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2 LR police officers injured during arrests

posted: 01/29/2015 5:02 p.m. Comments 2

Two Little Rock police officers were injured on Thursday while arresting three men accused of breaking into a vehicle.

Prosecutor: England officer-involved shooting justified

posted: 01/29/2015 3:46 p.m. Discuss

A letter issued by the Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney on Thursday stated an officer’s use of deadly force was necessary in a Jan. 9 shooting in England.

2 men sentenced in synthetic drug case

posted: 01/29/2015 3:38 p.m. Comment 1

Two men accused of conspiring to distribute synthetic designer drugs were sentenced in federal court on Wednesday.

6 holdups in 2 hours catch eye of police

posted: 01/29/2015 3:24 a.m. Comments 2

Police believe six armed robberies Tuesday night that occurred within a two-hour span in a southwest Little Rock neighborhood are connected.

Officers said justified in driveway shooting

posted: 01/29/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Four police officers who shot and wounded a Jonesboro man Jan. 9 were justified in using lethal force, Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said in a letter to Arkansas State Police investigators Wednesday.

Police beat

posted: 01/29/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

2 with pistol rob LR man of SUV A Little Rock man was carjacked while driving to work early Wednesday morning, police said.

Men steal wallet, beer in Tuesday night robbery

posted: 01/28/2015 11:57 a.m. Comments 3

Little Rock police are investigating a Tuesday night armed robbery in a Baseline Road mobile-home park.

Brain test ordered for boxer

updated: 01/28/2015 3:33 a.m. Comments 3

There is no freedom in the foreseeable future for Jermain Taylor, who's been behind bars for almost a week, under a judge's ruling Tuesday that allows the North Little Rock boxer to leave jail only to enter a hospital where he must remain locked down.

Boy, 16, arrested in fatal shooting, robbery

posted: 01/28/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock police arrested a 16-year-old boy Monday in a double shooting that left one man dead and another critically injured over the weekend.

Newport man pleads guilty in fatal '12 crash

updated: 01/28/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

A Newport man has pleaded guilty in Jackson County Circuit Court to three counts of negligent homicide in a 2012 fatal traffic accident and one count of possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver in a subsequent case, said Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce.

State troopers catch suspect sought in gas theft, wild ride

posted: 01/28/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State Police captured a man Tuesday evening who had been sought since Friday in Garland County after an interrupted gasoline theft led to gunshots, school lockdowns and a damaged patrol vehicle.

3 arrested in theft at Hope bookstore

posted: 01/28/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Three women have been arrested on accusations of embezzling $280,000 from the campus bookstore at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, said Kim Tomlin, assistant police chief in Hope.

Roommate jailed in stabbing death

posted: 01/28/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A West Memphis man faces first-degree murder charges today in Crittenden County Circuit Court in the weekend slaying of his roommate, said Capt. Ken Mitchell of the West Memphis Police Department.

Police beat

posted: 01/28/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Suspect said to tell of bank-card thefts A Little Rock woman was arrested Monday, accused of using a stolen debit card, and told investigators it wasn't the only bank card she had illegally acquired, police reported.

Getting it straight

posted: 01/28/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

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