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Bartelt guilty, faces 18 years for ASU scare

posted: 08/27/2016 5:31 a.m. Comment 1

Brad Kenneth Bartelt is guilty of making a terroristic threat and terroristic threatening after driving onto the Arkansas State University campus with a shotgun and a propane tank and holding police at bay for over an hour in December, Craighead County Circuit Court jurors decided Friday.

Judge: In Pressly suit, hospital not to blame

posted: 08/27/2016 5:30 a.m. Comments 3

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson ruled Friday that the hospital where murdered TV anchor Anne Pressly died cannot be blamed for the wrongdoing of two former hospital workers who illegally snooped into her medical records shortly after she was hospitalized.

Son, 28, detained in deaths of Springdale couple

posted: 08/27/2016 5:29 a.m. Discuss

Four years ago Theresa Hendershot bailed her son out of jail.

Judge rejects ex-doctor's new-trial bid

posted: 08/27/2016 5:26 a.m. Discuss

Former Russellville physician Randeep Mann, who is serving a life sentence in a Feb. 4, 2009, grenade explosion in West Memphis, received a fair trial, a federal judge said Friday in denying all 20 grounds that Mann cited in a petition seeking a new trial.

Boy, 13, charged with armed robbery

posted: 08/27/2016 5:22 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested a 13-year-old boy on accusations that he had pulled a gun Wednesday night and pointed it at another person's head, according to a report.

For killer at 15, life term cut

posted: 08/27/2016 5:21 a.m. Discuss

A 38-year-old North Little Rock man who has been behind bars since he was 15 for killing a teenage mother of two while trying to rob her mother had his life sentence reduced to a 30-year term on Friday.

Shots near home hit Little Rock man below the belt

posted: 08/27/2016 5:02 a.m. Discuss

A 25-year-old man had injuries that were not life-threatening after he was shot in the genitals Friday in Little Rock, a police report said.

AG calls on U.S. justices in crash-report dispute

updated: 08/27/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a question that has wound through state courts for more than a year.

Mayor's yes vote puts tax on ballot

updated: 08/27/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Voters will get the chance to decide in the November general election whether a new library is built in downtown Pine Bluff.

Agency revising scrap-tire rules

posted: 08/27/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has started the process to change the state’s solid-waste regulations to allow the Department of Environmental Quality to spend up to $1 million to clean up 1 million scrap tires at a dump in north Arkansas.

Johnson County bid on alcohol faces suit

posted: 08/27/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

A group opposing the effort to allow alcohol sales in Johnson County has filed a lawsuit challenging the certification of petitions to put the question on the county's general election ballot.

Ex-clerk's bail lowered to $35,000 in theft case

posted: 08/27/2016 2:23 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson reduced from $200,000 to $35,000 the bail of a fired county clerk accused of stealing from the county's insurance provider after hearing testimony Friday that the 60-year-old woman is in poor health, almost blind and has limited financial resources to afford bail.

Drivetime Mahatma: Be patient, your turn is coming

posted: 08/27/2016 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Dear Mahatma: What's up with the delay in opening the second left-turn on Barrow at Markham? Seems like those barrels have been up for months -- about the same time required for a left-hand turn! -- Southside

DHS unit leader fired, held pool event, files say

posted: 08/27/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Terri Blanchard, the Greene County supervisor for the Division of Children and Family Services, was fired for violating an integrity and honesty policy, according to documents from the division released Friday.

11 file to run for county district's board

posted: 08/27/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Eleven people have filed as of Friday for election to the School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District, which has been operating under state control and without a locally elected board since 2011.

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