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2 attempt to rob man at gunpoint in Little Rock alley, police say

posted: 04/28/2017 12:41 p.m. Discuss

Authorities said two people tried to rob a 23-year-old man at gunpoint while he was in an alley near his house, but left after they couldn’t find anything to take from him.

2nd relative of missing children found dead in Arkansas; both deaths investigated as homicides

posted: 04/28/2017 11:55 a.m. Comment 1

A second relative of two children considered "critically missing" has been found dead in Arkansas, authorities confirmed Friday morning.

Robbers in Little Rock take pickup while man airs up his tire, police say

posted: 04/28/2017 11:06 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock man was robbed of his truck while he was putting air in its tire Friday morning, police said.

Man with sawed-off shotgun robs Little Rock Waffle House; same restaurant held up days earlier, police say

posted: 04/28/2017 10:20 a.m. Comments 3

A man with a sawed-off shotgun threatened to shoot two Waffle House employees as he robbed the chain's restaurant near the Little Rock airport in the second hold-up there this week, police said.

Arkansas man guilty in rape, robbery of his former teacher; he tells jury he feels like 'monster,' 'scum of earth'

posted: 04/28/2017 9:42 a.m. Comments 2

An Arkansas man has been found guilty in the 2015 rape and robbery of a former teacher who witnesses say he had developed a years-long obsession with, the Texarkana Gazette reported Friday.

Exchange of gunfire in Arkansas leaves 2 men dead, police say

posted: 04/28/2017 9:27 a.m. Discuss

The Pine Bluff Police Department is investigating after gunfire late Thursday left two men dead.

Stray bullet kills Little Rock day care worker; gunfire one of 2 drive-by shootings just minutes apart

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

A day care worker was fatally struck by a stray bullet in one of two drive-by shootings Thursday afternoon in Little Rock, police said.

Man gets 50 years in fatal shooting during attempted robbery of Little Rock restaurant

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The North Little Rock man authorities say killed a 77-year-old restaurant customer during a botched robbery accepted a 50-year prison sentence Thursday.

Body in creek ID'd as Arkansas mother of missing children

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Authorities Thursday identified a body that was found Tuesday afternoon as that of a mother whose two children are missing, officials said.

Little Rock pimp who forced girl to engage in sex acts gets 15½ years in prison

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

A Little Rock man who admitted being a pimp and forcing a 17-year-old girl to engage in up to 25 sex acts a day for money was sentenced Thursday to 15½ years in federal prison.

In Arkansas murder case, verdict reversed

posted: 04/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a murder conviction because prosecutors brought up a past incident that a lower court said was off-limits.

High court tosses murder conviction

posted: 04/28/2017 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a murder conviction because state lawyers brought up a past incident that a lower court said was off-limits.

After victim dies, charges upgraded

posted: 04/28/2017 3:09 a.m. Discuss

SEARCY -- Two men were being held without bail Thursday in the death of a 91-year-old man who was assaulted earlier this month, police said.

Dover slaying suspect due in court Monday

posted: 04/28/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A Dover man is scheduled to appear in Pope County Circuit Court for arraignment Monday on a first-degree murder charge that he gunned down another man for beating him.

Motions filed in slain-parents' case

posted: 04/28/2017 2:55 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Lawyers for a Springdale man charged with fatally stabbing his mother and stepfather last year filed a flurry of motions Thursday, most attacking the constitutionality of the Arkansas capital murder statute and the death penalty.

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