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Police investigate after burned dog found dead in Arkansas neighborhood

posted: 10/20/2017 1:08 p.m. Discuss

The burned corpse of a dog was found in the street in an Arkansas neighborhood Thursday evening, police said. A resident at the 2300 block of Fair Cove in Jonesboro told officers he was going to remove a black trash bag he had first noticed Wednesday from the roadway, according to the report. Then he reportedly noticed animal ears sticking out.

Technology director at Arkansas school district arrested on sex charges

posted: 10/20/2017 11:15 a.m. Discuss

A 45-year-old school worker has been arrested on sex charges after the district discovered "inappropriate" communications with a student and law enforcement began investigating, officials said.

Woman tried to stab neighbor at central Arkansas apartment complex, police say

posted: 10/20/2017 9:40 a.m. Comment 1

A central Arkansas resident told police that a neighbor tried to stab him with a knife Thursday night at his apartment complex.

Police: Man jailed after pumpkin stolen from downtown Little Rock restaurant, smashed

posted: 10/20/2017 9:32 a.m. Comment 1

Police arrested a 30-year-old man after he stole a pumpkin from a downtown Little Rock restaurant early Friday morning and then destroyed it, authorities said.

Arkansas restaurateur killed pregnant mistress, jury decides

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Restaurateur Quenton King was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for killing his pregnant mistress, a woman prosecutors said had unintentionally provoked his wrath by publicly revealing the impending birth of their daughter.

Arkansas man arrested after mother, 2 children slain

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested a Forrest City man Thursday in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend and her two daughters in their apartment.

Little Rock doctor arrested in sex case agrees not to practice medicine until case resolved

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Children's Hospital doctor arrested in the sexual assault of a teenage boy has agreed not to practice medicine until his criminal case is resolved, an attorney for the Arkansas State Medical Board said Thursday.

Teen charged in Little Rock nightclub shooting has ties to gang member killed in city in January

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man accused of firing the first shots in a gunfight that injured 28 people at a Little Rock nightclub in July has connections to a gang member slain in the city's first homicide of the year.

Man shot several times dies; homicide is Little Rock's 48th of year

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 19-year-old man who was shot multiple times Wednesday night at a Little Rock apartment complex died Thursday afternoon, police said.

Salvadoran shot in 2015 by Arkansas State Police trooper pleads guilty to illegal U.S. entry

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 49-year-old Salvadoran man shot three times in 2015 by a state trooper pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally re-entering the United States after being previously deported.

Arkansas woman, 69, gets probation after forging checks; age, history cited in ruling

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Phillips County woman who forged her dead aunt's signature on more than $100,000 in government checks avoided a jail sentence Thursday, because of her age and lack of criminal history, the judge ruled.

Arkansas man gets 20-year term for 2015 rape of 12-year-old girl

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in Garland County Circuit Court to a felony count of rape involving a 12-year-old girl in 2015.

Police hunt Arkansas man's killer

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Blytheville man was fatally shot at a downtown business near the Arkansas 18 overpass Saturday morning and police are searching for the killer, said Sgt. John Frazier, commander of the Blytheville Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division.

Child-meal defrauder gets 14½ years; Arkansas man recruited others into $11M scheme, judge notes

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County man who has 11 children of his own was sentenced Thursday to 14½ years in prison for participating in a conspiracy that defrauded a federal child nutrition program of millions of dollars.

60 years levied in Hot Springs shootings

posted: 10/20/2017 2:27 a.m. Discuss

A Garland County Circuit Court jury deliberated about 20 minutes before sentencing a Hot Springs man to a total of 60 years in prison on charges stemming from a 2014 triple shooting that killed a woman.

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