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State's largest jail opens up to all inmates

posted: 07/25/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The state's biggest jail reopened its doors Thursday morning to all arrests, ending its second "closure" this year.

U.S.: Put Barber in prison for years

posted: 07/25/2014 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Federal prosecutors want former Fayetteville real-estate developer Brandon Barber to serve about 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, according to a court document filed Thursday.

Pay suit against state VA given class-action status

posted: 07/25/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge certified on Wednesday the class-action status of a lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs that contends the department failed to pay some nurses for overtime hours and automatically deducted lunchtime pay even when employees worked through lunch.

Polygraph test to be omitted from ex-Benton officer's rape trial

posted: 07/25/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

BENTON -- Prosecutors and the defense attorney for a former Benton Police Department lieutenant facing rape charges agreed to exclude his polygraph test from his trial.

NLR to host open house for City Hall's centennial

posted: 07/25/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock is holding an open house at City Hall this weekend to observe the 100th anniversary of the cornerstone being installed to begin construction of the building, 300 Main St.

DNA tests in '94 death underway, project says

posted: 07/25/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

DNA testing of evidence from a 1994 homicide scene in Green Forest has been moving forward since a June 3 court order, said Karen Thompson, a lawyer with a New York-based nonprofit called the Innocence Project.

Investigate 2 officers, prosecutor asks

posted: 07/25/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- A prosecuting attorney's office asked the Arkansas State Police on Thursday to investigate unrelated allegations against two police officers in Faulkner County.

12-week abortion ban doesn't limit access, filing says

posted: 07/25/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office filed a reply brief Wednesday as part of the state's appeal on behalf of an Arkansas law banning most abortions after 12 weeks.

Getting it straight

posted: 07/25/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Sarah McCormick Yawn, a longtime English teacher in Camden schools who died Sunday, attended Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss. An article on Yawn in Wednesday's editions misspelled the name of the school.

Ricin mailer declares she'll appeal sentence

posted: 07/25/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

TEXARKANA -- A Texas woman who received an 18-year federal prison sentence last week for mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others wants to appeal her case.

Construction manager hired for 3 Bryant schools projects

posted: 07/25/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

BRYANT -- The Bryant School District can enter into an agreement with a construction management firm, putting into motion three construction projects.

21 get grants to fight drug abuse

posted: 07/25/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A legislative committee has signed off on $315,000 in state grants to 21 groups to combat substance abuse among youths after learning that $105,000 of the grant money would go to a Little Rock advertising and public relations firm for advertising.

2 plead innocent to charges of murder

posted: 07/25/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Two half brothers have pleaded innocent in Crawford County Circuit Court to capital murder charges in the shooting death last month of an Alma man.

Little Rock School Districk Notebook

posted: 07/25/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Ex-principal picked to fill new position

Stuttgart man shot, dies; suspect held

posted: 07/25/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

STUTTGART -- A Stuttgart man died Wednesday night after being shot on Tuesday while walking his dog in front of his home.

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