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Arkansas school adds police dog’s photo to yearbook

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This year’s Bryant High School yearbook features one very special employee with claws, paws and a great big smile, according to KFDM.

The school’s police dog, Mya, got her photo taken for the school yearbook, grinning from perky ear to perky ear. She is featured among the faculty in the book.

According to KATV, Mya got her start working on campus last fall with her handler Sergeant Paul Tarvin.

She is trained as a narcotics dog, but can also do work with tracking and recovery.

Video shows truck explode at Arkansas Burger King drive-thru

BEEBE, Ark. – Cellphone video captured a pick-up truck catch fire and explode at an Arkansas Burger King restaurant Friday.

KARK reports that a man driving the truck was injured in the explosion, which happened around 1 p.m. after he pulled into the drive-thru of the fast food restaurant.

The blast was apparently fueled by a propane tank in the bed of the truck. Beebe police told KARK a drive-thru worker noticed a leak and notified the driver, who got out to look at it.

Police believe static electricity may have caused the fire, which sent flames to the top of the building, finally triggering a violent explosion.

The extent of the driver’s injuries is not clear.

Facebook video posted by Zach Walker also shows a man leaning against a light pole just steps from the fire. The explosion sends him running but it’s not clear if he was hurt.

The restaurant will reportedly close for several days to repair the damaged exterior.

Family’s missing puppy found hanging in woods behind their home

MONTE NE, Ark. — An Arkansas family is calling for justice after finding their missing puppy hanging from a noose in the woods behind their home.

The family said they searched everywhere they could think of, including local animal shelters, after their beagle mix Chevy went missing from their yard during the afternoon of April 16.

Two days after Chevy went missing, Paula McNeil’s children decided to check the woods behind their home one last time – that’s when they found their beloved dog hanging from a noose on a tree.

“It’s frightening to think that there is somebody close by here that could do this to a dog,” McNeil said. “It’s very scary to think what’s in that person’s mind.”

McNeil said her kids are devastated.

“Think about it as if it was your dog and if it was your children that are traumatized and horrified, afraid for our other animals as well, we have five cats that live outside,” McNeil said.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crime and whoever is responsible could face felony animal abuse charges.

“It’s heinous. It’s pure evil and whoever did this needs to be brought to justice,” McNeil said.