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Little Rock lawyer arrested over child support; trip to jail his second for the month

posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

For the second time this month, a 46-year-old Little Rock lawyer has been jailed at court order.

Seized pistol inadmissible in Little Rock man's trial, judge rules

posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A pistol seized from a Little Rock homeowner accused of threatening a man with a gun cannot be used as evidence, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims ruled Tuesday.

Suspect in fatal shooting of 3-year-old boy in Little Rock to undergo mental exam

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The murder trial of Gary Eugene Holmes has been delayed indefinitely so the 33-year-old Little Rock man can undergo a mental examination by state doctors, a process that can take three to six months, or longer.

Axed Little Rock police officer's bias lawsuit now awaits judge's ruling

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Former Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas on Thursday defended his decision to fire a Little Rock police officer whose lawsuit against him and the city claims her 2013 termination was really an act of revenge for her complaints about how she was treated by senior officers.

Ex-Little Rock police officer testifies on boss's bullying

posted: 02/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock police officer fired for excessive force who is suing to get her job back told a Pulaski County judge that she was actually terminated for complaining about the aggressive bullying of her supervisor, a sergeant who also drew her unknowingly into his own contentious relationship with another officer.

Judge hears tow-truck case

posted: 02/16/2017 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza urged a tow-truck driver and Arkansas State Police to try to work out their differences on how the agency chooses wrecker services, while he decides over the next month whether to throw out the driver's lawsuit against the agency.

Judge: Little Rock's using code to evict violates rights

posted: 02/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray said Tuesday that she's preparing to strike down a section of the fire code as unconstitutional in response to a legal challenge by tenants of a Little Rock apartment complex whom city officials tried to evict after discovering dangerous conditions at the property.

Arkansas man accused of shooting romantic rival in 'love triangle' to argue self-defense

updated: 02/14/2017 8:53 a.m. Comment 1

A 23-year-old Sherwood man accused of shooting a romantic rival in a "love triangle" will argue self-defense at his trial, his lawyer said Monday.

Little Rock man accused in road-rage shooting that killed boy makes first circuit court appearance

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

Gary Eugene Holmes, the Little Rock man accused of killing a child in a road-rage shooting a week before Christmas, made his first circuit court appearance in the case Thursday. He faces charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life.

Little Rock man drops Game and Fish challenge, pleads guilty to night hunting

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A Little Rock man on Thursday pleaded guilty to night hunting, a week after he challenged the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's authority to impose criminal penalties on people who break its rules.

In Little Rock shooting case, testimony limits set for witness; suspect-ID process disputed

posted: 02/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County circuit judge has restricted the potential testimony of a witness to the December 2015 shooting of a Little Rock man, after the defense argued that police had improperly influenced her to identify the gunman.

Pulaski County circuit judge orders more therapy to get disabled murder suspect ready for trial

posted: 02/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Pulaski County circuit judge has ordered an intellectually disabled murder suspect to undergo a third session of therapy at the State Hospital, saying state doctors have not convinced him that the man is competent to stand trial.

Judge blocks changes in Arkansas plaintiffs' Medicaid

posted: 02/04/2017 3:40 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Friday barred the state from changing the level of in-home service provided to seven disabled Medicaid recipients who are suing the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Bail set at $150,000 for Arkansas suspect in 2 heists

posted: 02/04/2017 3:35 a.m. Comments 2

A Pulaski County circuit judge set bail at $150,000 on Thursday for one of two men accused of robbing two North Little Rock Mexican-food restaurants over the span of a week last year.

Second suspect in '15 Little Rock killing handed 40 years

updated: 02/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Two of the three people accused of participating in the fatal robbery of a Little Rock security guard in his home have now been sent to prison on murder and robbery charges.

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