Arrest made in trail attack

Senior living complex proposed for Maumelle, Students quarantined due to Covid exposure, Hornets face Sylvan Hills in football tonight plus news and sports headlines

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Maumelle: Police arrest juvenile for attack

The Maumelle Police Department arrested a juvenile on Wednesday for two felonies after a woman reported being attacked on Aug. 7.

The woman said she had been on one of the city's walking trails and was attacked from behind and hit with a rock.

The post said detectives had been working the case and released enhanced photos and video of a person of interest, who they said was a juvenile male.

"The juvenile was taken into custody without incident and charged," the post said. 

The juvenile has been charged with:

  • Battery 2nd degree, 5-13-202, a Class “C” Felony

  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Rape, 5-3-201, a Class “A” Felony

Police said the juvenile would be charged as an adult and would be taken to the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility in Little Rock.

The inmate roster at the jail didn't show any records of the arrest as of Thursday morning.

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The regular season starts tonight for Maumelle as the Hornets will be at Sylvan Hills with kickoff at 7 p.m and all tickets will be sold at the gate. Natural State Sports will stream the game tonight on its YouTube channel here and to read more about that game plus North Little Rock’s Friday night scrimmage click Football: Maumelle plays at Sylvan Hills tonight

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Moore on Maumelle: My Take 

Neal Moore is taking the week off.


Maumelle Planning Commission meets tonight

The Maumelle Planning Commission will be at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Council chambers at City Hall.

The agenda of the meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

It will be the first meeting for new Planning Commissioner Mary Wnek.

And it could be a big one with the proposed O’Reilly Senior Community Addition on the agenda.

The proposed senior living facility would be at 11905 Crystal Hill Road, next to the Park on the River, and the vacant lot covers 9.1 acres. It is owned by Wells Brothers LLC and currently zoned as Planned Commercial Development. The zoning, among other things, would need to change.

O'Reilly's is primarily in Missouri, but also has another project under development on Rahling Road in west Little Rock. The development in Maumelle would be for 155 units for senior living with 93 units designated for independent living, with 44 for assisted living and 18 memory care apartments.

A rendering of the proposed facility, seen below, was included in the packet for this week's meeting.

In old business: There's a revised plat for the Harris and Pfeifer Addition at Commercial Park Drive as well as new business, a proposed variance, for the property.

The changes, if approved, would eliminate the need for 4,500 dump truck loads for a total of 9,000 trips traveling to and from on Maumelle Boulevard.

There's also an amended landscape plan for the Centerpoint Energy training facility at 101 Bringler Drive, the former Molex building in Maumelle.

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Covid sends students into quarantine

Classes have barely started but the North Little Rock School District reported on Wednesday that it already has 101 students in quarantine due to Covid-19 exposure.

The district is doing a daily dashboard that can be found by clicking here, and those are numbers for Wednesday afternoon.

>> Covid vaccination rates by school district released: The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement released Covid vaccination rates broken down by school district on Wednesday. It is important to note that the vaccination numbers are for all residents inside the school districts and not the percentage of vaccinated students and staff at the districts. To view the map, click here.

They show that 23 students have tested positive for Covid and as well as three employees.

The Pike View Early Childhood Center leads all the district schools with 22 students in quarantine, while Lakewood Elementary is second with 15.

District breakdown

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 3

  • Total Number of Employees in Quarantine ... 5

  • Total Number of Students Testing Positive ... 23

  • Total Number of Students in Quarantine ... 101

Pike View Early Childhood Center

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 0

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 0

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 2

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 22

Lakewood Elementary 

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 1

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 0

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 2

  • Total Number of Employees Testing Positive ... 15

A report from the Arkansas Department of Health shows a total of 27 active cases, but it was last updated on Monday. 

North Little Rock School District

  • Active cases ... 27

  • Cumulative staff ... 8 

  • Cumulative student ... 37

  • Cumulative total ... 55

The same report showed 23 active Covid cases in the Pulaski County Special School District and the breakdown there is:

  • Active cases ... 23 

  • Cumulative staff ... 11 

  • Cumulative student ... 46

  • Cumulative total ... 67

The county school district is doing a school-by-school breakdown that is updated on Monday each week and it can be viewed by clicking here.

The five schools that are considered feeders for Maumelle are Crystal Hill, Oak Grove and Pine Forest elementaries as well as Maumelle Middle and High School.

That report shows a total of 18 students and staff in quarantine.

The school breakdown follows.

School ... Student Positive ... Staff Positive ... Student Quarantine ... Staff Quarantine ... Total Out

  • Crystal Hill Elementary ... 1 ... 0 ... 6 ... 0 ... 7

  • Oak Grove Elementary ... 0 ... 0 ... 0 ... 1 ... 1

  • Pine Forest Elementary ... 0 ... 0 ... 3 ... 0 ... 3

  • Maumelle Middle ... 0 ... 0 ... 2 ... 0 ... 2

  • Maumelle High ... 0 ... 0 ... 5 ... 0 ... 5

The Academics Plus system that operates Maumelle and Scott charter schools are also providing Covid-19 numbers by location. It can be viewed by clicking here.

“For privacy  purposes numbers less than 5 at each school will not be reported and will be marked N/A,” the district said on its website.

And, as of Monday, that’s exactly the case for the three campuses.

  • Maumelle Charter High … N/A

  • Maumelle Charter Elementary … N/A

  • Scott Charter … N/A

The district said the numbers would be “be updated at a minimum on Mondays and Thursdays.”

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