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LR man says fatal shooting self-defense

posted: 09/19/2014 4:19 a.m. Comment 1

A 22-year-old Little Rock man accused of killing another man during a drug deal turned robbery fired his gun only to save himself, the defendant's lawyer told a Pulaski County circuit judge Thursday.

LR man testifies: Shot by stranger in own driveway

posted: 09/19/2014 4:18 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man shot three times in the legs testified Thursday he is certain that a neighbor -- a complete stranger -- is the man who shot him in front of his home earlier this year.

Teen's killer gets 40-year term

posted: 09/19/2014 4:15 a.m. Discuss

A 34-year-old Little Rock man accepted a 40-year prison sentence Thursday for luring an Altheimer teenager to his home, where he robbed the 17-year-old and shot him.

NLR man pleads guilty to murder of roommate

posted: 09/19/2014 4:11 a.m. Discuss

A North Little Rock man who told police he accidentally killed his roommate pleaded guilty to murder Thursday.

Gun-toting robber gets 15 years in laptop theft

posted: 09/16/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

James Edmond Hinton III's attorney admitted from the start of Wednesday's trial that his client had done bad things.

Prison-sex case against ex-guard ends

posted: 09/13/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Prosecutors on Monday dropped sexual assault charges against a former state prison guard after a Pulaski County circuit judge ruled that the man's admission to authorities that he had sex with an inmate violated his constitutional rights.

Woman banned from driving before trial in fatal crash

posted: 09/12/2014 3:31 a.m. Comments 3

A Pulaski County circuit judge Thursday forbade a Little Rock woman accused of killing a mother and son in a 2013 car crash from any driving before her trial after seeing evidence that the 22-year-old Maumelle woman has never had a driver's license.

Ex-Sbarro worker accepts 40 years for role in fatal robbery

posted: 09/09/2014 3:32 a.m. Comments 4

A former Park Plaza mall pizza restaurant worker accepted a 40-year prison sentence Monday for participating in the fatal robbery of his former supervisor last year.

Judge tells defendant fired lawyer '1 of best'

posted: 09/05/2014 2:42 a.m. Comments 2

Attorney Bill James was relieved Thursday as counsel for capital-murder suspect Darrell Dennis, and the 48-year-old Little Rock man's trial was delayed indefinitely until he can get another lawyer, which will be his third.

State sues, says fire-panel chief ripped off funds

posted: 09/05/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

With a criminal inquiry ongoing into spending by the former head of the Arkansas agency that regulates fire extinguishers and fire sprinkler systems, the attorney general's office filed suit against the woman Thursday.

Judge: 'Pot' evidence sticks even if dog late

posted: 09/04/2014 4:01 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock man who complained that authorities made him wait too long for a police drug dog to arrive and search his car failed Wednesday to convince a Pulaski County Circuit judge that investigators were in the wrong.

Groups ask state high court to strike voter-ID law

posted: 09/01/2014 3:22 a.m. Comments 23

With the question of the legality of Arkansas' voter-identification requirement pending before the state Supreme Court, college professors, black lawyers and civil-rights groups are asking the high court to strike down the law.

Court denies GOP bid for access to documents on Beebe appointments

posted: 08/29/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

An effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose the documents he receives from applicants for his appointments to state boards and commissions has failed in court, with a Pulaski County circuit judge throwing out a GOP Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking to obtain the materials.

Judge denies lower bail in gun-assault case

posted: 08/29/2014 2:27 a.m. Discuss

A 19-year-old North Little Rock man accused of shooting into a rival's home told police he believed he was doing the Lord's work when he opened fire, a Pulaski County prosecutor said Thursday.

Police told to prove '63 killing case is active or open file to victim's kin

posted: 08/28/2014 4:50 a.m. Comment 1

Nearly 51 years ago, 59-year-old Ruby Stapleton of Searcy put her son's family's dirty clothes in the car to run down to the nearby washeteria because the washing machine had broken down -- again.

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