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Boy held in 2 deaths in court for hearing

posted: 08/04/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

The teenager detained in the July shooting deaths of the Conway couple who was raising him made a brief court appearance Monday morning in Faulkner County Circuit Court.

Playground video records 3 near fire

posted: 08/04/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

An arson investigation continued Monday after playgrounds at two Little Rock elementary schools were set on fire less than two days apart.

PB man gets 2 years in drunken-driving death of woman, 75

posted: 08/04/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

A 56-year-old Pine Bluff man who killed a 75-year-old great-grandmother in a May 2014 drunken-driving crash was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday after his attorney argued that Clarence Ramsey Smith's chronic diabetes would likely destroy his legs and feet if he were imprisoned for any substantial amount of time.

Police beat: LR woman wanted in battery arrested

posted: 08/04/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

A 19-year-old woman was arrested Monday after an unidentified person was struck in the head, causing traumatic brain injuries, the Pulaski County sheriff's office reported.

Dermott woman guilty in meal-program theft

posted: 08/04/2015 4:05 a.m. Discuss

A Dermott woman who was indicted in April, accused of participating in a scheme to steal federal funds intended to feed children in low-income areas, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire-fraud conspiracy charge.

Jail inmate found on cell floor dies

posted: 08/04/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jail inmate died Monday after he was found lying on the floor of his cell bleeding from his nose, the Pulaski County sheriff's office reported.

Grandson's murder trial set

posted: 08/04/2015 3:58 a.m. Discuss

A January jury trial was scheduled Monday for a Bentonville man accused of killing his grandmother last summer.

3 Texarkana women charged in gambling-house case

posted: 08/04/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Three women, two of whom are in their 70s, have been formally charged by prosecutors in Miller County with keeping a gambling house.

Man charged in theft of railroad wiring

posted: 08/04/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The theft of copper wire from railroad tracks in Texarkana in April created a public hazard, a prosecutor said.

Mountain Home man fired handgun in home, deputies say

posted: 08/03/2015 10:10 a.m. Discuss

A rural Mountain Home man is accused of firing a handgun inside a house with his wife and three children inside, the Baxter County sheriff’s office said Monday.

Police beat: Police arrest 1 in Dodge's break-in

posted: 08/03/2015 4:26 a.m. Discuss

A North Little Rock man was arrested Thursday afternoon in the break-in at a a storage building, according to an arrest report.

Barber ally to wear tracker

posted: 08/02/2015 3:32 a.m. Comments 2

Jeff Whorton, a co-defendant of Northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Barber, was ordered last week to wear a monitoring collar during his home detention after the federal probation office learned that he had been taking his daughter to a Springdale country club for golf lessons.

2 looking to sell meth in state going to prison

posted: 08/02/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Two California men were sentenced Wednesday in Fort Smith to prison time for federal drug-trafficking charges.

Burglaries

posted: 08/02/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

The following burglaries are from reports collected from the Little Rock and North Little Rock police departments. The names listed are of those who reported a burglary and the dates are when the crime is believed to have taken place. Cammack Village data are not included.

Holdup suspect shot in standoff

posted: 08/01/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State Police opened an investigation after a parole absconder reportedly shot himself during a standoff with authorities Thursday in England.

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