posted: 03/05/2014 5:22 a.m.
Ice-covered interstates stranded thousands of motorists across eastern Arkansas on Tuesday, causing miles-long traffic backups on the state’s major thoroughfares and prompting the Arkansas State Police to request help from the Arkansas National Guard.
posted: 02/23/2014 5:33 a.m.
DNA samples of at least three youths were put into an FBI database for felons and violent offenders, even though those children shouldn’t have had genetic samples taken from them in the first place, the director of the state Crime Laboratory confirmed last week.
posted: 02/09/2014 3:37 a.m.
An analysis of Arkansas Department of Human Services public data indicates that the agency hasn’t followed its own interpretation of state DNA-collection law regarding youthful offenders, the state’s juvenile-justice ombudsman said last week.
posted: 02/06/2014 5:12 a.m.
State juvenile-justice officials said Wednesday that they are awaiting an opinion from Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office to decide whether to continue a DNA collection practice that a judge has already ruled unlawful in the case of one child.
posted: 02/04/2014 3:13 a.m.
A prominent North Little Rock businessman and memorabilia collector said Monday that the FBI allowed him to take back some but not all of the items that federal agents confiscated from his home and business last week.
posted: 01/26/2014 4:48 a.m.
The staff at Arkansas’ largest juvenile lockup didn’t abide by state law when it took DNA from a boy last year, according to a copy of a judge’s order issued last week.
posted: 01/09/2014 4:50 a.m.
Two men accused of shooting at police in Mississippi and committing a robbery in Helena-West Helena late last year now face federal gun charges in Arkansas, court filings show.
posted: 01/08/2014 5:25 a.m.
Helena-West Helena Police Chief Uless Wallace said Tuesday that he plans to retire near the end of the year after leading the city’s Police Department for a little more than three years.
posted: 01/04/2014 2:42 a.m.
A federal judge Thursday formally accepted the guilty plea of Shannon Richardson, a Texas actress who admitted last month to mailing ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a Washington, D.C.-based, gun-control advocate.
posted: 12/31/2013 3:40 a.m.
Former state Rep. Hudson Hallum admitted in documents released Monday that he violated several state election laws during and after his 2011 special election campaign, including incorrectly reporting a $50,000 contribution from his father as a bank loan to his campaign.
posted: 12/25/2013 3:45 a.m.
More Arkansans hold four-year college degrees than 20 years ago, but new census numbers show that only small pockets of the state have made significant strides in attracting and keeping better-educated residents.
posted: 12/11/2013 3:30 a.m.
A Texas woman known for acting roles in television shows about vampires and zombies formally admitted Tuesday that she purchased ingredients used to make ricin last spring and sent letters laced with the toxin to the president and others.
posted: 12/06/2013 2:15 a.m.
A federal judge agreed Wednesday to delay a sentencing hearing for a former Garland County sheriff’s deputy who admitted last summer to enticing an underage girl to cross state lines for prostitution.
posted: 12/05/2013 5:01 a.m.
A recent study by Boston College researchers found that Little Rock taxpayers contributed the highest share of their tax revenue to public pension plans compared with 172 other cities across the country, but city officials say the study is flawed.
posted: 12/04/2013 4:38 a.m.
A federal judge has scheduled a Dec. 13 hearing in Texarkana to sentence a former Garland County water patrol deputy who admitted last summer to arranging for a teenage girl to cross state lines for prostitution.