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Plaintiffs claim to own Two Rivers Park tract by bridge; parkland suit ready for judge

posted: 05/31/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 20-year dispute over who owns a key piece of a popular public Pulaski County park is ready to be settled by a judge, say the warring parties, almost four years after their last court appearance.

$15,000 theft from retirement home draws probation, restitution for Arkansas woman

posted: 05/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A 35-year-old Sherwood woman has been sentenced to six years of probation for stealing more than $15,000 from her former employer, a Jacksonville retirement and assisted-living home.

Warrant issued after Arkansas woman charged in rape misses court

posted: 05/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County Circuit judge has issued an arrest warrant for a female rape suspect who missed a court hearing, two days after her male co-defendant's motion to suppress his recorded statement to police.

No rape, jury says; Little Rock man free

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man who spent 413 days in jail awaiting trial on a rape charge was acquitted in 16 minutes Tuesday by a Pulaski County jury.

Little Rock man, 32, gets probation in dad's fatal heart attack

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A 32-year-old Little Rock man, accused of provoking his father's fatal heart attack during a fight, has been sentenced to probation after prosecutors said they could not conclusively prove the death was murder.

Judge levies $50,000 fine on defunct Arkansas funeral home

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza imposed a $50,000 fine Tuesday on a now-closed Jacksonville funeral home accused of criminally mishandling corpses.

Little Rock man, 20, accepts 40 years for slaying

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A 20-year-old Little Rock man has accepted a 40-year prison sentence for his role in a January 2014 attack on three men that killed one and wounded the others.

Judge reduces bail in Little Rock man's sex assault case

updated: 05/24/2016 10:44 a.m. Comment 1

A Pulaski County Circuit judge reduced a 32-year-old man's $200,000 bail Monday after hearing that authorities have no physical evidence linking the man to claims that he beat a woman with a bat, hit her with a hammer and sexually assaulted her while holding her against her will.

Boxer Jermain Taylor gets 6 years, suspended

updated: 05/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Jermain Taylor, the former champion boxer who called himself Bad Intentions in the ring, conveyed to a judge Friday that he was remorseful and had changed his ways and that his future could be lucrative but his time to take advantage of it was shrinking.

2 Little Rock home intruders get probation, warnings

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

The distance between freedom and prison can be measured between a thumb and forefinger for two men accused of participating in an armed raid on a Little Rock home last year, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims told the men Thursday.

Juvenile transfer denied for Little Rock man accused of rape

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A judge denied a 20-year-old Little Rock man's request to be prosecuted in juvenile court on rape allegations after prosecutors argued Thursday that he could be held by juvenile authorities only until he turns 21, four months away.

Jurors to hear recording in 2014 Little Rock shooting that killed man, injured stepdaughter

updated: 05/20/2016 12:44 p.m. Discuss

An 19-year-old murder suspect lost a bid Thursday to keep jurors from hearing a recording of him telling Little Rock detectives that, although his fingerprints might be on the murder weapon, another man was the killer.

Rival's LR killer gets 19-year prison term

posted: 05/20/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

A 23-year-old man who killed a romantic rival behind a west Little Rock restaurant has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for first-degree murder.

Man who shot girl outside Little Rock school gets 10 years in prison

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 12

A Little Rock man who shot a 14-year-old girl in a case of mistaken identity outside a city elementary school was sent to prison on Wednesday and ordered to pay the girl's medical bills, which could run as much as $244,518.

Little Rock man gets 19-year prison term in fatal shooting of rival behind Cracker Barrel

posted: 05/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

A 23-year-old man who killed a romantic rival behind a west Little Rock restaurant has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for first-degree murder.

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