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Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy

Verizon to pay $7.4 million for violating customer privacy


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Federal Communications Commission has reached a $7.4 million settlement with Verizon.

The FCC says the wireless company used personal consumer information for marketing purposes.

As part of the settlement, Verizon has agreed to take significant steps to improve how it protects the privacy rights of customers.


Searcy man pleads guilty to killing grandmother

Searcy man pleads guilty to killing grandmother


SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - A Searcy man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of his grandmother.

The Daily Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/1so3738) that 25-year-old Grant Ellis Crawford was sentenced after entering the plea Monday in the Jan. 13 shooting of 65-year-old Rachel Maples. Maples died Jan. 18 at a Little Rock hospital.

Crawford said the shooting was an accident - but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to win his conviction for on the murder charge.

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White County deadly shooting suspect arrested

White County deadly shooting suspect arrested

WHITE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Robert Draft, the man wanted out of White County on murder charges for the death of his 72-year-old father in law Douglas Cloyes, is now in police custody.

Authorities arrested Draft near Detroit, Michigan on Monday.

He's now awaiting extradition back to Arkansas to face pending charges in White County.

STORY: 72-year-old man found dead in White County

 

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

Trouble enforcing texting while driving law in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - For years, we've seen public service announcements about texting while driving, but are people really getting the message? One student says, "I mean they're sad. You know, it's emotional. I just feel I've seen so many that you think it just won't happen."

THV11 News sat down with six teenage students at Sylvan High School in Sherwood, Arkansas. They admit, texting and driving is a big temptation for teenagers like themselves. "I don't do it all the time but sometimes I do text and drive and I admit that it is dangerous," Antonius Russell says.

WATCH STORY: http://on.kthv.com/PAhkKz

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 71 percent of teens and young people say they have sent text messages while driving and 78 percent of them have read a text message while driving.

Avoid being fined for illegal dumping

Avoid being fined for illegal dumping

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Clearing out winter's clutter and making way for Spring can be quite the task, but getting rid of the old is another ordeal. Buddy McConnell says, "You always come across something where someone's dumped something probably illegally."

As we drove down Ballinger street we found several unwanted electronic devices that appeared to be dumped on the side of the road. Not only is it an eye sore for the neighborhood but it also presents an environmental hazard.

McConnell says, "There's just so many toxic tHings in electronics." Cheryl Harrington of the Conway Sanitation Department adds, "and would cause great problems if it was to get into our water and our drinking system."

Bald Knob police looking for suspect

Bald Knob police looking for suspect

BALD KNOB, Ark. (KTHV) - Bald Knob police need your help identifying a suspect.

Police say the man in the photos broke into several cars at Ar-Care dental clinic.

This picture was taken when the man used one of the victim's credit cards.

Police believe he may also be responsible for several other break-ins in the city.

If you recognize this man, you're asked to call Bald Knob police.