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Teenager Among 3 Victims Slain In Little Rock Home

Torrence Deshawn Price

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say a teenager was among three females found slain in a home last week.

Police on Monday released a report saying the bodies of 14-year-old Sydne Bolden, 24-year-old Ramonda Holmes and 27-year-old Demetrice Hughes were found in the house just west of downtown last Thursday.

Police initially described all three victims as women. Officers have said several children were also found uninjured in the home.

The report says 42-year-old Torrence Deshawn Price was also found in the home and later arrested on three first-degree murder charges.

Price has pleaded not guilty to the charges and jail records show he remained in custody Tuesday on $3 million bond.

4 More Arkansas Counties Approved For Disaster Assistance

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency says four more counties in Arkansas have been approved for disaster assistance as a result of damage from storms and flooding that began May 21.

Heavy rains produced record flooding in the state, especially along the Arkansas River.

FEMA announced that Arkansas, Desha, Logan and Pope counties have been added to a list of eight counties previously approved for federal assistance.

The other counties are Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell counties.

Residents and business owners in the counties can check to see if they are eligible for disaster assistance from state, federal and voluntary organizations by visiting https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/find-assistance .

Arkansas woman charged with murder in ex-senator’s killing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas woman has been charged with capital murder in the killing of a former state senator whose body was found outside her own home.

A state judge also found probable cause Monday to charge 48-year-old Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell with abuse of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence, Jonesboro television station KAIT reported . The judge did not set bond for O’Donnell, who was arrested Friday in former Sen. Linda Collins’ death.

Authorities haven’t said how Collins was killed.

Collins, who went by Collins-Smith in the Legislature, was found dead June 4 outside her Pocahontas home, about 130 miles (210 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock. A former Collins spokesman said O’Donnell was friends with Collins, and court records show O’Donnell was a witness in divorce proceedings for the former lawmaker.

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Police release names of 3 women killed in Little Rock home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police have identified and released the names of the victims from the June 13 homicide at a home on the intersection of West 16th Street and Cone Lane.

RELATED: Three women found dead in home on 16th Street in Little Rock, police say

The victims identified were 27-year-old Demetrice Hughes, 24-year-old Ramonda Holmes and 14-year-old Sydne Bolden.

Police arrested 42-year-old Torrence Deshawn Price, from Pine Bluff, in connection with the deaths of three women who were found dead on Thursday, June 13 from apparent gunshot wounds.

Price is being charged with three counts of murder in the first degree and possession of firearms. He pleaded not guilty to all of these charges.

RELATED: Suspect arrested in connection to deaths of 3 women in Little Rock

4 Dead In Separate Car Crashes On Arkansas Roadways

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Four people died in separate car crashes over the weekend, State Police reported.

Saturday in Washington County, 32-year-old Cory Ceburn Collins of Gentry was driving a Chevy north on County Route 33 around 4 p.m., when he failed to stop at State Highway 16.

Collins died in the car crash.

State Police say the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the crash.

Sunday just before 12:30 a.m. in Sharp County, 61-year-old Vickery Dale Mcilovy of Williford was driving a GMC Sonoma headed south on U.S. Highway 63 when he attempted to miss two deer standing in the road.

Mcilovy’s vehicle struck one of the deer, left the road on the west side, traveled up to an embankment, and stuck some small trees.

The car then came back down the embankment, hit the bottom of a ditch, rotated an eighth of a turn counter-clockwise and began to roll in the ditch line.

The GMC came to a stop on all four tires facing the road.

Mcilovy died in the car crash.

His passenger, Ashley N. Lee,31, of Williford was taken to St. Bernards in Jonesboro to treat her injuries.

State Police say the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the crash.

Later Sunday morning in Drew County, 35-year-old Derrick V. Lewis of Wilmar was driving a Polaris 4-wheeler headed west on Johnson Street in the city limits of Wilmar, when he attempted a right turn onto North 8th Street, lost control and was thrown from the ATV.

Lewis was killed in the crash.

State Police say the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the crash.

Sunday just before 3 a.m. in Garland County, William C. Childers,37, of Little Rock was driving a Honda ATV headed south on Cordell Road when he struck a large pothole while negotiating a curve, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

Then the vehicle turned over, throwing the Williams and his passenger from the ATV, and came to a stop upright in a ditch.

Childers was killed in the crash.

His passenger, 37-year-old Ashley Harris of Benton was taken to CHI ST. Vincent in Hot Springs to treat her injuries.

State Police says the weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the crash.

Arkansas Brewer's Guild hosts Father's Day Fest at MacArthur Park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Craft breweries from around central Arkansas celebrated Father’s Day in a big way this year with the first annual “Father’s Day Fest” at MacArthur Park.

The event benefited MacArthur Military Museum and the Arkansas Brewer’s Guild.

Sylvia Blain, Arkansas Brewer’s Guild Executive Director, said it was something they have been wanting to do for a while.

“Fathers need a day, they need an event and we’ve had a lot of them say ‘thank you for doing this for us’ today. So we wanted to do something to celebrate dads,” Blain said.

There was fun for the whole family with food trucks, live music, games and plenty of local beer.

Eric Amick and his family were among the many at MacArthur Park celebrating together.

“We were looking for things to do to get out of the house on Father’s Day and to do something special,” he said.

Amick said his two sons, Caleb and Jonah, enjoy spending time outside and listening to live music.

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The Amick family moved to Little Rock two years ago and came to the event because of a specific New Orleans performer, Butterfly.

“Spending the day with my boys at a place like this reminds me of being back in New Orleans and at a jazz fest,” Amick said.

Jonah and Caleb said they enjoy playing video games, talking and learning things from their dad every day.

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Amick said his favorite part about being a dad has always been the same.

“The best part of being a father is just taking this new life and helping guide them in the right path,” he said.

The Brewer’s Guild plans on making this an annual event and the Amick family hopes to come back next year.