Arkansas News

Friday, August 12, 2022

Vacant house fire in Tuckerman ’suspicious’, fire department says

A house was completely destroyed in an early morning fire in Tuckerman. Police Chief Justin Collum told Region 8 News the fire happened at a house on Foster Street around 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11. He explained no one was inside at the time of the fire and it had been empty for several years. The fire department is investigating what caused the fire, and the property owner is being contacted for more details about the house. Chief Collum added the fire has been ruled “suspicious” by the fire department, as no utilities were turned on inside the house at the time.
KAIT-TV ABC/NBC/CW+ 8 Jonesboro

Pine Bluff Sheriff’s Office: 2nd arrest made in murder, arson

Pine Bluff police say a second arrest has been made in connection with a July homicide and arson investigation. According to investigators, 42-year-old James Dixson of Pine Bluff was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Police say Nicky Woodfork’s body was found on July 26 in a burning home in the 2300 block of West 11th Street. Woodfork was found to have died due to multiple gunshot wounds. McKinney is facing capital murder, arson, abuse of a corpse, gun and drug charges. Dixson was booked into the Jefferson County Detention Center.
KLRT-TV FOX 16 Little Rock

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Little Rock Fire Department replacing 40% of its fleet with new bond

VIDEO: Of the six bond issues capital city voters passed Tuesday night, improvements for firefighting received the most support. Over 80% of voters approved a $19.5M property tax bond. The bond said it was for Fire Apparatus improvement which simply means firefighting vehicles, and some could really use a replacement. Captain Jacob Lear-Sadowski with Little Rock Fire Department explained, “They start to show their age and their wear just as we do.” When the call comes in that someone needs help, firefighters have to be ready. So do their vehicles. Rushing to a scene and running for hours at a time, these red rescuers have to retire at some point, and Tuesday voters gave many of the oldest an escape hatch. “With the passing of this bond we’re actually going to be able to replace 40% of our frontline fleet,” Captain Lear-Sadowski said.
KARK-TV NBC 4 Little Rock

Body discovered inside Pulaski County burning home

Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputies say a woman is dead after her body was found inside a burned home. According to investigators, the North Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 5500 block of Bayou Meto Loop. Investigators say the body of a bedridden female was soon found inside. Detectives are now trying to identify the woman and the cause of death.
KARK-TV NBC 4 Little Rock

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