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Police: Man suspected of burglaries in Arkansas, 8 other states arrested

posted: 07/19/2018 3:13 p.m. Comment 1

AUBURN, Maine — A man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts and wanted in nine states has been arrested by police in Maine.

Former director of South Arkansas Youth Services pleads guilty to conspiracy charge in corruption probe

updated: 07/19/2018 4:06 p.m. Comments 4

The former executive director of South Arkansas Youth Services has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with the public corruption investigation that has ensnared several former elected officials, according to court documents filed Thursday.

2 Salvation Army officers in Arkansas suspended after allegations including money stolen from donation kettles, official says

posted: 07/19/2018 11:12 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO — Two officers of the Salvation Army of Jonesboro have been relieved of their duties after officials began investigating them for financial wrongdoing.

Man who caused more than $1,000 in damage at Arkansas visitors center gets probation

posted: 07/19/2018 10:04 a.m. Comments 3

An Arkansas man who caused more than $1,000 in damages to a new Department of Transportation visitors center on Arkansas 71 in April has been sentenced to probation.

Carnival workers arrested in deaths of fair vendors found in shallow grave in Arkansas forest

updated: 07/19/2018 12:24 p.m. Comment 1

Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest.

Bodies of elderly couple found in shallow grave in Ozark National Forest in Arkansas; 3 arrested

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Two men and a woman were arrested Wednesday in connection with the discovery of the bodies of an elderly Kansas couple in a shallow grave in the Ozark National Forest in Crawford County.

Murder counts added for teens held in abduction of central Arkansas woman

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A judge ordered two teenagers jailed in the abduction and slaying of a Faulkner County woman held without bail Wednesday.

Former VA employee in Arkansas arrested in April rape, abduction

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A former Veterans Affairs employee was arrested Tuesday and charged with raping a woman in April, according to court records.

Arkansas woman admits stealing thousands from nonprofit that coordinates organ transplants

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A Vilonia woman, already on her way to federal prison for embezzling $88,000 from a Russellville employer, admitted on Monday to stealing more than $5,000 from the Little Rock company that next hired her, the nonprofit agency that coordinates organ transplants in Arkansas.

Man fired shots toward Little Rock officers, police say

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A Mabelvale man reportedly fired 11 shots at Little Rock police officers who had gone to his residence on a welfare check call.

Boy, 16, held after spitting on officer in North Little Rock

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 16-year-old boy trying to run away from home reportedly assaulted two police officers and spit in one of the officers' faces Saturday while his mother pleaded with him to cooperate.

Innocent in sex case, ex-teacher tells court

posted: 07/19/2018 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A 32-year-old former art teacher at Mayflower High School pleaded innocent Monday to two charges of first-degree sexual assault against a student, according to Circuit Judge Charles Clawson's office.

Mom of shot teen enters guilty plea

posted: 07/19/2018 3:14 a.m. Discuss

A Pearcy woman whose 17-year-old son was shot in the face earlier this year, reportedly by another teen, was sentenced to six years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a felony firearms charge.

Teacher-assault suspect wants some charges dropped

posted: 07/19/2018 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Defense attorneys for a convicted killer and former Gateway police chief seek to have some of the charges he faces in connection with the 1997 rape of a Rogers schoolteacher dropped.

Bodies of out-of-state couple found in shallow grave in Arkansas, investigators say

posted: 07/18/2018 4:03 p.m. Discuss

Authorities in Crawford County say they are investigating a pair of homicides after two bodies were discovered in a shallow grave Wednesday.






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