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Little Rock man gets 35 years in fatal shooting during ambush-robbery

posted: 01/19/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A 23-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 35-year prison sentence Tuesday for fatally shooting a man during an ambush-robbery more than a year ago.

Arkansas judge approves $29.1M payout in Marlboro case

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Tuesday approved paying $29.1 million from a $45 million lawsuit settlement fund to 21,132 Marlboro Lights smokers and their lawyers.

Arkansas train crash survivor is due $2M, jurors say

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Pulaski County jury has ordered Union Pacific Corp. to pay a former engineer $2 million for "severe, painful and disabling" injuries he suffered in a March 2013 train crash.

Little Rock off hook, suer in court's doghouse

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock will not be sanctioned further for late payment of a $10,000 fine, a penalty imposed because the city attorney's office was not prepared for trial in a former police officer's civil-rights lawsuit against the Police Department.

City ends effort to enjoin house

posted: 01/14/2017 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock officials on Friday formally ended an effort to place the former home of an accused drug dealer under court supervision because the property owners have promised that the man will never be allowed to live on the property again.

Homeless man accused of killing pregnant woman in Little Rock fit for trial, doctors say

posted: 01/13/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A homeless man accused of killing a woman and her unborn child in Little Rock has been deemed by state doctors as fit to stand trial on murder charges, almost five years after the July 2012 slayings.

Mental disease of Little Rock gun suspect exonerates him

posted: 01/13/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A 23-year-old Little Rock man, who was arrested with a sawed-off shotgun and told police he was waiting to kill his cousin, has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing on mental health grounds.

Judge denies new trial for North Little Rock man sentenced to life for aggravated burglary

posted: 01/12/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson on Wednesday rejected arguments that a 39-year-old North Little Rock man, sentenced to life in prison in November, deserves a new trial because of juror misconduct.

Little Rock man ordered jailed indefinitely after estranged wife found injured at home

posted: 01/12/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A Little Rock man who complained that his estranged wife has framed him for domestic violence was ordered jailed indefinitely on Wednesday, his 36th birthday, days after police reported finding the woman suffering from facial injuries at his home.

Teen to stand trial as adult for Little Rock armed-robbery attempt, judge rules

posted: 01/10/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

A 16-year-old armed robbery suspect, arrested after being hogtied by his accuser and the man's brother, will be prosecuted as an adult, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright ruled on Monday.

Treasurer’s trial reset

posted: 01/09/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

discrimination trial of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his chief of staff has been rescheduled to Jan. 30 after the presiding judge ruled he had to give precedence to a criminal proceeding.

Milligan, aide's trial gets reset to Jan. 30

posted: 01/08/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

The federal defamation and discrimination trial of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan and his chief of staff has been rescheduled to Jan. 30 after the presiding judge ruled he had to give precedence to a criminal proceeding.

North Little Rock man facing murder trial arrested on drug, gun charges

posted: 01/07/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A North Little Rock murder suspect is being held without bail in the Pulaski County jail after his arrest this week on marijuana and gun charges.

Trial delayed for Little Rock officer accused of excessive force outside Hillcrest restaurant

updated: 01/09/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The civil-rights trial of a Little Rock police officer accused of using excessive force during an off-duty arrest outside a Hillcrest restaurant was indefinitely delayed Friday, and both sides were court-ordered to attempt to discuss a settlement.

Two Rivers Park tract is public's, court says

posted: 01/06/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The northern landing of the landmark Two Rivers Park bridge rightfully belongs to the public, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Thursday, ending, at least for now, almost five years of litigation over who owns that 45-acre tract.

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