how the court rules could have national implications.

Here's what to know about the state's voter ID law, and the case before the Supreme Court:

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