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Crime in Arkansas

Court OKs test in Carter slaying

posted: 12/20/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The mental evaluation for the Jacksonville man accused of killing a real estate agent is back on after the presiding judge reversed his earlier ruling that canceled the examination, reporting that both the prosecution and defense want Arron Michael Lewis' mental health to be reviewed by state doctors.

Deal gives man 40 years for murder

posted: 12/20/2014 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A 30-year-old Jacksonville man has accepted a 40-year prison sentence for killing a 69-year-old man found naked and shot to death by the side of the road in North Little Rock.

Case moves to juvenile court

posted: 12/20/2014 3:15 a.m. Discuss

One of four teenagers arrested in connection to carjackings in which women were tricked into giving their assailants a ride saw the charges against her transferred to juvenile court after an appeal from her former math teacher.

Man gets 25 years for slaying of rival

posted: 12/20/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A 60-year-old Little Rock man accused of killing a romantic rival has accepted a 25-year prison sentence in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Police beat

posted: 12/20/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Pizza deliveryman held up; teens jailed Jacksonville police arrested four teenagers Thursday in the armed robbery of a pizza-delivery driver.

3 indicted over money to feed kids

posted: 12/19/2014 2:41 a.m. Comments 9

Three Arkansas women were arrested Thursday on federal charges accusing them of stealing thousands of dollars from two programs intended to feed poor children across the state.

Sentence handed down in bribe case

posted: 12/19/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge in El Dorado on Thursday sentenced Mike Hesterly, former county judge of Ouachita County, to 33 months in prison and one year of supervised release for accepting a bribe.

Apartment yields 3 kin -- 2 slain, 1 a suicide

posted: 12/19/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

A man shot his mother and grandmother to death before turning the gun on himself at the family's shared Little Rock apartment, police reported Thursday, a day after they broke in and found the bodies.

For Medicaid fraud, woman to go to jail, pay $370,426

posted: 12/19/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

A 62-year-old Little Rock woman on Thursday dropped her legal challenges to criminal charges of Medicaid fraud and failure to keep records, and promised to pay $370,426 in fines and restitution in exchange for a 10-year prison sentence, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced.

2nd brother loses high-court case

posted: 12/19/2014 2:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court shot down on procedural grounds a capital-murder convict's appeal in an opinion released Thursday.

Police beat

posted: 12/19/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Gas station gunfire puts 2 in hospitals

Shooting leaves 3 injured, police say

updated: 12/18/2014 5:14 p.m. Discuss

A shooting at a Little Rock gas station left three people injured Thursday, police say.

3 indicted in feeding-program fraud

updated: 12/18/2014 2:15 p.m. Comments 4

A three women were charged Thursday with conspiracy to fraudulently obtain federal money from a feeding program, officials say.

Employees thwart robbery attempt, police say

posted: 12/18/2014 11:06 a.m. Comments 7

A man attempted to rob a Little Rock bank Thursday morning, but bank employees were able to lock him out, police said.

Conway police seek Target pharmacy robber

posted: 12/18/2014 11:01 a.m. Comment 1

Conway police are searching for a man they say robbed the Target pharmacy in Conway on Wednesday afternoon.

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