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Little Rock links shooting death of 2-year-old toddler, rise in crime

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The shooting death of a 2-year-old toddler in Little Rock in November intensified a long-running feud between two rival groups, contributing to an increase in violent crime in the west-central part of the city, according to a city memo.

2 killers executed hours apart

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GRADY -- In the nation's first double execution since 2000, Arkansas delivered heart-stopping doses of lethal drugs Monday night to death-row inmates Jack Jones Jr., 52, and Marcel Williams, 46.

Arkansas jurors were never told of Marcel Williams' life; grave error, judge said

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Back in 1997, an Arkansas jury deliberated an hour before sentencing Marcel Wayne Williams to death for the 1994 kidnapping, rape and murder of Stacy Rae Errickson.

Jack Jones ready for his execution; now he pays, says daughter of victim, survivor of attack

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The crimes of Jack Harold Jones Jr. are among the worst imaginable.

Despite lawsuit threat, school board in one Arkansas city to resume prayer at meetings

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The Harrison School Board has decided to resume praying before its meetings.

Lawsuit accuses former Arkansas police officers of using excessive force, fabricating report

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A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses two former Shannon Hills officers of using excessive force during an arrest, then fabricating a report related to the incident.

ATV accident kills ex-UA student

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A 22-year-old former University of Arkansas, Fayetteville student described as both outdoorsy and a "girly girl" was one of two spectators killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Alabama over the weekend, officials said.

Boy, 12, injured in Little Rock shooting

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Two shootings in Little Rock on Monday injured a 12-year-old boy and a woman, a police spokesman said.

UAMS nurse posts bond in bank heist

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The UAMS Medical Center nurse accused of robbing a Pulaski County bank Thursday afternoon has been released after posting a $25,000 bond.

Arkansas River accident kills boy

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Authorities in eastern Oklahoma said a 6-year-old boy has died and that his parents were missing after the family's boat capsized on the Arkansas River over the weekend.

Police: Little Rock man's gun wound looks self-inflicted

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A 26-year-old man told police he was walking in Little Rock on Sunday night when someone drove by and shot him, according to a police report.

Cancer studies to continue, ex-'moonshot' leader says in Little Rock speech

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The former leader of the federal cancer "moonshot" initiative said Monday that the effort accelerated progress on research that will continue under the administration of President Donald Trump.

8 high schoolers, 5 teachers win Stephens Awards in Little Rock

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Eight high school seniors and five teachers from Little Rock-area schools are recipients of the 2017 Stephens Awards that are made possible annually by The City Education Trust.

Helena mayor makes change in police force; crime reduction lacking, he says after replacing chief

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Helena-West Helena Police Chief Virgil Green was fired Monday after serving as the law enforcement leader of the Phillips County town for less than two years.

Arkansas man, 18, pleads innocent to 3 charges in death

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BENTONVILLE -- A Siloam Springs man pleaded innocent Monday to three felony charges in connection with the death of a woman found in his apartment.

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