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Little Rock teen who disrupted court sent to adult jail a week; punishment said to possibly break law

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

A 16-year-old boy was thrown into adult jail for a week after he disrupted Pulaski County Circuit Court proceedings.

Wiley coyotes turn into airport plague in North Little Rock

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

While coyotes are considered a nuisance animal across the state of Arkansas, they've become something of an aviation nuisance in North Little Rock.

Co-owner of shuttered Arkansas bagel shop kept jailed; arson suspect may have 'lost all reason,' judge says

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Citing recent indications that Robert David Tackett may have "lost all reason," a federal judge refused Thursday to release the co-owner of the now-closed Morningside Bagels in Maumelle from jail pending the resolution of charges that he tried to burn down his house after destroying the bakery's equipment with an ax.

Deaths of Arkansas car dealership owner, his wife seen as murder-suicide

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The shooting deaths of an Arkansas car dealership owner and his wife are being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday.

Arkansas college stood to gain from taxes on pot Rx; trial focuses on Ecclesia financial woes, ex-senator’s proposal

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

FAYETTEVILLE -- Ecclesia College, a private Christian school, stood to gain money from taxes on legalized medical marijuana in an early draft of a proposed constitutional amendment by then-Sen. Jon Woods of Springdale, according to legislative working papers made public in federal court late Thursday.

Monday is deadline to register to vote for Arkansas' May 22 primary elections

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

People are registering to vote for the May 22 elections at a pace typical of previous years, according to the secretary of state's office.

Third suspect to face charges in Little Rock nightclub shooting that injured more than two dozen people

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police Thursday said a 26-year-old inmate in Tennessee will be the third person to face charges in the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge last summer.

Suit alleges Arkansas lawmaker up for re-election lives outside district

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Scott County man wants a Pulaski County circuit judge to rule that state House Republican leader Marcus Richmond is ineligible to run for re-election in a west-central Arkansas House district because he hasn't lived in the district for more than a year.

Pulaski County Special School District OKs staffing cost cuts, changes

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District on Thursday approved cuts and other changes in state-licensed employee positions that are intended to save the district as much as $788,245 in the coming 2018-19 school year.

Judge gives woman 20 years in fatal stabbing of home-remodeling worker in Little Rock

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A woman accused of fatally stabbing a home-remodeling worker in Little Rock pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Thursday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Group's request in Medicaid suit tossed by Arkansas judge

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A judge on Thursday rejected a request by an advocacy group and three disabled Arkansans to intervene in a lawsuit challenging reductions in home-based care provided to thousands of Medicaid recipients.

Pulaski County housing agency takes 250 requests for voucher waiting list

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Hundreds of Pulaski County residents flooded through a gate at the State Fairgrounds on Thursday for a chance to receive housing assistance, eventually.

Pulaski County JPs favor uptick in salary for 5 officials

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Pulaski County Quorum Court shied away Thursday from raising salaries of five elected county officials to the legal maximum but did settle on more moderate increases.

Arkansas teen wanders off, drowns in pond

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

APPLETON -- A teenage boy who drowned in a Pope County pond Wednesday was a special-needs child, the sheriff's office said Thursday.

Glenwood woman dies in 1-car crash

posted: 04/20/2018 2:56 a.m. Discuss

A Glenwood woman died after being ejected from the vehicle in which she was riding Thursday morning, police said.

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