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After 32 years on lam, Arkansas prison escapee jailed

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

An Arkansas inmate who escaped three decades ago from prison was taken into custody Sunday at a residence in the state's northwest, according to a prisons spokesman.

Little Rock shooting victim wounded in hand

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A shooting in Little Rock injured a 35-year-old man Sunday, according to a police spokesman.

Corps forms plan to plug levee holes in Arkansas

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Nine sections of the earthen levee along the Black River near Pocahontas, including a 300-yard stretch, remain gouged by last month's flooding, but U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are expected to begin repairing them early next year.

Death of Arkansas college student linked to natural causes

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Respiratory disease caused the death of a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student whose body was found in an on-campus apartment on March 1, according to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory’s chief medical examiner.

Victims of Little Rock drive-by shooting said to be in serious condition

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Two people injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday night were in serious but stable condition, a Little Rock Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

North Little Rock man jailed in armed holdup

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

North Little Rock police arrested a man accused of pointing a firearm at a victim and taking money and a phone, according to a police report.

Police: Little Rock man points shotgun at two children, threatens to shoot them

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A Little Rock man is accused of pointing a shotgun at two children and threatening to shoot them, according to a police report.

Central Arkansas police officer cleared in shooting during low-speed chase

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Sherwood police officer who shot a man during a low-speed chase in December has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case, the Pulaski County prosecutor's office said.

Arkansas man draws life term in home invasion, rape case

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HOT SPRINGS — A Garland County Circuit Court jury took seven minutes Wednesday to convict a Hot Springs man of rape in a 2013 home invasion case and later sentenced him to life in prison after a one-day trial.

Arkansas colleges look for returns; ex-students who didn't earn degrees get nudge to finish

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The University of Arkansas System has started the state's first large-scale effort in several years to re-enroll adult learners who have earned some college credits but no degree.

Council faces levy decision in Sherwood; option studied for funding street, drainage upgrades

posted: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Sherwood City Council members are faced with at least two different proposals for a city sales-tax increase to support bonds to pay for street and drainage improvements.

State House leader seeks recruits

posted: 06/26/2017 2:32 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The new leader of the Democrats in the state House wants converts, but he won't turn away allies if that's what it takes to be effective.

County aims to keep mentally ill out of jail

posted: 06/26/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

FORT SMITH -- Sebastian County officials are preparing an application, seeking to be approved to set up a crisis stabilization unit where mentally ill people who come into contact with police can be sent to keep them from ending up in jail or prison.

500 youth to attend BB match

posted: 06/26/2017 2:30 a.m. Discuss

ROGERS -- Competitors from across the nation are on their way to the 52nd annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match.

Crashes kill 2 men on state roadways

posted: 06/26/2017 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Two people were killed in traffic crashes in Arkansas on Saturday, according to law enforcement officials.

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