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Bartelt guilty, faces 18 years for ASU scare

posted: 08/27/2016 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Brad Kenneth Bartelt is guilty of making a terroristic threat and terroristic threatening after driving onto the Arkansas State University campus with a shotgun and a propane tank and holding police at bay for over an hour in December, Craighead County Circuit Court jurors decided Friday.

Son, 28, detained in deaths of Springdale couple

posted: 08/27/2016 5:29 a.m. Discuss

Four years ago Theresa Hendershot bailed her son out of jail.

Judge rejects ex-doctor's new-trial bid

posted: 08/27/2016 5:26 a.m. Discuss

Former Russellville physician Randeep Mann, who is serving a life sentence in a Feb. 4, 2009, grenade explosion in West Memphis, received a fair trial, a federal judge said Friday in denying all 20 grounds that Mann cited in a petition seeking a new trial.

Boy, 13, charged with armed robbery

posted: 08/27/2016 5:22 a.m. Comment 1

Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on accusations that he had pulled a gun Wednesday night and pointed it at another person's head, according to a report.

For killer at 15, life term cut

posted: 08/27/2016 5:21 a.m. Discuss

A 38-year-old North Little Rock man who has been behind bars since he was 15 for killing a teenage mother of two while trying to rob her mother had his life sentence reduced to a 30-year term on Friday.

Shots near home hit Little Rock man below the belt

posted: 08/27/2016 5:02 a.m. Discuss

A 25-year-old man had injuries that were not life-threatening after he was shot in the genitals Friday in Little Rock, a police report said.

Ex-clerk's bail lowered to $35,000 in theft case

posted: 08/27/2016 2:23 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson reduced from $200,000 to $35,000 the bail of a fired county clerk accused of stealing from the county's insurance provider after hearing testimony Friday that the 60-year-old woman is in poor health, almost blind and has limited financial resources to afford bail.

3 force way into home, tie up Jonesboro couple

posted: 08/27/2016 2:16 a.m. Comment 1

A woman and her boyfriend were tied up by three burglars in a home invasion earlier this week in Jonesboro, according to a police report.

At North Little Rock store, 2 shot in robbery

posted: 08/27/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Two employees were shot during a robbery at a liquor store in North Little Rock on Friday afternoon, police said.

Deputies say man attacked them, fled

posted: 08/27/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

A Malvern man was arrested Wednesday, accused of assaulting two Garland County sheriff's deputies, threatening them with a stick and jumping into a lake in an attempt to get away.

Man gets 20 years for dealing meth

updated: 08/27/2016 2:13 a.m. Discuss

A Hot Springs man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge last year.

Court pushes back rape suspect's trial

posted: 08/27/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

The trial of a Texarkana man accused of raping his former Sunday school teacher last year has been delayed at the request of his lawyers.

2 jailers charged in inmate sex case

posted: 08/27/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Two jail officers in White County are accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate, according to court records.

Texarkana man takes plea deal, 40-year sentence, in double stabbing

posted: 08/27/2016 2:05 a.m. Discuss

A man who stabbed two convenience store clerks last year was ordered Monday to serve 40 years in prison as part of a plea bargain in Miller County Circuit Court.

2 liquor store employees shot in North Little Rock, police say

posted: 08/26/2016 6:08 p.m. Discuss

Two liquor store employees were shot and injured Friday afternoon in North Little Rock, according to police.

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