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Pulaski County Court Reporter

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Recent Stories by John Lynch

Little Rock police seek paint crew members in clothing theft topping $54,000

posted: 07/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Arrest warrants have been issued for three members of a four-man Texas paint crew accused of stealing more than $54,000 worth of clothing from JoS. A. Bank Clothiers while they were supposed to be renovating the two Little Rock stores.

North Little Rock man gets 30-year prison sentence in '17 slaying

posted: 07/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A 30-year-old North Little Rock man accused of killing the 44-year-old man police say had come to the rescue of the defendant's girlfriend accepted a 30-year prison sentence Thursday on a reduced murder charge.

Ex-recruit suing Little Rock, city's police chief after probe into racial slur

posted: 07/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The third of three Little Rock police recruits fired in December after a department probe into how they used a racial slur in social media posts has filed his own lawsuit against Police Chief Kenton Buckner and the city.

Judge clears way for razing 87-year-old Arkansas bridge; span supporters unable to save it

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The former U.S. 79 bridge in Clarendon -- an 87-year-old span that the city had hoped could be turned into an economic development engine for Arkansas' ever-struggling Delta -- is much closer to coming down, although the exact day and hour has not been set.

Arkansas woman admits stealing thousands from nonprofit that coordinates organ transplants

posted: 07/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

A Vilonia woman, already on her way to federal prison for embezzling $88,000 from a Russellville employer, admitted on Monday to stealing more than $5,000 from the Little Rock company that next hired her, the nonprofit agency that coordinates organ transplants in Arkansas.

Judge dissolves order, clears way for demolition of historic Arkansas bridge

posted: 07/18/2018 12:08 p.m. Comments 8

Saying his hands are tied, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Wednesday dissolved his court order blocking construction crews from demolishing the old White River bridge in Clarendon.

Longtime head of Arkansas Public Defender Commission dies at 56

posted: 07/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Didi Sallings, who led the Arkansas Public Defender Commission as its executive director for the first 20 of its 25 years, died over the weekend at her North Little Rock home. She was 56 and had been in poor health for some time.

Pulaski County circuit judge on hot seat admits incivility; drug-court jurist gets state censure

posted: 07/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 15

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mary McGowan, whose handling of the Little Rock-area's drug court has been harshly criticized by Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley, on Friday admitted to specific instances of rude and unprofessional behavior to court staff members, a criminal defendant and two lawyers, one of them a Jegley deputy assigned to the drug court.

Little Rock attorney jailed in theft case in court

posted: 07/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A Little Rock lawyer, suspended over questions about more than $400,000 owed to one former client, made his first Pulaski County Circuit Court appearance Thursday to answer a felony theft charge involving $25,000 of another ex-client's money.

Ruling backs state cutoff of agency's rent payments

posted: 07/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas regulators acted well within their authority when they cut off rent payments to a Pine Bluff social service organization that feeds hungry children and houses children in need of immediate shelter, a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled on Wednesday.






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