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'Daddy Jack,' in life impressive, mourned

posted: 05/29/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Many in Arkansas are mourning the death of a man widely known for his loyalty, sense of humor, heart and willingness to give anyone the shirt off his back -- even if he didn't always have many shirts in his own closet.

Battery warrant issued for boxer Taylor over ruckus in rehab 2 weeks ago

posted: 05/29/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

A second-degree battery warrant was issued Thursday morning for the arrest of boxer Jermain Taylor in connection with a May 13 fight at the Little Rock substance-abuse rehabilitation center where the prizefighter is a resident.

Drug trafficker gets 10 years for killing

posted: 05/29/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

A 25-year-old Little Rock man on Thursday accepted a 10-year sentence for killing a gang rival last year.

Justices back tossing of evidence in arson

posted: 05/29/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

State attorneys failed to persuade the state's highest court to overturn an Independence County judge's rejection of evidence of an arson because fire investigators failed to obtain a search warrant.

Panel unswayed in clemency bid

posted: 05/29/2015 2:56 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Parole has decided against recommending clemency for Belynda Goff, 53, who says she is innocent of the 1994 bludgeoning death of her husband, Stephen Goff, 40.

Warrant issued for boxer Jermain Taylor

posted: 05/28/2015 11:31 a.m. Comments 4

A second-degree battery warrant has been issued for the arrest of boxer Jermain Taylor in an altercation alleged to have occurred earlier this month at a rehabilitation center where Taylor is undergoing a substance-abuse program.

Jonesboro father gets 35 years for baby's head injury

posted: 05/28/2015 9:33 a.m. Discuss

A Craighead County jury has convicted a Jonesboro man of first-degree battery and sentenced him to 35 years in prison, Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said Wednesday.

Woman tries to sweep store, is arrested, report says

posted: 05/28/2015 8:18 a.m. Comments 5

A Roland woman was arrested on trespass charge early Thursday after she entered a convenience store, started sweeping and then wouldn't leave, police said.

Police: 2 arrested in fatal Jonesboro home invasion

updated: 05/28/2015 12:14 p.m. Discuss

JONESBORO — Jonesboro police say a man suspected in a fatal weekend shooting has been arrested and a woman sought in the same case has turned herself in.

Jurors choose death for killer of 6-year-old

posted: 05/28/2015 3:21 a.m. Comments 4

Sighs seeped from the area where Jersey Bridgeman's family and supporters sat Wednesday as they heard a judge sentence her killer to death.

Lawyer gets 6 years' probation, fine in fatal drug deal

posted: 05/28/2015 3:13 a.m. Comments 2

A manslaughter charge against a Hot Springs lawyer in a fatal 2012 shooting was dismissed as part of a plea deal Wednesday.

LR man reaches a deal in IRS case

posted: 05/28/2015 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock businessman Stephen Kirl Parks, who for years has been the target of an Internal Revenue Service effort to take millions of dollars in cash and property that it said he illegally obtained, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of wire fraud.

Teacher's appeal of teen-sex term rejected by court

posted: 05/28/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A law prohibiting sex between adult teachers and underage students does not violate educators' constitutional rights, the Arkansas Court of Appeals said Wednesday.

Police charge teen in killing, assault

posted: 05/28/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Malvern police arrested and charged a 17-year-old suspect with capital murder and attempted capital murder Tuesday in the February slaying of a man and the injury of a woman, a news release said Wednesday.

LR gunshot victim queried at hospital

posted: 05/28/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police are investigating whether a Wednesday-night shooting and a shooting victim found at a hospital are connected.

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